18 avril 2011

"Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy" @Denver Art Museum

Attributed to Andrea d’Assisi, called L’Ingegno (active 1480–1521), Madonna and Child, ca. 1485. Panel; 22-3/4x 15-5/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. DENVER. CO.- Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy invites visitors to explore more than 50 paintings, textiles and decorative arts that defined the style that became known as the Italian Renaissance. The artworks and sumptuously designed settings create a “passport to travel” to Italy during the late 15th and early 16th centuries.... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2011

Old Masters Meet Contemporary Artists When Bernheimer-Colnaghi Exhibits at Masterpiece London

Jeanloup Sieff (1933-2000), La robe trop étroite. Vintage gelatin silver print, 34 x 34 cm © The Estate of Jeanloup Sieff / Courtesy Bernheimer Fine Art Photography .- Bernheimer-Colnaghi will show the unusual combination of Old Master paintings and contemporary photographs at the second staging of Masterpiece London, the luxury fair that was launched to great acclaim last summer and will take place in the South Grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3, from 30 June to 5 July 2011. The stand will be divided into two parts,... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

"Rembrandt et la figure du Christ" @ Musée du Louvre

Rembrandt, Tête du Christ, huile sur bois, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, inv 811c © BPK, Berlin, Dist. RMN / Jörg P. Anders Une série de sept visages peints à l’origine d’une énigme. En choisissant de représenter très certainement un jeune juif de son temps, Rembrandt donne dans les années 1640 une réponse tout à fait singulière à la question : mais à quoi donc pouvait ressembler  le Christ ? Ce faisant, il rompt avec toute la tradition de l’art chrétien. Réuni pour la première fois depuis plus de trois... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

The Frans Hals Museum Receives a Historic Gift of Art Worth More than €100 Million

Frans Hals, The Regents and Regentesses of St Elisabeth’s HAARLEM.- The official handover of the largest gift in the museum’s recent history took place today in the Frans Hals Museum. The Elisabeth van Thüringen Fund is donating eleven works of art from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries to the City of Haarlem and the Frans Hals Museum. Among the works there is a large and rare group portrait by Frans Hals. The total value of the gift is at least €100 million. The works can be seen in the exhibition ‘A Magnificent Gesture’ until 10... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2011

"The Young Ribera" @ Museo Nacional del Prado

Saint Thomas, José de Ribera. Oil on canvas, 105 x 84,5 cm. c. 1609 - 1610. Budapest, Szépművészeti Múzeum, inv. 788 Estherházy collection José de Ribera was born in Játiva (Valencia) in 1591 but lived and worked in Parma, Rome and Naples, where he developed a style based on that of Caravaggio. It was during his time in Parma, Rome and his early years in Naples that Ribera studied and rethought the language of naturalism. The exhibition focuses on this period, in which Ribera’s work passed through different stylistic phases and... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2011

“Cranach in Bavaria” @ Alte Pinakothek

Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Sacrifice of Abraham (detail), 1530, Staatsgalerie Bamberg MUNICH.- The third exhibition to mark the Alte Pinakothek’s 175th anniversary comprises 30 selected paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) from the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen’s extensive holdings. It is the first Cranach exhibition in the Alte Pinakothek. The exhibition is on display from April 14 and runs until July 17, 2011. The title “Cranach in Bavaria” encompasses biographical and art-historical aspects as well as those... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2011

Attributed to Luca Giordano, called Fa Presto (Naples 1634 - 1705), Saint Sebastian

Attributed to Luca Giordano, called Fa Presto (Naples 1634 - 1705), Saint Sebastian. Photo Sotheby's Oil on canvas; 125.5 by 97.5cm.; 49¼ by 38¼ in. Estimate 12,000—18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP NOTE: Another version of the composition is in the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Lucca (see O. Ferrari and G. Scavizzi, Luca Giordano, L'opera completa, Naples 1992, vol. I, p. 252, cat. no. A12, reproduced vol. II, p. 451, fig. 70). Sotheby's. Old Master & Early British Paintings. 14 Apr 11. London www.sothebys.com
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12 avril 2011

Hyde's Rembrandt on Loan to Louvre, Detroit Institute of Arts Loans Painting by Rubens

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), Christ with Arms Folded, ca. 1657-1661. Oil on canvas, 43 x 35 1/2 in. The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, 1971.37. Photograph by Joseph Levy GLEN FALLS, N.Y.- The Hyde Collection announced today that its prized Christ with Folded Arms by Rembrandt van Rijn will be on display in the Louvre in Paris beginning April 18, 2011 as part of a landmark exhibition titled Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus. The Hyde masterwork plays a key role in shaping the thesis of the exhibition, which will be... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

"Picturing the Senses in European Art" @ MFAH

  Parrasio Micheli, Young Woman Playing a Lute, c. 1570, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. HOUSTON, TX- Picturing the Senses in European Art, organized by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, explores artists’ interest in evoking the five senses through both allegorical and realistic associations. The exhibition of 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century paintings and works on paper is drawn largely from the permanent collections of the Blaffer Foundation and the MFAH, and offers an opportunity to see some significant... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2011

El Greco's, "The Vision of Saint John" @ Dulwich Picture Gallery

El Greco, The Vision of Saint John. Loaned by: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. LONDON.- Every month during the Gallery’s Bicentenary celebration year a spectacular masterpiece will hang on the end wall of the Gallery’s enfilade. It is difficult to decipher this great, enigmatic masterpiece for not only is it unfinished, but it has also been cut down. Whatever vision Saint John is experiencing clearly inhabited a lost upper section. The subject of the picture is from the Book of Revelation (6:9 - 11): Saint John the... [Lire la suite]
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