23 septembre 2010

Women Artists of the Renaissance

Renaissance Europe was not a promising place for female artists to emerge. Women were expected to marry and have children, and those who did work were not welcomed into male-dominated professions. In fact women were unable to even receive formal art training (a cornerstone of which was the study of the nude).But some did emerge. Privately taught, often by their fathers who were drafting them into the family business, and talented enough to gain commissions on merit alone, some women successfully made a living as artists.Here are ten... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2009

Huit peintures du XVIème siècle @ Christie's Paris

Hans Brosamer (Fukda? Vers  1495-1554 Erfurt) Portrait d'un couple. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009. Daté '1516' (au centre en haut) huile sur panneau -29,2 x 41 cm.Price Realized  €163,000 Provenance: Galerie de Jonckheere, Paris, en 2000 Notes: Sans doute originaire de Thuringe ou de de Saxe, Hans Brosamer fut actif à Erfurt, Fulda et Nuremberg. Selon Ludwig Meyer, ce double portrait serait l'oeuvre la plus précoce connue de lui. Exécuté à l'occasion du mariage des deux protagonistes, ce type d'oeuvre... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2009

"Le bain et le miroir, Soins du corps et cosmétiques à la Renaissance" @ Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d'Ecouen

Dame à sa toilette, Anonyme (d’après François Clouet ?) France, vers 1560. Huile sur bois H.105 x 76 cm. Provenance : collection du Président Bénigne Legouz de Saint-Seine ; saisie révolutionnaire, 1792. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon / Photo François Jay. Cent trente objets et oeuvres d’art sont réunis par le  Musée National de la Renaissance pour restituer au cérémonial de la beauté à la Renaissance toute sa dimension esthétique et sociale. Nécessaires de toilette, palettes à onguents et... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2009

"Art and Love in Renaissance Italy" @ The Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth

Paris Bordon, Venus, Mars, and Cupid Crowned by Victory, c. 1550. Oil on canvas, 44 x 683⁄4 in. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna FORT WORTH, TX.- The Kimbell Art Museum presents Art and Love in Renaissance Italy, a fascinating exploration of art objects made to celebrate milestones in the lives of men and women in Renaissance Italy—betrothal, marriage, and the birth of a child. It will be on view from March 15 to June 14, 2009. Jointly organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Kimbell (its... [Lire la suite]