15 juin 2011

Guercino's Diana the Huntress is Revealed for the First Time in Italy by Fondazione Sorgente Group

Guercino, Diana the Huntress, 1658. Photo: Courtesy Fondazione Sorgente Gr FERRARA, ITALY.- The Pinacoteca di Cento Museum is exhibiting for the first time an important painting by Guercino, who was born in Cento, a very small town of the Emilia Romagna region. The painting known as "Diana the Huntress" portrays the delicate sensuality of a goddess coupled with her tender humanity. The painting is also known for its enlivening depiction of a greyhound twisting its neck. Diana the Huntress, a piece belonging to the Fondazione... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010

Recent Acquisition of the Lichtenstein Princely Collections: Joachim Fries, Clockwork drinking vessel

Joachim Fries, Clockwork drinking vessel with Diana mounted on a stag. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. Silver, cast, embossed, chased, engraved parcel-gilt, partial coloured cold-enamel decoration fully functional original spring-driven mechanism. height 34 cm, width 24,2 cm, depth 10,6 cm. Inv.-No. SI261. This sculpture is not only a masterpiece of the goldsmith’s art but also an ingenious object of stately display and courtly banqueting ceremonial: it belongs to a group of automata featuring Diana, goddess of the chase, the... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2009

Titian (circa 1485/90 - 1576), Diana and Actaeon, circa 1556-1559 National Gallery of Scotland © The Art Fund 2009 | Images

Titian (circa 1485/90 - 1576), Diana and Actaeon, circa 1556-1559 National Gallery of Scotland © The Art Fund 2009 | Images This work, with its pendant Diana and Callisto, is one of the most celebrated and admired paintings in the European tradition. It has influenced the work of generations of high-profile artists, from Velázquez and Rubens to Turner and Constable down to Lucian Freud today. The fable of Diana and Actaeon is recounted by Ovid where the young huntsman Actaeon unwittingly came upon Diana and her nymphs bathing... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2009

Superb Examples of Roman and Greek Art Highlight Christie's Spring Sale of Antiquities

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's is pleased to announce the sale of Antiquities on June 3, which will offer nearly 200 lots with a particularly strong selection of Roman marbles, including a handsome marble herm bust of Menander and a massive red marble labrum. Other highlights include fine examples of classical Greek vases, both Athenian and South Italian alongside Egyptian and Near Eastern art. A massive Roman red marble (cotanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D. (estimate: $300,000-500,000). Photo: Christie´s Images... [Lire la suite]