26 mai 2011

Old Masters Paintings Sale at Christie's New York Features a Great Selection of Works

The Master of the Parrot, Saint Mary Magdalene before a curtain supported by angels in an architectural niche, oil on panel, 29 x 23 in. Estimate 600,000 - 800,000 U.S. dollars. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces its upcoming auction of Old Master Paintings on June 8, 2011 at 10 am, featuring a selection of works by the great French, Italian, Flemish and British masters of the 15th through the 19th century including Pieter Breughel II, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, among others.... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2010

"Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection" @ The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Elizabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun, Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, 1783. Oil on canvas. Collection of Linda and Stewart Resnick. Photo © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection, which features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of Lynda and Stewart Resnick, long-time patrons of the museum. Since the early 1980s, the Resnicks have collected in many areas... [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]
28 juillet 2009

'Capturing Nature's Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes' @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

Nicolas Poussin, A Path Leading Into a Forest Clearing, about 1635-1640. Pen and brown ink and brown wash. 38.6 X 24.6. 96.GA.24. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, July 28 - November 1, 2009, Capturing Nature’s Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscape draws from the Getty’s drawings collection including some works from the Getty Research Institute, to highlight key moments in the French landscape tradition, from its emergence in the 1600s to its... [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]
09 juin 2009

Apogée du classicisme chez Beaussant - Lefèvre demain

Entourage de Nicolas Sageot, époque Louis XIV, bureau Mazarin en marqueterie de laiton et écaille rouge, ouvrant à sept tiroirs dont six en deux caissons, reposant sur huit pieds gaine, écoinçons en bronze ornés de masques d’hommes moustachus, 80,5 x 195 x 92 cm. Estimation : 100 000/120 000 €. Aux excès du baroque, répond dans la dernière partie du XVIIe siècle, le classicisme promu par Louis XIV et l’Académie. Le grand art doit édifier le spectateur et chanter les louanges du Roi-Soleil par d’habiles comparaisons avec les... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2009

"Old Master Prints from the Sparling Family Collection" @ The Hyde

Hendrik Goltzius, (Dutch, 1558-1616), Publius Horatius, 1586. Engraving on laid paper 14 1/2 x 9 5/16 inches. The Hyde Collection, Gift in memory of Leon H. and Marie Buttlar Sparling by their family, 2008.20.6 GLEN FALLS, NY.- The Hyde opened an exhibition of its most recent acquisition – Old Master prints from the collection of Tobin Sparling, a South Glens Falls native. Late last year, Sparling donated nearly thirty prints in memory of his parents, Leon H. and Marie Buttlar Sparling. The exhibition, titled Old Master Prints... [Lire la suite]