Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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J.  R.  R.  Tolkien (1892 - 1973), Dust jacket design for The Hobbit, April 1937, pencil, black ink, watercolor, goache.  Bodleian Libraries, MS.  Tolkien Drawings 32.  © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937.

Works by Tolkein Among Suite of Winter Exhibitions at The Morgan

Released: December 06, 2018

The 2019 winter season at the Morgan Library & Museum continues to celebrate visual artists and writers whose experimental methods and innovative creative processes have transformed our understanding of drawing, illustration, writing, and photography. Over the course of January and February, the Morgan will open a series of varied exhibitions, ranging from a look at the creative enterprise of J.R.R. Tolkien, to a focused examination of unconventional practices in contemporary drawing, to the first display in the United States of the storied photography collection of the National Galler...


Comments on the Art Market

Celebrating 18 Years Of Comments On The Art Market

Released: December 01, 2018

Rehs Galleries Inc., a New York gallery specializing in 19th and 20th-century works of art, announces the release of Comments on the Art Market – Volume 216.   The first edition of the gallery’s monthly newsletter Comments on the Art Market was released in January 2001. It began as a sort of instruction manual for people entering the art market.  Early volumes discussed authenticity, quality, condition, size, title, provenance, storage, insurance, etc.  By 2002, highlights from recent auction sales were included and as the years rolled on, auction reviews became a staple.   What st...


Hilda May Gordon's Cremation of King Rama IV of Siam (1924), from the exhibition "Hilda May Gordon: Artist, Adventurer" at Martyn Gregory.

From Minnekästchen to Mary Shelley Memorabilia, A Checklist of Must-See Works During London Art Week 2018

Released: November 27, 2018

From Thursday 29 November to Friday 7 December, London Art Week includes events at 32 galleries and auction houses in St. James’s and Mayfair. Portrait Stars  There is a flowering of interest in Old Master portraiture, and LAW Winter 2018 provides plenty of inspiration.  As Cesare Lampronti of Lampronti Gallery, says: “Man’s desire to celebrate his appearance through portraiture in order to present individuality and uniqueness remains a relevant theme that continues to define our time.” Works by Annibale Carracci, a youthful Anthony Van Dyck, and Giovanni Battista Moroni, are stars...


19th century American Horn and Hide Armchair

iGavel Auctions Presents Online Decorative Arts Gifts for the Holidays

Released: November 27, 2018

Who doesn’t know the traditional gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas—partridge, doves, golden rings, and so on. That’s why this season iGavel is offering a different lineup of gifts for the 12 days of Christmas—and they are anything but traditional. And why would they be? iGavel broke with tradition long ago when it launched as one of the first online auction sites to offer unique items from the world of antiques, collectibles and fine art. So grab your songbook and sing along to iGavel’s version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” and start bidding on www.igavelauctions.com! On the 12 days...


Friends of Florence and American Friends of the Prado Museum announce restoration of Fra Angelico's Annunciation

Released: November 20, 2018

Museo del Prado Announces Restoration of its Annunciation by Fra Angelico thanks to support from American Friends of the Prado Museum and Friends of Florence Renaissance masterwork will be the centerpiece of a special exhibition of the artist’s work opening in May 2019 in celebration of the Prado’s Bicentenary November 20, 2018, Madrid, Spain…A generous contribution of €150,000 ($171,000) to the Museo del Prado (the Prado), made equally by Friends of Florence and American Friends of the Prado Museum, will go towards restoring The Annunciation by Fra Angelico and other works not held at...


Pulpit by Giovanni Pisano, 1301.  Church of Sant’ Andrea in Pistoia, Italy.

Pulpit by Giovanni Pisano in Church of Sant' Andrea in Tuscany under conservation thanks to Friends of Florence

Released: November 12, 2018

For Immediate Release PULPIT BY GIOVANNI PISANO, AN EARLY RENAISSANCE MASTERPIECE IN THE CHURCH OF SANT’ ANDREA, IN PISTOIA, ITALY, IS UNDERGOING EXTENSIVE STUDY AND CONSERVATION THANKS TO FRIENDS OF FLORENCE November 12, 2018, Florence, Italy… The distinctive pulpit created by Giovanni Pisano (1230–c. 1315), an early Renaissance masterpiece completed in 1301 in the church of Sant’ Andrea in Pistoia, Italy, will undergo a two-year, intensive monitoring program with stability studies followed by a conservation process thanks to support from Friends of Florence totaling €230,000 ($262,5...


Attributed to, Joseph Oldof Pierre, Haitian, 1955– 1984, Vodou Flag or Banner (Erzulie Danthor), early 1980s, satin, sequins, and glass beads; Collection of the Art Fund, Inc.  at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Robert Cargo Folk Art Collection; Gift of Caroline Cargo, AFI.235.2013

'Imagining Jesus Through the Ages' Spans 500 Years of Artistic Interpretation

Released: November 07, 2018

This winter, Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama, presents Embodying Faith: Imagining Jesus Through the Ages (Dec. 8, 2018, to April 22, 2019). Through the ages and across the globe, art has reflected faith. For centuries, artistic production in Europe, and elsewhere, was dominated by Christian themes. This religious art served many purposes, from embellishing altars and aiding in private devotion, to educating the faithful and acting as propaganda either for or against the church during the Protestant Reformation. Jesus is Christianity’s central figure, and Christians believe he is th...


Beatriz Milhazes's "Purple Dahlia," 2015, was a highlight sold at the Fine Art Print Fair

From Unique Masterworks to New Editions: A World of Discovery at the 2018 Fine Art Print Fair

Released: October 30, 2018

The Fine Art Print Fair, the largest fair devoted to printmaking, concluded its 27th annual run on Sunday, October 28th, showcasing works from 80 exhibitors, spanning old master to contemporary, unique masterworks to new editions. 27 international exhibitors participated from the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy and Ireland, as well as five distinguished first-time exhibitors. Artist highlights include Vija Clemins, Eugené Delacroix, Edvard Munch, Carmen Herrera, Kiki Smith, and Bruce Nauman. Exhibitors sold a wide variety of works across the boar...


888 Auctions’ 2-Day Auction Features Fine Art, Modern Paintings & Asian Art Nov. 8 and Nov. 9

Released: October 29, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 878 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder in 888 Auctions’ 2-day auction featuring the best in Fine Art, Modern Paintings & Asian Art. Taking place in the afternoon, November 8 to November 9, knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers will be able to participate in the first winter auction of the season. Competing against one another over a quality assortment of items on display at 888 Auctions, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   The star lot of the auction is an attributed Fei Yi...


A Passion for Prints: The Fine Art Print Fair Opens With Packed VIP Preview, Curators & Collectors Breakfast, Award Winners and Museum-Quality Works of Art

Released: October 25, 2018

The Fine Art Print Fair, the largest fair devoted to printmaking, made its return to the River Pavilion, Javits Center, opening its doors to a passionate community of new and seasoned collectors alike. The packed VIP Preview on Wednesday evening, welcomed over 2,600 private collectors, museum curators and connoisseurs from all over the world, who perused the booths set in the light and airy River Pavilion. The Fair, which runs through Sunday, October 28, showcases works from 80 exhibitors, spanning old master to contemporary, unique masterworks to new editions. "The energy of the prin...


Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Italian, about 1487–1576, Venus Rising from the Sea, 1520, Oil on canvas, Unframed: 75.8 x 57.6 cm (29 13/16 x 22 11/16 in.) Framed: 103 x 84.7 cm (40 9/16 x 33 3/8 in.) National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government (hybrid arrangement) and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery

The Getty Presents the Renaissance Nude

Released: October 25, 2018

Exhibition tracing the emergence and influence of the nude in Renaissance art  features more than 100 works of art, including works by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Dürer, Titian and others Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, Renaissance artists made the nude central to their art, creating lifelike, vibrant, and varied representations of the human body. This transformative moment is one that would shape the course of European art history and resonate through the present day.             On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum October 30, 2018 th...


Regency Japanned and Parcel-Gilt Cabinet, 1808

The Little Antiques Show That Could: AADLA Fine Art & Antiques Show Proudly Takes Its Place with the Big Guys

Released: October 24, 2018

Now that The Winter Show, the stalwart of antique shows, has eliminated the “A” word from its name, it might appear that the future use of this word might be in jeopardy. And designers are voicing their opinions. According to Thomas Jayne, “It’s cooler to be an antiques show than to be a polyglot,” adding, “The addition of antiques to a room imbues a depth and texture that’s unmatched. It’s the contrast of antiques juxtaposed with the more modern elements that makes the room extraordinary.” Whether on the hunt for an ancient Aztec serpent god, a killer Carlo Bugatti parchment cabinet or ...


Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.  1525/30 Breugel or Antwerp? – 1569 Brussels) The Tower of Babel 1563, oak panel, 114 × 155 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery © KHM-Museumsverband

Bruegel Blockbuster Offers Rare Look at 90 Works Together by the 16th-Century Master

Released: October 02, 2018

From October 2 to January 13, 2019, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna presents the first-ever major monograph show dedicated to the greatest Netherlandish painter of the sixteenth century: Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/30‒1569). The exhibition commemorates the 450th anniversary of his death. During his lifetime, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was already among the period’s most sought-after artists, with his works achieving exceptionally high prices. Only about forty paintings and sixty prints by him are all that has come down to the present day. The twelve panels in the Kunsthistoris...


View of The Winter Show 2018, Courtesy The Winter Show.  Photo by Simon Cherry

The 65-Year-Old Winter Antiques Show Gets a Reboot With New Name, Executive Director and Exhibitors

Released: October 01, 2018

The Winter Show, previously known as The Winter Antiques Show, has announced the participating exhibitors of its 2019 edition, to be held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from January 18-27, 2019. Under the leadership of new Executive Director Helen Allen, New York’s longest-running art, antiques, and design fair celebrates its 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee. The 2019 edition will feature 70 exhibitors presenting a dynamic mix of fine and decorative arts from around the world, dating from ancient times through the present day. In 2018, The Winter Show changed its name...


THE FINE ART PRINT FAIR ANNOUNCES 2018 SPEAKERS FOR THE JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION LECTURE

Released: September 11, 2018

New York, September 11, 2018 – The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2018 Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture series. This year, the Fine Art Print Fair is delighted to welcome featured artist Christiane Baumgartner, who will be joined in conversation by Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jennifer Farrell.   Free and open to the public through the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the artist in conversation series aims to honor and r...


ZORAN MUSIC Gorizia/Görz 1909 - 2005 Venedig MOTIVO DALMATA, 1952 
Oil on canvas, 13 x 16 inch (33 x 40.6 cm)


October Art Week Announces Its Roster of Blue-Chip Galleries on New York’s Upper East Side

Released: September 24, 2018

Coinciding with TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions, the third edition of October Art Week will kick off on Thursday, October 25th. On that evening, from 5 to 9 p.m., more than a dozen of the world’s pre-eminent galleries will be hosting open houses and gallery receptions on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Open to the public and within walking distance from one another, the October Art Week events, which runs through November 1st, confer a festive atmosphere to the neighborhood and contributes to the overall excitement of autumn in New York. Pa...


Neue Auctions’ September catalogue has something for everyone, from the first-time auction goer to seasoned collectors

Released: September 15, 2018

The maker and artisan movement is everywhere: people crafting and building things with their hands, a few tools and one grand vision. At neueauctions.com you can view a collection of several hundred fine works by established masters from around the world; some centuries old, and you have the chance to make a purchase. Cleveland’s newest auction house - Neue Auctions - will host its first online auction with bidding beginning on Saturday, September 22nd and lots closing live online September 28th. The auction takes place at neueauctions.com and on partner site liveauctioneers.com. The Neu...


Alessandro Allori (Italian, 1535-1607), Venus and Amor, 1570s.  Oil on panel, 71 1/4 x 102 3/4 in., Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France, © Musée Fabre de Montpellier Méditerranée

Masterpieces from the Duke of Orleans Collection Reunited for New Orleans’ Tricentennial

Released: September 10, 2018

In celebration of the city of New Orleans’ Tricentennial in 2018, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present The Orléans Collection, an exhibition of selections from the magnificent collection of the city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674-1723). Universally praised during his lifetime, the exceptional collection was comprised of some of the most important works in the history of art. On view from October 26, 2018 through January 27, 2019, The Orléans Collection will bring together, for the first time, a selection of masterpieces from institutions such as the National Ga...


Armorial Millefleurs Tapestry, 1530–1550, Belgian, artist unknown, wool; tapestry weave.  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mr.  and Mrs.  Arnold Kirkeby.  Image: www.lacma.org

All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court

Released: August 28, 2018

Courtiers feasting at elaborately set tables, knights in gleaming armor, a richly clad monarch presiding over elegant festivities—these are the images often associated with the medieval and Renaissance courts of Europe. For rulers and members of the nobility at the center of these privileged spaces, the visual arts—illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, enamels, and textiles—were central aspects of their political and cultural identities. All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court, on view from August 28 to December 2, 2018 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, focuses on court culture...


Charles Woodbury, "Playing in the Waves", oil on canvas, 17" x 21.

22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show Features a Strong Showing from New and Returning Exhibitors

Released: August 22, 2018

Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four are proud to announce the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show. Featuring the work of 40 galleries from across the U.S. this year’s Boston International Fine Art Show will offer original works of art that satisfy a wide array of collectors, tastes and price ranges. The show takes place October 18-21, opening with a Gala Preview to benefit the groundbreaking Art for Justice Fund on Thursday, October 18 at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts. www.FineArtBoston.com. The Gala Preview is an elegant evening where attendees have first choic...


The frame which once held Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee at the Gardner Museum.

A Podcast Will Explore the Unsolved Mystery of the Gardner Museum Heist

Released: July 19, 2018

WBUR and The Boston Globe have joined forces to launch Last Seen, a weekly podcast on a still-shocking unsolved art crime. that will debut on September 17. (Listen to a Preview here.) Hosted by WBUR’s award-winning producers and reporters Kelly Horan and Jack Rodolico, and with exclusive contributions from Boston Globe’s Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Stephen Kurkjian, author of “Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist,” Last Seen examines the most valuable and confounding art heist in history: the theft of 13 artworks, including Rembrandt’s on...


Babe Ruth, Lefty O'Doul, Lefty Grove and others Signed Baseball (1927-1930)

A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s 
Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day

Released: May 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Lilly Wyatt 925.408.2737 http://lilly@lillywyattpr.com     A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day   What:               Mantuary Auction (Online) When:              Opened Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.                         Closes Monday, June 11, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. Annex Preview: Tuesday, June 5 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where:             Preview at Witherell’s, 1925 C Street, Sacramento 95811 Exclusively on http://www.bidsquare.com/ Who:  ...


Palm Beach Show Group Kicks Off Show Season this Summer with the 38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: June 05, 2018

Palm Beach Show Group looks forward to another exciting show season ahead.   The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, now in its 38th year, is Maryland’s largest antiques event and one of the most important and anticipated shows of the summer for dealers and collectors. With countless international exhibitors drawn from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, England, China and Japan, the Baltimore Show attracts tens of thousands of patrons including knowledgeable collectors, museum curators, dealers, decorators and shoppers from all over the World. Show guests can discover ma...


Lot 398: Pablo Picasso, Tête de femme, de profil, drypoint, 1905.  Estimate $80,000 to $120,000.

Early Portraits by Picasso & Rembrandt Lead Swann Prints Auction

Released: April 20, 2018

Swann Galleries’ offering of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Tuesday, May 8 forms a comprehensive survey of Western art history and the development of the modern style. More than 500 rare and superlative multiples are expected to garner nearly $4M.               Leading the auction is a drypoint executed by Pablo Picasso at just 24 years old. Tête de femme, de profil, 1905, dates to the artist’s Rose (or Circus) Period. Works from this era are mostly candid representations of the lives and private moments of acrobats and gypsies near his home in Montmartre. Early proof impressions su...


Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936), titled The Fourth of July, Essex, Connecticut (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil on canvas painting signed by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936) will be part of Nye & Company's June 6-7 auction

Released: May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction featuring numerous treasures pulled from prominent estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 6th and 7th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The auction catalog will appear online May 23rd, at www.nyeandcompany.com, as well as the two online bidding platforms www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.   Start times both days will be 10 am Eastern. The Wednesday, June 6th session will be a live auction. The following day will be a ...


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