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]
03 février 2017

The Morgan presents treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden

François Boucher (French, 1703-1770), The Triumph of Venus, 1740 (detail), oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Photo: Cecilia Heisser / Nationalmuseum.  NEW YORK, NY.- The Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is collaborating with the Morgan Library & Museum to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its renowned collections to New York in an extraordinary new exhibition opening February 3. The show features work by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael,... [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]
04 octobre 2016

Experts say painting bought for $20 in 1899 could be an original Raphael, reassessed as £20 million

Possible Raphael discovered at Haddo House, first attributed to Innocenzo Francucci da Imola, The Virgin. Photo The National Trust for Scotland, Haddo House. EDINBURGH.- BBC experts examining the amazing art collection at the National Trust for Scotland’s Haddo House in Aberdeenshire have discovered two very important paintings, including a piece that is ‘probably by’ Raphael. The revelation comes in BBC4’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces which airs on Wednesday 5 October at 9pm. Art experts Dr Bendor... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2016

"Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces" highlights museum's most notable works in new light

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606 – 1669), "Self-Portrait, Aged 23". Oil on oak panel, 1629. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (P21n6). BOSTON, MASS.- This spring, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston presents Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces, displaying 25 of the collection’s most esteemed works of art by masters including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens, which will be moved from the Museum’s original palace into the contemporary Hostetter Gallery. The... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2016

Dresden's Old Masters Picture Gallery completes redevelopment of the east wing

Gemaeldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden © Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, David Brandt DRESDEN.- The first major step has been taken: the redevelopment of the east wing of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden has been completed. From 26 February 2016 the wing is once more open to visitors. During the general redevelopment of the west wing, which is now also to take place, the world-famous collection is now on show at a special presentation... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to hold annual Masters Week auctions in New York from 27-30 January

Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563 - 1639 London), Danaë. Oil on canvas, 1621, 63 ½ by 89 ¼ in. Est. $25/35 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby's annual Masters Week auctions in New York will be held from 27 - 30 January 2016. This exciting auction series features rare and important European paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the 14th through the 19th centuries, including Orazio Gentileschi’s Danaë, one of the most important Baroque masterpieces left in private hands, and two very special private... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2015

Sublime Beauty: Raphael's "Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn" to make U.S. debut in Cincinnati

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, circa 1505–6, oil on canvas transferred from panel, Galleria Borghese, Rome, inv. 371. CINCINNATI, OH.- The Cincinnati Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announced Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn.” This focused exhibition features one of Raphael’s most beguiling and enigmatic paintings. The masterpiece, presented in the United States for the first time, will come on loan from the Galleria Borghese in Rome, where it was... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2015

"Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Attributed to Jacquemart de Hesdin and others,
Sketchbook Formed of Six Panels of Prepared Boxwood, open to Women and Wild Men, c. 1390-1400,
model book with drawings in metalpoint (probably silverpoint) on prepared boxwood,
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906. WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first comprehensive exhibition on the evocative medium of metalpoint—the art of drawing with a metal stylus—some 100 works showcase the surprising range of effects created by master draftsmen for... [Lire la suite]