21 mars 2011

Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century at the MFA in Houston

Pompeo Batoni, Academic Nude, 1765. Charcoal heightened with black and white chalk on blue-grey paper. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III. HOUSTON, TX.-At the end of the 18th century, fresh archeological finds in Herculaneum and Pompeii inspired artists, intellectuals, and the public all over Europe to be newly fascinated with antiquities. “Neoclassicism” is the term given to the various classicizing movements that developed in the late 18th to early 19th centuries and... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2009

'Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection' @ the Frick

Edgar Degas, (1834–1917), Head of a Soldier, c. 1859. Watercolor, gouache, and red chalk wash over graphite, 25.6 x 21.0 cm. Fondation Custodia, Paris NEW YORK, NY.- As its major fall exhibition, the Frick presents Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection, featuring more than sixty works on paper from the holdings of the Fondation Custodia, Paris. On view until January 10, 2010, it includes drawings and watercolors by well-known masters of the French School, including Antoine Watteau, François Boucher,... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

'Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings' @ The Morgan Library

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845), Portraits of the Artist’s Family and Servants. Black and white chalk, on light brown wove paper, 17 13/16 x 11 11/16 inches (450 x 297 mm)Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum NEW YORK, NY.- Few eras in French history witnessed the same degree of radical social and political changes as those of the eighteenth century. The efflorescence of the ancien régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic vitality and variety that subtly chronicled the... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2009

"Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings" @ the Morgan Library and Museum

NEW YORK, NY.- Few eras in French history witnessed the same degree of radical social and political changes as those of the eighteenth century. The efflorescence of the ancient régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic vitality and variety that subtly chronicled the many changes taking place in France. It is this dynamic period in French art history that is the subject of Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings. On view from October 2, 2009, through January 3, 2010,... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2009

Dessins anciens et du 19e siècle chez Artcurial, demain

Eugène Delacroix (1796-1863), Feuille d’études de têtes de lionne, crayon, cachet de l’atelier, 25,3 x 18,8 cm. Estimation : 50 000/70 000 €. Jean-Baptiste ISABEY Nancy, 1767 - Paris, 1855 Portrait présumé de la première femme du peintre Gouache sur feuille d'ivoire signé 'Isabey' en bas à gauche. Tondo : 7 cm. de diamètre (2,76 in.). Cadre en bronze ciselé et doré à décor de raie de coeurs et rang de perles - Estimation 5 000 - 6 000 € Provenance : Ancienne collection du baron Joseph Vitta; puis par descendance... [Lire la suite]