15 février 2022

'Poussin and the Dance' juxtaposes the old master's work with new dance commissions

 Nicolas Poussin, Hymenaeus Disguised as a Woman During an Offering to Priapus, 1634–38. Oil on canvas, 65 9/16 × 146 7/8 in. Collection Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Purchase, 1958 MASP.00046. Photo: Alexandre Leão. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Nicolas Poussin (French, 1594–1665) was the most influential French painter of the 17th century, and an artist fascinated by movement. Living and working in Rome, he painted scenes of wild revelry—dancing nymphs and satyrs—that drew inspiration from classical antiquity and... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2022

Getty Museum presents 'Grand Design: 17th Century French Drawings'

Studies for a Ceiling Decoration with the Apotheosis of Psyche (detail), about 1680, Charles de la Fosse, Pen and black ink and brush and watercolor over red chalk on paper. Getty Museum LOS ANGELES, CA.- Presenting the Getty Museum’s collection of 17th century French drawings in its entirety for the first time, Grand Design: 17th Century French Drawings, open through May 1, 2022, addresses the emergence of a distinctly French school of art and explores the role that drawing played in the process.“Today we recognize... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2021

The Wallace Collection's 'Dance to the Music of Time' on loan for first time in 121 years

Detail from Nicolas Poussin, 'A Bacchanalian Revel before a Term', 1632–3 © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- The National Gallery’s new exhibition Poussin and the Dance, co-organised with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, will include wild, raucous and surprisingly joyous scenes, showing whirling, cavorting figures. It will cast the French Classical artist in a completely new light, showing how he grappled with the challenges of arresting movement and capturing the expressive potential of the body.For the first... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2021

National Gallery of Art announces new acquisitions

Aurelio Lomi, The Stoning of Saint Stephen, c. 1602. Pen and ink with oil over chalk on four sheets of paper, framed: 106.5 × 86.5 × 5.5 cm (41 15/16 × 34 1/16 × 2 3/16 in.) National Gallery of Art, Washington. New Century Fund and The Ahmanson Foundation 2020.101.1. WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Gallery of Art has acquired The Stoning of Saint Stephen (c. 1602) by Aurelio Lomi (1556–1622), the leading painter in Pisa during the last quarter of the 16th century. It joins two other works by Lomi in the Gallery’s... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2020

Exhibition shows how people's view of nature has changed through the ages

Claude Lorrain, Landscape with Argus Guarding lo, ca 1644/45. Photo credit: Harry Cory Right/By permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. STOCKHOLM.- This autumn's exhibition at Nationalmuseum opened on 17 September and features French and Italian art from primarily the 17th century but also French and Nordic art until the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition shows how people's view of nature has changed through the ages and also addresses the many classical stories conveyed in... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2020

"Cézanne et les maîtres. Rêve d'Italie" au Musée Marmottan-Monet

Jusqu'au 3 janvier 2021, Le musée Marmottan Monet propose une exposition intitulée « Cezanne et les maîtres. Rêve d’Italie ». Pour la première fois, le travail de l’Aixois sera mis en regard de chefs-d’œuvre des grands maîtres italiens, du XVIIe au XIXe siècle. Ainsi une remarquable sélection de toiles de Cezanne, parmi lesquelles l’iconique Montagne Sainte-Victoire, les incontournables Pastorale et natures-mortes, fera face à un rare ensemble de peintures anciennes signées Tintoret, Bassano, le Greco,... [Lire la suite]

15 février 2020

A major new exhibition of Chatsworth's world-class collection of Old Masters drawings opens at Millennium Gallery

Sebastiano del Piombo, A reclining apostle, circa 1516. © The Devonshire Collections Reproduced by kind permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees. SHEFFIELD.- A major new exhibition featuring more than 50 Old Master drawings from Chatsworth’s extraordinary collection, second only to the Queen’s in its remarkable scope and quality, opened in Sheffield.Featuring works by Carpaccio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and more, Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth is the largest exhibition of these rare wonders... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2019

The Barber Institute celebrates Cassiano dal Pozzo's remarkable contribution to art and science

BIRMINGHAM.- During the 17th century, Cassiano dal Pozzo and his younger brother, Carlo Antonio, embarked upon an epic attempt to document and record the major fields of knowledge of their day. They assembled a 'Paper Museum’ consisting of over 10,000 watercolours, drawings and prints illustrating subjects as diverse as antiquities, architecture, zoology, botany and geology, social customs and ceremonies, costumes, portraits, topography and military maps. Their collection represents one of the most significant attempts... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2018

La collection Christian et Isabelle Adrien chez Sotheby's Paris

Francesco Salviati, Homme nu assis de profil à droite, regardant vers le bas à gauche, XVIe sièvle. Estimation : 60.000-80.000 €. Sotheby’s / ArtDigital Studio. PARIS – Sotheby’s est honorée de mettre en vente la collection Christian et Isabelle Adrien qui se tiendra le 22 mars à Paris au moment du Salon du Dessin. Fruit d’une vie consacrée à la passion pour la peinture et le dessin, cette collection est l’une des plus fascinantes constituées en Europe ces dernières décennies. Cet ensemble exceptionnel, guidé par une curiosité... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

Poussin, Le Massacre des Innocents au Domaine de Chantilly

PARIS - Du 11 septembre 2017 au 7 janvier 2018, Le Massacre des Innocents, chef-d’œuvre de Nicolas Poussin, sera la pièce maîtresse d’une exposition-événement au Domaine de Chantilly. De sa genèse à sa postérité, l’œuvre se révèlera à travers des prêts prestigieux et côtoiera de grands noms de l’art moderne et contemporain dont Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon ou Annette Messager. Une première pour Chantilly ! Intemporalité et actualité d’un chef-d’œuvre Le musée Condé du Domaine de Chantilly possède, après le Louvre, le... [Lire la suite]