31 janvier 2011

Velázquez Loan Marks Second Month of Dulwich Picture Gallery's Bicentenary

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660), El bufón Don Sebastián de Morra, c. 1646, Oil on canvas, 106 x 81 cm, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid © Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid - Spain. LONDON.- Every month during Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Bicentenary celebration year a spectacular masterpiece will hang on the end wall of the Gallery’s enfilade. February sees the arrival of El bufón Don Sebastián de Morra by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 -1660). Noel Desenfans and Sir Francis Bourgeois, the two founders... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2010

Fall Focus on Spanish Art through Two Frick Presentations

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660), King Philip IV of Spain, 1644, oil on canvas, 51 ⅛ x 39 ⅛ inches, The Frick Collection, New York. NEW YORK, NY.- The greatest Spanish draftsmen from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century—Ribera, Murillo, and Goya, among them—created works of dazzling idiosyncrasy. These diverse drawings, which may be broadly characterized as possessing a specifically “Spanish manner,” will be the subject of an exclusive exhibition at The Frick Collection in the fall of 2010. The... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2010

SMU's Meadows Museum has Art Nazis' Stole in World War II

Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Saint Rufina, c. 1665, oil on canvas, 36 3/4 x 26 1/8 in. AP Photo/Meadows Museum, SMU Dallas. DALLAS, TX (AP).- Southern Methodist University's Meadow's Museum has learned that three of its well-known paintings were among the millions of artworks Nazis Germany stole from Jewish families more than 65 years ago. The founder of the Dallas-based Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art discovered the paintings' connection to World War II plunder while doing research for two books. Robert... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2009

'Velázquez Rediscovered' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599-1660), "Portrait of a Man". Oil on canvas. 27 x 21-3/4 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 49.7.42 NEW YORK, NY.- Velázquez Rediscovered, a special exhibition opening November 17 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will feature a newly identified painting by Velázquez, "Portrait of a Man", formerly ascribed by the Museum to the workshop of Velázquez and recently reattributed to the master himself following its cleaning... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2009

'The Discovery of Spain | British Artists and Collectors: Goya to Picasso' @ the National Gallery of Scotland

Lady in a Fur Wrap by El Greco © Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums), The Stirling Maxwell Collection, Pollok House EDINBURGH.- A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture will bring some Mediterranean colour to Edinburgh this summer, as the National Gallery of Scotland unveils the highlight of its festival programme for 2009. The Discovery of Spain will explore the fascination for Spanish art and culture in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain, and examine the taste of Hispanophile collectors and artists.... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2009

Francis Bacon and Spanish Painting at the Prado Museum

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion. Oil on canvas, 198.2 x 144.8 cm (each one) 1962. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York MADRID.- The itinerant Francis Bacon retrospective’s current sojourn seems particularly appropriate. “Francis Bacon” opened at the Prado in Madrid on February 3, 2009 where it will be open until April 19. Many have considered the exhibition’s location as a sort of homecoming for the British artist. Throughout his life and work, Bacon demonstrated an affinity to Spain. Bullfighting and the... [Lire la suite]