10 juillet 2011

“Concealed/Revealed” @ Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Albrecht Dürer, Self-Portrait in a Full-Trimmed Coat, 1500. © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich, Doerner Institut. MUNICH.- “Concealed/Revealed” is the fourth exhibition in the series celebrating the Alte Pinakothek’s 175th anniversary. The enigmatic title stands for a subject of enormous multiplicity. The exhibition is on view until September 18th, 2011. Infrared reflectographs of underdrawings that – apart from a few exceptions – have never been seen before by a general audience, is on display. The Alte Pinakothek’s... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2011

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to Retain Ownership of Eglon van der Neer Painting

Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior, about 1666 by Eglon van der Neer (Dutch, 1634–1703). Oil on panel. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Seth K. Sweetser Fund. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MA.- Research conducted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), about the provenance, or history of ownership, of its painting Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior (1665–67) by Dutch artist Eglon van der Neer (1634–1703), has led to an agreement with the estate of German art dealer Walter Westfeld (1889–1945), enabling... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2011

"Dürer’s Fame" @ National Gallery of Scotland

Albrecht Dürer, Adam and Eve, 1504 − National Gallery of Scotland EDINBURGH.- This summer the National Gallery of Scotland presents a unique display that examines the work of the 16th century German artist Albrecht Dürer and his enduring influence, spanning five centuries. "Dürer’s Fame" showcases a selection of his magnificent prints from the Galleries’ collection, together with contemporary and later copies of his work. These objects will be augmented by a selection of illicit imitations and surprising tributes, including a... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2011

Woodcuts: Collection from Albrecht Dürer to Tal R @ the National Gallery of Denmark

Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528), The Trinity. The Royal Collection of Graphic Art, 1511, 389 x 282 mm. COPENHAGEN.- While the world is experiencing an ever-increasing influx of new media, the Royal Collection of Graphic Art directs attention to one of the oldest mediums around. A medium, moreover, which remains very much alive and continues to attract the attention of the most innovative strata of contemporary art. The spring exhibition at the Royal Collection of Graphic Art at the National Gallery of Denmark provides a comprehensive... [Lire la suite]
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]
29 octobre 2010

"Van Eyck à Dürer" @ Groeningemuseum, Brugge

Maître anonyme Portrait de femme ca. 1480 © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Madrid Au 15e siècle, les Primitifs Flamands sont à l’origine d’une véritable révolution artistique en Europe centrale. Des peintres de talent comme Jan van Eyck, avec son génie pour le détail, révolutionnent la peinture avec leurs nouvelles techniques. Leur influence s’étend très rapidement et ils vont inspirer quantité de peintres, notamment Albrecht Dürer, peintre, dessinateur et graveur. Van Eyck et Dürer sont des maîtres absolus de la période... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2010

"Le monde de Cranach" @ Bozar, Bruxelles

Lucas Cranach the Elder, A Female Personification of Justice, 1537, Private collection BRUXELLES – Lucas Cranach est l’un des plus grands peintres européens du XVIe siècle. Cette exposition - la première consacrée à l’artiste dans un pays du Benelux - replace l’oeuvre de cette personnalité de la Renaissance allemande dans le contexte social, culturel et artistique de son époque. Peintre de cour, il a aussi fréquenté de grandes personnalités comme Martin Luther, tout en libérant la nudité et le pouvoir de la femme dans un style... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2010

"The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480–1650" @ Block Museum

Albrecht Dürer, "The Large Horse", 1505, engraving. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth. EVANSTON, IL.- Composed entirely of lines, engravings are works of exquisite beauty and incomparable intricacy. Northwestern University's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art will focus on the engraved line from April 9 through June 20 with two exhibitions highlighting the technical virtuosity and innovativeness of European engravers of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Both... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2010

Albrecht Dürer, woodcuts & engravings @ Christie's

Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death and the Devil (B. 98; M., Holl. 74; S.M.S. 69), engraving, 1513. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 without watermark, a fine and early Meder a/b impression, printing with great contrast and clarity, trimmed to the platemark, with thread margins in places, occasionally very narrowly remargined and with tiny touches of pen and ink at the extreme sheet edge, remains of old paper tape along the sheet edges verso, a tiny thin spot below, otherwise in excellent condition - P., S. 247 x 190 mm. Est.... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2010

Christie's to Offer 500 Years of Printmaking this March

Giulio Campagnola (1482-1515) Saint John the Baptist (B. 3), engraving, circa 1505. P., S. 346 x 239 mm. Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- This March Christie’s presents the first of its bi-annual auctions of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints. The sale offers a striking range of works spanning five hundred years of print making, including unique and extremely rare works by Campagnola, Dürer, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol amongst signature works by other masters of the medium. A... [Lire la suite]
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