14 novembre 2010

Explore The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer @ the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513. Engraving on paper © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massassuchets, USA WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- Considered by many to be the greatest German artist of all time, Albrecht Dürer was celebrated during his lifetime as a painter, printmaker, and writer. His innovative techniques revolutionized printmaking, and his theoretical writings transformed the study of human proportion. Deeply embedded in a tumultuous era of religious reformation and scientific inquiry,... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2010

Histoire naturelle de Buffon: Perruche des Moluques, Femelle du Calao de l'Isle Panay, Pic vert des Philippines, ...

Histoire naturelle de Buffon: Perruche des Moluques. photo courtesy Thierry De Maigret Perruche à tête noire de Cayenne, Perruche à poitrine grise, Coq-de-roche du Pérou, Perruche des Moluques, Femelle du Toucan vert de Cayenne, Toucan vert de Cayenne. Eau-forte rehaussée du coloris ancien par Martinet. Très belles épreuves, légères taches ou infimes rousseurs, quelques trous de brochage en marge. Bonnes marges. Ens. 6 pl. Dim. 24,5 x 21 cm - Estimation : 800 - 1 000 € Histoire naturelle de Buffon: Femelle du Calao de... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2010

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Grande Odalisque à la culotte Bayadère (D. 455). Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Grande Odalisque à la

Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954), Grande Odalisque à la culotte Bayadère (D. 455). photo courtesy Sotheby's Lithograph, 1925, a fine impression, signed in pencil, inscribed and numbered épr. d'artiste 2/10 (aside from the edition of 50), on china paper; image: 547 by 442mm; 21½ by 17 3/8 in - sheet: 715 by 572mm; 28 1/8 by 22½in. Estimate 150,000—200,000 GBP. Lot Sold 229,250 GBP NOTE: Matisse focused on lithography in three phases in his life: 1906, 1914 and again in the 1920's when he chose this medium to produce a series of... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2010

Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Study for portrait of pope Innocent X.

Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992), Study for portrait of pope Innocent X. photo courtesy Sotheby's Lithograph printed in colours, 1989, signed in pencil, inscribed AP, (an artist's proof aside from the edition of 60), on Arches wove paper; image: 950 by 689mm; 37 3/8 by 27 1/8 in - sheet: 1157 by 770mm; 45½ by 30¼in. Estimate 12,000—15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 22,500 GBP Sotheby's  Modern and Contemporary Prints including Pablo Picasso: Master Printmaker, Works from a Private European Collection, 16 Sep 10, London... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2010

Sotheby's Sets Record for Any Single Print Sold at Auction

Pablo Picasso, La Minotauromachie, Etching, 1935 (detail). Estimate: £400,000 - 600,000. Sold for £1,273,250 ($1,987,416). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- A new record has been set for any single print sold at auction with the sale of Pablo Picasso’s La Minotauromachie for £1,273,250 / $1,987,416 at Sotheby’s in London . The print eclipsed the pre-sale high estimate of £600,000 (the estimate was £400,000-600,000). Discussing the sale, James Mackie, Sotheby’s Prints specialist, said: “A new record has been set for any single print... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2010

"Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from 16th-Century Italy: Promised Gifts from the Kirk Edward Long Collection" @ Cantor Arts Center

Andrea Andreani, Allegory of Virtue (after J. Ligozzi), 1585. Chiaroscuro woodcut; Lent by Kirk Edward Long. L.15.129.2007. Courtesy of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Stanford, California —The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces an exhibition on the 16th-century Italian invention of chiaroscuro, the first technology for reproducing images in color. “Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from 16th-Century Italy: Promised Gifts from the Kirk Edward Long Collection” features more than 20 works drawn entirely... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2010

"Printing the Grand Manner. Charles Le Brun and Monumental Prints in the Age of Louis XIV" @ The Getty Center

Crossing of the Granicus (detail), Gérard Audran after Charles Le Brun , French, 1672.  Etching and engraving, four sheets, 27 9/16 x 54 3/16 in. (70 x 137.6 cm). 2003.PR.33. The Getty Research Institute © J. Paul Getty Trust From the early 1660s until the middle of the 1680s, Charles Le Brun (1619–90) had unprecedented control of the visual and decorative arts in France. A prodigious artist and designer, he was King Louis XIV's principal painter, leader of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, and director of... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2010

After Jan Breughel the Elder, The Fight of the Money-Bags (Hollstein 146) & The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa (Hollstein 216).

After Jan Breughel the Elder, The Fight of the Money-Bags (Hollstein 146). photo Bonhams Engraving, 1570, by Pieter van der Heyden, first state of two, with the Pave monogram, 'P.Bruegel Invet' and the name of the publishing house 'Aux Quatre Vents', published by the widow of Hieronymous Cock, on laid, with small margins, 240 x 305mm (9 1/2 x 12in(PL) (unframed) - Sold for £15,000 After Jan Breughel the Elder, The Wedding of Mopsus and Nisa (Hollstein 216). photo Bonhams Engraving, 1570, the first state of four, by... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2010

Paul César Helleu (French, 1859-1927), four drypoints

Paul César Helleu (French, 1859-1927), Jeune Femme les yeux baissés. photo Bonhams Drypoint in brown and black with touches of handcolouring and pencil additions, 1900, on wove, signed in brown pencil, annotated in an unidentified hand 'Epreuve Unique retouchée par l'artiste', a proof, with margins 394 x 295mm (15.5 x 11.6 in) (unframed) - Sold for £4,560 Paul César Helleu (French, 1859-1927), Portrait of a young lady wearing a feathered hat. photo Bonhams Drypoint, printed in colours, on wove, with the Estampes... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2010

C.J. Temminck Meiffren Laugier de Chartrouse. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d’oiseaux

C.J. Temminck Meiffren Laugier de Chartrouse. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d’oiseaux publié par C.J. Temminck et Meiffren-Laugier… d’après les dessins de MM.Huet et Prètre. Paris, Levrault, 1838. 5 volumes gr.in-4 demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs (Rel. de la fin du XIXe siècle). 600 planches coloriées sur papier vélin parfois rehaussées d’or (5 double page) toutes d’après Huet ou Pretre. Tome 1: Livraisons 1 à 20, pl 1 à 117- Tome 2. Livraisons 20 à 40, pl. 118 à 236. – Tome 3. Livraisons 40 à 60, pl 237 à... [Lire la suite]
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