20 juin 2011

"Brueghel, Rubens, Jordaens... " Masterpieces of European painting from the Hochenbuchau Collection @ Liechtenstein Museum

Frans Snyders (1579–1657), Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game, Vegetables, a Live Monkey, Squirrel and Cat. Oil on canvas; 81 x 118 cm. Signed lower right: F. Snyders fecit. Hohenbuchau Collection, inv. no. HB 87 © LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM. Die Fürstlichen Sammlungen, Wien   VIENNA.- The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest and most diverse collections of northern European Baroque art to have been assembled anywhere in the world over the past few decades. While it is a truism that every private collection reflects the... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2011

"Splendeurs des collections du prince de Liechtenstein" @ Palais Lumière Evian

Peter Paul Rubens, Mars et Rhea Silvia, vers 1616/17 © Collections Princières du Liechtenstein, Vaduz-Wien. Le Palais Lumière accueille pour la première fois en France les chefs d’oeuvre issus du Liechtenstein museum de Vienne qui abrite la plus importante collection privée européenne de nos jours. Le Baroque sera largement représenté à travers la peinture et la sculpture italienne (Marcantonio Franceschini, Guido Reni, Canaletto ou encore Massimiliano Benzi Soldano) et la peinture flamande (Rubens, Rembrandt ou encore Van... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2011

Hyde's Rembrandt on Loan to Louvre, Detroit Institute of Arts Loans Painting by Rubens

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), Christ with Arms Folded, ca. 1657-1661. Oil on canvas, 43 x 35 1/2 in. The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, 1971.37. Photograph by Joseph Levy GLEN FALLS, N.Y.- The Hyde Collection announced today that its prized Christ with Folded Arms by Rembrandt van Rijn will be on display in the Louvre in Paris beginning April 18, 2011 as part of a landmark exhibition titled Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus. The Hyde masterwork plays a key role in shaping the thesis of the exhibition, which will be... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2011

"Venetian and Flemish Masters: Bellini, Tiziano, Canaletto - Van Eyck, Bouts, Jordaens,…" @ BOZAR

Giovanni Bellini, Ritratto di giovane (detail), 1470. Bergamo, Accademia Carrara BRUxELleS.- Après une première rencontre autour de la collection des Savoie, en 2009, les musées de Flandre et du Nord de l’Italie mettent à nouveau leurs écoles en perspective dans une ébouriffante sélection picturale. Du 15e au 18e siècle, quatre siècles de confrontations entre 15 chefs-d’œuvre du Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Anvers et une cinquantaine de toiles de l’Accademia Carrara de Bergame, l’une des plus belles collections de peintures... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2011

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen, Westphalia 1577-1640 Antwerp), Portrait of Ferdinando Gonzaga as a boy

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen, Westphalia 1577-1640 Antwerp), Portrait of Ferdinando Gonzaga as a boy; Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 oil on canvas; 32 x 22¼ in. (81.2 x 56.5 cm.) - Estimate $700,000 - $1,000,000 Provenance/ Presumably painted for Vincenzo I Gonzaga (1562-1612), Duke of Mantua. Probably one of the Gonzaga pictures acquired by the Contarini family, Venice.Dr. Martin Schubart (1808-1891); his sale, Hugo Helbing, Munich, 23 October 1899, no. 97, as 'Moroni'.Acquired by the present owner in 2000. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2011

"Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850" @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Portrait of a Man, c. 1530, by Parmigianino. Oil on canvas. Private collection. WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- A special exhibition of European portrait painting, featuring works by master artists from the late fifteenth century through the early nineteenth century, is on view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from January 23 through March 27, 2011, in the exhibition Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850. Representing the range of styles and themes in Old Master portraiture as practiced in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy,... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2011

Iconic 19th Century Orientalist Painting by Jean Léon Gérôme Creates Pre-Auction Buzz

Jean Léon Gérôme (Vesoul 1824-1904 Paris), Master of the Hounds, signed 'J.L.GEROME' (lower right), oil on canvas, 13 x 9¾ in. (33 x 25 cm.). Estimate $700,000 - $1,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 NEW YORK (REUTERS).- An iconic 19th Century painting depicting an Ottoman Empire reserve soldier and his hunting dogs is generating buzz ahead of an auction next week, due to a rise in popularity of Orientalist art. The artwork, "Master of the Hounds" by Jean Leon Gerome is expected to fetch $700,000 to $1... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2010

Rubens @ The Prado

Rubens, Pedro Pablo, Saint George and the Dragon, 1607, 304 cm x 256 cm. P01644. Royal Collection © 2010 Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- The Museum’s Rubens galleries are temporarily closed for re-modelling as part of the Prado’s “Second Extension” plan. As a result, and over the course of more than two months, the Museum is inviting the public to enter into the vibrant artistic universe of this great and highly prolific Flemish painter through an innovative type of display of its important holdings of autograph works by... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2010

Works of Art from the Spencer Collections Go on Public View @ Christie's

Althorp House. Spencer House. photo www.flickr.com LONDON.- A selection of works of art from Althorp and Spencer House (the historic London home of the Spencer family) is to be offered on 6, 7 and 8 July at Christie’s King Street and South Kensington salerooms, with individual estimates from £200 to £12 million. The sale previews are open to the public from Saturday 3 July, and offer the chance to see masterpieces by Rubens and Guercino, as well as selected contents from the attics and store rooms at Althorp and arguably... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2010

Rubens, Guercino, Pencz and Van Dyck to Highlight Christie's Sale

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Portrait of a commander, three-quarter-length, being dressed for battle. Estimate: £8 million to £12 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale will take place on 6 July 2010 and will offer a rich array of 68 paintings, drawings and watercolours spanning 600 years of European art history. Leading the sale is A Commander being armed for Battle, a highly important portrait by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) which is offered from... [Lire la suite]