03 avril 2021

VMFA acquires portrait by iconic 16th-century woman artist Lavinia Fontana

Lavinia Fontana (Italian, 1552-1614), Portrait of a Lady, 1585. Courtesy Virginia Museum of Fine Arts RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced their recent acquisition of Portrait of a Lady (1585) by Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), a celebrated woman artist from Bologna. “Lavinia Fontana was a pioneer during her lifetime. The discovery and acquisition of this piece elevates VMFA’s collection of late Renaissance art,” says Alex Nyerges, VMFA’s CEO and Director. “Her work demonstrates the significant yet... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2015

Scarab Brooch, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé

Scarab Brooch, 1801 - 1947, Fabergé (Russian , 19th century), rhodolite garnet, gold, diamonds, rubies, enamel, silver; 1.125 x 1.5 in., 2.86 x 3.81 cm. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt, 47.20.143. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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25 février 2015

More than a Century of French Masterpieces Examined Works by Van Gogh, Manet, Cézanne, and more

Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, A Vase of Flowers, early 1760s. Oil On Canvas, 45.20 x 37.10 cm. National Galleries of Scotland. Purchased with the aid of the Cowan Smith Bequest Fund 1937 NG 1883 Virginia - The first major American exhibition to explore French floral still-life painting in the 19th century, Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower, will be on view in Richmond March 21 – June 21, 2015. Co-curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Paul Mellon Curator and Head of European Art, and... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2011

"Fabergé Revealed" @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Imperial Tsesarevich Easter Egg, 1912. Egg: lapis lazuli, gold, diamonds. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. RICHMOND, VA .- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents an exhibition of the exhibition of the largest collection of Fabergé in the United States. The exhibition, Fabergé Revealed, includes more than 500 objects and is on view from July 9 through October 2. The Russian jeweler Karl Fabergé crafted objects for the Russian imperial... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2009

New acquisitions by the the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Female Figure, ca. 18th - 19th century, South India or Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Ivory with traces of polychromy, semi-precious stones, and wire, 10-1/4 inches tall. (Photo by Katherine Wetzel, © 2009 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). RICHMOND, VA.-A powerful 18th- or 19th-century ivory figure of a woman carved in the round by a South Indian or Sri Lankan artist has been acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Also added to the collection by the museum’s trustees are a 2005 watercolor by American artist James Prosek; three... [Lire la suite]