27 août 2015

Palazzo Bernardo in Venice

 Palazzo Bernardo in Venice. Photo: Massimo Listri Palazzo Bernardo in Venice.
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13 juin 2015

Shoes and sacrifice: Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores footwear fashion

Chopines, about 1600 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON (AFP).- For centuries, women and sometimes men have squeezed their feet into tiny shoes or balanced on towering heels to feel sexy, empowered and to show their wealth and status. Now their sacrifice is being celebrated in a new exhibition, 'Shoes: Pleasure and Pain', which opens at the V&A museum in London on Saturday. From a 2,000-year-old pair of Egyptian gold sandals to child-like Chinese slippers for bound feet, to Christian... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2015

Rare works with impeccable provenance lead Christie's Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1721-1780 Warsaw), Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe above the Augustus Bridge (Detail). Oil on canvas. 37 5/8 x 65 1/8 in. (95.6 x 165.4 cm.) Estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000 ($12,352,000 - $18,528,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 LONDON.- Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale in London on Thursday 9 July will offer an exceptional selection of pictures from private collections, with emphasis on rarity, importance and provenance. Many of the... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2015

Turner, Sickert and Brangwyn feature in new summer exhibition at Lady Lever Art Gallery

Detail of 'Venetian Canal' (around 1926), A B Waller. National Museums Liverpool. LIVERPOOL.- A new exhibition showcasing Venice through the eyes of old and modern masters opened at the Lady Lever Art Gallery on 1 May and runs until 27 September 2015. Picturing Venice features works by artists including JMW Turner, Walter Sickert and Frank Brangwyn, exploring the influence of the Italian city on British art and culture. The exhibition also considers the enduring appeal of ‘The Floating City’... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2015

Solo exhibition of recent works by Michael Eastman opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Michael Eastman, Deco Stairwell #2, Havana, 2014 ©Michael Eastman/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- Edwynn Houk Gallery announces their inaugural solo exhibition of recent works by Michael Eastman (American, b. 1947). The exhibition opened on Thursday 19 February and runs through Saturday 4 April 2015.  The selection of large-scale architectural photographs on view were taken during Eastman’s extensive travels throughout Cuba, Europe, Asia and the United States. The exhibition explores the... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2014

Goblet, glass, Venice, 16th century

Goblet, glass, Venice, 16th century; tall with straight sides, widening slightly at rim; ornamented throughout with latticinio reticelli and gilding; wide, slightly flattened base-ring. Height: 15.7 centimetres. Diameter: 10.7 centimetres. Purchased from: William Wareham. 1873,1029.1. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Bibliography: Tait, Hugh, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, British Museum, BMP, 1979
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08 août 2014

Bowl, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Bowl, glass, Venice, late 16th century; vetro a reticello, slightly tapering hemispherical shape, resting on knop and folded bell-foot. Height: 11.9 centimetres. Diameter: 13.5 centimetres. Bequeathed by Felix Slade. S.692. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Bibliography: Tait, Hugh, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, British Museum, BMP, 1979Nesbitt, A, Catalogue of the Collection of Glass formed by Felix Slade, London, 1871 Gros and Delettrez 8 December 2006, Paris, lot 56 for more open chalice-shaped glass... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2014

Goblet, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Goblet, glass, Venice, late 16th century; hemispherical bowl; six circular embayments; compressed bulb supported by knop and bell-foot; ornamented throughout with alternating bands of white filigree and plain white glass. Height: 11.3 centimetres. Diameter: 11.3 centimetres. Bequeathed by Felix Slade. S.644. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Bibliography: Tait, Hugh, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, British Museum, BMP, 1979Nesbitt, A, Catalogue of the Collection of Glass formed by Felix Slade, London, 1871
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08 août 2014

Ewer, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Ewer, glass, Venice, late 16th century; body moulded with band of two lions around centre; body rests on knop and metal-mounted bell-foot; trefoil mouth on neck with arched opalescent handle ornamented throughout with spiralling bands of plain white and filigree. Height: 27 centimetres. Bequeathed by Felix Slade. S.664. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. Compare a very similar vase in form, moulding, size and decoration in Cremona, Museo Civico, illustrated in Ciappi 2006, no. 17 which has a frieze of moulded birds... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2014

Cup and cover, glass, Venice, late 16th century

Cup and cover, glass, Venice, late 16th century; conical with bowl diminishing downwards in horizontal ridges; knop at base of stem and folded bell-foot; cover rising to clear glass knop in horizontal ridges; ornamented throughout with white diagonal bands. Height: 34.7 centimetres. Purchased through: Miss Whitehead. Purchased through Christie's.Ex-collection Edward William Cooke (1811 - 1880). 1880,0617.27. British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum. This glass was probably made for export to N. Europe. Exhibited: 1982 24... [Lire la suite]
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