17 mai 2009

Luis Meléndez @ the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Luis Meléndez (Spanish, 1715-1780), Self-Portrait, signed and dated 1746, oil on canvas, overall: 98 x 81 cm (38 1/2 x 31 7/8 in.). Musée du Louvre, Paris WASHINGTON, DC.- Delights of the Spanish table depicted by 18th-century painter Luis Meléndez (1715-1780) will be presented to American audiences for the first time in nearly 25 years at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, May 17 through August 23, 2009. In a rare opportunity to explore the artist’s working method, Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life will... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

A Junyao conical bowl. Late Yuan/early Ming Dynasty

A Junyao conical bowl. Late Yuan/early Ming Dynasty Covered overall with a thick lavender-blue glaze running thin to a pale mushroom colour stopping above the foot, the interior with a large purple splash. 23.8cm (9¼in) diam. Sold for £1,680 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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17 mai 2009

Le MOCA a gagné 650 000 dollars grâce à sa vente aux enchères annuelle d’oeuvres données par des artistes

Barbara Kruger, "Untitled (The War For Me to Become You), 2008, pigment print, 31.83x40 in. Credit: From the artist. « Fresh Silent Auction », la vente aux enchères annuelle organisée par le MOCA, a rapporté 650 000 dollars, soit 50 000 dollars de plus que l’estimation. Le Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) organise annuellement une vente aux enchères d’oeuvres d’art offertes par des artistes afin d’aider l’institution. Selon le Los Angeles Times, l’édition 2009 qui a eu lieu le 9 mai a rapporté 650 000 dollars,... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

A Junyao dish, 11th-12th century

A Junyao dish, 11th-12th century The shallow dish raised on a short, straight foot ring with a slightly inverted rim, covered all over with a soft blue-green glaze with a fine network of crackle. 18cm (7in) diam. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 - Unsold Provenance: a Swedish private collectionNote: The faint frosted crackle and pale exposed body material of the present example are comparable to those of prized Ru ware ceramics. Whilst Junyao was more typically produced in the Dayu kilns of Linru County, Jun shards have... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

François Morellet, The Squaring of the Square. An Introspective @ Museum Ritter,

François Morellet, 10 lignes au hasard hybrides jaune et blanc, 2008 (c) VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2009 WALDENBUCH, GERMANY.- Museum Ritter opens a major solo exhibition of work by François Morellet and pays tribute to one of the foremost artists in France today. Right until 27 September 2009, the entire building will present a broad cross-section of his wide-ranging oeuvre. Apart from geometrical paintings, the exhibition will also feature works with lattices and adhesive tape, as well as light installations using coloured neon... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

A sancai pottery horse, Tang Dynasty

A sancai pottery horse, Tang Dynasty Elegantly modelled standing four-square on a rectangular base, the head alertly raised, the forelock parted and ears pricked, the body covered with a light straw glaze leaving the saddle unglazed, the bridle, breast band and crupper all applied with floret-shield medallions and covered with yellow, green and ochre glazes, wood stand. 55.8cm (22in) wide. (2). Estimate: £18,000 - 25,000 Provenance: Orientique Gallery, Hong Kong, in the early 1990sAn Asian private collectionNote:... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

A rare and large sancai-glazed architectural fitting of Guanyin in a grotto, Ming Dynasty

A rare and large sancai-glazed architectural fitting of Guanyin in a grotto, Ming Dynasty Representing Guanyin seated in royal ease on a raised rockwork pedestal, dressed in loose-fitting robes, open at the chest to reveal a jewelled pendant necklace, the face with benevolent expression and the hair swept up into a high chignon, with a circular mandala behind, flanked on either side by two acolytes, each standing on a raised lotus-pod, with crashing waves below and overhanging rocks above, all glazed in green, yellow and... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2009

The Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery @ The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

Indian Nagini, 9th century. Sandstone. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; museum purchase with funds provided by "One Great Night in November HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston opens a new permanent gallery in the Caroline Wiess Law Building dedicated to the museum´s growing Indian art collection. The Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery introduces audiences to the richness of traditional Indian art and bridges the past with the present by also including modern and contemporary examples. The only... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

Quoet : Nicolas Poussin

"Painting is nothing but an imitation of human actions". Nicolas Poussin
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16 mai 2009

A large documentary polychrome-glazed pottery tripod censer, Wanli, dated 1589 and of the period

A large documentary polychrome-glazed pottery tripod censer, Wanli, dated 1589 and of the period Raised on three monster-mask legs, the body deftly carved in high relief around the exterior with a pair of confronted dragons amidst a single blossoming lotus flower on one side, and scrolling lotus flowers on the reverse, the front of the rim with an inscription dating it to a festive day of the 12th month of the 16th year of the Wanli Emperor, each upright handle with dedicatory inscription, together with wood stand and domed... [Lire la suite]
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