11 juin 2010

"Scratching the Surface: Master Prints from the Charles Pendexter Gift" @ The Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Francisco José y Lucientes de Goya, Dios la perdone: y era su madre (For Heaven’s Sake: and It Was Her Mother) Caprichos, pl. 16. 1799. Etching and aquatint on cream wove paper, 13 in. x 9 13/16 in. (33.02 cm x 24.92 cm). “Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, Gift of Charles Pendexter BRUNSWICK, ME.- The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announced an extraordinary gift to its permanent collection from long-time friend and generous donor Charles Pendexter, a current resident of Brunswick, Maine. Totaling more than 1,500... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2010

"The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480–1650" @ Block Museum

Albrecht Dürer, "The Large Horse", 1505, engraving. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth. EVANSTON, IL.- Composed entirely of lines, engravings are works of exquisite beauty and incomparable intricacy. Northwestern University's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art will focus on the engraved line from April 9 through June 20 with two exhibitions highlighting the technical virtuosity and innovativeness of European engravers of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Both... [Lire la suite]
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]
08 décembre 2009

Hendrick Goltzius' "Jupiter and Antiope" Among Highlights of Sotheby's Sale

Hendrick Goltzius, "Jupiter and Antiope", 1612. (122 x 178 cm.), 48 x 70 inches. Est. $8/12 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- A monumental masterpiece (48 x 70 in. (122 x 178 cm)) by the great 17th century Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius will be offered early next year in Sotheby’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings in New York on 28 January 2010. Goltzius’ paintings are extremely rare and Jupiter and Antiope is the most important by the artist to appear at auction in more than 25 years (est. $8/12 million,... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2009

'The Artful Image' @ the National Gallery of Denmark

Hendrick Goltzius (1558 - 1617) The Four Disgracers – Ikaros. The Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings,1588 An overlooked but captivating chapter in European art will unfold when The Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings focuses on these very early years in Dutch art. With a rich selection of graphic works by the Haarlem mannerists, the exhibition portrays a generation of artists who preceded what we now tend to consider the golden age of Dutch painters. Refinement, virtuosity and extreme visual effects take centre stage... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2009

"The Age of Rembrandt" @ the Albertina Museum, Vienna

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Small Self Portrait, around 1657. Oil on canvas © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna VIENNA.- The exhibition The Age of Rembrandt assembles 150 works by some 70 artists from the Albertina Museum’s 17th century Netherlandish holdings, including Hendrick Goltzius, Rembrandt van Rijn, Aert van der Neer, Aelbert Cuyp, and Adriaen van Ostade. The unique selection is completed by some 40 oil paintings from various other collections and museums. The spectrum of the exhibition ranges from landscapes and city... [Lire la suite]