17 juillet 2009

'The Discovery of Spain | British Artists and Collectors: Goya to Picasso' @ the National Gallery of Scotland

Lady in a Fur Wrap by El Greco © Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums), The Stirling Maxwell Collection, Pollok House EDINBURGH.- A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture will bring some Mediterranean colour to Edinburgh this summer, as the National Gallery of Scotland unveils the highlight of its festival programme for 2009. The Discovery of Spain will explore the fascination for Spanish art and culture in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain, and examine the taste of Hispanophile collectors and artists.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2009

'Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London' @ the Yale Center for British Art

John Pettie, A State Secret, 1874, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Royal Holloway, University of London NEW HAVEN, CT.- In the last years of his life, Thomas Holloway (1800-1883), a self-made millionaire, dedicated himself to creating a world-class collection of “modern” paintings. This collection formed the crowning gift to his generous endowment of a college for women (now known as Royal Holloway, University of London), which he founded in 1879 and which was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886. Between 1881 and 1883 Holloway amassed... [Lire la suite]

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