07 février 2010

Crown. Toledo and Madrid, 1629.

Crown. Toledo and Madrid, 1629. Silver gilt and carved, with enamel and colored stones inlaid. An inscription inside the ring to the donor mentions "Cristobal de Nieva" and date "1629." Height: 11 cm Diameter of base: 14 cm - Price: 18,000€ Note: The National Archaeological Museum in Madrid retains crown characteristics very similar to this piece, listed as Toledo and Madrid, around 1625. Ref: Cruz Valdovinos, J. Manuel, National Archaeological Museum, the Silver catalog, p.134, No. 37. Noël Ribes... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2010

"Impressionnisme, une Renaissance Moderne" @ Fondation Mapfre à Madrid

Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Le fifre, 1866. Huile sur toile. H. 160 ; L. 97 cm. Paris, musée d'Orsay, legs du comte Isaac de Camondo, 1911 © photo RMN, Hervé Lewandowski MADRID.- Fundación MAPFRE and the Musée d’Orsay jointly present the exhibition, Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay which will be on view through April 22. The exhibition includes approximately 100 paintings from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection and highlights the work of nearly 40 artists including Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Manet,... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2009

Thomas Hirschhorn, "The Subjecters" @ La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Thomas Hirschhorn, “Subjecter”, 2009, 50 x 50 x 225 cm. Mannequin, nails, plastic base, wood. Studio view. Photo: Courtesy Thomas Hirschhorn. MADRID.- Thomas Hirschhorn, a Swiss artist resident in Paris, presents an exhibition entitled "The Subjecters", which features a series of vitrines containing mannequins and two installations. According to the artist, every work is a "commentary" on the "complex, chaotic, cruel, beautiful and wonderful" world we live in. The work of Thomas Hirschhorn (Bern,... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2009

Important European Silver @ Sotheby's Paris

Rare aiguière couverte en argent et vermeil, Paris, vers 1480 (avant 1507), poinçon d'orfèvre uniquement. Trésor National. [a rare French parcel-gilt silver covered ewer, Paris, circa 1480 (before 1507), maker's mark only partly legible] Estimate upon request. photo courtesy Sotheby's Close to the border with Belgium in the Meuse in eastern France, three years ago, a man made an incredible discovery. As he was digging in his garden, he uncovered a hiding place behind some large stones and retrieved some 32 pieces of French... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2009

"Fantin-Latour 1836-1904" @ Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

This autumn the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is presenting Fantin-Latour 1836-1904, the first major monographic exhibition to be devoted in Spain to this French painter. It has been organised in conjunction with the Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, where it can be seen this summer.The exhibition features a comprehensive selection from the artist’s oeuvre comprising 70 paintings, drawings and prints loaned from museums and institutions around the world. Using a chronological arrangement that follows Fantin-Latour’s... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2009

'Eros and Thanatos' @ Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Giambattista Tiepolo, The Death of Hyacinth, 1752-1753. Oil on canvas, 287 x 235 cm. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. MADRID.- The close relationship between sexual desire and the death instinct – Eros and Thanatos – in the visual arts is the subject of this exhibition, whose title is taken from that of Georges Bataille’s book: Les larmes d’Eros. The exhibition also incorporates some of Bataille’s ideas on eroticism: the need for beauty, temptation as prohibition and transgression, and the parallels between the erotic and... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2009

'Matisse: 1917-1941' @ the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

'Portrait of Marguerite Sleeping', one of eighty paintings, sculptures and drawings that are included in the exhibition that the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza dedicates to Matisse. Photo: EFE/Ballesteros. MADRID.- From June 9, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the exhibition Matisse: 1917-1941, comprising a survey of the artist’s work during the central period of his career. The exhibition’s curator has selected 74 paintings, sculptures and drawings, most of which have never been previously exhibited in Spain, loaned from... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2009

PHotoEspaña 2009: Ugo Mulas @ BBVA

Ugo Mulas, Marcel Duchamp in New York, 1964-65. Herederos de Ugo Mulas. © Archivio Ugo Mulas. MADRID.- The BBVA presents photographs that Ugo Mulas took in the 60’s of such famous people such as Marcel Duchamp or Lucio Fontana. The exhibition presents in Spain one of the most famous journalist of Italian photography who performed works of a high conceptual implication. Few artists in Italy have made as great a contribution to the evolution of photographic language as Ugo Mulas, who experienced and studied all its possible... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2009

Richard Serra "Equal Parallel/Guernica-Bengasi" @ the Museo Reina Sofia

Richard Serra, Equal Parallel: Guernica-Bengasi, 1986. Laminated Steel. Two blocks 148.5 X 500 X 24 cm. Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid MADRID.- The new sculpture by Richard Serra "Equal Parallel/Guernica-Bengasi" can now be seen at the Museo Reina Sofia, where the old library has been specially prepared to house the work of art, which substitutes the one created in 1986, which disappeared in 2006. The sculpture has been reinstalled in a new atmosphere of the permanent collection of the Reina Sofia... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2009

Le budget du Prado en augmentation de 23%

Musée du Prado © P40p MADRID (ESPAGNE) [09.02.09] - Le budget du musée du Prado, pour la période 2009-2012, sera de 192 millions d’euros, soit 23 % de plus qu’en 2005-2008. En temps de crise économique, tout n’est pas perdu pour les musées, au moins pour le Prado. Le 5 février, le conseil d’administration du musée a approuvé à l’unanimité un projet pluriannuel de 2009 à 2012, dont le budget sera de 192,5 millions d’euros. Cela correspond à une hausse de 23 % par rapport à la période 2005-2008 pendant laquelle ont été... [Lire la suite]
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