03 janvier 2010

"Genuine Illusions: The Art of Trompe-l'œil" @ the Bucerius Kunst Forum

Pere Borell del Caso, "Escaping Criticism", 1874. Madrid, Banco de España HAMBURG.- Trompe-l’œil is distinguished not just by its realism – after all, still life, perspective painting and photography can all claim to be realistic – but by its wit. In the best trompe-l’œil the artist deliberately sets out to trick you, and then lets you know you have been tricked. The exhibition "Genuine Illusions: The Art of Trompe-l'œil" celebrates the charm, irony and sometimes irreverence of trompe-l’œil, from antiquity... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2009

Art & Illusions: Masterpieces of trompe-l’œil from antiquity to the present @ the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Pere Borrell Del Caso (1835-1910), Escaping Criticism, 1874. Oil on canvas, 76 x 63 cm. Collection of the Bank of Spain. FLORENCE.- Trompe-l’œil is distinguished not just by its realism – after all, still life, perspective painting and photography can all claim to be realistic – but by its wit. In the best trompe-l’œil the artist deliberately sets out to trick you, and then lets you know you have been tricked. The exhibition Art & Illusions celebrates the charm, irony and sometimes irreverence of trompe-l’œil, from... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2009

'An Antiquity of Imagination: Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture' @ the National Gallery of Art's

Tullio Lombardo (Italian, c. 1455 - 1532), Bacchus and Ariadne, c. 1505, marble overall: H. 56 cm, W 71.5 cm, D 22 cm (22 1/16 x 28 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Kunstkammer WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first exhibition dedicated to Venetian Renaissance sculptor Tullio Lombardo (c. 1455–1532), his romantic approach to portraiture is revealed in four of his greatest marble carvings, which are joined by eight related works from his closest circle. On view at the National Gallery of Art's Italian galleries in the... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2009

Focus on Andrea Mantegna: Mark the Evangelist, c. 1450 @ The Städel Museum

Andrea Mantegna (1430/31-1506), St. Mark the Evangelist, Mixed technique on canvas, 81,2 x 63,6 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. Photo: Alexander Heimann FRANKFURT.- The Städel Museum presents Focus on Andrea Mantegna: Mark the Evangelist, c. 1450 (Inv. No. 1046), on view through September 6, 2009. In spite of the signature inscribed in the cartellino near the picture’s lower margin, the attribution of the Städel’s half-length figure of Saint Mark the Evangelist framed by a stone window, dating from 1450, had long been... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2009

"From Van Dyck to Bellotto - Splendor at the Court of Savoy" @ Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles

Andrea Mantegna et assistant, Madonne avec enfant, San Giovanino, SainteCatherine d'Alexandrie et autres saints © Galleria Sabauda BRUSSELS.- The Center For Fine Arts, Brussels, will present From Van Dyck to Bellotto - Splendor at the Court of Savoy. In the light of the success of the Ensor to Bosch exhibition in 2005, the Centre for Fine Arts and the Vlaamse Kunstcollectie are getting together again in the spring of 2009, this time with a third partner: the Galleria Sabauda in Turin, home to the magnificent collection of the... [Lire la suite]