16 octobre 2009

'Michelangelo Public and Private' @ the Seattle Art Museum

Male Torso, ca. 1540. Light terracota. Florentine artist, XVI century, 9.1 in. high. Photo courtesy of Fondazione Casa Buonarroti. SEATTLE, WA.- Michelangelo’s towering reputation as the quintessential Renaissance man — architect, painter, sculptor, poet and engineer — intimidated both his contemporaries and later historians to the point that the adjective “divine” became a fixture attached to his name. Bringing together drawings and sculptural models by Michelangelo with a range of works by his contemporaries and generations... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2009

'The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt' @ the Norton Simon Museum

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–1669, Self-Portrait with Saskia, 1636. Etching, State I, plate: 4-1/8 x 3-11/16 in. (10.5 x 9.4 cm);sheet: 4-1/4 x 3-3/4 in. (10.8 x 9.5 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation, M.1977.32.027.G PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt, an exhibition of 15 etchings by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669). Rembrandt’s prominence as a painter of portraits, particularly those of the merchants and burghers of Amsterdam, is well known. But the... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2009

'Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection' @ the Frick

Edgar Degas, (1834–1917), Head of a Soldier, c. 1859. Watercolor, gouache, and red chalk wash over graphite, 25.6 x 21.0 cm. Fondation Custodia, Paris NEW YORK, NY.- As its major fall exhibition, the Frick presents Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection, featuring more than sixty works on paper from the holdings of the Fondation Custodia, Paris. On view until January 10, 2010, it includes drawings and watercolors by well-known masters of the French School, including Antoine Watteau, François Boucher,... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

'Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings' @ the National Gallery of Art

Pierre-Antoine Baudouin, The Honest Model, 1769 gouache with touches of graphite on vellum. Overall: 40.6 x 35.7 cm (16 x 14 1/16 in.) framed: 57 x 53.3 x 6 cm (22 7/16 x 21 x 2 3/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Gift of Ian Woodner WASHINGTON, DC.- Some 135 of the most significant and beautiful drawings made over a period of three centuries by the best French artists working at home and abroad and by foreign artists working in France will be on view in Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art,... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

'Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings' @ The Morgan Library

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845), Portraits of the Artist’s Family and Servants. Black and white chalk, on light brown wove paper, 17 13/16 x 11 11/16 inches (450 x 297 mm)Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum NEW YORK, NY.- Few eras in French history witnessed the same degree of radical social and political changes as those of the eighteenth century. The efflorescence of the ancien régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic vitality and variety that subtly chronicled the... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

"From Dürer to Gober, 101 Master Drawings" @ Kunstmuseum, Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Ambrosius Holbein, Bildnis eines jungen Mannes, 1517. Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett. Inv. 1662.207a. Foto: Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler BASEL.- Covering a span of time from 1400 to the present, with approximately 60,000 drawings as well as 250,000 individual prints and books with original illustrations, the Kupferstichkabinett at the Kunstmuseum Basel belongs among the most important collections of this kind. Its origins can be traced to the Amerbach-Kabinett, the collection of Basel attorney Basilius Amerbach... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2009

'The Artful Image' @ the National Gallery of Denmark

Hendrick Goltzius (1558 - 1617) The Four Disgracers – Ikaros. The Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings,1588 An overlooked but captivating chapter in European art will unfold when The Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings focuses on these very early years in Dutch art. With a rich selection of graphic works by the Haarlem mannerists, the exhibition portrays a generation of artists who preceded what we now tend to consider the golden age of Dutch painters. Refinement, virtuosity and extreme visual effects take centre stage... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2009

"Fureur et grâces. Le Guerchin et son entourage – Dessins baroques de la collection des Offices" @ Kunstmuseum Bern

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, genannt Guercino. David mit dem Kopf Goliaths, mit Federhut, um 1617; Schwarze Naturkreide gewischt, und Spuren weisser Kreide auf hellblauem Papier 41,1 x 27,5 cm. Florenz, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi Originaire de Cento aux environs de Bologne, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), appelé par ses contemporains " Le Guerchin " (" Il Guercino ") en raison de son strabisme, fait partie des artistes les plus importants du baroque italien. L'exposition du Musée... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2009

"Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference" @ the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum has organized an extraordinary exhibition, which is the result of more than 30 years of scholarly research on the working practice of the great Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and the teaching process he employed in his studio. Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference will be on view exclusively at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center from December 8, 2009-February 28, 2010. The exhibition will explore the differences between Rembrandt's drawings... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2009

'Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light' @ the Nevada Museum of Art

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639, etching, 8 13/16 x 7 1/16 inches. Anonymous gift and Katherine E. Bullard Fund in Memory of Francis Bullard. RENO, NV.- Celebrating the life and legacy of the legendary Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn, the Nevada Museum of Art presents a major exhibit of etchings in its winter 2009 feature exhibition Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light from November 7, 2009 through January 17, 2010. Displayed alongside a re-creation of the artist’s printmaking... [Lire la suite]