29 février 2020

Glyptotek tells the story of Denmark's enigmatic collector - Helge Jacobsen

Landscape from Saint-Rémy, 1889, Vincent van Gogh, SMK 1840 © Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Depositum fra Statens Museum for Kunst, København COPENHAGEN.- Helge Jacobsen (1882-1946) is today unknown to most, overshadowed by his famous father, the brewer Carl Jacobsen. But as museum director and foundation chairman Helge Jacobsen has been of immeasurable importance for the arts in Denmark. He stated on several occasions that he saw it as his duty to continue the work of his father, but he also made it clear that he wanted to pursue... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2020

Sixty European masterworks from the IMA collection exhibited in China for the first time

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.- For the first time in history, 60 European masterworks from the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection traveled to China in the exhibition, Rembrandt to Monet: 500 Years of European Painting from the Clowes Collection and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.The exhibition encompasses the most influential periods and schools of European art history. Highlights include works by Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Gauguin and Monet, among others. This international exhibition is curated by Kjell Wangensteen,... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2019

Rare Gauguin fetches 9.5 mn euros at Paris auction

Lot 15. Paul Gauguin (1848- 1903), Te Bourao II, 1897-1898. Oil on canvas. Signed, dated and titled on the lower right "97 TE BOURAO P.Gauguin", 73 X 92 cm. Estimate: €5,000,000 - €7,000,000. Sold: €7,800,000. © Artcurial  PARIS (AFP).- A rare canvas by French artist Paul Gauguin from his time in Tahiti fetched 9.5 million euros ($10.5 million) in Paris on Tuesday, nearly twice its estimated value, the auction house said.The bidding had drawn keen interest amid growing controversy over Gauguin's... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2019

The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin on view in London

LONDON.- This landmark exhibition of major loans from museums and private collections throughout the world shows how Gauguin used portraits primarily to express himself and his ideas about art.Although he was fully aware of the Western portrait tradition, Gauguin was rarely interested in exploring his sitters’ social standing, personality, or family background, which had been among the main reasons for making portraits in the past.From sculptures in ceramics and wood to paintings and drawings, an extraordinary range of media... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2019

The Fondation Beyeler is celebrating the return of the Staechelin paintings to Basel

Paul Gauguin, Paysage au toit rouge (Landscape with Red Roof). Oil on canvas, 81.5 x 66 cm. Rudolf Staechelin Collection. Photo: Robert Bayer. BASEL.- After four years, Rudolf Staechelin’s (1881–1946) renowned collection of paintings is returning to Basel. To celebrate the return of the Staechelin paintings to Basel and make them accessible to all, the Fondation Beyeler is offering free admission to the museum all weekend (31.8.–1.9.19). Following much-acclaimed exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2019

“From Goya to Manet. The Nineteenth Century”. Old and new masters united in the Alte Pinakothek

Friedrich Overbeck, "Vittoria Caldoni", 1821, Oil on canvas, 89,5 x 65,8 cm, Inv. Nr. WAF 757 © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, München/Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds (WAF). MUNICH.- Good news for all those missing the Neue Pinakothek: from July 25, the most important works of the nineteenth century are on display in the Alte Pinakothek. Titled “From Goya to Manet. The Nineteenth Century”, the presentation shows around 90 paintings and sculptures that outline the broad spectrum... [Lire la suite]

20 juillet 2019

Major Exhibition Traces the History of Pastel in Art at National Gallery of Art, September 29, 2019, through January 26, 2020

William Merritt Chase, Study of Flesh Color and Gold, 1888, pastel on paper coated with mauve-gray grit (on strainer), overall: 45.7 x 33 cm (18 x 13 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Raymond J. and Margaret Horowitz. Washington, DC—In a major new exhibition opening this fall, the National Gallery of Art will examine the beauty and depth of pastel, tracing its rich history from the Renaissance to the present day. The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art will feature some 70 exquisite... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

The Brooklyn Museum opens 'Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper'

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Head of a Young Man (Tête de jeune homme), 1923. Grease crayon on pink Michallet laid paper, 241/2 x 185/8 in. (62.2 x 47.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Carll H. de Silver Fund, 39.18. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. BROOKLYN, NY.- Showcasing the breadth of the Brooklyn Museum's exceptional works on paper collection, Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper highlights more than one hundred European... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2019

'Impressionism and Post-Impressionism' at the Scottish National Gallery

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Before the Performance, About 1896 - 1898. Oil on paper laid on canvas, 47.60 x 62.50 cm, National Galleries of Scotland. Presented by Sir Alexander Maitland in memory of his wife Rosalind, 1960, NG 2224. © National Galleries of Scotland. Photo: Antonia Reeve. In April 1874 a group of young artists defied the official Paris Salon by setting up their own independent exhibition. Including works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissaro, Edgar Degas and Berthe Morisot, it became known as... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention at Saint Louis Art Museum

Paul Gauguin, French, 1848–1903; Reclining Tahitian Women, or The Amusement of the Evil Spirit (Arearea no varua ino), 1894; oil on canvas; 23 5/8 x 38 9/16 inches; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen MIN 1832. ST. LOUIS—Best known as a painter, Paul Gauguin was an inventive and versatile artist who also created woodcarvings, ceramics and prints. This summer, the Saint Louis Art Museum will celebrate the range of Gauguin’s artistic output from his early Impressionist paintings to his iconic works from Brittany and Tahiti to his... [Lire la suite]
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