Archive for December, 2011

The Frick Collection Display Recently Discovered Watteau Masterpiece

The Frick Collection Display Recently Discovered Watteau Masterpiece

. December 1, 2011 . 0 Comments

Antoine Watteau’s magnificent picture La Surprise has long been deemed a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French painting by scholars and connoisseurs. Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), La Surprise: A Couple Embracing While a Figure Dressed as Mezzetin Tunes a Guitar, 1718–19, oil on panel, 14 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2 inches; private collection; photo: Michael Bodycomb The panel was […]

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Legion of Honor in San Francisco Presents Bernini’s Medusa

Legion of Honor in San Francisco Presents Bernini’s Medusa

. December 1, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Musei Capitolini in Rome are lending San Francisco one of their greatest treasures, the Baroque masterpiece The Medusa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of history’s finest sculptors and a leading figure in 17th-century Italian art and architecture. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, The Medusa, 1640s. Carrara marble. Musei Capitolini, Rome This loan is part of the […]

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Nationalmuseum Acquirews Satyr and Nymph Sculpture by Claude Michel

Nationalmuseum Acquirews Satyr and Nymph Sculpture by Claude Michel

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The Nationalmuseum Stockholm collection of sculpture has gained a terracotta sculpture by the French artist Claude Michel, known as Clodion. Clodion, Satyr and Nymph, detail. The sculpture of a satyr embracing a nymph typifies Clodion’s work in many respects. This piece, which probably dates from the 1780s, is a finished work rather than a prototype. […]

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Museum of Art at Brigham Young University Announce Fleeting Impressions. Prints by James McNeill Whistler

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The Museum of Art at Brigham Young University presents Fleeting Impressions: Prints by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) an exhibition on view December 16, 2011 – April 7, 2012 in the Warren & Alice Jones and Paul & Betty Boshard galleries Compared to Rembrandt by his contemporaries, American émigré artist James McNeill Whistler’s dual dedication to […]

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Museum of Fine Arts Ghent Presents John Constable. Oil Sketches From the Victoria and Albert Museum

Museum of Fine Arts Ghent Presents John Constable. Oil Sketches From the Victoria and Albert Museum

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The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent presents “John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum” an exhibitionon view through January 29th 2012. John Constable, Study of Cirrus Clouds, ca. 1821-1822, Victoria and Albert Museum, London This exhibition provides a unique insight into the painter’s method based on masterpieces from the renowned Constable […]

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