05 février 2018

Major exhibition re-creates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon's court

François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Portrait of Napoleon, Emperor of the French, in Ceremonial Robes, 1805. Château de Fontainebleau-Musée Napoléon Ier. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY / Gérard Blot. MONTREAL.- Welcome to the Imperial Palace! The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Napoleon – Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace, a major exhibition that re-creates the sumptuous ambiance of Napoleon’s court through the eyes of the Grand Officers and artists of the “Emperor’s Household.” Over 400 art... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2016

De l’alcôve aux barricades. De Fragonard à David. Dessins des Beaux-Arts de Paris à la Fondation Custodia

De l'alcôve aux barricades : Affiche. Une des plus grandes collections de dessins français exposée à la Fondation Custodia. Réputés pour leur précieux fonds de dessins régulièrement montré au Cabinet des dessins Jean Bonna, les Beaux-Arts de Paris s’associent avec la Fondation Custodia pour présenter cet automne, dans le cadre de son Bicentenaire, l’un des volets les plus prestigieux de sa collection au 121 rue de Lille.  L’exposition « De l’alcôve aux barricades », comprenant 145 dessins, est l’occasion de dresser un... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2015

First UK display of drawings by Napoleon's draughtsman opens at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Seated Nude, arm extended, black and white chalk on blue-tinted paper, ©cliché Bernardot-Musée Baron Martin-France. LONDON.- The exquisite drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758-1823) demonstrate some of the most fluent and delicate figural studies in the history of drawing. They are at once romantic and neoclassical in style, a unique blend which caught the attention of Napoleon Bonaparte during his reign.  On distinctive blue paper and with chalk in hand, Prud'hon’s delicate designs for... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2014

Domenico Tiepolos lead Old Master Drawing Sale at Sotheby's New York on 29 January

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s sale of Old Master Drawings in New York on 29 January 2014 will present a rich survey of three and a half centuries of European drawings, particularly from the Italian and Netherlandish schools, during Old Masters Week. Leading the sale are two very different, yet equally magical images by Giandomenico Tiepolo, who captures the spirit of 18th century Venetian life like no other artist. Incontro al molo: a ‘codega’ showing the way to a noble couple on a molo is a magnificent and superbly preserved drawing and... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2011

"David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre" @ the Morgan Library

Hippolyte Flandrin (1809–1864), Double Self-Portrait of Hippolyte and Paul Flandrin, 1835. Graphite Musée du Louvre. Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY. Photo: Michèle Bellot NEW YORK, NY.- This fall The Morgan Library & Museum hosts an exhibition of eighty of the Musée du Louvre’s finest drawings by artists working in France from the onset of the Revolution in 1789 through the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852. David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre, which runs through... [Lire la suite]