17 juillet 2017

The National Portrait Gallery opens its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings

Sir John Godsalve by Hans Holbein the Younger, c.1532-4, Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017. LONDON.- The National Portrait Gallery opened its first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings, many rarely seen, and some not displayed for decades, today Thursday 13 July 2017. But while the works on display are by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque, the drawings in The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (13 July – 22 October 2017) have been... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2017

Summer exhibition celebrates the largest acquisition in the Frick Collection's history

NEW YORK, NY.- Over the course of six decades, Stephen K. Scher—a collector, scholar, and curator—has assembled the most comprehensive and significant private collection of portrait medals in the world, part of which he and his wife, Janie Woo Scher, gave to The Frick Collection last year. To celebrate the Schers’ generous gift of what is the largest acquisition in the museum’s history, the Frick presents more than one hundred of the finest examples from their collection in The Pursuit of Immortality, on view... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Pisanello, Portrait medal of Cecilia Gonzaga (obverse); Innocence and a Unicorn in a Moonlit Landscape (reverse), model 1447

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455), Portrait medal of Cecilia Gonzaga (obverse); Innocence and a Unicorn in a Moonlit Landscape (reverse), model 1447 (old aftercast). Bronze (copper alloy with warm brown patina under a worn layer of black wax). Diam. 8.4 cm, wt. 142.55 g. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975, 1975.1.1307 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Active in Verona and the Italian courts, the celebrated master Pisanello left behind a significant legacy, including a large corpus of drawings... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Pisanello, Portrait medal of Vittorino Rambaldoni da Feltre (obverse); A Pelican (reverse), model 1446–47

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455), Portrait medal of Vittorino Rambaldoni da Feltre (obverse); A Pelican (reverse), model 1446–47 (possibly cast 15th or 16th century). Bronze (yellowish copper alloy with brown patina and traces of black lacquer or wax). Diam. 6.5 cm, wt. 107.27 g. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975, 1975.1.1302 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Active in Verona and the Italian courts, the celebrated master Pisanello left behind a significant legacy, including a large corpus... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2017

Pisanello, Portrait medal of Don Inigo d'Avalos (obverse); Sphere Representing Earth, Sea, and Sky (reverse), ca. 1449–50

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455), Portrait medal of Don Inigo d'Avalos (obverse); Sphere Representing Earth, Sea, and Sky (reverse), ca. 1449–50. Bronze (copper alloy with warm brown patina under a worn layer of black wax). Diam. 7.9 cm, wt. 161.43 g., Robert Lehman Collection, 1975; 1975.1.1301 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Active in Verona and the Italian courts, the celebrated master Pisanello left behind a significant legacy, including a large corpus of drawings and several... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2017

Pisanello, Medal, model 1440–41 (possibly cast 16th century)

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455), Medal, model 1440–41 (possibly cast 16th century). Bronze (copper alloy with reddish brown patina and traces of dark wax). Diam. 8.7 cm, wt. 255.97 g. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975; 1975.1.1304 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Active in Verona and the Italian courts, the celebrated master Pisanello left behind a significant legacy, including a large corpus of drawings and several paintings. He was also the inventor of the commemorative portrait medal.... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2015

Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

  Three men dressed in black entered the Castelvecchio museum in northern Italy at the evening change of guard on Thursday, tying up and gagging the site's security officer and a cashier before nabbing the paintings. Photo: Ugo franchini/Wikipedia.org. ROME (AFP).- Masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto were among 15 artworks stolen 'to order' by masked robbers from a museum in Verona, the city's mayor said Friday. Three men dressed in black entered the Castelvecchio museum in northern Italy at the evening change... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2013

Exhibition on unicorns in Medieval and Renaissance art marks 75th anniversary of The Cloisters

The Unicorn in Captivity, South Netherlandish, ca. 1495–1505. Wool, silk, and silver and gilded-silver wrapped thread, 12 ft. 1 in. x 99 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.6) Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NEW YORK, NY.- An exhibition focused on the theme of the unicorn in medieval and Renaissance art marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of The Cloisters museum and gardens—the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2012

Pisanello (Italian, c. 1395 - c. 1455) disegni, louvre (hare)

Pisanello (Italian, c. 1395 - c. 1455) disegni, louvre (hare) 
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05 mai 2012

Pisanello (1395–1455) Drawing of the Codex Vallardi

Pisanello (1395–1455) Drawing of the Codex Vallardi
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