Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), Germany, The Four Horsemen for The Apocalypse, circa 1497–98, woodcut (proof before text), Bequest of Herbert Greer French, 1943.212

Cincinnati Art Museum Dürer etching exhibition opens Nov. 17

Released: October 16, 2017

CINCINNATI—Explore a 500-year-old revolution in printmaking technology at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s free special exhibition Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance, on view November 17, 2017–February 11, 2018. The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of several local arts organizations who will commemorate 500 years since Martin Luther issued his 95 theses in 1517, which triggered enormous theological, political and cultural changes throughout Europe. The Age of Reformation and Renaissance follows the development of Dürer’s artistic brilliance from his apprenticeship through t...


Giclee print titled Train Tracks, pencil signed and numbered (75/295) by Bob Dylan, from the singer-songwriter's Drawn Blank Series ($5,312).

Bob Dylan giclee prints, signed and numbered by the singer-songwriter, perform well at Woodshed Art Auctions

Released: October 12, 2017

FRANKLIN, Mass. – It’s not often Bob Dylan shares center stage with anyone – certainly not 19th and early 20th century painters – but that’s exactly what happened on September 20th when a collection of 25 limited edition giclee prints signed and numbered by the singer-songwriter came up for bid alongside such fine art luminaries as Edvard Munch, Marc Chagall and Gustav Klimt.   It was a two-session online-only auction, conducted by Woodshed Art Auctions, based in Franklin. Session 1 featured the 25 signed Dylan prints, which all carried estimates of $2,000-$3,000 and ended up selling f...


Panel showing Christ enthroned © Private collection UK

First Exhibition to Explore the Art of Five Major World Religions Includes One of the Earliest Depictions of Christ

Released: October 5, 2017

The Ashmolean, Oxford, will stage the first major exhibition to explore the visual cultures of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism as these five religions spread across Asia and Europe in the first millennium. Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions (19 October 2017–18 February 2018), curated by Jaś Elsner and Stefanie Lenk, presents the culmination of new research into the art history of religions undertaken by the Empires of Faith project based at the British Museum and the University of Oxford. The project explores the different visual cultures of ...


George II Silver Cake Basket, Paul de Lamerie, London, 1742.  Property from a Prominent Philadelphia Family.  Est.  $150,000-250,000.

English and Continental Furniture, Silver and Old Masters Highlight Doyle's October 25 Auction

Released: October 5, 2017

Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, Including Old Master Paintings and Drawings on Wednesday, October 25 at 10am. The sale will present a broad selection of furniture and decorative arts, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Featured in the sale is property from the Estate of Anne Marie Aberbach. This exceptional collection compris...


Matthais Stomer (Ca.  1600 – after 1652?) "The Martyrdom of St.  Bartholomew" Oil on canvas 44 x 62 inches (111.8 x 157.5 cm)

Upper East Side's Premier Fine and Decorative Arts Galleries Celebrate October Art Week

Released: October 2, 2017

Thanks to last year’s enthusiastic response from both dealers and the public alike, the second edition of October Art Week will once again take place alongside TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s preeminent fine and decorative art dealers will open their doors to the public on October 26 through November 2 for this celebratory occasion. The gallery receptions—open to the public and within walking distance from each other—add to the excitement generated by TEFAF New York. Holding forth at the Park Avenue Armory, this ...


Lot 260: Galileo Galilei, Galilæus .  .  .  His Systeme of the World, in Thomas Salusbury's Mathematical Collections and Translations, first edition, London, 1661.  Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Early Printed Books Auction Features Feast of Culinary Tomes at Swann Galleries

Released: September 21, 2017

Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books come to Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 17. The wide-ranging auction of some 300 lots covers a plethora of topics and periods.             Setting the sale apart is a prodigious selection of early books relating to food and wine, with highlights including L’Humore Dialogo, Milan, 1564, a treatise by Bartolomeo Taegio on viticulture, valued at $4,000 to $6,000, as well as the first edition of Domenico Romoli’s La Singolare Dottrina…dell’Ufficio dello Scalco, Venice, 1560, a guidebook for hoteliers and chefs with a year’s worth of m...


La Place Antiques French flower maket cart

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair 13-15 October 2017

Released: September 26, 2017

The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair returns to the luxury laden Haynes International Motor Museum from 13-15 October, 2017, following a smash hit debut in October 2016 when buyers flooded in from across the country and the rest of the world! Organisers Cooper Events will welcome some brilliant new names on board, Kore Purchase, Tetbury, Bombe Interiors and Elham Antiques from Kent, Molly & Maud’s Place and Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques both Yorkshire, John Read Smith, Wales, The Archives from The Netherlands will join Bruton this year with their Folk Art, Country House furniture ...


Keynote Presentation and Book Signing "The Design Vision of Joe Nahem" with Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, NY

“Living with Art” Program Series Enlivens the 21st Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: September 21, 2017

The 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show takes place October 19 – 22. The show opens on October 19 with a Gala Preview presented by two Gold Sponsors: Yvel and Cutting Edge Homes. Founded in 1986 in Jerusalem, Yvel is a luxury jewelry brand and will showcase their award winning pearls and precious gemstone collections, meticulously crafted by designers and artisans using nature as an inspiration. Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders is an award-winning boutique firm serving the Boston area, with a fully integrated architecture and construction approach, and an obligation to c...


Friends of Florence restores six Renaissance masterpieces featured in major exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi

Released: September 21, 2017

SIX RENAISSANCE MASTERPIECES RESTORED THANKS TO FRIENDS OF FLORENCE FEATURED IN MAJOR EXHIBITION AT PALAZZO STROZZI, FLORENCE The Cinquecento in Florence from Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna September 21, 2017–January 21, 2018 Washington, DC…Friends of Florence announced today that six seminal artworks from the Italian Renaissance—meticulously restored with their support—will be featured in a major exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy: The Cinquecento in Florence from Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna, on view September 21, 2017–January 21, 2018. Co...


English three quarter suit of armor, c.1630

EN GARDE! Get Your Armor On!

Released: September 15, 2017

A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many different cultures. Not to be outshone, a huge collection of American decorative, stretch and pressed glass makes their mark in the auction, lots 111 to 299. Features notable manufacturers like Fenton, Imperial and Cambridge.   Perched on an antique oak pedestal base, lot 1, is a three quarter suit of English armor, circa 1630. The helmet is comprised of a four part bowl with hinged, pierced vents ...


CASVA members tour the Gallery's objects conservation lab with Shelley Sturman, head of objects conservation, National Gallery of Art, October 2016

National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) Announces 2017–2018 Academic Year Appointments

Released: August 20, 2017

Washington, DC—The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), a world-renowned research institution that brings distinguished scholars from around the world to the National Gallery of Art, has announced its 2017–2018 academic year appointments. They include Diane Favro of the University of California, Los Angeles (emerita) as a Samuel H. Kress Professor; David Bomford of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as an Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor; and Hal Foster of Princeton University as the 67th A. W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts. Estelle Lingo of the University of Washingto...


Musical Group, 1520s.  Callisto Piazza (Calisto de la Piaza da Lodi), Italian (active Lodi and Brescia), c.  1500 1561/62.  Oil on panel, 35 5/8 x 35 3/4 inches.  Philadelphia Museum of Art, John G.  Johnson Collection, 1917.

Philadelphia Museum to Present Centenary Exhibition Dedicated to Renowned Collection of European Old Master Art

Released: August 29, 2017

Art gives us real delight only when the eye derives pleasure from what is really worthy. (John G. Johnson, from his art and travel memoir, Sight-Seeing in Berlin and Holland among Pictures, 1892.) This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection, a major exhibition focusing on one of the finest collections of European art ever to have been formed in the United States by a private collector. The exhibition marks the centenary of the remarkable bequest of John Graver Johnson—a distinguished corporate lawyer of his day and one of i...


Krannert Art Museum recently expanded its website, providing access to its art collection online.

Krannert Art Museum Expands Website, Provides Online Access to Art Collection

Released: August 4, 2017

CONTACT: Julia Nucci Kelly Krannert Art Museum University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 217-244-0320 jkell@illinois.edu   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Krannert Art Museum Launches Expanded Website Provides Online Access to Artwork Collection     Champaign, Ill., August 2, 2017—Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois (KAM) has recently launched an expanded, redesigned website, kam.illinois.edu, that opens online access to the museum’s panoramic collection of art to students, researchers, and online visitors.   The redesigned website will enable visitors ...


Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition, courtesy: Grande Exhibitions

Da Vinci—The Genius Exhibition in New Mexico This Winter

Released: July 15, 2017

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) hosts a special exhibition, Da Vinci—The Genius February 10 through July 29, 2018. Da Vinci—The Genius was created by Grande Exhibitions with the assistance of Museo Leonardo da Vinci – Rome, and many experts in Italy and France to provide a truly authentic experience. “The Museum has not hosted an exhibition of this scope since the blockbuster Titanic exhibition," said Margie Marino, the Museum’s executive director. “This is a world-class exhibition that we anticipate will draw visitors from all over the United States.” Leo...


Nanne Dekking, New Chairman of TEFAF

NANNE DEKKING TO SUCCEED WILLEM VAN ROIJEN AS CHAIRMAN OF TEFAF

Released: July 11, 2017

Nanne Dekking has been appointed the new Chairman of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), succeeding Willem van Roijen, effective immediately. Nanne Dekking is an eloquent advocate for change in the international art market and will provide strong and effective leadership for TEFAF and its future ambitions as the organisation continues to develop. The appointment of Mr Dekking as Chairman comes swiftly after new appointments were made to the TEFAF Board of Trustees and the TEFAF New York Advisory Board, announced in April 2017. For Willem van Roijen, finding a ‘skillful, intellig...


TEFAF

TEFAF ART MARKET REPORT: ONLINE FOCUS PROVIDES BACKDROP FOR DIGITAL INITIATIVE

Released: June 30, 2017

TEFAF has launched a supplemental Art Market Report entitled "Online Focus" -- a trend report which looks at the extent to which the art world is embracing digital opportunities and the impact new technology is having on the art market. The Report was written by Professor Rachel Pownall, who authored the 2017 TEFAF Art Market Report released earlier this year.  Well-established international auction houses are leading the field in e-commerce and online engagement, leveraging their brands to advantage in the online space. Auction houses are using e-commerce, either through developing th...


Pair of Wedgwood Encaustic Decorated Black Basalt Calyx Krater Urns, England, early 19th century (Lot 102, Estimate $3,000-5,000)

Skinner European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction Features Special Collection of Wedgwood and Early English Potteries, July 13 & 14

Released: June 30, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Boston Gallery on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14. With over 1000 lots on offer, the auction will feature an expansive selection of fine ceramics and silver as well as European furniture and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries. Session I: Victor & Muriel Polikoff Collection The auction opens on Thursday, July 13 at 4PM with almost 300 lots from the Victor & Muriel Polikoff collection. The Polikoffs began collecting over 50 years ago and amassed an ext...


The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

TEFAF NEW YORK FALL RETURNS TO THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY, OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 1, 2017 -- EXHIBITOR LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND ANNUAL FAIR

Released: June 28, 2017

  EXHIBITOR LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND ANNUAL FAIR   (New York) June 28, 2017 – TEFAF New York Fall has announced the names of 93 dealers exhibiting at the second annual edition of the acclaimed international art fair launched last October. Focusing on fine and decorative arts and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, TEFAF New York Fall will return to the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from October 28-November 1, 2017. Bringing together a global community of collectors, interior designers, museum curators and connoisseurs, TEFAF New York is recognized...


IN ORDINE SPARSO, HELIDON XHIXHA

Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition Opens at Florence's Scenic Boboli Garden

Released: June 26, 2017

A new exhibition of monumental sculptures by award winning contemporary artist Helidon Xhixha opens at the Boboli Garden, Florence on June 27, 2017. In Ordine Sparso is curated by the Director of the Uffizi Galleries, Eike Schmidt and Diego Giolitti. The powerful new summer exhibition sees Helidon Xhixha explore the ideas of chaos and order through his extraordinary series of thirteen monumental sculptures and installations. The works pay homage to how this concept has been portrayed in philosophy and the arts (sacred geometry) and how it is interpreted in the natural world. IN ORDINE ...


Steve Hartman, President Board of Directors FADA, Founder of Contessa Gallery

Fine Arts Dealers Association (FADA) names Contessa Gallery founder Steve Hartman new President

Released: June 22, 2017

                                                                                                                FINE ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION (FADA) NAMES CONTESSA GALLERY FOUNDER STEVE HARTMAN NEW PRESIDENT   (June 22, 2017—Los Angeles, CA)  The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) has named Steve Hartman, from Cleveland-based Contessa Gallery, as the new President of the Board of Directors. He will be focused on curating a new vision and expanding benefits of membership for the 27 year old organization. “It is a very significant opportunity,” says Mr. Hartman, “I have been a pa...


LOT 1F Artist: Miguel Viladrich Vila (Spain/Argentina 1887-1956) Title: Medium: oil on canvas Size: 22" x 26 1/2" inches canvas size Date: Provenance: A Palm Beach estate EST: $4,000-8,000

European & American Art: 1500's to 1990's: AUCTION June 28

Released: June 22, 2017

Beverly Hills, California - June 21, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online art auction house, is hosting their next auction: “European & American Art: 1500's to 1990's” on the evening of Wednesday,  June 28, 2017 at 5:00PM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction offers a curated selection of nearly 200 lots of “fresh to the market” museum-quality paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from collections and estates across the Unites States. As always, Carlyle’s auction features an eclectic mix of fine art, including: European,...


The Hand, 2002 (film still), Melik Ohanian.  9 monitors, 9 videos (4 min 21), sound, text, edition of 3 + 2 AP.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, © Melik Ohanian / ADAGP PARIS, 2017.  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Mari and Peter Shaw, 2016.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Acquires Objects From Early American Furniture to Time-Based Media

Released: June 21, 2017

The Philadelphia Museum of Art today announced a number of new acquisitions that will significantly enrich its collection. Among the works that have been recently acquired are: a group of contemporary films and videos; Japanese ink paintings mounted as handscrolls, hanging scrolls, and folding screens; nine pieces of early American furniture that illuminate the artistic achievements of cabinetmakers in colonial New England and Pennsylvania; and a major work in stained glass dating to the 1520s commissioned for a church in Paris. These works have come to the Museum variously as gifts, promi...


Very rare Meissen teapot and cover in the form of a ten and chicks, modelled by JJ Kaendler, c 1735

A Collectors' Paradise

Released: June 19, 2017

New to the art calendar this year is a possé of international dealers joining forces to set up an exhibition entitled 'A Collectors' Paradise' at 15 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6DB from Friday 30th June to Friday 7th July running concurrently with London Art Week.  This is an exciting opportunity to see a wide collection of the finest porcelain and pottery shown to their very best in the intimate surroundings of the three-storey gallery located in the heart of London's art world.  Exhibiting will be the Brian Haughton Gallery of St James's, Christophe Perlés of Paris and Robyn R...


Circus Harmony's Incredible Isabella; Photo by Jessica Hentoff

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Stories of the American Experience

Released: June 19, 2017

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will host a series of programs exploring American identity and creativity. “Circus Arts” will take visitors behind the scenes to explore the cultural and artistic expressions of the ever-evolving circus. Program highlights will include daily performances in a Big Top circus tent, a full-scale circus school in the Arts and Industries Building and a series of hands-on activities for visitors. The “On the Move” program will bring together hip-hop artists, muralists and poetry slam performers, among others, to explore immigra...


The Annunciation, about 1525 – 1530.  Simon Bening (Flemish, about 1483 - 1561).  Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment.  Leaf: 16.8 × 11.4 cm (6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.).  The J.  Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms.  Ludwig IX 19, fol.  13v

Illuminating Women in the Medieval World at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Released: June 12, 2017

Modern portrayals of medieval women tend toward stereotypical images of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the fields, and even women of ill repute. In fact, women’s roles in the Middle Ages were varied and nuanced, and medieval depictions of womanhood were multi-faceted. Illuminating Women in the Medieval World, on view June 20 –September 17, 2017 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, reveals the vibrant and complex medieval representations of women, real and imagined, who fill the texts and images within illuminated manuscripts. “The roles of women ...


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