20 juillet 2019

Major Exhibition Traces the History of Pastel in Art at National Gallery of Art, September 29, 2019, through January 26, 2020

William Merritt Chase, Study of Flesh Color and Gold, 1888, pastel on paper coated with mauve-gray grit (on strainer), overall: 45.7 x 33 cm (18 x 13 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Raymond J. and Margaret Horowitz. Washington, DC—In a major new exhibition opening this fall, the National Gallery of Art will examine the beauty and depth of pastel, tracing its rich history from the Renaissance to the present day. The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art will feature some 70 exquisite... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2018

Once-in-a-lifetime exhibition reunites lost treasures of Strawberry Hill

Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Horace Walpole, detail, c. 1756–57. © Marquess of Hertford, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire. LONDON.- The magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and curiosities created by Horace Walpole for his celebrated gothic villa at Strawberry Hill, which was later dispersed all over the world in the famous sale of the century of 1842, has been reassembled for the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s Collection... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

Canaletto exhibition reunites two of the Venetian master's greatest series of paintings

Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768), The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day, c.1733–4. Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 125.4 cm, RCIN 404417, Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 LONDON - A new exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace reunites two of Canaletto's finest sets of paintings, displayed side by side for the first time in almost 40 years.  Canaletto & the Art of Venice, opening tomorrow (19 May),  shows six views of Venice produced early in the artist's career in... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2016

J. Paul Getty Museum opens "Fashionable Likeness: Pastel Portraits in 18th-Century Britain"

William Hoare (English, 1707 - 1792), Henry Hoare, "The Magnificent", of Stourhead, about 1750 - 1760. Pastel on paper. Unframed: 61 × 45.7 cm (24 × 18 in.) Framed: 100.3 × 64.8 × 8.9 cm (39 1/2 × 25 1/2 × 3 1/2 in.) Accession No. 2013.47.1 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- In eighteenth-century Britain, portraits were commissioned by an increasingly wide cross- section of society, including the newly rich, as a visible symbol of their wealth and cultural aspirations. Fashionable Likeness: Pastel... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2014

"Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music" opens at the Portland Art Museum

 Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day, c. 1745, Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The William L. Elkins Collection, Photo The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY. PORTLAND, ORE.- The Portland Art Museum is the only U.S. venue for Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music opened on February 15. This stunning exhibition explores the heroic age of art and music in the Republic of Venice, also referred to as La Serenissima or “the most serene.”  Between the... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2014

Getty exhibition features drawings of mythical stories and figures from the Renaissance to the 19th century

  Rosalba Carriera, A Muse, mid-1720s. Pastel on laid blue paper, 31 x 26 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The stories involving the mythical gods and heroes of Greco-Roman antiquity have inspired artists for centuries, testing their abilities to represent complex narratives in visual form. The likes of Venus and Apollo, Hercules and Achilles, have proved to be particularly rich artistic subjects not only because they had extraordinary qualities―such as beauty, creativity, strength and courage―but... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2013

Rosalba Carriera (1675 - 1757), A portrait of Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne (1710 - 1746) Venice, 1731

Rosalba Carriera (1675 - 1757), A portrait of Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne (1710 - 1746) Venice, 1731. Pastel, heightened with white bodycolour on paper. Purchased 2009 (2009.3). The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. This striking portrait of Lord Boyne shows him in Venetian carnival dress, wearing a fine ermine trimmed coat, a bauta or lace veil, black tricorn hat and a white mask, pushed away to reveal his face. Boyne was in Italy with his travelling companion Edward Walpole and they both enjoyed the Venetian carnival in... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2012

Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675 - 1757), Portrait of a gentleman, half length, his hat beneath his arm

Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675 - 1757), Portrait of a gentleman, half length, his hat beneath his arm.  Pastel on paper; 23 1/8  by 18 1/2  in; 58.8 by 46.9 cm. Estimation: 30,000 - 40,000 USD: 30,000 - 40,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sale, London, Christie's, 11 December 1990, lot 47a LITTERATURE: N. Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, London 2006, p. 113, reproduced NOTE DE CATALOGUE: This fine portrait of an unidentified gentleman is characteristic of Rosalba's style, where her... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2012

Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675 - 1757), Portrait of a man wearing a golden-brown silk mantle over a silver waistcoat

 Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675 - 1757), Portrait of a man wearing a golden-brown silk mantle over a silver waistcoat. Photo Sotheby's Pastel; 570 by 460 mm; 23 1/4  by 18 1/2  in. Estimation: 30,000 - 40,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sale, London, Christie's, 1 April 1987, lot 27 LITTERATURE: Neil Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, London 2006, pp. 112-113, reproduced p. 113 NOTE DE CATALOGUE: It has not been possible to identify the sitter in this handsome pastel, but the work is... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2012

Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675-1757), Portrait of Lord Sidney Beauclerk (1703-1744), half-length, in a grey velvet coat

Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675-1757), Portrait of Lord Sidney Beauclerk (1703-1744), half-length, in a grey velvet coat and white stock. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012 red and black chalk, pastel, bodycolour; 22 1/16 x 17 1/16 in. (56.1 x 43.3 cm.) - Lot 76. Estimate £120,000 - £180,000 Provenance: The family of the sitter, and by descent to Charles Beauclerk, 13th Duke of Saint Albans; Christie's, London, 4 July 1978, lot 73, where acquired by the father of the present owner.  Pastel:... [Lire la suite]
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