28 mars 2012

"Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800)" @ NGA Washington

  Colorful Realm of Living Beings, by Itō Jakuchū © 2012 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Celebrating the centennial of Japan's gift of cherry trees to the nation's capital, this exhibition features one of Japan's most renowned cultural treasures, the 30-scroll set of bird-and-flower paintings by Itō Jakuchū. Titled Colorful Realm of Living Beings(J. Dōshoku sai-e; c. 1757–1766), these extraordinary scrolls are being lent to the National Gallery of Art by the Imperial Household. Their exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2012

"Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art" @ The Academy Art Museum in Easton

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1955 (detail), oil on canvas, Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington , 1992.51.13 EASTON, MD.- The Academy Art Museum in Easton , MD , in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, opened Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art. This groundbreaking exhibition, on display through April 22, 2012, features graphic artwork and paintings of Mark Rothko, including seven... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2012

"The Baroque Genius of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione" @ National Gallery of Art, Washington,

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Alexander at the Tomb of Cyrus, 1645/1650. Brush with oil paint heightened with white gouache, overall: 58 x 42.9 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Pepita Milmore Memorial Fund and Edward E. MacCrone Fund. WASHINGTON (AP).- An exhibition at the National Gallery of Art will showcase its rich holdings of works on paper by the Italian baroque master Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609–1664), as well as works by his contemporaries and followers. On view in the Gallery's West... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2011

"Mark Rothko: The Mural Projects" @ The National Gallery of Art

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Seagram Mural sketch), 1958, oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. Copyright © 1997 Christopher Rothko and Kate Rothko Prizel Mark Rothko, Untitled (Seagram Mural sketch),   1958, oil and acrylic on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. Copyright © 1997 Christopher Rothko and Kate Rothko Prizel Mark Rothko, Untitled (Seagram Mural sketch), 1959. Oil and acrylic on canvas, overall: 183.5 x... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2011

'Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes' @ the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Antico, Hercules, model created by 1496, cast possibly by 1496. Bronze with gilding and silvering, overall without base: 34.57 cm (13 5/8 in.)  with base: 38.42 cm (15 1/8 in.) The Frick Collection, New York, Gift of Miss Helen Clay Frick. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, known as Antico (c. 1455–1528), transformed the art of bronze sculpture. His contributions are celebrated in Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes, the first monographic exhibition in the United States devoted to the Italian sculptor and... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2011

"The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries" @ the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Probably produced under the direction of Passchier Grenier, tapestry merchant, The Conquest of Tangier, (detail) c. 1471-1475, wool and silk tapestry, overall: 400 x 1082 cm (157 1/2 x 426 in.), Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Pastrana (Guadalajara). ©Fundación Carlos de Amberes. Photographs by Paul M.R. Maeyaert. WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Pastrana Tapestries— - among the finest Gothic tapestries in the world—are on view together for the first time in the United States at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from... [Lire la suite]


17 mars 2011

"Vermeer in Munich, King Max I Joseph of Bavaria as collector of masters" @ the Alte Pinakothek

Johannes Vermeer, “Woman Holding a Balance”, c. 1664. © National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. MUNICH.- The Alte Pinakothek welcomes a very special guest to its 175th anniversary: Johannes Vermeer’s “Woman Holding a Balance” from the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The exhibition is on display until June 16, 2011. In the early 19th century, this exquisite masterpiece once formed part of the exceptional private collection amassed by the first king of Bavaria, Max I Joseph (1756-1825). He focused almost exclusively on... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2011

"Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals" @ The National Gallery of Art, Washington

Canaletto, The Piazza San Marco, looking East, about 1723 (detail). © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Photo: José Loren WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents 20 of Canaletto's finest paintings of Venice with 33 by his most important contemporaries, including Gaspar Vanvitelli, Luca Carlevarijs, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto, and Francesco Guardi, in Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals, on view from February 20 through May 30, 2011, in the East Building. These dazzling cityscapes represent the... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2010

Poussin's Ordination @ Christie's London

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Ordination. Estimate: £15 million to £20 million. London – On 7 December 2010 in London, Christie’s will offer a masterpiece from one of the most celebrated groups of paintings in European history. Ordination by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) will highlight the Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale where it will be presented for sale for the first time in over 225 years by the Trustees of the Belvoir Estate. It is expected to realise £15 million to £20 million. Richard Knight, International... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2010

"The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600–1700" @ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Attributed to Juan Martínez Montañés, Immaculate Conception (la Purisma), about 1628, polychromed wood; overall: 144 x 49 x 53 cm (56 11/16 x 19 5/16 x 20 7/8 in.); base: 37.5 x 97.5 x 58.5 cm (14 3/4 x 38 3/8 x 23 1/16 in.). Church of the Anunciación, Seville University © Photo Imagen M.A.S. Reproduction courtesy of Universidad de Seville Washington, DC—Masterpieces created to shock the senses and stir the soul are spotlighted in The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600–1700, on view at the exhibition's only... [Lire la suite]


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