28 juin 2011

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to Retain Ownership of Eglon van der Neer Painting

Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior, about 1666 by Eglon van der Neer (Dutch, 1634–1703). Oil on panel. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Seth K. Sweetser Fund. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MA.- Research conducted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), about the provenance, or history of ownership, of its painting Portrait of a Man and Woman in an Interior (1665–67) by Dutch artist Eglon van der Neer (1634–1703), has led to an agreement with the estate of German art dealer Walter Westfeld (1889–1945), enabling... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2010

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Returns 14th Century Embroidery to the Museo Diocesano Tridentin

Silk and metal wrapped thread. Otis Norcross Fund. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BOSTON, MA.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced that it has returned to the Museo Diocesano Tridentino (Diocesan Museum of Trent, Italy) an embroidered panel, the Entombment of Saint Vigilius, from around 1390-–1391. Commissioned by George of Liechtenstein on the occasion of his appointment as bishop prince of Trent in 1390, the embroidery depicts the entombment of Saint Vigilius (b. about 353-–d. 405), the third bishop... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2010

"New Works: Prints, Drawings, Collages" @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Red Cross, about 1990-91, Arnulf Rainer BOSTON, MA.- Though richly varied in style, content, and medium, works on view in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), exhibition New Works: Prints, Drawings, Collages share a common thread: they are recently acquired (by purchase, gift, and bequest) and boldly inventive, created by cutting-edge American and European artists. More than 30 prints, drawings, and collages, made from 1960 to the present, are featured in the show, offering an exciting kaleidoscope of images. Many are newly... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2010

"Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints" @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Kitagawa Utamaro I, Japanese, (?)–1806, Onitsutaya Azamino and Gontarô, a Man of the World (Onitsutaya Azamino, isami-tsû Gontarô), from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami) 「実競色乃美名家見 鬼蔦屋薊野 いさみ通権太四良」Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 25 cm (15 1/4 x 9 13/16 in. Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach in memory of Charles Hovey Pepper, 1954. Accession number: 54.1519. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BOSTON,... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2010

Sargent Masterpiece Travels to Spain for Meeting with Velazquez's "Las Meninas"

Diego Velázquez, "Las Meninas", 1656. Museo Nacional del Prado BOSTON, MA.- An historic meeting among some of the art world’s most enigmatic young ladies will take place at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, where John Singer Sargent’s "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1882) and Diego Velázquez’s "Las Meninas" (Museo Nacional del Prado, 1656) will be shown together for the first time. On view March 16 through May 30 as part of the Prado’s series "The... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2010

Two tigers from Antoine Louis Barye @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1795–1875), Tiger in its Lair, undated, 24.5 x 32.5 cm (9 5/8 x 12 13/16 in.). Bequest of Susan Cornelia Warren. 03.609. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1795–1875), Tiger attacking Antelope. French, 19th century. Metal; bronze. 33.18 x 52.07 cm (13 1/16 x 20 1/2 in.). Gift of Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall. 42.466. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
23 août 2009

'Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light' @ the Nevada Museum of Art

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639, etching, 8 13/16 x 7 1/16 inches. Anonymous gift and Katherine E. Bullard Fund in Memory of Francis Bullard. RENO, NV.- Celebrating the life and legacy of the legendary Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rijn, the Nevada Museum of Art presents a major exhibit of etchings in its winter 2009 feature exhibition Rembrandt: The Embrace of Darkness and Light from November 7, 2009 through January 17, 2010. Displayed alongside a re-creation of the artist’s printmaking... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Receives Archive of Legendary Fashion Illustrator Kenneth Paul Block

Block illustration 1970. (No designer identified). Photo: Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BOSTON, MA.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has been chosen to receive the archive of original drawings by one of the 20th-century’s most influential fashion illustrators, Kenneth Paul Block (1924-2009). As the primary illustrator for noted women’s fashion magazines Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) and W from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, Block documented one of the most transformational periods in fashion history. The gift from the... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2009

John Singer Sargent's Rotunda open @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,

Sketch for Atlas and the Hesperides, 1922–24. Oil and graphite on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Sargent Collection. Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Violet Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MA.- Considered one of the greatest portraitists of his generation, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) set aside portraiture in 1907 to pursue what he deemed a more challenging artistic endeavor—mural design. His ambitious achievements in this genre grace the Dome... [Lire la suite]
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