28 février 2010

"The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600–1700" @ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Attributed to Juan Martínez Montañés, Immaculate Conception (la Purisma), about 1628, polychromed wood; overall: 144 x 49 x 53 cm (56 11/16 x 19 5/16 x 20 7/8 in.); base: 37.5 x 97.5 x 58.5 cm (14 3/4 x 38 3/8 x 23 1/16 in.). Church of the Anunciación, Seville University © Photo Imagen M.A.S. Reproduction courtesy of Universidad de Seville Washington, DC—Masterpieces created to shock the senses and stir the soul are spotlighted in The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600–1700, on view at the exhibition's only... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2010

Francisco de Zurbarán, Saint Dorothy, full-length, holding a basket of apples and roses

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz 1598 - 1664 Madrid) Saint Dorothy, full-length, holding a basket of apples and roses. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas, inscribed lower left: S. DOrOTEA. 71 by 40 in.; 180.2 by 101.5 cm. Est. 3,000,000—4,000,000 USD. Lot Sold 4,226,500 USD PROVENANCE: Acquired in Spain in the 1920s by a New York collector;Thence by family descent until sold, New York, Christie's, 29 January 1998, lot 120, where acquired by the present owner. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: A.G. Mayer,... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2010

Important Old Master Paintings @ Sotheby’s January

Hendrick Goltzius (Mülbracht (Bracht-am-Niederrhein) 1558 - 1617 Haarlem) Jupiter and Antiope, signed and dated lower center: HG./ Ao. 1612 and inscribed on the cloth near Antiope's knee: ANTIOPA. oil on canvas, 48 by 70 in.; 122 by 178 cm. Est. 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 USD. photo courtesy Sotheby's Sotheby’s January sale of Important Old Master Paintings has always been one of the highlights of the auction season. This year, we are pleased to have exceptionally strong and varied offerings, including an incredibly rare,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2009

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

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, 1598–1664, Madrid), Agnus Dei, ca. 1636–40, oil on canvas, 14 x 20 1/2 in. (36.6 x 52.1 cm) San Diego Museum of Art, Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam INDIANAPOLIS, IN (AP).- El Greco's vision of the veil of Veronica hangs near a golden crown with 447 emeralds. Just a few steps away, a recumbent sculpture of the crucified Jesus Christ rests before its return to a Spanish hermitage in time for Holy Week. "Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World" at the Indianapolis Museum... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2009

Rare Works by Goya, Fragonard, David and Turner at Sotheby's July Old Master Paintings

LONDON.- Sotheby's forthcoming sales of Old Master Paintings and Drawings to take place in London on Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9, 2009 will bring to the market a superb selection of rare works by renowned French, Spanish, Dutch, Flemish, Italian and British Old Masters as well as a single-owner sale of Renaissance and Baroque masterworks from the collection of Barbara Piasecka Johnson. Among the artists to feature in the Old Master Paintings Evening Sale are Daddi, Dell’Abate, Metsu, Guercino, Zurbarán, Guardi,... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2009

'The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700' @ National Gallery

Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), Portrait of Juan Martínez Montañés, 1635 © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid LONDON.- Created to shock the senses and stir the soul… 'The Sacred Made Real' presents a landmark reappraisal of religious art from the Spanish Golden Age. Paintings including masterpieces by Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbarán are displayed for the very first time alongside Spain’s remarkable ‘polychrome’ (painted) sculptures. While the religious paintings of Velázquez and Zurbarán are relatively well known, the... [Lire la suite]