04 avril 2011

El Greco's, "The Vision of Saint John" @ Dulwich Picture Gallery

El Greco, The Vision of Saint John. Loaned by: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. LONDON.- Every month during the Gallery’s Bicentenary celebration year a spectacular masterpiece will hang on the end wall of the Gallery’s enfilade. It is difficult to decipher this great, enigmatic masterpiece for not only is it unfinished, but it has also been cut down. Whatever vision Saint John is experiencing clearly inhabited a lost upper section. The subject of the picture is from the Book of Revelation (6:9 - 11): Saint John the... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2011

"A Collector's Eye: Cranach to Pissarro" @ the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool

'Battle of the Amazons' by Rubens. © David Lewis family interests LIVERPOOL.- A Collector’s Eye: Cranach to Pissarro is a unique exhibition of paintings from a stunning private collection. Running from Friday 18 February to Sunday 15 May 2011 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, A Collector’s Eye: Cranach to Pissarro exhibits five centuries of art and 64 works ranging from tender 15th-century devotional images to 19th-century French Impressionist landscapes. Old Master artists Rubens, El Greco, Delacroix and Cranach are... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2010

The Prado @ The Meadows

El Greco, Pentecost, c. 1600 (detail). Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and the Prado Museum in Madrid today launch a three-year partnership, marking the first such international program for Spain’s national museum. The multifaceted collaboration encompasses the loan of major paintings from the Prado, interdisciplinary research at SMU, an unprecedented internship exchange between the two museums, and a range of public programs. The Meadows is home to one of... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2009

"El Greco. Domenikos Theotokopoulos 1900" @ Palais des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles

El Greco, Christ en croix - "The Crucifixion", 1610-1614. Oil on canvas. Toledo, Museo de Santa Cruz, Depósito de la Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari, Toledo. BRUXELLES.- Considéré comme l’un des peintres fondateurs de l’École espagnole, El Greco n’a pourtant pas toujours joui de ce statut souverain. Lorsqu’il meurt à Tolède en 1614, l’Europe se prend de passion pour le caravagisme, style naturaliste et en vogue aux antipodes de son génie maniériste. Très vite, son oeuvre passe de mode, traversant les siècles dans un... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2009

'The Discovery of Spain | British Artists and Collectors: Goya to Picasso' @ the National Gallery of Scotland

Lady in a Fur Wrap by El Greco © Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums), The Stirling Maxwell Collection, Pollok House EDINBURGH.- A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture will bring some Mediterranean colour to Edinburgh this summer, as the National Gallery of Scotland unveils the highlight of its festival programme for 2009. The Discovery of Spain will explore the fascination for Spanish art and culture in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain, and examine the taste of Hispanophile collectors and artists.... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2009

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598-1664 Madrid) The Veil of Saint Veronica

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598-1664 Madrid) The Veil of Saint Veronica oil on canvas, 41 x 33¼ in. (104 x 84.5 cm.) Estimate £200,000 - £300,000 Provenance: Juan Pereira González, Madrid, by whom given to the father of the present owner, a spanish gentleman. Literature: J. Gállego and J. Gudiol, Zurbarán 1598-1664, Barcelona, 1976; Eng. Trans., London, 1977, no. 554, p. 122, fig. 495, under works of uncertain date. Notes: The apocryphal gospel of Nicodemus relates how, as Christ was on the Way... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2009

The Prado is Temporarily Enriching its El Greco Collection with the Artist's View and Plan of Toledo

MADRID.- Starting yesterday, until the autumn of next year when it is envisaged that work will be completed on the Museo del Greco in Toledo, visitors to the Prado will have the chance to appreciate the artist’s unique work, View and Plan of Toledo. In contrast to the partial views of the city that appear in other works by the artist, this canvas offers a multiple viewpoint; in addition to a perspectival presentation it includes a detailed plan of the city, held up by the figure of a young man and painted with the... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2009

'Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World ' @ the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Juan de Valdes Leal, (Spanish, 1622-1690), Allegory of Vanity, 1660. Oil on canvas. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund. INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The first exhibition to examine the religious visual culture of 17th-century Spain and Latin America will open at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on October 11, 2009. Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World brings to life the challenges faced by visual artists such as El Greco, Francisco Zurbarán, Alonso... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2009

125 Gifts Initiative for the IMA's 125th Anniversary

St. Luke, about 1610-1614, El Greco and workshop, Spanish, oil on canvas, The Clowes Fund Collection. INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today the successful completion of its goal to secure 125 gifts to the permanent collection in honor of the Museum’s 125th anniversary. Ranging from old masters to contemporary works, the gifts include paintings, textiles, sculpture, prints and design arts, enriching each of the IMA’s collecting areas. “No single factor is more important to the Museum’s legacy than the... [Lire la suite]
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