18 juin 2018

Classic Beauties unveils the sensual enchantment of Neoclassicism

© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- Saturday 16 June 2018 marked the opening day of Hermitage Amsterdam’s new exhibition, Classic Beauties. Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century. The show tells the story of the artists and tourists, who flocked to Italy, and more especially Rome, in the second half of the eighteenth century. From all over Europe they travelled to the Eternal City in search of inspiration and to see for themselves the newly excavated classical Greco-Roman sculptures and... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2015

Rarely seen masterpieces from Europe's greatest dynasty on view in Minneapolis

Pompeo Batoni, Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) with Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo of Tuscany (1747-1792), 1769, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.  MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- A major exhibition of masterworks amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties opened in February at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. “The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty” showcases masterpieces and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty—the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and other powerful... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2014

Exhibition of masterpieces from the Museo del Prado on view at the National Gallery of Victoria

Raphael, Italian 1483–1520, Holy Family with Saint John or Madonna of the Rose (Sacra Famiglia con san Giovannino o Madonna della Rosa), c.1517 oil on canvas, 103.0 x 84.0 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00302) Spanish Royal Collection. MELBOURNE.- The finest collection of Italian masterpieces ever to come to Australia were unveiled at the National Gallery of Victoria on 16 May. Featuring important works by masters such as Raphael, Titian and Tiepolo, the exhibition represents an unprecedented opportunity in Australia to see... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2011

Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century at the MFA in Houston

Pompeo Batoni, Academic Nude, 1765. Charcoal heightened with black and white chalk on blue-grey paper. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III. HOUSTON, TX.-At the end of the 18th century, fresh archeological finds in Herculaneum and Pompeii inspired artists, intellectuals, and the public all over Europe to be newly fascinated with antiquities. “Neoclassicism” is the term given to the various classicizing movements that developed in the late 18th to early 19th centuries and... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2009

Sotheby's Italy to Offer the Exquisite Collection the Greatest Florentine Antique Dealers

MILAN.- Sotheby's Italy will present, over four days of sales from 12th-15th October 2009, the collection of 1,800 lots from the spectacular collection of Salvatore Romano and his son Francesco Romano. Comprising sculptures from the 14th to the 18th century, Old Masters paintings and drawings from the 1600s and 1700s, 19th-century Italian paintings, furniture and decorative objects including antique textiles and an interesting library, the collection bears witness to the legacy of one of the 20th century’s greatest Italian antique... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

'Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce' @ The Bruce Museum

James Tissot (1836-1902), In the Louvre (L'Esthetique)1883-1885. Oil on canvas, 58 x 39 3/8 in. Collection Museo de Arte de Ponce. Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo: John Betancourt. GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce, opening on Saturday, June 13, 2009, and on view through Sunday, September 6, 2009. This exhibition, which is the Bruce Museum’s major summer show, features selected works from the Museo de Arte de... [Lire la suite]