02 janvier 2012

PhotoGallery; 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ @ National Gallery

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) The Virgin of the Rocks, about 1491/2–99 and 1506-8 Oil on poplar, thinned and cradled 189.5 x 120 cm © The National Gallery, London (NG 1093) 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ is the most complete display of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings ever held. This unprecedented exhibition – the first of its kind anywhere in the world – brings together sensational international loans never before seen in the UK. Leonardo the artist While numerous exhibitions have looked at Leonardo da... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2010

Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks is to go back on display in the National Gallery

The newly cleaned painting is back on display in Room 2. Photo: Courtesy National Gallery London LONDON.- Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks is to go back on display in the National Gallery (afternoon of 14th July) after an 18-month restoration project which started in November 2008. The decision to restore the painting came after several years of intensive study of Leonardo’s work and that of his Milanese associates and assistants – the so-called leonardeschi – from within the Gallery’s collection. The experience gained... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2010

"Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals" in October @ National Gallery

Canaletto, The Entrance to the Grand Canal, looking West, with Santa Maria della Salute, about 1729 (detail). © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Collection, gift of Sarah Campbell Blaffer (56.2) LONDON.- This landmark exhibition presents the finest assembly of Venetian views by Canaletto and his 18th-century rivals to be seen in a generation. Bringing together around 50 major loans from the public and private collections of the UK, Europe and North America, Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2010

"Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries" @ National Gallery, London

“Authentic but still a puzzle”: Paolo Uccello, Saint George and the Dragon, about 1470, © National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The first major exhibition of its kind, Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries celebrates the remarkable collaboration of scientists, conservators and art historians at the National Gallery. The National Gallery’s Scientific Department was founded in 1934 and has become a world leader in the study of the materials and techniques of Western European paintings. Today, the department works ever... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2010

National Gallery Allocated Painting by Ambrosius Bosschaert The Elder

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, "A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase", 1609-10. ©National Gallery, London LONDON.- The National Gallery, London, has been allocated "A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase on a Ledge with further Flowers, Shells and a Butterfly", 1609–10, by Ambrosius Bosschaert The Elder (1573–1621), under the Acquisition in Lieu scheme. Bosschaert is one of the first and finest Dutch flower painters. Specialising in appointing precise flower and fruit still-lifes in the manner of... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2010

National Gallery Opens Exhibition of Major Loans of Paintings by Delaroche

Paul Delaroche, "Marie-Antoinette before the Tribunal", 1851. ©The Forbes Collection, New York LONDON.- The exhibition features seven major international loans of paintings by Delaroche including 'The Princes in the Tower', 1830 and 'Young Christian Martyr', 1854–5 (both Louvre), and 'Strafford on his way to Execution,' 1835 (private collection). Displayed alongside are Delaroche’s expressive preparatory drawings for Lady Jane and a selection of comparative paintings and prints by his contemporaries, including Eugène... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2009

Caravaggio's, The Supper at Emmaus @ Art Institute of Chicago

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.The Supper at Emmaus, 1601. The National Gallery of London, Presented by the Honorable George Vernon, 1839, NG172 CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago will be offering visitors the rare opportunity to view one of Caravaggio's masterworks from October 10, 2009 to January 31, 2010. Coming from the National Gallery, London, The Supper at Emmaus is one of the most highly regarded paintings by one of the most influential of all Western artists, and it is a painting hardly ever seen outside of... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2009

'Corot to Monet, A Fresh Look at Landscape from the Collection' @ The National Gallery London

Attributed to Jean-Antoine Constantin, Bridge at Subiaco, about 1777. © The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery LONDON.- Where did these Impressionist ideas come from? In seeking to capture the transient effects of nature, the French Impressionists were indebted to a tradition of painting in the open-air which had thrived in Western Europe for almost a century. Drawing on the National Gallery’s extraordinary collection of 19th-century French landscapes, 'Corot to Monet' charts the development of landscape... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2009

Titian's Triumph of Love Saved for the Nation by the Art Fund

Titian (c.1485/90-1576), The Triumph of Love. LONDON.- A rare painting by the great Venetian painter Titian (c.1485/90-1576) has come into public ownership through the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, with an additional grant of £180,000 from independent charity The Art Fund. The AIL scheme enables items deemed to be of historical or artistic importance to be given in place of inheritance tax and is administered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), on behalf of the government. The circular painting, The Triumph... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2009

Is history repeating itself with the Titian Dianas?

The two paintings were almost sold in 1916 in a complex set of dealings between London’s National Gallery and Henry Clay Frick. The two Titians of Diana, Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto, both 1556-59, were nearly sold at the height of World War One, when the National Gallery in London and American collector Henry Clay Frick competed to buy them. Joseph Duveen, the key intermediary, told Frick that the Titians were the greatest paintings in the world. The price asked for the pair was £420,000, an enormous sum at the... [Lire la suite]
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