09 août 2023

Rare "Painted Cross" is the oldest of 30 paintings to travel from Italy to Miami art exhibition

MIAMI, FLA.- A "Painted Cross" dating back to ca. 1295 may be one of the earliest surviving crucifix paintings from medieval Umbria to be exhibited in the United States. This remarkable piece, along with 30 other works from the 13th – 17th centuries, will make their journey from Italy to a South Florida art exhibition.“Faith, Beauty, and Devotion: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Paintings” will open to the public on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at the Olga M. & Carlos A. Saladrigas Art Gallery at Belen Jesuit... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2022

The Rijksmuseum presents exhibition about Crawly Creatures

Table piece, Wenzel Jamnitzer, 1549. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam AMSTERDAM - This autumn the Rijksmuseum will be teeming with more than a thousand colourful butterflies, hairy spiders and shiny toads. People once associated these crawly creatures with death and the devil, but later on their beauty gripped the imagination of artists and scientists such as Albrecht Dürer, Wenzel Jamnitzer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Maria Sibylla Merian. Crawly Creatures, the exhibition, sheds light on the changing perceptions of... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2022

Columbus Museum of Art only US venue of exhibition of six tapestries designed by Raphael

Mortlake manufactory (after designs by Raphael), St. Paul Preaching at Athens, After 1625. Tapestry. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. COLUMBUS, OH.- As part of a historic exhibition, the Columbus Museum of Art will bring a set of six important tapestries designed by Raphael from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (GAM) in Dresden, Germany, to the U.S. for the first time. These tapestries are woven from the same Raphael designs used to create the tapestries for the Sistine Chapel in the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2022

Portrait of a Lady by Rubens Becomes Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at Auction in Poland

  Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of a Lady, around 1626 was sold for PLN 14,4 million (EUR 3,1 million/USD $3.4 million including auction fee) at DESA Unicum. Portrait of a Lady by Peter Paul Rubens was sold for PLN 14,4 million (EUR 3,1 million/USD $3.4 million including auction fee) at Thursday’s auction of Old Masters, 19th-Century and Modern Art at DESA Unicum, becoming the most expensive work of art ever sold on the Polish market. The result well exceeded the Warsaw auction house’s previous record for Two... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2021

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston debuts new Dutch and Flemish galleries

  BOSTON, MASS.- In the 17th century, global commerce fueled the economy of the Netherlands and Flanders and sparked an artistic boom. Merchants sailed from Amsterdam, Antwerp and other ports across seas and oceans, joining trade networks that stretched from Asia to the Americas and Africa. This unprecedented movement of goods, ideas and people, both free and enslaved, gave rise to what some have called the first age of globalization. On November 20, 2021, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opened a suite of seven newly... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A new exhibition reunites paintings and drawings by Peter Paul Rubens with the antiquities that inspired him

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577 - 1640), The Calydonian Boar Hunt, about 1611–1612, Oil on panel, 23 5/16 × 35 5/16 in., 2006.4, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Rubens: Picturing Antiquity at the Getty Villa Museum, November 10, 2021–January 24, 2022, is the first exhibition to focus on Rubens’s fascination with the art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome.This single-venue presentation demonstrates some of the intriguing ways in which the innovative artist both celebrated and transformed... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2021

17th century Flemish and Netherlandish paintings highlight Dorotheum's Old Master Paintings sale

 VIENNA.- From the beauty of refined, jewel-like floral arrangements to hard-drinking peasants fighting in the mud, both the high and the low elements of 17th century Flemish and Netherlandish life are represented in Dorotheum’s Old Master Paintings sale on 8th June 2021. The prowess of the painters of the Low Countries was such that they were much sought-after and travelled far and wide around Europe. Works by some of the greatest exponents are included in our sale; from Peter Paul Rubens, who was the quintessential... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2020

“A New Look at Old Masters,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- “In a dark time, the eye begins to see,” the poet wrote. And after the dark, dark time we’ve been through, this year’s winter solstice, marking the start of slow climb back into light, may carry more metaphorical weight than usual.Coincidentally, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has some restorative illumination of its own underway. In recent decades, the skylights that brought natural light into the European paintings galleries had grown timeworn and semifunctional, leaving some spaces... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2020

Rubens House in Antwerp presents new Peter Paul Rubens self-portrait

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Self-portrait. Oil on paper, transferred to canvas. Long-term loan, private collection. © Rubens House. ANTWERP.- The Rubens House in Antwerp has a remarkable new exhibit to unveil: a recently rediscovered Rubens self-portrait. The work, painted in Italy, is the earliest known individual self-portrait by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and the second to grace the museum’s permanent display. It is one of five new loans to add to the lustre of the artist’s former... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2020

The National Gallery celebrates doctors, carers and nurses with exhibition

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640), Portrait of Ludovicus Nonnius, about 1627. Oil on wood, 124.4 x 92.2 cm, NG6393. © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- To coincide with International Nurses Day, which is traditionally held on 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, the National Gallery invites its online visitors to celebrate doctors, healers and carers through its paintings.As the current health crisis is affecting the life of so many people all over the word... [Lire la suite]