12 novembre 2015

Exhibition of works by Romanticism's most important representatives opens at Albertina

Caspar David Friedrich, The Stages of Life, c. 1834. Oil on canvas © bpk | Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig | Bertram Kober (Punctum Leipzig) VIENNA.- Romanticism, a sentiment expressed in fine art, literature, and music, has lost nothing of its original fascination. And in Vienna, one of this artistic movement’s birthplaces, the Albertina is cooperating with the Academy of Fine Arts’ Graphic Collection to put on an exhibition of around 170 works by the movement’s most important representatives. These are joined... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2015

Two re-discovered Francis Bacon self-portraits to be offered at Sotheby's London

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1975, oil on canvas, 35.5 by 30.5cm, £10-15 million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- An extraordinary private collection of rarely seen masterpieces will come to auction for the very first time this summer, as 21 superlative works are offered across a series of sales at Sotheby’s in London, New York and Paris between May and July 2015. Assembled in the 1970s and 80s, this discerning collection encompasses outstanding works ranging from African to contemporary art, focused around a single... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2014

Old Master 'selfie' is a Rembrandt; National Trust scientifically verifies painting

Rembrandt van Rijn, self-portrait wearing a white feathered bonnet, at Buckland Abbey. NT810136 ©National Trust/Steve Haywood LONDON.- A self-portrait, previously doubted as being a genuine Rembrandt, has now been scientifically verified as being from the Dutch Old Master’s own hand. After undergoing eight months of painstaking investigative work at the world famous Hamilton Kerr Institute in Cambridgeshire - and re-examination by the world’s leading Rembrandt expert - this now famous self-portrait, the original ‘selfie’, is the... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2013

Sweden's Nationalmuseum acquires family portrait painted in 1767 by Alexander Roslin

Alexander Roslin, Self-portrait with his wife Marie Suzanne Giroust painting a portrait of Henrik Wilhelm Peill, 1767. STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired a portrait of Alexander Roslin and his wife Marie Suzanne Giroust painted by the artist himself. The museum had the opportunity to acquire this unique and rarely shown work. The acquisition has been made possible by an extraordinary contribution from the Friends of Nationalmuseum.  The newly acquired Roslin family portrait was painted by Alexander Roslin in 1767. In the... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2013

Last chance to keep stunning Sir Anthony Van Dyck painting in the United Kingdom

Self-portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), £12,500,000 needed to keep it in the UK.  LONDON.- A self-portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), one of his finest and most intimate works dating from his time in the UK, has had a temporary export bar placed on it to provide a last chance to raise the £12,500,000 needed to keep it in the UK.  Culture Minister Ed Vaizey took the decision to defer granting an export licence for the painting following a recommendation by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2013

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Three studies for a Self-portrait

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Three studies for a Self-portrait. Photo by courtesy of Christie's three lithographs in colours printed on one sheet, 1981, on Arches paper, signed in pencil, numbered 42/150 (there were also 25 hors commerce impressions and 10 artist's proofs), printed by Arts Litho, Paris, with their blindstamp, published by Éditions de la Différence, Paris, the full sheet, in good condition. Image: 325 x 280 mm. (each). Paper: 470 x 1035 mm. Estimate GBP 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 ... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2013

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds at National Air and Space Museum

Leonardo da Vinci, self-portrait, ca. 1512. Image: Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities; Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Italy. WASHINGTON, DC.- One of Italy’s greatest treasures, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Codex on the Flight of Birds,” will be exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., for 40 days this fall, from Sept. 13 until Oct. 22. The extraordinary document, created ca. 1505, shows da Vinci’s interest in human flight by exploring bird flight and behavior. It includes sketches and... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2013

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652), Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c.1638-9.

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652), Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c.1638-9. Oil on canvas, 98.6 x 75.2 cm. RCIN 405551. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Provenance: Recorded by the Trustees of the Sales of Charles I in October 1649, at Hampton Court; sold to Jackson and others on 23 OCtober 1651; recovered at the Restoration. Artemisia Gentileschi was invited to London in 1638 by Charles I, and probably produced this sophisticated and accomplished... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2013

On long-term loan from a private New York collection, Rembrandt visits the Brooklyn Museum

Rembrandt, Self-Portrait with Shaded Eyes, 1634. BROOKLYN, NY.- An installation of six seventeenth-century Dutch portraits and genre scenes, including two paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, went on view today in the Brooklyn Museum’s European paintings gallery in the Beaux-Arts Court. The six paintings are on long-term loan from a private New York collection. The Rembrandts, Self-Portrait with Shaded Eyes (1634) and Portrait of Anthonie Coopal (1635), were both painted in Amsterdam when the artist was in his late twenties.... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2011

Andy Warhol's First and Last Self-Portraits Fetch a Combined $66 Million at Christie's

NEW YORK, NY.- The market for important works by Andy Warhol, the reigning king of Pop, continued to reach new heights at Christie’s New York tonight, as bidders chased two iconic self-portraits by the artist, setting a new world auction record for a Warhol portrait in the process. The photo-booth style Self-Portrait, 1963-64 sold for $38,442,500 (£23,449,925/€26,909,750) after an epic 16 minute bidding battle between clients in the room and on the phone. After volleying bids back and forth for what was the longest Evening Sale... [Lire la suite]
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