05 mars 2009

"Constable Portraits: The Painter and His Circle" @ the National Portrait Gallery

Ann Constable by John Constable circa 1805 © Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service Golding Constable (previously identified as Dr Grimwood) by John Constable circa 1805 © Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service LONDON.- Co-curators of the forthcoming exhibition Constable Portraits: The Painter and His Circle at the National Portrait Gallery have made important discoveries concerning two portraits belonging to Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service. Anne Lyles, Tate curator and leading authority on the work of John... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

Le cabinet de curiosités de Nan Goldin @ Christie's Paris, le 7 avril 2009

« Ma collection est aussi éclectique que je le suis » Nan Goldin. C'est l'univers intime et étonnant de la photographe Nan Goldin qui transparaîtra dans la vente aux enchères de son cabinet de curiosités chez Christie's Paris le 7 avril prochain. Cet ensemble insolite et très personnel d’un quarantaine d’objets, issu de son appartement parisien de la rue Oberkampf, est composé de reliquaires italiens, d'ivoires sculptés du 19ème siècle, de sculptures Haute-Epoque, de tableaux mythologiques, d'objets populaires et de meubles... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

"The Intimate Portrait" @ the British Museum

The Miniature, c.1780. Francis Wheatley. Black and red chalk with watercolour. © The Trustees of the British Museum LONDON.- The first ever major UK exhibition to examine a fascinating but relatively unknown aspect of British portraiture will open at the British Museum this spring. The Intimate Portrait will explore the period between the 1730s and the 1830s – the heyday of British portraiture – when some of the country’s greatest artists produced beautifully worked portraits in pencil, chalks, watercolours and pastels that... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2009

"Korean Dreams: paintings and screens of the Joseon Dynasty" @

Portrait of an official, 17-1800s. Colour on paper, 75 X 53.5 cm. ⓒMusee Guimet/Thierry Ollivier SYDNEY.- This is the gallery’s first exhibition of traditional Korean painting. Korean Dreams includes a lively selection of some 40 decorative paintings and screens dating from the 17th to 19th centuries (Joseon dynasty). The collection, passionately assembled by the distinguished contemporary Korean artist Lee Ufan, who now lives in Kamakura, is considered to be one of the most important collected by a single connoisseur. Lee Ufan... [Lire la suite]
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