02 novembre 2019

'Raphael and the Pope’s Librarian' at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Raphael, Tommaso Inghirami, c. 1510. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. BOSTON - Nearly five centuries after his death, Raphael’s fame remains undiminished. In 1898, Isabella Stewart Gardner brought the first Raphael to America, a portrait of the pope’s librarian Tommaso Inghirami. Celebrated by Erasmus as “the Cicero of our era,” Inghirami was a high Renaissance celebrity esteemed for his profound erudition, theatrical abilities, and powerful friends, including Raphael himself. Commemorating the 500th... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2019

Flesh And Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum opens at Seattle Art Museum

SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum (October 17, 2019–January 26, 2020), featuring 40 Renaissance and Baroque works of art (39 paintings and one sculpture) drawn from the collection of one of the largest museums in Italy. Traveling from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see works by significant Italian, French, and Spanish artists who worked in Italy including Artemisia Gentileschi, El... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2019

V&A to mark 500th anniversary of Raphael's death with refreshed gallery

Raphael Cartoon, Christ's Charge to Peter (Matthew 16: 18-19 and John 21: 15-17), by Raphael, 1515 – 16, Italy. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019. Photo: Victoria & Albert Museum, London. LONDON.- In 2020, the V&A will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death by transforming the way museum visitors experience the iconic Raphael Cartoons, loaned to the V&A from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen.The Raphael Court – home to the Cartoons – will be refurbished from... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2019

Major new Raphael exhibition announced at the National Gallery

LONDON.- A painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet who captured in his art the human and the divine, love, friendship, learning, and power, who gave us quintessential images of community and civilisation: Raphael’s life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal.In the year that marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the National Gallery will present one of the first-ever exhibitions to explore the complete career of this giant of the Italian Renaissance.  ... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2019

Newly-discovered work by Raphael and rare drawing by Rubens to lead Sotheby's Sale of Old Master Drawings

NEW YORK, NY.- A newly-discovered drawing by Raphael and an exceptionally rare figure study by Peter Paul Rubens will lead Sotheby’s auction of Old Master Drawings in New York on 30 January. The discovery of Raphael’s Standing Soldier in Armor adds an important and beautiful work to the artist’s oeuvre. Peter Paul Rubens’s Nude Study of a Young Man with Raised Arms offers a fascinating look at the process by which the artist arrived at the final composition for one of key figures in the great altarpiece... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2018

Exhibition traces the emergence and influence of the nude in Renaissance art

Allegory of Fortune, about 1530, Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolò de Lutero), oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, Renaissance artists made the nude central to their art, creating lifelike, vibrant, and varied representations of the human body. This transformative moment is one that would shape the course of European art history and resonate through the present day. On view at the J. Paul Getty... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2018

Masterworks by Michelangelo and his contemporaries on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Marcello Venusti after Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Last Judgment, 1549, oil tempera on poplar wood, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, an exhibition highlighting the artistic legacy of Pope Paul III (1468–1549) and the vital role that drawing played in artistic production throughout Europe in the late 15th and 16th centuries. Largely drawn from the... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2017

Rembrandt's 'Self Portrait at the Age of 34' on loan to the Norton Simon Museum

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), Self Portrait at the Age of 34, 1640. Oil on canvas, 102 x 80 cm © The National Gallery, London. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents an installation of Rembrandt’s striking Self-Portrait from 1640, on loan from The National Gallery, London this winter season. Titled Self Portrait at the Age of 34, the painting captures the image of the artist in his middle age: affluent, self-confident and wise. Its installation at the Norton Simon Museum marks the first... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2017

Major exhibition of 150 paintings and drawings by Raphael opens in Vienna

Raphael, Portrait of Bindo Altoviti, detail, ca. 1514–1515. Oil on wood © National Gallery of Art, Washington VIENNA.- Together with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael completes the triumvirate of Italian Renaissance artists. Moreover, the world-famous drawings of this prematurely deceased master (1483–1520) make him one of art history’s great draftsmen. The Albertina Museum is now paying tribute to Raphael with a major exhibition of 150 paintings and drawings. Starting from the Albertina Museum’s own... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2017

'Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde' at Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, 18 February to 28 May

MADRID - Opening in February at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde, an exhibition which, for the first time in Spain, presents an important selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery. In total the exhibition features 90 works from the 15th to the 19th centuries representing artistic schools such as the Italian, German, Flemish and Spanish and including great names... [Lire la suite]