10 juillet 2015

Most comprehensive exhibition on Van Dyck as a portraitist to be shown at the Frick in 2016

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), James, Seventh Earl of Derby, His Lady and Child, 1632-41. Oil on canvas. The Frick Collection, New York.  NEW YORK, NY.- Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in London. Van Dyck’s supremely elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life—whether real or imagined—made him the favorite... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2015

From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: Exhibition of French porcelain opens at The Frick Collection

© 1998-2014 The Frick Collection. NEW YORK, NY.- When Henry Clay Frick set out to furnish his new residence at 1 East 70th Street, his intention was to replicate the grand houses of the greatest European collectors, who surrounded their Old Master paintings with exquisite furniture and decorative objects. With the assistance of the art dealer Sir Joseph Duveen, Frick quickly assembled an impressive collection of decorative arts, including vases, potpourris, jugs, and basins made at Sèvres, the preeminent eighteenth-century... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2015

The Frick acquires a rare and importaant sixteenth-century French ceramic ewer

Bernard Palissy (c. 1510–1590), Ewer, Saint-Porchaire ware, c. 1545−65, glazed earthenware, The Frick Collection, purchased through the Sidney R. Knafel Fund, 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Since the mid-nineteenth century, Renaissance Italian bronze statuettes, maiolica wares, Limoges enamels, and French sixteenth-century ceramics belonged to the category of objects that every serious art collector in Europe hoped to own, their value and association with royal and noble provenance bestowing upon their owners an aura of cultivation and... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2011

Antoine Watteau’s magnificent picture La Surprise on loan to The Frick Collection

Jean-Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-1721), La Surprise, oil on panel, 14.1/2 x 11.1/2 in. (36.3 x 28.2 cm.) Estimate: £3,000,000 - £5,000,000. Christie's Images Ltd 2008. NEW YORK, N.Y.- Antoine Watteau’s magnificent picture La Surprise has long been deemed a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French painting by scholars and connoisseurs. The panel was originally in the collection of Nicolas Hénin (1691–1724), Councilor to the King and a close friend of the artist, for whom it may have been painted. The work then entered several... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2011

"Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette" @ The Frick Collection

Wall panel attributed to Jean-Siméon Rousseau de la Rottière and Jules-Hugues Rousseau, 1781, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Soon after Marie-Antoinette ascended the throne in France in 1774, the young queen embraced a new fashion for interiors à la turc. This style grew out of a taste for neoclassical decoration initiated about 1770 by architects and designers who had studied ancient architecture in Italy. To the classical motifs, le goût turc called for the addition of turbaned figures, camels, crossed crescents,... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2011

"Rembrandt and His School: Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections" @ The Frick Collection, New York

Rembrandt van Rijn, Nicolaes Ruts, 1631. Oil on mahogany panel, 46 x 34 3/8 inches (116.8 cm x 87.3 cm). The Frick Collection, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- In the century that has passed since the collectors Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) and Frederik Johannes Lugt (1884-1970) began to acquire works by Rembrandt van Rijn, the world's view of the artist has changed dramatically. In the late nineteenth century the Dutch artist was perceived as an isolated and unrecognized genius, resistant to rules and increasingly withdrawn from... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2010

Fall Focus on Spanish Art through Two Frick Presentations

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660), King Philip IV of Spain, 1644, oil on canvas, 51 ⅛ x 39 ⅛ inches, The Frick Collection, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- The greatest Spanish draftsmen from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century—Ribera, Murillo, and Goya, among them—created works of dazzling idiosyncrasy. These diverse drawings, which may be broadly characterized as possessing a specifically “Spanish manner,” will be the subject of an exclusive exhibition at The Frick Collection in the fall of 2010. The... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2009

"Ingres's 'Comtesse d'Haussonville' from The Frick Collection" @ the Norton Simon Museum

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867), Comtesse d’Haussonville, dated 1845. Oil on canvas, 51 ⅞ x 36 ¼ inches (131.8 x 92). The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Richard di Liberto PASADENA, CA. The Norton Simon Museum will present a special installation of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s stunning portrait of Comtesse d’Haussonville, 1845, on loan from The Frick Collection in New York. This portrait of the comtesse, a young woman known as Louise, Princess de Broglie, is the first loan from the Frick in an art... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2009

'Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop' @ the Frick Collection

Vase, Biblical Scenes from the Old Testament, Urbino or Turin, c. 1565, workshop of Orazio Fontana, tin-glazed earthenware, 21 1/4 x 11 3/16 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Bloomfield Moore Fund and other Museum funds, 1944 Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop is the latest in a critically acclaimed series of dossier presentations organized by the Frick. The project takes a rare focused look at this family workshop by presenting several outstanding and innovative examples... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2008

Andrea Riccio @ The Frick Collection

Andrea Riccio (1470–1532), Saint Martin and the Beggar, 1513–20, bronze, Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, Venice NEW YORK, NY.- This autumn, The Frick Collection presents the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Andrea Riccio (1470–1532), one of the greatest—and least-known—bronze masters of the Renaissance. Though the artist was celebrated in the sixteenth century as a “sovereign master of bronze” and is acknowledged today as one of the most sublimely creative sculptors of the Italian Renaissance, Riccio’s... [Lire la suite]
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