08 avril 2015

'Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M. Salgo Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum

Chalice, Central European, 1462. Silver, gilded silver, cloisonné enamel, and pearls. Overall: 8 7/16 x 5 ½ in; diam. of cup: 4 3/16 in. Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Nicolas M. Salgo (1914-2005), a Hungarian native and former United States ambassador to Budapest, was fascinated by the art of the goldsmith in Hungarian culture and formed his own “treasury” by collecting pieces that are individual and unique. Hungarian Treasure: Silver from the Nicolas M.... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2010

"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty " @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art NY

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969 – 2010), The Horn of Plenty, Autumn/Winter 2009-2010. Chris Moore/Catwalking.com NEW YORK, NY.- The spring 2011 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, it was announced by the Museum today. The exhibition, on view from May 4 through July 31, 2011 (preceded on May 2 by The Costume Institute Gala Benefit), will celebrate the late Mr. McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2010

Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered, on view @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 13 through Nove

Eighteenth-century European court society was famous for its lavish banquets featuring elaborate settings and protocols designed to indicate the status of both host and guests. Integral to these events were extravagant dining services of silver and gold, many of which subsequently were melted down to finance the frequent wars of the period. Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 13 through November 7, 2010, will present a magnificent and rare surviving... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2010

"Tutankhamun’s Funeral" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Floral collar. Diam. 47 cm (18 ½ in). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 NEW YORK, NY.- n 1908, while excavating in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, American archaeologist Theodore Davis discovered about a dozen large storage jars. Their contents included broken pottery, bags of natron (a mixture of sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium sulphate, and sodium chloride that occurs naturally in Egypt), bags of sawdust, floral collars, and pieces of linen with markings from years 6 and 8 during... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2010

'Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910–1997)' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997), Celestial Maiden. Datable to 1942–43. Drawing mounted as a hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, Overall: 51 3/16 x 26 3/4 in. (130 x 68 cm) 2005.411.4 © 2000–2010 The Metropolitan Museum of Art NEW YORK, NY.- A new installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997), demonstrates how Chinese artists learned, historically, from earlier masterpieces and from nature. It showcases more than 100 works—including paintings, sketches,... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2010

'The Drawings of Bronzino" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Agnolo Bronzino, "Head of a Smiling Young Woman in Three-Quarter View", ca. 1542-43. Charcoal and black chalk (with stumping), highlighted with white chalk, on of white paper; some outlines stylus-incised. Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques NEW YORK, NY.- The Drawings of Bronzino, the first exhibition ever dedicated to Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572), brings together nearly all of the 61 known drawings by, or attributed to, the great Florentine court artist of the Medici. On view at The Metropolitan Museum... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2010

Photocollages Reveal Wit and Whimsy of the Victorian Era in Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Opening February 2

Marie-Blanche-Hennelle Fournier (French, 1831–1906) Untitled page from the Madame B Album, 1870s.  Collage of watercolor, ink, and albumen silver prints. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mary and Leigh Block Endowment, 2005.297 In the 1860s and 1870s, long before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, aristocratic Victorian women were experimenting with photocollage. Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art February 2 - May... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2009

'Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799)' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Luo Ping (1733-1799), Portrait of Jin Nong (ca. 1760) The first comprehensive exhibition of Luo Ping's paintings ever presented in America, Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799) will bring together nearly sixty works, including many Chinese "National Treasures," by one of the most celebrated painters in 18th-century China. Complemented by 27 pieces from American collections, this momentous international-loan exhibition will reveal the range and brilliance of the artist's vision as well as his place... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2009

'Imperial Privilege: Vienna Porcelain of Du Paquier, 1718–44' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tulip Vase from a Garniture. Austrian (Vienna), Du Paquier factory, ca. 1725. Hard-paste porcelain. H. 6-3/8 in. (16.2 cm.); W. 8-5/16 in. (21.1 cm.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954 (54.147.94) NEW YORK, NY.- The Du Paquier ceramic manufactory, founded by Claudius Innocentius du Paquier in Vienna in 1718, was only the second factory in Europe able to make true porcelain in the manner of the Chinese. This small porcelain enterprise developed a highly... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2009

"Silk and Bamboo: Music and Art of China" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Seated Musician, Tang dynasty (618–906), China. Marble. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm), W. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm), D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.156) The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present an exhibition celebrating the musical heritage of China – one of the oldest continuously documented traditions with roots reaching back more than 8,000 years – beginning September 5. Featuring some 60 objects and illustrations – drawn largely from the Museum's collections of Asian art and musical instruments –... [Lire la suite]