05 septembre 2010

Gabriel Metsu, National Gallery of Ireland

Gabriël Metsu (Dutch, 1629–1667), The Artist as the Prodigal Son, 1661. Oil on panel, 35.5 x 30.5cm © Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden Photographer DUBLIN.- An exhibition of some 40 of the finest and most celebrated masterpieces by the Dutch 17th-century artist Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667) was formally opened in the National Gallery of Ireland yesterday by Mary Hanafin, T.D., Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport. The exhibition, Gabriel Metsu: Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age features... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2010

Caravaggio Back on Display @ National Gallery of Ireland

Caravaggio (1571-1610), ‘The Taking of Christ’, 1602 (detail). Courtesy of the Jesuit Community of Leeson Street, Dublin, who acknowledge the generosity of the late Dr. Marie Lea-Wilson. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland DUBLIN.- The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio (1571-1610) has returned to public view in the Beit Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland. The painting, which is placed on indefinite loan to the National Gallery from the Jesuit Community of Dublin, was on loan earlier this year to an exceptional exhibition at... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2010

National Gallery to Present an Exhibition of Acquisitions of the Past Decade

Attributed to Steven van der Meulen (fl.1543-1563/64), "Portrait of Thomas Butler", 10th Earl of Ormonde (1532-1614), 1560s . Purchased, Sotheby’s, London , 2000. Photo: ©National Gallery of Ireland DUBLIN.- A decade of acquisitions at the National Gallery of Ireland will be showcased in an exhibition demonstrating the development and enhancement to the European and Irish collections. Taking Stock: Acquisitions 2000-2010 will bring together over 100 paintings, prints and drawings reflecting the different areas of the... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2010

Restoration of National Gallery's 18th Century Scagliola Table Top

Don Pietro Belloni, Scagliola table-top (detail). Photo © 2010 National Gallery of Ireland DUBLIN.- In 1902, Lady Geraldine Dowager Countess of Milltown gifted to the National Gallery of Ireland the contents of Russborough, Co. Wicklow, in memory of her husband, Edward Nugent, 6th Earl of Milltown (1835-1890). The gift was so extensive and varied - it included paintings, furniture, sculpture, mirrors, silver and objets d'art - that it was necessary to construct a new building (The Milltown Wing) to accommodate the collection.... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2010

'A Light in the Darkness Turner's Watercolours & Silhouettes and Miniatures - The Mary A. McNeill Bequest' @ National Gallery of

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), "A Shipwreck off Hastings", c.1825. Watercolor, 19 x 28cm. Photo: ©National Gallery of Ireland. DUBLIN.- The National Gallery of Ireland's famous Vaughan collection of watercolours by JMW Turner (1775-1851) will be on display for the month of January. It includes Turner's most striking works in watercolor painted during his later European tours: the Doge's Palace in Venice, Lake Lucerne, and the fortresses at Bellinzona in Switzerland. This year the exhibition will be... [Lire la suite]