30 janvier 2011

"Orientalism in Europe: From Delacroix to Kandinsky" @ Art Hall of Hypo Culture Foundation

Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ, The white Slave, 1888, oil on canvas, 149,5 x 118,3 cm. Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts © RMN/Gérard Blot With some 150 paintings and sculptures, the major exhibition Orientalism in Europe: from Delacroix to Kandinsky presents the diverse interpretations of the Islamic Orient, North Africa and the Middle East by almost 100 western European artists. This survey starts with Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign (1798-1801) and continues through to the Modernism of the early 20th century. Masterpieces by Ingres,... [Lire la suite]
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

"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]
11 août 2009

Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton @ Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

Democrats are more beautiful (after Jonathan Horowitz), 2001. Oil on board. Collection of Sarah and Sattford Broumand © Elizabeth Peyton MAASTRICHT, NL - The Bonnefantenmuseum will be presenting the first comprehensive retrospective of Elizabeth Peyton's oeuvre on the European mainland, which comprises over 90 works (paintings, watercolours, drawings and lithos) from the past 18 years (1991-2009). Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton has been organised by the New Museum, New York. From her first portraits of 19th-century heroes to... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2009

'Eros and Thanatos' @ Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Giambattista Tiepolo, The Death of Hyacinth, 1752-1753. Oil on canvas, 287 x 235 cm. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. MADRID.- The close relationship between sexual desire and the death instinct – Eros and Thanatos – in the visual arts is the subject of this exhibition, whose title is taken from that of Georges Bataille’s book: Les larmes d’Eros. The exhibition also incorporates some of Bataille’s ideas on eroticism: the need for beauty, temptation as prohibition and transgression, and the parallels between the erotic and... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

Quote : Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix, d'après un daguerréotype, 1842 © BnF "La couleur est par excellence la partie de l'art qui détient le don magique. Alors que le sujet, la forme, la ligne s'adressent d'abord à la pensée, la couleu n'a aucun sens pour l'intelligence, mais elle a tous les pouvoirs sur la sensibilité." Eugène Delacroix (Extrait de Journal)
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12 mai 2009

Rare Work by Eugene Delacroix to Lead the Orientalist Highlights at Sotheby's London this June

Eugène Delacroix, Le Combat, oil on paper laid on panel, est: £300,000-500,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby's forthcoming sale of 19th Century European Paintings in London on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 will bring to the market a fine selection of works from the Orientalist genre, a corner of the international market that has seen its profile continually gather momentum on the international stage in recent years. In 2008 Sotheby’s sales of Orientalist Art worldwide brought a combined total in excess of $36 million. Eugène... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2009

"Infinitum" @ the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice

Gonzales Coques (1614-1684), “An unfinished portrait of a man posting a letter, in an interior”, 1640, 56 x 44 cm, Oil on canvas, Private Collection, Belgium VENICE.- The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Vervoordt Foundation announce Infinitum, taking place in the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice from 6 June until 15 November, 2009. With In-finitum, the trilogy which started with Artempo: Where Time Becomes Art (Venice, 2007) and continued with Academia: Qui es-tu? (Paris, 2008) will come full circle. Once again set in the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2009

Dessins anciens et du 19e siècle chez Artcurial, demain

Eugène Delacroix (1796-1863), Feuille d’études de têtes de lionne, crayon, cachet de l’atelier, 25,3 x 18,8 cm. Estimation : 50 000/70 000 €. Jean-Baptiste ISABEY Nancy, 1767 - Paris, 1855 Portrait présumé de la première femme du peintre Gouache sur feuille d'ivoire signé 'Isabey' en bas à gauche. Tondo : 7 cm. de diamètre (2,76 in.). Cadre en bronze ciselé et doré à décor de raie de coeurs et rang de perles - Estimation 5 000 - 6 000 € Provenance : Ancienne collection du baron Joseph Vitta; puis par descendance... [Lire la suite]