30 juin 2014

Masterpieces of painting from French national museums on view at Macao Museum of Art

Jean Clouet, Portrait of François I, King of France, circa 1530. Oil on wood (oak), 96 x 74 cm. Collection of Musée du Louvre. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski.  MACAO.- After showcasing the treasures of Napoleon last year by Le French May, the Macao Museum of Art is celebrating its 15th anniversary in hosting 12 of the greatest masterpieces on loan from the most prestigious French museums: Musée d’Orsay, Château de Versailles, Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou.  Organized especially to... [Lire la suite]

06 février 2012

"Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard" @ the Phillips Collection

  George Hendrik Breitner, Girl in Red Kimono, Geesje Kwak, 1893–95. Collection RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History), The Hague. George Hendrik Breitner, Girl in a kimono (Geesje Kwak) at Breitner’s house on Lauriersgracht, n.d.. Collection RKD, The Hague. WASHINGTON, DC.- The invention of the Kodak handheld camera in 1888 gave post-impressionist artists a new source of inspiration. Seven artists—well known for their paintings and prints—who used the apparatus to document their public spheres and... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2011

Christie’s auctions of Impressionist and Modern Art and Art of The Surreal realise £84.9 million/$136.3 million/€99.9 millions

A Christie's employee poses with Paul Gauguin's "Nature morte a 'L'esperence'" at Christie's auction house in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor. LONDON. A painting by Paul Gauguin, billed as the top lot at Christie's auction of modern and impressionist works in London, failed to find a buyer on Wednesday. The tribute to the artist's friend Vincent Van Gogh, in the form of a still life with sunflowers called "Nature morte a 'L'Esperance," had been expected to fetch up to 10 million pounds ($16 million).... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2010

Manet Sets $33.1 Million Record, Auction Hits Target as Two-Week Marathon Begins

View of French Impressionist Edouard Manet's Self Portrait , 1878-1879, which sold at auction at Sotheby's in London, for $33.1 Million Tuesday June 22, 2010. AP Photo/Max Nash LONDON, TUESDAY 22 JUNE, 2010 – Tonight’s much-anticipated sale of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s in London brought a within-estimate total of £112,101,350 / $165,282,230 / €134,409,672. Three works sold for more than £10 million, only the second time this has happened in London auction history: Edouard Manet’s museum-quality masterpiece... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2010

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Receives Impressionist Marion and Henry Bloch Collection

Pierre Bonnard, French, (1867-1947), "The White Cupboard" (L’armoire blanche), 1931. Oil on canvas, 49 3/8 x 36 3/4 inches. Promised gift of Marion and Henry W. Bloch, 11.2007.28. KANSAS CITY, MO (AP).- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is receiving an extensive impressionist collection that includes works by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh, the Kansas City museum announced Friday. The collection is from Marion and Henry Bloch, founder of Kansas City-based tax preparation company H&R Block Inc. The Blochs'... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2010

Matisse, Picasso, Goncharova and van Dongen Highlight Christie's Auction

Kees van Dongem (1877-1968), "Gitane", circa 1910-1911, signed 'van Dongen' on the lower right. Oil on canvas, (100.2 x 81.2 cm.) 39.3/8 x 32 inches. Estimate: £5,500,000-7,500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 LONDON.- The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale and the auction of The Art of the Surreal will take place on 2 February 2010 at 7pm with a pre-sale estimate of £56,505,000 to £80,805,000. The leading highlights include Gitane by Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) (estimate: £5.5 million to £7.5 million);... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2009

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) Pierre Bonnard dans son atelier, 1944

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) Pierre Bonnard dans son atelier, 1944 Épreuve gélatino-argentique des années 1970. Dédicacée et signée à l'encre en bas à droite dans la marge en dessous de l'image. Titre à la mine de plomb au dos. 36,2 x 24 cm. 40,7 x 30,4cm avec marges. Très légères traces de manipulations dans l'image et dans la marge. Estimation : 2 000 / 2 500 € Vente du Vendredi 20 novembre 2009. Photographies. Piasa - Paris. Yves Di Maria, Drouot Richelieu - Salle 6 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris. Pour tout... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2009

Acquisition d'une peinture de Pierre Bonnard par le Van Gogh Museum

Montmartre in the rain (detail), Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Paris, 1897, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. Acquired with the support of the BankGiro Lottery, the Rembrandt Association (supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds) and the VSB Foundation AMSTERDAM.- The Van Gogh Museum has recently been able to enrich its collection with the painting Montmartre in the rain by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947). The work forms a valuable addition to the Van Gogh Museum's extensive collection of Nabis prints. Bonnard painted Montmartre in the rain... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2009

"Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947), The Dessert, 1940. Oil on canvas, 18 ¼ x 25 ¾ in. (46.3 x 65.3 cm.) Beyeler Collection, Basel. © 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris NEW YORK, NY.- The first exhibition to focus entirely on the radiant late interiors and still-life paintings of Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) will open January 27, 2009, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors will feature 80 paintings, drawings, and watercolors that date from 1923 to 1947, when Bonnard centered... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2008

"Modern Art. Modern Lives. Then + Now" @ The Austin Museum of Art (AMOA)

Vincent van Gogh, Bridge over the Seine at Asnières, (Le Pont sur la Seine à Asnieres), 1887, Oil on canvas, 20 ¾ x 29 ½ inches, Private Collection, Photographer: Peggy Tenison AUSTIN, TX.- The Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) presents Modern Art. Modern Lives. Then + Now. This two-part exhibition, organized by the Austin Museum of Art, draws from AMOA’s permanent collection and local collections to explore how modern and contemporary artists merge art and life. It focuses on two distinct periods and areas: the start of modern art... [Lire la suite]