10 mai 2010

"En regards. Deux collections, une seule passion" @ Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux

Le Frac Aquitaine et le Musée des beaux-arts de Bordeaux croisent leur regard sur leur collection, à l’occasion des nouvelles acquisitions 2009 du Frac Aquitaine. Ils proposent de nouveaux éclairages sur une sélection de leurs oeuvres : oeuvres anciennes revisitées à la lumière du présent, et oeuvres contemporaines en écho aux oeuvres du passé. Les 17 nouvelles acquisitions du Frac Aquitaine seront présentées pour la première fois dans leur intégralité, en vis-à-vis de 19 oeuvres du Musée des beaux-arts de différentes époques... [Lire la suite]
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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26 août 2009

Sotheby's London announced the sale of two great British houses, Powderham Castle and Seaton Delaval Hall

Powderham Castle, Devon. photo Sotheby's Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland The sale will also include selected pieces from Seaton Delaval Hall, a theatrical English baroque masterpiece built between 1718 and 1728 for Admiral George Delaval. There have been Delavals at Seaton since 1095, Norman conquerors who became Northumbrian squires. The house is considered to be the last and finest design by Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. Vanbrugh approved... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2009

'Best of British', The Story of the British Collection @ Dulwich Picture Gallery

Thomas Gainsborourgh, The Linley Sisters, © Trustees of Dulwich Picture Gallery LONDON.- To complement its recently published catalogue of British pictures, Dulwich Picture Gallery will be exhibiting the best of its British paintings this summer in an unusual exhibition. Masterpieces from the original collection will be displayed alongside lesser-known paintings bequeathed by other collectors, including a significant group of actors’ portraits from Shakespeare’s time. Each room will show works left by individual collectors,... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2009

“Samuel Johnson: Literary Giant of the 18th Century” @ The Huntington Library

The famous “Blinking Sam” portrait of Samuel Johnson, painted by his friend Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1775. Huntington Library. © The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens SAN MARINO, CA.- Literary giant Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), author of the first English dictionary, will be celebrated in a new exhibition opening this spring at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, marking the 300th anniversary of his birth. Johnson is one of the most significant and influential men of letters in... [Lire la suite]
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