21 décembre 2010

Two Masterpieces by Hendrick ter Brugghen to Be Together for First Time @ the National Gallery of Art

Hendrick ter Bruggen’s Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene (1625). Oil on Canvas. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. R. T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1953. WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Gallery of Art welcomes the Allen Memorial Art Museum of Oberlin College's Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene (1625) by Hendrick ter Brugghen. The painting will be the focal point of Larger Than Life: Ter Brugghen's Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene, a focus installation celebrating two of Ter Brugghen's most luminous and lyrical compositions, on... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2010

"Arcimboldo, 1526–1593: Nature and Fantasy" @ National Gallery of Art, Washington

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Vertumnus, c. 1590, oil on panel, framed: 81 x 68 cm (31 7/8 x 26 3/4 in.) unframed: 68 x 56 cm (26 3/4 x 22 1/16 in.) Skokloster Castle, Skokloster WASHINGTON, DC.- The bizarre yet scientifically accurate composite heads painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526–1593) will be exhibited together for the first time in the United States, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from September 19, 2010 through January 9, 2011. Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy includes 16 of the most spectacular of these... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2009

'Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings' @ the National Gallery of Art

Pierre-Antoine Baudouin, The Honest Model, 1769 gouache with touches of graphite on vellum. Overall: 40.6 x 35.7 cm (16 x 14 1/16 in.) framed: 57 x 53.3 x 6 cm (22 7/16 x 21 x 2 3/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Gift of Ian Woodner WASHINGTON, DC.- Some 135 of the most significant and beautiful drawings made over a period of three centuries by the best French artists working at home and abroad and by foreign artists working in France will be on view in Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art,... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2009

'An Antiquity of Imagination: Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture' @ the National Gallery of Art's

Tullio Lombardo (Italian, c. 1455 - 1532), Bacchus and Ariadne, c. 1505, marble overall: H. 56 cm, W 71.5 cm, D 22 cm (22 1/16 x 28 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Kunstkammer WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first exhibition dedicated to Venetian Renaissance sculptor Tullio Lombardo (c. 1455–1532), his romantic approach to portraiture is revealed in four of his greatest marble carvings, which are joined by eight related works from his closest circle. On view at the National Gallery of Art's Italian galleries in the... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2009

'The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits from Imperial Spain' @ the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Parade burgonet of Emperor Charles V. Filippo and Francesco Negroli. Milan, 1545, steel, gold. 25 x 23 x 35.7 cm. ©Patrimonio Nacional, Real Armería, Madrid, D-30. Copyright © 2009 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC.- Armor from the renowned Spanish Royal Armory in Madrid will be paired for the first time with portraits by masters such as Peter Paul Rubens, Alonso Sánchez Coello, Anthony van Dyck, and Diego Velázquez depicting emperors and kings wearing the same armor in The Art of Power: Royal Armor and... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2009

'The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700' @ National Gallery

Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), Portrait of Juan Martínez Montañés, 1635 © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid LONDON.- Created to shock the senses and stir the soul… 'The Sacred Made Real' presents a landmark reappraisal of religious art from the Spanish Golden Age. Paintings including masterpieces by Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbarán are displayed for the very first time alongside Spain’s remarkable ‘polychrome’ (painted) sculptures. While the religious paintings of Velázquez and Zurbarán are relatively well known, the... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2009

Chaim Soutine's 'Piece de Boeuf' Returned to Private Ownership in First-of-Its-Kind Settlement

Piece de Boeuf (Piece of Beef c. 1923) - Chaim Soutine. (PRNewsFoto/The Shefner Family) NEW YORK, NY/ PRNewswire.- A unique and unusual settlement regarding Chaim Soutine's iconic painting entitled Piece de Boeuf (Piece of Beef c. 1923) was approved last week by Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York. Pursuant to the settlement, the painting is being returned to the Shefner Family in resolution of litigation commenced against the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Maurice Tuchman and Esti... [Lire la suite]