29 mai 2009

Lorraine, Neufchâteau, vers 1500, Sainte Barbe et sainte Marguerite, retable en pierre sculptée en haut relief

Lorraine, Neufchâteau, vers 1500, Sainte Barbe et sainte Marguerite, retable en pierre sculptée en haut relief, 51 x 46 x 15 cm. Estimation : 15 000 €. Louviers, dimanche 31 mai.  Jean Emmanuel Prunier SVV.
29 mai 2009

"Philippe Pastor, Le ciel regarde la terre" @ Biennale de Venise 2009

Philippe Pastor, CRT-B3. La nature défigurée, 2008, mixed tecnique on wood, 460x310 cm VENICE.- For the first time the Principality of Monaco will be taking part in the 53rd International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennial, at the prestigious Palazzo del Presidio Militare, Caserma Cornoldi in Riva degli Schiavoni. To represent the new pavilion, the commissioner Miria Vicini and the curator Giacomo Zaza have chosen the Monegasque artist Philippe Pastor with his important work Le ciel regarde la terre. The show offers a first time... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2009

Acquisition d'une peinture de Pierre Bonnard par le Van Gogh Museum

Montmartre in the rain (detail), Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Paris, 1897, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. Acquired with the support of the BankGiro Lottery, the Rembrandt Association (supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds) and the VSB Foundation AMSTERDAM.- The Van Gogh Museum has recently been able to enrich its collection with the painting Montmartre in the rain by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947). The work forms a valuable addition to the Van Gogh Museum's extensive collection of Nabis prints. Bonnard painted Montmartre in the rain... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2009

Une œuvre de jeunesse de Gainsborough découverte sur eBay ?

La Maison Gainsborough devrait reconnaître le 1er juin un portrait acheté 200$ par un marchand d’art sur eBay. Il s’agirait d’une des premières œuvres de l’artiste. Philip Mould est un marchand d’art londonien spécialisé depuis 22 ans dans les portraits anglais. Il vient de publier un livre sur les découvertes, les restaurations et les recherches historiques qu’il a effectuées afin de retrouver des œuvres perdues.L’une des histoires de ce livre relate la manière dont il a acheté un portrait avec la mention « école américaine – 19e... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2009

"De Raphaël à Carracci. L’art de la Rome pontificale" @ National Gallery of Canada (NGC)

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of Bindo Altoviti, c. 1515, Oil on panel, 59.7 × 43.8 cm. Samuel H. Kress Collection. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art, Washington OTTAWA.- The power, politics and drama that surrounded papal patronage in 16th-century Rome will be revealed in a magnificent new exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) on May 29. From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome represents an unprecedented survey of art in this period. Presented by Sun Life... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2009

An ivory figure of Wen Chang. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century

An ivory figure of Wen Chang. Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century the figure wearing loose-fitting robes and black hat of office, holding his belt with his left hand, with a serene expression on his face, the ivory of deep rich caramel colour, 17.2cm., 6 1/4in; together with a buffalo horn carving of a lady in long robes holding a fan. Est. 1,500—2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,750 GBP PROVENANCE: Spink and Son Ltd., 1990 and 1989. NOTE: Wen Chang is the popular Daoist god of literature. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century Of flattened rectangular form rising from a short straight oval foot ring, finely carved through the layer of pale brown overlay to the opaque milky white glass, depicting a traveller riding a mule across a bridge, followed by an attendant, the reverse with a fisherman standing in a boat trying to sell his catch to an elderly gentleman seated on a pier, the sides each with a seven-character inscription written in archaic script, stopper. 7.1cm... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of rich dark toffee tone, finely carved around the exterior with a taotie band, a chilong forming the handle. 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 34,850 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
28 mai 2009

A large finely carved yellow glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, Qianlong

A large finely carved yellow glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, Qianlong Of sumptuous pear-shaped form, the compressed body resting on an oval foot and surmounted by a short straight neck, very finely carved in relief on each side with a pair of confronting dragons with ferocious countenances depicted in confrontation and coiled bodies poised in symmetry, evocative of taotie masks on archaic bronzes, all against a brilliant yellow ground, stopper. 7.2cm (2¾in) high. (2). Sold for HK$108,000 Note: A yellow... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of warm honey tone, finely carved around the exterior with a scholar and his horse at rest in a rocky landscape, an old gnarled pine tree forming the handle. 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 145,250 GBP NOTE: Skilfully carved in high-relief, the charm of the present piece lies in the naturalistic depiction of the scholar who stands deep in thought while hunched over the trunk of a gnarled pine tree with his head propped up on his... [Lire la suite]