08 janvier 2011

Research by Italians Confirms that Raphael's 'Madonna dell Granduca' was Amended

Raphael's Madonna dell Granduca. FLORENCE.- An X-ray analysis has shown that the dark background that appears in one of the most famous paintings by Raphael, the Madonna dell Granduca, is not original, but was added by a painter, who is still unknown. It was until the seventeenth century, that the painting, which is housed at the Pitti Palace in Florence, that in the background of the painting architectural structures and a landscape were seen, according to research done by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (an art restoration... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2010

Raphael's Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel Announced at the V&A

Raphael, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes. Photo © Vatican Museums LONDON.- The V&A announces that four of the ten tapestries designed by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City will go on show in September 2010. These are the original tapestries from the only series designed by Raphael of which examples survive, and are comparable with Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling as masterpieces of High Renaissance art. The tapestries will be displayed alongside the full-size designs for them – the famous Raphael Cartoons,... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2010

"And There Was Light" @ Gothenburg, West Sweden

Lucas Cranach, "Salome" (1500-tal). Goteborgs konstmuseum GOTHENBURG (PRNewswire).- A recently-discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting (sold in 2007 for $19,000, and now valued at 100 million pounds Sterling) is being exhibited for the first time at a ground-breaking exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. The exhibition will feature some 50 original masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci and other renaissance artists. Most of the pieces are privately owned and have rarely or never been shown in public. The... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2010

A mid-19th century lava cameo bracelet, circa 1870

A mid-19th century lava cameo bracelet, circa 1870 © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., The six cameos, produced in different coloured lava, carved to depict portraits of Renaissance artists, to include Raphael, Giotto di Bondone, Antonio Correggio and Salvator Rosa, their names in Italian engraved on the back of each cameo, one metal connecting link deficient, length 16.5cm., cased. Estimate: £500 - 700 Bonhams. Jewellery, 10 Feb 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com
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05 décembre 2009

Christie's Expects to Break Auction Records with Rembrandt and Raphael Sale Next Week

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam) Portrait of a man with arms akimbo, signed and dated 'Rembrandt 1658' (lower left), oil on canvas, 42¼ x 34¼ in. (107.4 x 87 cm.). Est. £18,000,000 - £25,000,000 ($29,862,000 - $41,475,000). Image 2009 Christie's Ltd LONDON (REUTERS).- Christie's is confident the recession is well and truly over in the world of fine art, with a record old masters sale in London next week that includes important works by Rembrandt, Raphael and Il Domenichino. The world's largest... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2009

A masterwork by a Renaissance genius: Raphael drawing to be offered at Christie’s in december 2009

Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (Urbino 1483-1520 Rome) Head of a muse, black chalk over pounce marks, traces of stylus, watermark encircled Saint Anthony's cross, 12 x 8¾ in. (30.5 x 22.2 cm.) Est. £12,000,000 - £16,000,000 ($19,896,000 - $26,528,000) Photo 2009 Christie's Ltd "Raffaelle, who stands in general foremost of the first painters, owes his reputation, as I have observed, to his excellence in the higher parts of the art… The excellency of this extraordinary man lay in the propriety, beauty, and majesty of his... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2009

National Gallery of Canada Publishes the exhibition catalogue of From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of Bindo Altoviti, c. 1515. Oil on panel, 59.7 × 43.8 cm. Samuel H. Kress Collection. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art, Washington OTTAWA.- Immerse yourself in 16th-century Rome’s fascinating cultural and political history when you read the exhibition catalogue of From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome. Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and presented by Sun Life Financial, the exhibition is on view until September 7, 2009. Written by a team... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2009

Raphael’s 'La Donna Velata' in exhibition @ The Milwaukee Art Museum

Raphael. La Donna Velata. c. 1514-1516. Oil on canvas. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. MILWAUKEE, WI.- The Milwaukee Art Museum will present Raphael’s La Donna Velata in a one-work masterpiece exhibition March 26–June 6, 2010. The oil on canvas painting, completed ca. 1516, will be on loan from the Medici collection of the Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy and is the result of more than a year of negotiations. The work will leave the United States indefinitely after the exhibition closes on... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2009

Darwin Family Portraits To Feature in Sotheby's Sale of Early British Paintings

Joseph Wright of Derby, Portrait of William Alvey Darwin (1726-1783)  is expected to bring £40,000-60,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- In the anniversary year when interest in the life and work of Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) is as high as ever, Sotheby’s announced that it will offer for sale three exceptionally rare portraits of members of his family in its sale of Early British Paintings on Thursday, July 9, 2009. The three portraits depict Charles Darwin’s grandfather, the consultant and physician Erasmus Darwin... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2009

'Raphael to Renoir, Master Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna' @ The National Gallery Complex in Edinburgh

Vincent Van Gogh (Zundert, 1853 – Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890), Recto: Houses in a Landscape, 1890. Conté crayon and stumping, 9 1/4 x 12 5/16 in. Collection of Jean Bonna, Geneva EDINBURGH.- This exceptional exhibition consists of 120 European master drawings, watercolours and pastels by many of the greatest names in Western art. They come from the distinguished collection formed over the past twenty years by Jean Bonna, who is based in Geneva. The show has been organised in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New... [Lire la suite]