08 octobre 2019

Sir John Soane's Museum to unite all William Hogarth's painted series for the first time

William Hogarth (1697-1764), A Rake’s Progress, 3: The Orgy. Oil on canvas, 1734. Photo: © The Trustees of Sir John Soane’s Museum. LONDON.- Hogarth: Place and Progress will unite all of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth’s series for the first time, displayed across the Georgian backdrop of Sir John Soane’s Museum. Through these works the exhibition will explore the artist’s complex stance on morality, society, and the city, and the enduring appeal of his satires.• The concept of progress has positive... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2019

The Brooklyn Museum opens 'Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper'

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Head of a Young Man (Tête de jeune homme), 1923. Grease crayon on pink Michallet laid paper, 241/2 x 185/8 in. (62.2 x 47.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Carll H. de Silver Fund, 39.18. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. BROOKLYN, NY.- Showcasing the breadth of the Brooklyn Museum's exceptional works on paper collection, Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper highlights more than one hundred European... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2019

The Morgan presents the satirical drawings of celebrated British artist William Hogarth

William Hogarth (1697–1764), Self-Portrait, ca. 1735, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1981.25.360. NEW YORK, NY.- The Morgan Library & Museum opened a new exhibition of satirical drawings and prints by renowned artist William Hogarth (1697–1764). Best known for his humorous political commentary, Hogarth’s work engaged a broad audience and agitated for legislative and social change. His intricate drawings and richly anecdotal scenes depict the ills and injustices of eighteenth-century urban life,... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2019

Important William Hogarth painting saved for the nation

William Hogarth (1697 – 1764), William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior. Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1730, 99 cm by 124.5 cm. LEICESTER.- The painting William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior by eminent 18th century English artist William Hogarth, has been allocated to New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, via the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, following a campaign to save it for the nation. Tax of £903,672 was settled by the acceptance of the painting. The value of the painting exceeded the... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2018

Splendor and sophistication of Casanova's Europe on display in exhibition of more than 250 works from the 18th century

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, 1727–1804), The Charlatan, 1756. Oil on canvas. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona. Bequest of Francesc Cambó 1949. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- In the dynamic world of mid-18th-century Europe, people, ideas and artistic styles crossed national boundaries. Interiors filled with masterful, opulent and at times playful paintings and furnishings also brimmed with intellectual exchange, flirtation and gossip. Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2018

Exhibition at Scottish National Gallery brings together key works by Rembrandt

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), An Old Woman Reading, 1655. By kind permission of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry KT KBE. EDINBURGH.- Britain’s love affair with one of history’s greatest artists is being explored in the major Festival exhibition at the Scottish National Gallerythis summer. Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master is the first exhibition to tell the exceptionally rich story of how Rembrandt’s work in Britain has enraptured and inspired collectors, artists and writers over the past 400 years.... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2017

After 30 years 27 European paintings leave their permanent home to go to Hazelhurst Gallery

Jacopo Amigoni (Italy, circa 1685 - 21 Aug 1752), Bacchus and Ariadne, c. 1740-42. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of James Fairfax  AC 1993. Photo: AGNSW, Diana Panuccio SYDNEY.- For the first time in more than 30 years, 27 magnificent works by some of the leading Italian, French and British artists of the High Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Romantic periods left the walls of the Art Gallery of New South Wales for an exhibition at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, European Old Masters: 16th – 19th... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2016

Culture Minister steps in to prevent 18th century painting from export

William Hogarth (1697-1764), The Christening. Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 62.8cm. LONDON.- Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on a satirical painting by William Hogarth to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country.  The Christening by William Hogarth is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £1,223,100. William Hogarth is considered to be one of the most important figures in eighteenth-century British art and culture. He... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2015

Exhibition of prints by English artist William Hogarth opens at the Städel Museum

William Hogarth (1697-1764), Hogarth Painting the Comic Muse, 1764. Etching and Engraving, 44 x 35,4 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. Photo: Städel Museum – ARTHOTHEK FRANKFURT.- From 10 June to 6 September 2015 ‒ in its bicentennial year “200 Years Städel” ‒ Frankfurt’s Städel Museum is presenting prints by the English painter, engraver and etcher William Hogarth (1697‒1764). Altogether seventy works including the famous printmaking series A Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

“Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” Launches Its American Tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo by Nick McCann. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens an unprecedented exhibition: Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, which will be on view at the Museum from June 22 to September 21, 2014. The exhibition marks the first time the renowned collection of the Marquesses of Cholmondeley, housed at Houghton Hall, the family estate in Norfolk, will travel outside of England.  The house and much of its collection were built in the early... [Lire la suite]