16 novembre 2016

First look inside the new V&A Gilbert Galleries

V&A Gilbert Galleries. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. LONDON.- The V&A’s spectacular Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Galleries re-open to the public on Wednesday 16 November 2016. The newly updated suite of four galleries display highlights from one of the most important collections of decorative art ever given to the nation, alongside recent acquisitions.   Over 500 precious objects amassed by 2oth-century collectors Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert, including European silver and gold plate, delicate gold... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2016

Franz Bausback at TEFAF 2016

Column Ladik, 150 x 102 cm, 17th century,Highlands of Anatolia, Turkey. Franz Bausback at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Acquired from Dr.Ulrich Schürmann in 1970.  Provenance: Ulrich Schürmann “Teppiche aus dem Orient”, 1981, page 70, Klinkhardt & Biermann Lenkoran, 253 x 122 cm, about 1800 or earlier, Caucasus. Franz Bausback at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Acquired from Bodenheim in 1970 (Antique Fair Munich)  Bausback “Antike Meisterstücke orientalischer... [Lire la suite]
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]