18 août 2009

Marcantonio Bassetti, Francesco Bembo. Italie, XVIIème siècle

Marcantonio Bassetti, Francesco Bembo. Italie, XVIIème siècle Encre Brune - Lavis Brun - Pierre Noire sur papier. Annotations : Paraphe et numéro "3" au dos. Height : 23.30 cm - Width : 32.50 cm. Prix sur demande Notes: Marcantonio Bassetti. Peintre. Né à Vérone en 1588 et mort dans la même ville en 1630. Elève de Felice Brusasorci et de Palma Il Giovane. Actif à Rome et à Vérone. Membre de l'Académie de Saint-Luc en 1618. Ecole vénitienne du XVIIème siècle. Francesco Bembo, amiral des vénitiens vainquit la... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2009

"Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings" @ the Morgan Library and 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 ancient régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic vitality and variety that subtly chronicled the many changes taking place in France. It is this dynamic period in French art history that is the subject of Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings. On view from October 2, 2009, through January 3, 2010,... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2009

New acquisition from the J. Paul Getty Museum: a watercolor from Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin, French, Roman Fleet Victorious over the Carthaginians at the Battle of Cape Ecnomus, about 1763. Watercolor, gouache, pen and India and brown ink over black chalk, 8 7/16 x 15 9/16 in. 2006.23. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust The sea teems with a seemingly endless fleet of warships; a vast battle looms, ships crowd closer and closer to one another. Rows of oars froth up the sea, the frenzied water foreshadowing the impending combat. Standing at opposite ends of the two central ships... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2009

Two 18th century pastel portraits by Hugh Douglas Hamilton acquired by National Museum Wales

Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1739 – 1808), Portrait of Charlotte Williams Wynn (1754-1830). Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1739 – 1808), Portrait of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 4th Baronet (1749 – 1789). CARDIFF.- National Museum Wales announced that it has recently acquired two eighteenth century pastel portraits of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 4th Baronet and his wife Charlotte Willams Wynn by the Irish artist Hugh Douglas Hamilton. The acquisition was made possible through a £25,000 (pro rata-ed) grant from The Art Fund, the UK’s leading... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2009

'Capturing Nature's Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes' @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

Nicolas Poussin, A Path Leading Into a Forest Clearing, about 1635-1640. Pen and brown ink and brown wash. 38.6 X 24.6. 96.GA.24. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, July 28 - November 1, 2009, Capturing Nature’s Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscape draws from the Getty’s drawings collection including some works from the Getty Research Institute, to highlight key moments in the French landscape tradition, from its emergence in the 1600s to its... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2009

Francisco de Goya, 'Fantasies, Follies and Disasters' @ Manchester Art Gallery

Francisco de Goya, Disparate Allegre (merry folly) © Manchester City Galleries MANCHESTER.- A new exhibition featuring a compelling selection of rarely displayed etchings by Francisco de Goya opens at Manchester Art Gallery this August. Fantasies, Follies and Disasters features 30 prints selected from the artist’s three best-known and most significant groups of etchings: Los Caprichos (The Fantasies), Los Desastres della Guerra (The Disasters of War), and Los Disparates (The Follies). The works are all drawn from Manchester Art... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2009

'The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650' @ The RISD Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer. The Large Horse, 1505. Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth PROVIDENCE, RI.- The RISD Museum of Art presents The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650, featuring 85 objects from the RISD Museum’s outstanding collection of Renaissance and Baroque prints—until now unpublished and rarely viewed—as well as objects from major public institutions such as the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visitors to the exhibition will receive a privileged view into this prized... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2009

Domenico Beccafumi, 1486-1551 @ Musée du Louvre

BECCAFUMI Domenico, Dieu le Père assis sur des nuages, tenant le globe terrestre, Paris, musée du Louvre, département des Arts graphiques © RMN / Thierry Le Mage Le musée du Louvre conserve une remarquable collection de dessins de Domenico Beccafumi, figure majeure du maniérisme du cinquecento siennois. L’exposition présente les oeuvres de l’artiste conservées au Louvre entourées de feuilles de ses contemporains : quarante dessins qui témoignent de l’essentiel de son activité, de 1518 à 1547, trois gravures en chiaroscuro... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2009

"Laurent de La Hyre, 1606-1656" @ Musée du Louvre

Laurent de La Hyre (1606-1656),  La Fureur des membres du Sanhédrin (détail), pierre noire, pinceau et lavis gris, estompe, musée du Louvre, département des Arts graphiques, Inv. 27 508 © RMN/ DR. Cette exposition donne à voir un remarquable groupe d’œuvres qui forme l’intégralité de la collection des dessins de Laurent de La Hyre conservés au musée du Louvre. Egalement peintre, graveur, il est en effet considéré comme l’un des meilleurs dessinateurs du XVIIe siècle. Cet artiste profondément chrétien, qui a la... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2009

Gerard Seghers (Antwerp 1591 - 1651) Study of a male nude posed as Saint Sebastian against a tree

Gerard Seghers (Antwerp 1591 - 1651) Study of a male nude posed as Saint Sebastian against a tree Black and white chalk on grey-blue paper. 570 by 335 mm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Said to bear unidentified collector's mark, a rat inscribed in a circle, on the verso, but not visible as drawing laid down EXHIBITED: Rotterdam, Kunsthal, European Master Drawings Unveiled, 2002, pp. 73-74, cat. no. 28, reproduced NOTE: The attribution of this drawing is based on its similarity to a painting by Seghers of the... [Lire la suite]