01 mai 2020

The National Gallery celebrates doctors, carers and nurses with exhibition

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640), Portrait of Ludovicus Nonnius, about 1627. Oil on wood, 124.4 x 92.2 cm, NG6393. © The National Gallery, London. LONDON.- To coincide with International Nurses Day, which is traditionally held on 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, the National Gallery invites its online visitors to celebrate doctors, healers and carers through its paintings.As the current health crisis is affecting the life of so many people all over the word... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2020

After Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian, Cameria, or Mihrimah Sultan (1522-1578), daughter of Suleyman The Magnificent

Lot 23. After Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian, Cameria, or Mihrimah Sultan (1522-1578), daughter of Suleyman The Magnificent; oil on canvas, 57.2 x 45.6 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ex private collection, France, until 2017. Note: One of several paintings which reproduces a lost portrait of the powerful daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1522-66) by Titian, believed originally to have formed part of the collection of Bishop Paolo Giovio (1483-1552). Other versions... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2020

'Titian: Love, Desire, Death' at the National Gallery, London

 Titian’s epic series of large-scale mythological paintings, known as the 'poesie', will be brought together in its entirety for the first time since the late 16th century at the National Gallery next March. From the original cycle of six paintings, the exhibition will reunite 'Danaë' (1551–3, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House); 'Venus and Adonis' (1554, Prado, Madrid); Diana and Actaeon (1556–9) and Diana and Callisto (1556–9), jointly owned by the National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland; and the... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2020

The Kunstmuseum Basel pays homage to Louise Bachofen-Burckhardt, its most important patron

Installation view Kunstmuseum Basel | Hauptbau Künstler, Beteiligte: Bilderlust. Louise Bachofen-Burckhardt - Sammeln und Stiften in Basel. Photo: Julian Salinas BASEL.- A hundred years after the death of Louise Bachofen-Burckhardt (1845–1920), the Kunstmuseum pays homage to its most important patron in the early twentieth century. The exhibition in the main building’s ground floor galleries presents many of the outstanding works that Bachofen-Burckhardt secured for the museum.“It is my ardent hope that I will yet be... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art traces the first 60 years of the etched print

Daniel Hopfer (German, 1471–1536). Death and the Devil Surprising two Women, ca. 1500–1510. Etching; first state of two.  Plate: 6 3/16 x 8 7/8 in. (15.7 x 22.6 cm). Sheet: 6 5/16 x 8 15/16 in. (16 x 22.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951 (51.501.383). NEW YORK, NY.- The emergence of etching on paper in Europe in the late 15th and early 16th centuries—when the technique moved out of the workshops of armor decorators and into those of... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2019

Exhibition at Alte Pinakothek traces Anthony Van Dyck's development as an artist

MUNICH.- Anthony van Dyck – celebrated across Europe for his portraits of the rulers, military commanders, artists, and beauties of his age. He captured his subjects with unparalleled vitality while also clearly denoting their status. Yet Van Dyck’s path to fame was no easy one: the early years of his career were overshadowed by the famous Peter Paul Rubens: the role model, as much admired as he was unassailable, whose influence is most palpable in Van Dyck’s early history paintings. It was only in Italy and through the close... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

Flesh And Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum opens at Seattle Art Museum

SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum (October 17, 2019–January 26, 2020), featuring 40 Renaissance and Baroque works of art (39 paintings and one sculpture) drawn from the collection of one of the largest museums in Italy. Traveling from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see works by significant Italian, French, and Spanish artists who worked in Italy including Artemisia Gentileschi, El... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

Newly restored Titian's Rape of Europa set to be reunited with accompanying works

Titian (Pieve diCadore, about 1488 - 1576, Venice), Rape of Europa, 1562. Oil on canvas, 178 x 205 cm (70 1/16 x 80 11/16 in.) canvas, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. BOSTON, MASS.- Following the most comprehensive painting analysis and conservation treatment the Museum has ever undertaken, Titian’s Rape of Europa is back on display as the centerpiece of the Gardner Museum’s Titian Room. Early next year, as part of a multi-venue exhibition in... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2019

Special exhibition presents highlights of Dresden's Old Masters Picture Gallery

Raffael (Raffaello Santi) (1483-1520), The Sistine Madonna, 1512/13, oil on canvas, 269.5 x 201 cm, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Gall 93 © SKD. DRESDEN.- The international reputation of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is based on such masterpieces as Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna”, Giorgione’s “Sleeping Venus”, Vermeer’s “The Procuress” or Bellotto’s views of Dresden. Although most of the Semper building is currently... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2019

Exhibition offers comprehensive insights into the artistic and thematic breadth of the Renaissance in Venice

Titian (c. 1488/90–1576), Portrait of a Young Man, detail, ca. 1510. Oil on poplar, 20 x 17 cm, Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum © Städel Museum – ARTOTHEK FRANKFURT.- The Städel Museum is devoting a major special exhibition to one of the most momentous chapters in the history of European art: Venetian painting of the Renaissance. Entitled “Titian and the Renaissance in Venice”, the show unites more than a hundred masterpieces – In the early sixteenth century, artists of the “City of Water” developed... [Lire la suite]