15 mai 2022

Private collection of 17th- and 18th-century art treasures on rare display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Frans Hals (Dutch, ca. 1581–1666), Girl Singing, 1625–1630, oil on panel. Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Collection, L2020.6.14Frans Hals (Dutch, ca. 1581–1666), Boy Playing the Violin, 1625–1630, oil on panel. Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Collection, L2020.6.15. RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced Elegance and Wonder: Masterpieces of European Art from the Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Collectionis now on view at the museum in Richmond. This exceptional private collection, which... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2022

Sotheby's Masters Week spans millennia of art history with $40 million Botticelli masterpiece

Property from a Family Collection. Lot 14. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1444/5 - 1510), The Man of Sorrows, inscribed along the neckline of Christ's robe: [CHR]ISTO/ JESVNAZAR/ ENOR[...], tempera and oil on panel; panel: 27 1/8 by 20 1/4 in.; 69 by 51.4 cm; framed: 45 3/4 by 39 1/4 in.; 116.2 by 100 cm. Estimate Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- This January, Sotheby’s will offer a rich... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2020

Exceptional results for the Collection of Paul-Louis Weiller at Christie's Paris

Lot 212. Nicolas de Largillière (Paris 1656-1746), La Belle Strasbourgeoise, huile sur toile, 131,5 x 105,5 cm. Estimate €600,000 - €1,000,000. Sold under the hammer of François Curiel for €1,570,000 establishing a new world auction record for the artist. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. PARIS.- On 15 & 16 September 2020, Christie’s hosted the sale of Commandant Paul-Louis Weiller (1893-1993)'s collection which realised a total of €6,138,500/ £5,683,795 / $7,309,362. These exceptional... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2020

The exhibition 18th century - Sweden and Europe opens at Nationalmuseum Jamtli

Carl Fredrik von Breda, King Gustav III of Sweden, sketch, 1787. Oil on canvas. Photo: Nationalmuseum. ÖSTERSUND.- The new exhibition at Nationalmuseum Jamtli focuses on the relations between Sweden and Europe during the 18th century in the field of visual arts and applied arts. A palace building, a theatre king and skilled diplomats were all vital ingredients in the flourishing cultural life of the 18th century. The exhibition tells about the artists who brought the Rococo style to Sweden,... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2019

"Eloge de la sensibilité" au Musée d'Arts de Nantes

NANTES - Éloge de la sensibilité réunit les plus importants tableaux français du 18e siècle conservés dans les institutions de Bretagne, depuis Antoine Watteau, au tout début du siècle, jusqu’à l’aube du 19e siècle. L’exposition suit l’évolution de la peinture française sur un siècle sous l’angle de la naissance du nouveau concept de sensibilité, à travers la peinture de genre : des portraits de Jean-Baptiste Greuze aux sensibles natures mortes de Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, en passant... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2019

'Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution' opens at Nelson-Atkins

Nicolas de Largillière, French (1656–1746). Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, about 1715. Oil on canvas. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 54-35. © The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. KANSAS CITY, MO.- Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution follows the journey of four works of art that were once in the hands of the Nazis. The exhibition opened Jan. 26 and explores the circumstances surrounding their thefts, their return to their rightful owners, and their subsequent legal... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2015

Nicolas de Largillière (1656 - 1746), The sculptor René Frémin (1672-1744), ca. 1713

Nicolas de Largillière (1656 - 1746), The sculptor René Frémin (1672-1744), ca. 1713. Oil on canvas. 135.5 x 109.2 cm. Ident.Nr. 80.1. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin © Photo: Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photo: Jörg P. Anders.  Here the baroque topos ingenious artistry is celebrated. The sculptor moves confidently between unformed matter in the foreground and consummate in the form of 'Torso of Belvedere "in the background. The former strict canon demanded... [Lire la suite]