11 avril 2011

"Picturing the Senses in European Art" @ MFAH

  Parrasio Micheli, Young Woman Playing a Lute, c. 1570, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. HOUSTON, TX- Picturing the Senses in European Art, organized by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, explores artists’ interest in evoking the five senses through both allegorical and realistic associations. The exhibition of 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century paintings and works on paper is drawn largely from the permanent collections of the Blaffer Foundation and the MFAH, and offers an opportunity to see some significant... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2011

"Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850" @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Portrait of a Man, c. 1530, by Parmigianino. Oil on canvas. Private collection. WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- A special exhibition of European portrait painting, featuring works by master artists from the late fifteenth century through the early nineteenth century, is on view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from January 23 through March 27, 2011, in the exhibition Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850. Representing the range of styles and themes in Old Master portraiture as practiced in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy,... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2010

Fall Focus on Spanish Art through Two Frick Presentations

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660), King Philip IV of Spain, 1644, oil on canvas, 51 ⅛ x 39 ⅛ inches, The Frick Collection, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- The greatest Spanish draftsmen from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century—Ribera, Murillo, and Goya, among them—created works of dazzling idiosyncrasy. These diverse drawings, which may be broadly characterized as possessing a specifically “Spanish manner,” will be the subject of an exclusive exhibition at The Frick Collection in the fall of 2010. The... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2010

"Caravaggio’s Friends & Foes" @ Whitfield Fine Art Gallery

Louis Finso, "St. Sebastian LONDON.- Caravaggio always attracted controversy and by the time of his death aged only 38 in 1610 was hailed as an artistic genius by his supporters but regarded as an abrasive upstart with the blood of a murder on his hands by his enemies. His decisive break with artistic tradition and dramatic use of light inspired a generation of Caravaggesque artists. Whitfield Fine Art, a leading international specialist in Old Master paintings, is marking the 400th anniversary of his death with a... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2009

Sotheby's Evening Sales of Old Master Paintings Totals $60 Million

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, A Flemish Village in Winter with the Massacre of the Innocents, oil on oak panel, 122 by 170 cm. Estimate: 2,500,000—3,500,000. Sold for £4,633,250. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Tonight in London before a lively saleroom, Sotheby’s sales of Old Master Paintings and Renaissance & Baroque Masterworks from the Collection of Barbara Piasecka Johnson brought a combined total of £36,022,625/ $57,917,177/ €41,645,761, a strong figure comfortably within the pre-sale expectations for the evening of... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2009

'Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce' @ The Bruce Museum

James Tissot (1836-1902), In the Louvre (L'Esthetique)1883-1885. Oil on canvas, 58 x 39 3/8 in. Collection Museo de Arte de Ponce. Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo: John Betancourt. GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce, opening on Saturday, June 13, 2009, and on view through Sunday, September 6, 2009. This exhibition, which is the Bruce Museum’s major summer show, features selected works from the Museo de Arte de... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2009

Sotheby's to Offer Jusepe de Ribera's Darmatic Prometheus in Spectacular Single-Owner Sale

Jusepe de Ribera, called Lo Spagnoletto (1591-1652), Prometheus, oil on canvas, est: £800,000-1.2 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby's London announced a two-day single-owner sale of property from The Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection at its New Bond Street saleroom on the evening of Wednesday, July 8, 2009 and then the following day on Thursday, July 9. As an art connoisseur, humanitarian and philanthropist, Barbara Piasecka Johnson - the wife of the late J. Seward Johnson Sr, one of the co-founders of the Johnson... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

Francis Bacon and Spanish Painting at the Prado Museum

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion. Oil on canvas, 198.2 x 144.8 cm (each one) 1962. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York MADRID.- The itinerant Francis Bacon retrospective’s current sojourn seems particularly appropriate. “Francis Bacon” opened at the Prado in Madrid on February 3, 2009 where it will be open until April 19. Many have considered the exhibition’s location as a sort of homecoming for the British artist. Throughout his life and work, Bacon demonstrated an affinity to Spain. Bullfighting and the... [Lire la suite]