17 mars 2011

"Vermeer in Munich, King Max I Joseph of Bavaria as collector of masters" @ the Alte Pinakothek

Johannes Vermeer, “Woman Holding a Balance”, c. 1664. © National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. MUNICH.- The Alte Pinakothek welcomes a very special guest to its 175th anniversary: Johannes Vermeer’s “Woman Holding a Balance” from the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The exhibition is on display until June 16, 2011. In the early 19th century, this exquisite masterpiece once formed part of the exceptional private collection amassed by the first king of Bavaria, Max I Joseph (1756-1825). He focused almost exclusively on... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2011

"Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals" @ The National Gallery of Art, Washington

Canaletto, The Piazza San Marco, looking East, about 1723 (detail). © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Photo: José Loren WASHINGTON, DC.- The National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents 20 of Canaletto's finest paintings of Venice with 33 by his most important contemporaries, including Gaspar Vanvitelli, Luca Carlevarijs, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto, and Francesco Guardi, in Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals, on view from February 20 through May 30, 2011, in the East Building. These dazzling cityscapes represent the... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2010

Poussin's Ordination @ Christie's

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Ordination. Estimate: £15 million to £20 million. London – On 7 December 2010 in London, Christie’s will offer a masterpiece from one of the most celebrated groups of paintings in European history. Ordination by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) will highlight the Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale where it will be presented for sale for the first time in over 225 years by the Trustees of the Belvoir Estate. It is expected to realise £15 million to £20 million. Richard Knight, International... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2010

"The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600–1700" @ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Attributed to Juan Martínez Montañés, Immaculate Conception (la Purisma), about 1628, polychromed wood; overall: 144 x 49 x 53 cm (56 11/16 x 19 5/16 x 20 7/8 in.); base: 37.5 x 97.5 x 58.5 cm (14 3/4 x 38 3/8 x 23 1/16 in.). Church of the Anunciación, Seville University © Photo Imagen M.A.S. Reproduction courtesy of Universidad de Seville Washington, DC—Masterpieces created to shock the senses and stir the soul are spotlighted in The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600–1700, on view at the exhibition's only... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2010

"In the Tower: Mark Rothko" @ National Gallery of Art, Washington

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1964. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. Copyright © 1997 Christopher Rothko and Kate Rothko Prizel. 1986.43.137. National Gallery of Art WASHINGTON, DC.- A new exhibition featuring seven of the enigmatic black paintings made in 1964 by American artist Mark Rothko (1903–1970) is the second in a series of shows installed in the National Gallery of Art's Tower Gallery, East Building, that center on developments in art since midcentury. On view February 21, 2010 through January 2, 2011, "In the... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2009

'Judith Leyster, The first woman to become a master painter' @ the Frans Hals Museum

HAARLEM.- Judith Leyster (1609 – 1660) is the most famous female painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Unlike many contemporary female artists, who concentrated on meticulously painting true-to-life flowers and insects, she ventured into more ambitious figure-based projects. Competing with Frans Hals, Leyster chose remarkably similar themes: portraits, children playing, dancing musicians and a drinking actor. She is also known for her innovative and evocative night scenes, in which she experimented with the subtle effects of light... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2009

"Botticelli" @ The Städel Museum

Sandro Botticelli, Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Simonetta Vespucci), 1480. Mixed technique on poplar, 82 × 54 cm. Inv. No. 936. Städel Museum FRANKFURT.- The Städel Museum will show the first monographic exhibition on Sandro Botticelli (1444/45–1510) in the German-speaking world from 13 November 2009 to 28 February 2010. Taking the artist’s monumental Idealized Portrait of a Lady, one of the Städel Museum collection’s highlights, as its starting point, the exhibition presents numerous works from all productive periods of this... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2009

'The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works' @ the National Gallery of Art

Roy Lichtenstein, Bedroom at Arles, 1992, oil and Magna on canvas, overall: 320 x 420.4 cm (126 x 165 1/2 in.) Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff WASHINGTON, DC.- Ten themes—Scrape, Concentricity, Line, Gesture, Art on Art, Drip, Stripe to Zip, Figure or Ground, Monochrome, and Picture the Frame—reveal surprising juxtapositions among the 126 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints selected from the famed collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff, amassed between 1958 and 2004, the year of Jane Meyerhoff's death. While... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2009

Portfolio : 'Judith Leyster, 1609–1660' @ the National Gallery of Art

"Self-Portrait," circa 1632-1633. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Merry Company," circa 1630-1631. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Serenade," 1629. Photo: National Gallery of Art "Young Flute Player," circa 1635. Photo: National Museum, Stockholm "The Last Drop," circa 1630-1631. Photo: Philadelphia Museum of Art "The Proposition," 1631. Photo: Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis, The Hague "A Game of Tric-Trac," circa... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2009

'The Budapest Horse: A Leonardo da Vinci Puzzle' @ the National Gallery of Art

After Leonardo da Vinci (?), Italian (Italian, 1452 - 1519), Rearing Horse, possibly 19th century, copper-zinc alloy (brass), overall: H 21.6 x W 13.9 x L 26.7 cm (H 8 1/2 x W 5 1/2 x L 10 1/2 in.) Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1925 (25.74) WASHINGTON, DC.- The Rearing Horse and Mounted Warrior, a bronze statuette from the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum), Budapest, is the focus of recent technical examinations by National Gallery of Art conservators and is also the centerpiece of a small... [Lire la suite]