15 juin 2011

Sotheby's Milan Sale of 19th Century and Old Masters Paintings Achieves Outstanding Results

Artemisia Gentileschi, Betsabea, sold at € 216.750. Photo: Sotheby's. MILAN.- Two Magnificent views of Venice and Istanbul by Boldini and Zonaro lead the Top ten list in Sotheby's 19th Century Paintings auction, just before the beautiful Betsabea by Artemisia Gentileschi and the magnificent portrait of a gentleman by Lavinia Fontana. 87.5% is a high percentage for this Milanese sale - one of the highest sold percentages for a Milan Old Master and 19th Century Paintings auction - which was characterized by a packed and active... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2011

"Italian Paintings from the 17th & 18th Centuries" @ Sperone Westwater

Giuseppe Cesari called Cavalier D'Arpino, David with the Head of Goliath, 1598, oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 30 1/8 inches (100 x 76,5 cm). Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- Sperone Westwater presents an exhibition of Italian Paintings from the 17th and 18th Centuries in partnership with Robilant + Voena. This survey of Italian Old Master paintings, with notable masterpieces by painters such as Canaletto (1697-1768), Cavalier d’Arpino (1568-1640), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), and Michele Marieschi... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2010

Women Artists of the Renaissance

Renaissance Europe was not a promising place for female artists to emerge. Women were expected to marry and have children, and those who did work were not welcomed into male-dominated professions. In fact women were unable to even receive formal art training (a cornerstone of which was the study of the nude).But some did emerge. Privately taught, often by their fathers who were drafting them into the family business, and talented enough to gain commissions on merit alone, some women successfully made a living as artists.Here are ten... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2010

Toledo Museum Acquires "Lot and His Daughters" by Bolognese master Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, commonly known as Guercino

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino (Italian, 1591-1666), "Lot and His Daughters", 1651-52, (detail). Oil on canvas. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment. Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 2009.345. Photo: Richard Goodbody TOLEDO, OH.-Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has been trying to fill for more than 50 years. A work by Bolognese master Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, commonly known as Guercino (“the squinter”), has been a long-sought-after addition to the TMA collection. Guercino’s vibrant "Lot and... [Lire la suite]