28 juillet 2010

Brainstem, Spinal Cord Images Hidden in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Fresco

Brainstem, Spinal Cord Images Hidden in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Fresco BALTIMORE ().- Michelangelo, the 16th century master painter and accomplished anatomist, appears to have hidden an image of the brainstem and spinal cord in a depiction of God in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers reports. These findings by a neurosurgeon and a medical illustrator, published in the May Neurosurgery, may explain long controversial and unusual features of one of the frescoes' figures. Michelangelo is... [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]
24 mars 2010

"And There Was Light" @ Gothenburg, West Sweden

Lucas Cranach, "Salome" (1500-tal). Goteborgs konstmuseum GOTHENBURG (PRNewswire).- A recently-discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting (sold in 2007 for $19,000, and now valued at 100 million pounds Sterling) is being exhibited for the first time at a ground-breaking exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. The exhibition will feature some 50 original masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci and other renaissance artists. Most of the pieces are privately owned and have rarely or never been shown in public. The... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2010

"Looking at Michelangelo" @ The Courtauld Gallery

Michelangelo (1475-1564) Christ on the Cross, c. 1555-60. Black chalk on paper, 27.5 cm x 23.4 cm. The Courtauld Gallery, London A special display of rare Italian sixteenth century drawings and prints from The Courtauld Gallery’s outstanding permanent collection will complement the exhibition Michelangelo’s Dream, on view from 18 February to 16 May 2010. Highlights of this rich group will be three autograph drawings by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), ranging from his early period in Florence to his very last years in Rome... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2010

"Michelangelo's Dream" @ The Courtauld Gallery

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) Dream of Human Life, c. 1533 ©The Courtauld Gallery ‘Drawings the like of which have never been seen…’ Giorgio Vasari, 1568 Michelangelo’s masterpiece The Dream (Il Sogno) has been described as one of the finest of all Renaissance drawings and it is amongst The Courtauld Gallery’s greatest treasures. Executed in c. 1533 when Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was at the height of his career, it exemplifies his unrivalled skill as a draughtsman and his extraordinary powers of invention.... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2009

'Michelangelo Public and Private' @ the Seattle Art Museum

Male Torso, ca. 1540. Light terracota. Florentine artist, XVI century, 9.1 in. high. Photo courtesy of Fondazione Casa Buonarroti. SEATTLE, WA.- Michelangelo’s towering reputation as the quintessential Renaissance man — architect, painter, sculptor, poet and engineer — intimidated both his contemporaries and later historians to the point that the adjective “divine” became a fixture attached to his name. Bringing together drawings and sculptural models by Michelangelo with a range of works by his contemporaries and generations... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2009

The Marble Boy attributed to Michelangelo on loan @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Marble Boy Attributed to Michelangelo at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Photo: Amaury Laporte. NEW YORK, NY.- The Marble Boy, a fragmentary marble statue of a nude young boy attributed to Michelangelo, will make its way across Fifth Avenue from the headquarters of the French Cultural Services in the United States to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. France has agreed to loan the intensely lyrical work, the only statue in the Western Hemisphere widely attributed to the Renaissance master, to the American museum... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2009

"De Raphaël à Carracci. L’art de la Rome pontificale" @ National Gallery of Canada (NGC)

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of Bindo Altoviti, c. 1515, Oil on panel, 59.7 × 43.8 cm. Samuel H. Kress Collection. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art, Washington OTTAWA.- The power, politics and drama that surrounded papal patronage in 16th-century Rome will be revealed in a magnificent new exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) on May 29. From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome represents an unprecedented survey of art in this period. Presented by Sun Life... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2009

Earliest Known Michelangelo Painting Acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum

Michelangelo, The Torment of Saint Anthony, c. 1487–88. Oil and tempera on panel, 18 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. FORT WORTH, TX.- Michelangelo’s painting of The Torment of Saint Anthony, described by his earliest biographers, has been acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. Its purchase was announced today by the Kimbell’s newly appointed director, Dr. Eric McCauley Lee. Executed in oil and tempera on a wooden panel, this work is the first painting by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) to... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2009

"From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome" @ the National Gallery of Canada

Alessandro Allori (1535–1607), Laocoon, c. late 1550s. Oil on panel, 73 x 57.2 cm. Private Collection, New York ONTARIO.- Italian art takes centre stage this spring and throughout the summer at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). The major exhibition From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome, is on view exclusively at the NGC from May 29 until September 7, 2009, and examines Renaissance Rome through a careful selection of 150 exceptional paintings and drawings. Presented by Sun Life Financial, the works assembled for... [Lire la suite]
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