09 juin 2020

One of the Last Self-Portraits by Rembrandt Left in Private Hands to be offered at Sotheby’s

Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, 1632, est £12-16 million ($15-20 million). Courtesy Sotheby's LONDON.- No artist’s face is so instantly recognisable as that of Rembrandt. From sketches of an ambitious and self-confident youth of 22, to detailed and sobering self-depictions of a careworn and prematurely aged old man of 63, he recorded his own physiognomy in some 80 paintings, etchings and drawings, documenting his enduring captivation with his own image throughout almost the entire span of his... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires two 18th century portrait drawings

Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée(1725–1805), Self-Portrait, 1778. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum.  STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired two 18th century portrait drawings. One is a self-portrait of Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, while the other, by Johann-Ernst Heinsius, depicts an unknown woman. Both works are fully elaborated and demonstrate a technical virtuosity which captures both the personality and vitality of their subjects. Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée (1725–1805) studied under Carle van... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

Frick Collection marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

NEW YORK, NY.- This year marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682). A number of international exhibitions are planned to pay tribute to the artist’s achievements, the first of which is being presented this fall and winter at The Frick Collection. Murillo: The Self-Portraits is also the only such commemoration occurring in the United States. The exhibition opened in New York on November 1, 2017, and continues through... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2017

Pieter van Laer, Self-Portrait, ca. 1632–33

Pieter van Laer, Self-Portrait, ca. 1632–33, oil on panel, 72 x 58 cm, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, © 2015, Photo Scala, Florence, courtesy of the Ministero Beni e Att. Culturali
10 janvier 2017

Getty Museum presents first major exhibition on 18th century artist Edme Bouchardon

Self-Portrait, about 1730, Edme Bouchardon, Red chalk. The Morgan Library & Museum, Purchased in 1907. LOS ANGELES, CA.- One of the most imaginative and celebrated artists of the eighteenth century, Edme Bouchardon (French, 1698-1762) was both an exceptionally accomplished sculptor and astonishingly talented draftsman. A new exhibition on view at the Getty Museum from January 10 through April 2, 2017 – Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment – will present the first comprehensive survey devoted to this... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opens landmark exhibition of William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916), Self-Portrait, about 1884. Pastel on laminated paperboard with a sand coating. An MFA Honorary Trustee and Her Spouse. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was a brilliant colorist, inventive designer and engaging storyteller. Praised for his observations of contemporary life, he was a leading American Impressionist, influential teacher and prominent international figure at the turn of the 20th century. William Merritt Chase, the... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2016

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Self-portrait with red beret, circa 1540

Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), Self-portrait with red beret (Autoritratto con berretto rosso), circa 1540. Oil on paper, 21 × 15.5 cm. Galleria Nazionale di Parma.
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08 août 2016

George Romney, Self-portrait, 1784

George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria), Self-portrait, 1784. Oil on canvas, 51 3/8 × 40 15/16 in. (130.5 × 104 cm) Framed: 59 5/8 × 49 1/2 in. (151.5 × 125.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased, 1894 (NPG 959) © National Portrait Gallery, London / Art Resource, NY This unfinished self-portrait was begun for the artist’s friend and biographer William Hayley during a trip that Romney and the artist John Flaxman made to Hayley’s villa. Romney took it back to his... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2016

Self-portrait, Johann Zoffany, 1761 (detail)

Self-portrait, Johann Zoffany, 1761 (detail)
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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]