10 juillet 2011

Vermeer's "Woman with a Lute" on Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art @ The Norton Simon Museum

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–75), Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662–63. Oil on canvas. Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents the rare loan of Johannes Vermeer’s “Woman with a Lute,” ca. 1662–63, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. One of about 36 known works by the Dutch master, five of which make their home at the Metropolitan Museum, the painting will be on view from July 8 through Sept. 26, 2011, providing audiences with the... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2011

"Vermeer in Munich, King Max I Joseph of Bavaria as collector of masters" @ the Alte Pinakothek

Johannes Vermeer, “Woman Holding a Balance”, c. 1664. © National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. MUNICH.- The Alte Pinakothek welcomes a very special guest to its 175th anniversary: Johannes Vermeer’s “Woman Holding a Balance” from the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The exhibition is on display until June 16, 2011. In the early 19th century, this exquisite masterpiece once formed part of the exceptional private collection amassed by the first king of Bavaria, Max I Joseph (1756-1825). He focused almost exclusively on... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2010

"The Young Vermeer" @ National Gallery of Scotland

Johannes Vermeer, 'The Procuress' − Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. EDINBURG.- Three early paintings by Johannes Vermeer will be reunited in a rare display at the National Galleries of Scotland this December. The Young Vermeer will present a unique opportunity to see three magnificent works by this much loved artist and discover how he became one of the most iconic painters of the Dutch Golden Age. This is the first exhibition in Scotland devoted to the artist and the only UK showing of this... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2010

Colnaghi Celebrates 250th Anniversary with Commemorative Publication

To mark its 250th anniversary, Colnaghi is publishing Colnaghi – The History, an illustrated commemorative survey of the world’s oldest commercial art gallery and the only survivor of the grand Old Master galleries in London’s Old Bond Street. During the 250 years of the firm’s remarkable history, Colnaghi has been printseller to the Prince Regent, pioneer of photographic publishing and purveyor of some of the greatest Old Master paintings, drawings and prints to private collectors and museums around the world. The fascinating... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2009

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces it will Show Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632-1675), The Milkmaid, ca. 1658. Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 41 cm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam SK-A-2344 NEW YORK, NY.- On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage from Amsterdam to New York, the Rijksmuseum is sending The Milkmaid, perhaps the most admired painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632—1675), to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. To celebrate this extraordinary loan, the Metropolitan Museum will present Vermeer’s Masterpiece The Milkmaid, a special exhibition... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2009

Quote : Balthasar de Monconys

Hals... is with reason admired by the greatest painters. Balthasar de Monconys Balthasar de Monconys (1611-1665), diplomate français, physicien et magistrat né à Lyon, voulait remonter aux sources des enseignements de Pythagore, de Zoroastre et des alchimistes grecs et arabes. Il effectua, en ce sens, de nombreux voyages, en Europe et en Orient, accompagné du fils du duc de Luynes, dont il était le précepteur. Il a publié quelques ouvrages sur ses voyages à travers l'Europe et en Égypte, ainsi que quelques chroniques sur le... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2009

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Marks the 19th Anniversary of the Theft of Thirteen Works of Art

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633, Rembrandt van Rijn. BOSTON, MA In anticipation of March 18, 2009, the 19th anniversary of the theft of thirteen priceless artworks from its collection, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, today reissued reassurances of a $5 million reward and complete confidentiality for anyone who comes forward with information leading to the return of the stolen artworks in good condition. In the early morning hours of March 18th, 1990, as Boston wrapped up its city wide celebration of St.... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2009

"Vermeer Back in Amsterdam" @ Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance (ca. 1664). AMSTERDAM.- A major work by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is temporarily back in Amsterdam. From 11 March to 1 June 2009, the Rijksmuseum presents his Woman Holding a Balance (c.1664) from the United States. The Rijksmuseum proudly presents this important work alongside four other masterpieces by Vermeer from the museum s own collection. Vermeer did not produce many paintings, so this is a unique moment for the Rijksmuseum as the only museum in Europe to be able to show five... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

"Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art" @ Vancouver Art Gallery

Johannes Vermeer, The Love Letter, c. 1669–70, oil on canvas. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam , Purchased with support from the Rembrandt Society © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam VANCOUVER.- Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum at the Vancouver Art Gallery will be the largest and most significant collection of 17th century Dutch art ever presented in Canada. On view from May 10 to September 13, 2009, the exhibition of 128 works of art features some of the finest paintings by... [Lire la suite]