21 mars 2011

Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century at the MFA in Houston

Pompeo Batoni, Academic Nude, 1765. Charcoal heightened with black and white chalk on blue-grey paper. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III. HOUSTON, TX.-At the end of the 18th century, fresh archeological finds in Herculaneum and Pompeii inspired artists, intellectuals, and the public all over Europe to be newly fascinated with antiquities. “Neoclassicism” is the term given to the various classicizing movements that developed in the late 18th to early 19th centuries and... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2009

Sotheby's Italy to Offer the Exquisite Collection the Greatest Florentine Antique Dealers

MILAN.- Sotheby's Italy will present, over four days of sales from 12th-15th October 2009, the collection of 1,800 lots from the spectacular collection of Salvatore Romano and his son Francesco Romano. Comprising sculptures from the 14th to the 18th century, Old Masters paintings and drawings from the 1600s and 1700s, 19th-century Italian paintings, furniture and decorative objects including antique textiles and an interesting library, the collection bears witness to the legacy of one of the 20th century’s greatest Italian antique... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2009

'Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce' @ The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut

James Tissot (1836-1902), In the Louvre (L'Esthetique)1883-1885, Oil on canvas, 58 x 39 3/8 in. Collection Museo de Arte de Ponce. Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo John Betancourt. GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce, opening on Saturday, June 13, 2009, and on view through Sunday, September 6, 2009. This exhibition, which is the Bruce Museum’s major summer show, features selected works from the Museo de Arte de... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2009

'Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce' @ The Bruce Museum

James Tissot (1836-1902), In the Louvre (L'Esthetique)1883-1885. Oil on canvas, 58 x 39 3/8 in. Collection Museo de Arte de Ponce. Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Photo: John Betancourt. GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce, opening on Saturday, June 13, 2009, and on view through Sunday, September 6, 2009. This exhibition, which is the Bruce Museum’s major summer show, features selected works from the Museo de Arte de... [Lire la suite]