21 juillet 2009

'Eros and Thanatos' @ Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Giambattista Tiepolo, The Death of Hyacinth, 1752-1753. Oil on canvas, 287 x 235 cm. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. MADRID.- The close relationship between sexual desire and the death instinct – Eros and Thanatos – in the visual arts is the subject of this exhibition, whose title is taken from that of Georges Bataille’s book: Les larmes d’Eros. The exhibition also incorporates some of Bataille’s ideas on eroticism: the need for beauty, temptation as prohibition and transgression, and the parallels between the erotic and... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2009

Fra Bartolommeo, Van Dyck, Marieschi and Turner lead auction of Old Masters and 19th century Art at Christie’s

Frans Hals (Antwerp 1581/5-1666 Haarlem) The Head of a Boy, oil on panel, circular, 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm.) diam. Estimate £300,000 – £500,000. photo Christie's Ltd 2009  London– Christie’s announce the inaugural Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale which will take place on 7 July 2009, and which will present important paintings, drawings and watercolours representing nearly 700 years of European history. The auction is expected to realise in excess of £15 million. Leading highlights include: -... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2009

'Raphael to Renoir, Master Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna' @ The National Gallery Complex in Edinburgh

Vincent Van Gogh (Zundert, 1853 – Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890), Recto: Houses in a Landscape, 1890. Conté crayon and stumping, 9 1/4 x 12 5/16 in. Collection of Jean Bonna, Geneva EDINBURGH.- This exceptional exhibition consists of 120 European master drawings, watercolours and pastels by many of the greatest names in Western art. They come from the distinguished collection formed over the past twenty years by Jean Bonna, who is based in Geneva. The show has been organised in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2009

Fra Bartolommeo, van Dyck, Marieschi and Turner Lead Auction of Old Masters at Christie's

Michele Giovanni Marieschi (Venice 1710-1743) The Courtyard of the Doge's Palace, Venice, with the Giant's Staircase, Saint Mark's Basilica beyond, oil on canvas 46 5/8 x 71 1/8 in. (118.5 x 180.7 cm.) Estimate: £2 million to £3 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s announce the inaugural Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale which will take place on 7 July 2009, and which will present important paintings, drawings and watercolours representing nearly 700 years of European history. The auction... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2009

"Imaginaire de l’Arioste, l’Arioste imaginé" @ Musée du Louvre

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (Montauban, 1780 - Paris, 1867), Roger délivrant Angélique , 1819, musée du Louvre, département des Peintures © RMN / Gérard Blot. Souhaitant faire découvrir la richesse des confrontations entre les différents arts, le musée du Louvre propose, en février 2009,un parcours inédit sur l’imaginaire de cet illustre auteur italien que fut l’Arioste. Ludovico Ariosto (1474 - 1533), écrivain et homme de cour au service des princes d’Este, publie en 1516 à Ferrare la première édition du Roland furieux. Cet... [Lire la suite]