14 janvier 2023

'Theodoor Rombouts, Virtuoso of Flemish Caravaggism' at MSK Ghent

Theodoor Rombouts  (Antwerp, 1597–Antwerp, 1637), Allegory of the Five Senses, 1632, Oil on canvas, MSK Ghent © www.artinflanders.be, photo Cedric Verhelst GHENT - On the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the MSK, we are presenting the first ever monographic exhibition on Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637), the virtuoso of Flemish Caravaggism. Rombouts was an established figure in the Antwerp art world. But although his painting was appreciated during his short life, the Antwerp Baroque gods Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)... [Lire la suite]

17 décembre 2018

'Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe' presents 70 masterpieces at the Centraal Museum

Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1657), The Procuress, 1625, Centraal Museum, Utrecht. © Centraal Museum, Utrecht UTRECHT.- At the start of the Dutch Golden Age, Rome was the centre of the world. Young painters from across Europe made their way to the Eternal City, where – so the rumour went – the painter Caravaggio had caused a revolution. A new realism in the art of painting, unparalleled drama, grand gestures and mysteries of light: everyone wanted to see it for themselves. Among them were the... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

Valentin de Boulogne, A fortune teller, bravo, lute player, drinking figure, and a pick-pocket

Lot 21. Valentin de Boulogne (Coulommiers-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne Bapt 1591 (?) - 1632 Rome), A fortune teller, bravo, lute player, drinking figure, and a pick-pocket, oil on canvas, 53 3/8  by 73 3/8  in.; 145.7 by 187.6 cm. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 USD. Lot sold 1,935,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Marchese Raffaele Soprani (1612-1672), Sestri Levante, and thence by descent;Anonymous sale, Genoa, Casa di Riposo/Chiostro del Santuario di San Francesco di Paola, 3... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2016

"Valentin de Boulogne. Réinventer Caravage" au Musée du Louvre

Valentin de Boulogne, L'Innocence de Suzanne reconnue ou le Jugement de Daniel. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux PARIS - Considéré comme le plus brillant des peintres à la suite de Caravage et comme l’un des plus grands artistes français à l’égal de Poussin, Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632) passa l’essentiel de sa carrière à Rome, où il reçut de prestigieuses commandes, notamment du pape Urbain VIII ; son oeuvre fut aussi collectionnée par les puissants, au premier rang desquels figurent... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2016

First exhibition devoted to the greatest French follower of Caravaggio to open at The Met in October

Valentin de Boulogne (French, Coulommiers-en-Brie 1591-1632 Rome). Samson, 1630-31. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund. NEW YORK, NY.- The greatest French follower of Caravaggio (1571–1610), Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632) was also one of the outstanding artists in 17th-century Europe. In the years following Caravaggio's death, he emerged as one of the most original protagonists of the new, naturalistic painting. Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio will be the first monographic exhibition... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2016

Two important Old Master paintings recovered by the Art Loss Register

Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632), Concert with four people and a drinker, oil on canvas, 103 x 148 cm. CREDIT: THE ART LOSS REGISTER/PA LONDON.- The Art Loss Register has recovered two large Old Master paintings, both of which were stolen in Rome in 1994: one from the former Senator and Prime Minister of the Italian State (1970-1972) Emilio Colombo, the other from the office of an accountant. These two works are the largest to be recovered by the ALR in the company’s 25-year history. The... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to hold annual Masters Week auctions in New York from 27-30 January

Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563 - 1639 London), Danaë. Oil on canvas, 1621, 63 ½ by 89 ¼ in. Est. $25/35 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby's annual Masters Week auctions in New York will be held from 27 - 30 January 2016. This exciting auction series features rare and important European paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the 14th through the 19th centuries, including Orazio Gentileschi’s Danaë, one of the most important Baroque masterpieces left in private hands, and two very special private... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

"Les Bas-fonds du Baroque" au Petit Palais

Bartolomeo Manfredi, Bacchus et un buveur, vers 1621, Huile sur toile, 132 x 96 cm. © Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Pollo Museale della città di Roma. Galleria Nazionale di Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini. PARIS - L’exposition «Les Bas-fonds du Baroque, la Rome du vice et de la misère » invite le public à découvrir, dans les Grandes Galeries du Petit Palais, le visage sombre et violent de la Rome baroque du XVIIe siècle, souvent célébrée pour ses fastes et sa... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2011

"Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome" @ the Kimbell Art Museum

Caravaggio, Boy Bitten by a Lizard, 1594–96, oil on canvas. Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi, Florence FORT WORTH, TX.- Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome opens October 16, 2011, at the Kimbell Art Museum, its only U.S. venue. Electrifying in his originality, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) was a controversial genius whose short life was rife with conflict and who, in just the last half-­‐century, has reemerged as one of the most celebrated artists of all time. “Caravaggiomania,” as described... [Lire la suite]