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]
27 juin 2011

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum

Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem), Merrymakers at Shrovetide, ca. 1616–17. Oil on canvas, 51 3/4 x 39 1/4 in. (131.4 x 99.7 cm). Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913. A.N. 14.40.605. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83-1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his lifetime for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum—on view from... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2011

Alexander McQueen's Iconic Designs in Costume Institute Retrospective at Metropolitan Museum

Creations by the late British designer Alexander McQueen are displayed during a preview at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2, 2011. An exhibition of McQueen's creations titled Savage Beauty will be on display at the museum from May 4-July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly The spring 2011 Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, is on view May 4 through July 31. The exhibition celebrates the late Mr. McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2010

"Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance" @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Jan Gossart (Netherlandish, ca. 1478–1532). Portrait of a Man (Jan Jacobsz. Snoeck?), ca. 1530. National Gallery of Art, Washington The first major exhibition in forty-five years devoted to the Burgundian Netherlandish artist Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532) brings together Gossart's paintings, drawings, and prints and places them in the context of the art and artists that influenced his transformation from Late Gothic Mannerism to the new Renaissance mode. Gossart was among the first northern artists to travel to Rome to make... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2010

Le Metropolitan Museum Of Art vient d’identifier un nouveau tableau de Diego Vélasquez dans ses collections

Above: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660). Philip IV (1605–1665), King of Spain, probably 1624. Oil on canvas; 78 3/4 x 40 1/2 in. (200 x 102.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.639) NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) – Le Metropolitan Museum Of Art vient d’identifier un nouveau tableau de Diego Vélasquez dans ses collections. D’après les experts, cette œuvre, le Portrait du Roi Philippe IV, serait de la main du maître espagnol et non pas d’un suiveur ou d’un... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2010

"Haremhab, The General Who Became King" @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Haremhab as a Scribe, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun or Aya, ca. 1328–1316 B.C. Granodiorite, Probably from Memphis. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. V. Everit Macy, 1923 (23.10.1) Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NEW YORK, NY.- One of the most fascinating pharaohs of ancient Egypt, Haremhab (reigned ca. 1316–1302 B. C.) was a strong leader in a time of political and religious transition. As commander-in-chief of Tutankhamun's army, he oversaw important military campaigns at... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2010

'Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jan Gossaert, Portrait of a Merchant, about 1530. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC NEW YORK, NY.- The first major exhibition in 45 years devoted to Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532)— one of the most innovative artists of the Burgundian-Habsburg Netherlands—will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning October 6, 2010. Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance will bring together the majority of Gossart's paintings, drawings, and prints, and place them in... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2010

Ancient Roman Mosaic from Israel on View @ Metropolitan Museum

Mosaic Floor. Roman, ca. A.D. 300. Excavated at Lod (Lydda), Israel. Stone tesserae. Israel Antiquities Authority and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Center. Image: Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority September 28, 2010–April 3, 2011 In 1996, workmen widening the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv road in Lod (formerly Lydda), Israel, made a startling discovery: signs of a Roman mosaic pavement were found about three feet below the modern ground surface. A rescue excavation was conducted immediately by the Israel... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2010

"An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo" @ Metropolitan Museum

Jacopo Ligozzi, Two Persian Grooms Holding a Sultan’s Horse, Ca. 1580–85. Pen and brown ink, brush with watercolor and gouache, gold highlights, over traces of black chalk. 10 15/16 x 8 ¾ in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Promised Gift of David M. Tobey NEW YORK, NY.- An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo presents 72 extraordinary works of the 16th through 18th centuries, from one of the preeminent collections of Italian Old Master drawings in private hands. It features masterpieces by... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2010

"American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Anna May Wong in “Limehouse Blues,” wearing a costume by Travis Banton in 1934. Photo by John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY.- The spring 2010 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, the first drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. The exhibition, on view from May 5 through August 15, 2010, explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from the 1890s to the 1940s, and how... [Lire la suite]