08 avril 2016

"Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis" opens at the Norton Simon Museum

Sam Francis (American, 1923–1994), Untitled, 1955. Ink on paper, 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.5 cm). Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Sam Francis Foundation. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents Drawing, Dreaming and Desire: Works on Paper by Sam Francis, an exhibition that features the artist’s drawings of erotica and the female nude, many on view for the first time. While Francis is renowned for abstract, atmospheric and vigorously colored paintings on a grand scale, these intimate drawings—meditations made... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2010

Elephant with Driver, Vietnam, 1300-1499. Norton Simon Museum

Elephant with Driver, Vietnam, 1300-1499. Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Pratap and Chitra Pal. P.2003.01.01 © 2010 Norton Simon Museum Bronze, 6-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 3-1/2 in. (17.1 x 18.4 x 8.3 cm)
25 mai 2010

Le procureur général de Californie plaide pour la restitution d’un Cranach spolié par les Nazis

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472-1553), Adam, c. 1530. Oil on panel (one of a pair) 75 x 27-1/2 in. (190.5 x 69.9 cm). Norton Simon Art Foundation. M.1971.1.P © 2010 Norton Simon Art FoundationLucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472-1553), Eve, c. 1530. Oil on panel (one of a pair) 75 x 27-1/2 in. (190.5 x 69.9 cm). Norton Simon Art Foundation. M.1991.1.P © 2010 Norton Simon Art Foundation LOS ANGELES (ETATS-UNIS) – Le procureur général de Californie, Jerry Brown, a déposé un dossier auprès de la Cour suprême américaine en... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2009

"Ingres's 'Comtesse d'Haussonville' from The Frick Collection" @ the Norton Simon Museum

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867), Comtesse d’Haussonville, dated 1845. Oil on canvas, 51 ⅞ x 36 ¼ inches (131.8 x 92). The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Richard di Liberto PASADENA, CA. The Norton Simon Museum will present a special installation of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s stunning portrait of Comtesse d’Haussonville, 1845, on loan from The Frick Collection in New York. This portrait of the comtesse, a young woman known as Louise, Princess de Broglie, is the first loan from the Frick in an art... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2009

'The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt' @ the Norton Simon Museum

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–1669, Self-Portrait with Saskia, 1636. Etching, State I, plate: 4-1/8 x 3-11/16 in. (10.5 x 9.4 cm);sheet: 4-1/4 x 3-3/4 in. (10.8 x 9.5 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation, M.1977.32.027.G PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt, an exhibition of 15 etchings by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669). Rembrandt’s prominence as a painter of portraits, particularly those of the merchants and burghers of Amsterdam, is well known. But the... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2009

Divine Demons: Wrathful Deities of Buddhist Art @ The Norton Simon Museum

Mahakala, 19th century, Tibet. Opaque watercolor on cotton, comp: 29-3/4 x 19-1/4 in. (75.6 x 48.9 cm); mount: 31 x 20-1/2 in. (78.7 x 52.1 cm) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick, P.2001.07 Visitors to the Museum are accustomed to viewing peaceful, benevolent Buddhist deities, such as smiling Buddhas deep in meditation or serenely blissful bodhisattvas beckoning to us. But scattered throughout the Asian galleries is a striking assortment of demonic, wrathful deities—figures that bare fangs, drink... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2009

"Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems" @ The Norton Simon Museum

Florilège des Amours de Ronsard (page 31), 1948, Henri Matisse, French, 1869-1954; Lithograph (Printed by Albert Skira, Paris)Jennifer Jones Simon Art Trust, N.1965.8.1 © 2009 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems, an exhibition featuring a selection of lithographs from Henri Matisse’s exceptional but rarely considered livre d’artiste, titled Florilège des Amours de Ronsard or... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2008

Unprecedented Reciprocal Loan Collaboration Between the Frick and Norton Simon Museum

Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte), Italian, (c. 1510–1592), The Flight into Egypt, c. 1544–45. Oil on canvas 48 ½ x 77 ¼ inches. Norton Simon Art Foundation NEW YORK, NY.- Established decades apart and on separate coasts, New York’s Frick Collection and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA, are both fine examples of a museum type that focuses on the viewpoint and taste of an individual founder. Henry Clay Frick was by no means the first American to create a museum for the public with his own holdings, but the 1935 opening of... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2008

Johannes Vermeer’s A Lady Writing @ The Norton Simon Museum

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675), A Lady Writing, c. 1665, Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Harry Waldron Havemeyer and Horace Havemeyer, Jr., in memory of their father, Horace Havemeyer PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents a special installation of Johannes Vermeer’s A Lady Writing, c. 1665-66, a delicate yet captivating painting on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. One of about 35 known works by the Dutch master, the painting will be on view from November 7, 2008... [Lire la suite]
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