08 avril 2019

Unique survey of early paintings by Peter Paul Rubens premieres in San Francisco

Peter Paul Rubens, "The Tribute Money", ca. 1612. Oil on panel, 56 ¾ x 74 ¾ in. (144.1 x 189.9 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, M.H. de Young Art trust Fund, 44.11. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- In 1608, after a period of intense artistic study in Italy, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) returned to his hometown of Antwerp. He found a city eager to renew its visual culture and ready to support him, a bold artist who worked at a rapid pace and dramatic scale... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2019

"Le Musée Pouchkine. Cinq cents ans de dessins de maîtres" à la Fondation Custodia

Le Musée Pouchkine à la Fondation Custodia. PARIS - Cette première grande rétrospective des œuvres graphiques du musée Pouchkine en France couvre les écoles européennes et russes, du XVe au XXesiècle. À travers une sélection de plus de 200 œuvres, le public pourra saisir la richesse de cette remarquable collection moscovite. Dürer, Véronèse, Rubens, Fragonard, Tiepolo, Friedrich, Kandinsky, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall ou encore Malevitch sont mis à l’honneur aux côtés de grands noms de... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2019

Missing Rubens sketch goes for $1.4 mn at auction

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Sainte Marguerite. Panneau de chêne, deux planches, non parqueté, 33 x 45,7 cm. LILLE (AFP).- A lost sketch by Flemish Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens was sold at auction on Sunday for $1.46 million (1.3 million euros) after being rediscovered due to an inheritance, French auctioneers said.  The work which depicts Saint Margaret dressed in a red and white dress holding a cross in her hand and crushing a dragon dates from 1620, according to the Mercier auction house in Lille in... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2019

Exhibition presents the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections

Peter Paul Rubens, Venus in front of the mirror, around 1614/1615. Oil on wood. © LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna. VIENNA.- On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Principality of Liechtenstein in 2019, the Albertina Museum is presenting a comprehensive selection of the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections under the title From Rubens to Makart. The museum is also devoting a simultaneous, separate jubilee exhibition to the Viennese watercolor, an... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2019

Newly-discovered work by Raphael and rare drawing by Rubens to lead Sotheby's Sale of Old Master Drawings

NEW YORK, NY.- A newly-discovered drawing by Raphael and an exceptionally rare figure study by Peter Paul Rubens will lead Sotheby’s auction of Old Master Drawings in New York on 30 January. The discovery of Raphael’s Standing Soldier in Armor adds an important and beautiful work to the artist’s oeuvre. Peter Paul Rubens’s Nude Study of a Young Man with Raised Arms offers a fascinating look at the process by which the artist arrived at the final composition for one of key figures in the great altarpiece... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2018

Giambologna, Michelangelo and the Medici Chapel explored in new exhibition

Giambologna after Michelangelo, The Day, Florence before 1574. Alabaster, Skulpturensammlung © SKD, Photo: Wolfgang Kreische. DRESDEN.- With his interior for the Medici Chapel in Florence, which he created between 1524 and 1534, Michelangelo achieved an unequalled climax in Renaissance sculpture. His monumental personifications of the Times of Day – Dusk and Dawn, Night and Day – are pairs of reclining figures on the sarcophagi of Giuliano and Lorenzo de’ Medici. Almost shocking in their nudity and bold poses, these figures... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2018

Christie's to offer 'Portrait of the Artist's Daughter, Clara Serena' by Peter Paul Rubens

  Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Clara Serena, the Artist's Daughter, about 1623 © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s will offer Portrait of Clara Serena, the Artist's Daughter by Peter Paul Rubens in the London Old Masters Evening Sale on 5 July, during Classic Week (estimate: £3-5 million). Never intended for public display, this seminal work offers a rare glimpse into the private life of the greatest artist of the Northern Baroque. The portrait is on public view in New York until 5 May,... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2018

Exhibition at the Prado Museum brings together 82 sketches by Peter Paul Rubens

Rubens, Prometheus, 1636 - 1637. Oil on panel. 16,6 x 25,7 cm, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. ©Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- In addition to focusing on the importance of Rubens within the history of the oil sketch and facilitating an appreciation of the unique qualities of his works of this type, the exhibition Rubens. Painter of Sketches presents the results of an exhaustive research project directed by the exhibition’s two curators: Friso Lammertse, curator of Old Master Painting at the Boijmans... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

Sotheby's unveils one of the greatest Rubens portraits to come to market

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Portrait of a Venetian Nobleman. Estimate: £3 million. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- A rare portrait by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), one of the all-time greats of Western Art will spearhead Sotheby’s Old Masters sale in London on 4 July 2018. Unseen on the market for 60 years, this remarkable depiction of a Venetian Nobleman was almost certainly cherished by the artist who kept it until his death in 1640. Acquired by the great Dutch collector Hans Wetzlar in the early 1950s, it... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

Exhibition presents remarkable art works dating from 1800 to the present day

Exhibition view Lombardo / Gonzalez-Torres. Tullio Lombardo, Young couple (formerly: Bacchus and Ariadne), around 1505/10, stone, marble, traces of painting (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer © KHM Museum Association) & Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (Perfect Lovers), 1987- 1990, Wall Clocks, Edition of 3, 1 AP (© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York) VIENNA.- The Kunsthistorisches Museum is presenting the exhibition The Shape of Time. Following monographic... [Lire la suite]