12 juin 2016

Getty Museum displays ancient Greek and Roman sculptures From The Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

The Lansdowne Dionysos, A.D. 1-200, Roman, marble. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, Ludington Deaccessioning Fund. LOS ANGELES, CA.- As a result of a long-term loan and conservation agreement, the J. Paul Getty Museum put on view 14 works of art this spring from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s superb collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. On view in the South Pavilion at the Getty Center, the special installation features a selection of marble and bronze works depicting gods and goddesses,... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2016

Luxurious treasures at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offer glimpse into Roman lifestyle

Cup with Centaurs, 1–100 C.E. Roman. Silver and gold. H: 4 5/8 x W:10 9/16 x D:6 7/8 x Diam: 5 7/8 inches, 3.62 pounds.  Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris. VEX.2014.1.7 KANSAS CITY, MO.- A glittering array of silver, gold and gemstones on view in the exhibition Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire offers a window into the lifestyles of the ancient Roman elite, who used luxury items to display their wealth through elaborate banquets, gifts and... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2016

A Roman Gold Ring with Nicolo Intaglio, circa 3rd Century A.D.

Lot 91. A Roman Gold Ring with Nicolo Intaglio, circa 3rd Century A.D. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. solid-cast, the broad angular hoop deeply carved with inverted volutes at the sides and on top of the shoulders, the oval bezel set with a beveled nicolo intaglio engraved with a sea horse swimming to left. Total length 3 cm.; inside width 1.8 cm.; inside height 1.5 cm. Provenance: Jeremy Caudron, Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, by descent from his maternal grandfather;... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2016

Getty Museum announces acquisition of two superb Greek and Roman Ancient works

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of two important works of ancient art: a Geometric Greek vase and a Roman marble head. The vase is an impressive example of the late Geometric style that marked the beginning of classical Greek art, while the marble head is part of an important Roman statue of a female figure that is already in the Getty Museum’s collection. “We are very pleased to add these two new important works of ancient art to the Museum’s collection,” says Timothy Potts,... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2016

Sotheby's Milan announces sale of sculptures and works of art

A Milanese Cabinet Collection. Photo: Sotheby's.  MILAN.- For the first time in a Milanese sale on an international level, most of the lots are accompanied by export licence. It’s therefore an important news for the art market in Italy and abroad.   Sotheby’s Milan will host this event and Filippo Lotti – Sotheby’s Italy managing director -comments: "After a few seasons devoted exclusively to Contemporary Art in Italy, Milan expands again its business thanks to a refined Milanese Private Collection, mostly... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

An important portrait statuette of Marcus Aurelius, Roman, about 169 A.D.

An important portrait statuette of Marcus Aurelius, Roman, about 169 A.D. H. 36.2 cm. Bronze. Price on request. Jean-David Cahn at Spring Masters New York‏, May 6-9, 2016 Rare representation of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius as a victorious military commander with a radiate crown. He wears an elaborately crafted hip-length coat of scale armour (lorica squamata) with a cingulum, the distinctive Roman soldier’s belt, around his waist. The pteryges, long strips of cloth or leather which descend from the lower... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2016

A Roman marble panel from a sarcophagus, circa 180 A.D.

Lot 66. A Roman marble panel from a sarcophagus, circa 180 A.D. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $317,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Sculpted in high relief, depicting Achilles on Skyros, the hero at the center, lunging to the left with his head turned back, dressed as a woman, wearing a chiton falling off his right shoulder, holding a circular shield in his raised left hand, his crested Corinthian helmet on the ground before him, one of the daughters of King Lycomedes collapsing to the right, probably... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

An important large Roman inlaid bronze Bacchus, circa 2nd century A.D.

Lot 10. An important large Roman inlaid bronze Bacchus, circa 2nd century A.D. Estimate $500,000 - $700,000. Price Realized $509,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The youthful god depicted nude, standing with his weight on his left leg, the right relaxed and bent at the knee, his left arm lowered, perhaps once holding a kantharos, and his right arm raised, perhaps once holding a cluster of grapes, his fleshy torso with copper inlays for the nipples, his head turned to his right, with a smooth forehead and... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2016

A Roman stone mosaic panel, circa 3rd century A.D.

Lot 9. A Roman stone mosaic panel, circa 3rd century A.D. Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Price Realized $545,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Composed of multicolored tesserae on a cream ground, with Dionysus riding in a chariot pulled by two rearing centaurs, the left bearded, the right youthful, the god nimbate, depicted nude but for an animal skin draped diagonally across his chest from his left shoulder, a mantle draped on top and over his arm, a thyrsus in his raised right hand, a crown of ivy and berries... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

Axel Vervoordt at TEFAF Maastricht 2016

Anish Kapoor (Bombay, 1954), Untitled, 2013. Alabaster, 102 x 120 x 37 cm. Axel Vervoordt © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Otto Piene (Laasphe 1928-2014 Berlin), Lichtsirene, 1959-60. Acrylic paint on canvas, 110 x 110 cm. Signed, titled and dated on the overlap 'Piene 59-60 Lichtsirene'. Axel Vervoordt © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Heinz Mack (Lollar, 1931), Untitled, 1959-60. Oil on canvas, 106 x 75 cm. Signed and dated 'Mack 59/60'. Axel... [Lire la suite]