09 juillet 2011

Rarely Seen Masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age on View at the Legion of Honor This Summer

Godfried Schalcken (Made 1643-1706 The Hague), Young Girl Eating Sweets, 1680–85. Oil on panel, 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches (18.6 x 15.5 cm). The Rose-marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- One of the world's best private collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including masterworks by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen and others, is on view at the Legion of Honor from July 9 through October 2, 2011. Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, where it debuted earlier... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

Tronies: Dialogue Between Marlene Dumas and the Old Masters @ Haus der Kunst in Munich

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, Porträt eines Narren, um 1596. Öl auf Holz, 46,5 x 33,5 cm. Collection Theater Instituut Nederland *MUNICH.- The dialogue-exhibition contrasts works by Marlene Dumas with historical examples of the Tronie art form. Tronies are portrait paintings that are characterized by a particularly virtuosic handling of the artistic means, intense expressiveness and individual physiognomy. It was only recently that Tronies were discovered to be an independent form of painting through art historical research.... [Lire la suite]