12 janvier 2023

'Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse' at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGA)

Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) is one of the most original fashion designers in recent history. Celebrated for his conceptual and technical virtuosity, McQueen’s critically acclaimed collections synthesised his proficiency in tailoring and dressmaking with visual references that spanned time, geography and media. Showcasing more than 120 garments and accessories, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse offers insight into McQueen’s far-reaching sources of inspiration, his creative processes and capacity for storytelling.... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2021

Christie's announces online-only auction of Old Master prints

Lot 16. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), The Crucifixion, woodcut, circa1498, on laid paper, watermark Bull's Head with Caduceus (Meder 81), a fine, richly black Meder a proof impression, before the text edition of 1511, printing very evenly and strongly. Sheet 392 x 281 mm. Estimate: £25,000-35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. LONDON.- Christie’s Old Master Prints online-only auction, open for bidding from 19 to 28 January 2021, offers a selection of fine and rare prints that span five centuries of... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2018

Kunsthistorisches Museum opens once-in-a-lifetime Pieter Bruegel the Elder exhibition

VIENNA.- At the beginning of October, the Kunsthistorisches Museum will open the first-ever major monograph show dedicated to the greatest Netherlandish painter of the sixteenth century: Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/30‒1569). The exhibition commemorates the 450th anniversary of his death. During his lifetime, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was already among the period’s most sought-after artists, with his works achieving exceptionally high prices. Only about forty paintings and sixty prints by him are all that has... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2017

'Bruegel. Drawing the World' at the Albertina

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Painter and the Buyer, ca. 1565. Pen and ink © The Albertina Museum, Vienna VIENNA - The Albertina is devoting a comprehensive exhibition to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the 16th century’s most important Netherlandish draughtsman. With its 80 works, this exhibition presents the entire spectrum of Bruegel’s drawn and printed oeuvre and seeks to shed light on his artistic origins by juxtaposing his output with high-quality works by important predecessors such as Bosch and Dürer. Included are... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2017

Old masters at the Ashmolean

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Saskia in Bed. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Raphael (1483-1520), Self Portrait. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Leonardo da Vinci (1467-1519), A Maiden with a Unicorn. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Lucas van Leyden (1489/94-1533), St Jerome. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), Study of a Woman, Seen from the Back. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Ignace-Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904), A Woman Sewing. Photograph: Ashmolean Museum James Mallord William Turner... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2017

Seven Centuries from the Woodner Collections Celebrated at National Gallery of Art, March 12–July 16, 2017

Benvenuto Cellini, A Satyr, 1544/1545, pen and brown ink with brown wash over black chalk on laid paper; laid down, with framing line in brown ink, overall: 41.6 x 20.3 cm (16 3/8 x 8 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection, Patrons' Permanent © 2016 National Gallery of Art Washington, DC—Ian Woodner assembled an extraordinary collection of over 1,000 old master and modern drawings, making him one of the 20th century's most important collectors. More than 150 works from his... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2016

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Dirty Bride or The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa, ca. 1566

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish, Breda (?) ca. 1525–1569 Brussels), The Dirty Bride or The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa, ca. 1566. Pen and black-brown ink on white-prepared partially carved block of applewood. Overall: 10 3/8 x 16 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (26.4 x 41.6 x 2.9 cm). Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 32.63 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bruegel created this drawing of the comical Shrovetide folk play De Vuile Bruid (The Dirty Bride) to serve as a design for a... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2016

'Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt' at Harvard Art Museums

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Breda (?), c. 1525 - 1569 Brussels), Wooded Landscape with a Distant View toward the Sea, 1554. Brown ink, brown wash and white opaque watercolor over black chalk on blue antique laid paper, 26 x 34.4 cm (10 1/4 x 13 9/16 in.). The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1999.132. © President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Harvard Art Museums hold one of the most comprehensive U.S. collections of... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2012

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery

  Workshop of Hugo van der Goes (c. 1440-82) A seated female saint, c. 1475-85 Pen, point of the brush and grey ink, heightened with white on green prepared paper 230 x 189 mm © The Courtauld Gallery he Courtauld Gallery holds one of the most important collections of drawings in Britain. Organised in collaboration with the Frick Collection in New York, this exhibition presents a magnificent selection of some sixty of its finest works. It offers a rare opportunity to consider the art of drawing in the hands of its greatest... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2012

"Pieter Bruegel Unseen! The Hidden Antwerp Collections" at the Museum Mayer van den Bergh

Pieter Bruegel de Oude, ca. 1558, Museum Mayer van den Bergh © Musea stad Antwerpen  ANTWERP.- From 16 June through 14 October 2012, the Museum Mayer van den Bergh will host the Pieter Bruegel Unseen! The Hidden Antwerp Collections exhibition. For the first time ever, the museum will be displaying some 30 prints by Pieter Bruegel the Elder to the general public. The exhibition will however also unveil another gem: a landscape drawing by the master newly discovered by curator Manfred Sellink.  Fritz Mayer van den Bergh... [Lire la suite]
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