Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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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 ...


Lot 146.  Jim Dine.  "White Owl (for Alan)"

Contemporary Prints & Multiples at Aspire Auctions

Released: May 24, 2017

20th century collectable artists such as Jim Dine, Rufino Tamayo and Julian Stanczak are available tomorrow Thursday May 25th. The online auction is conducted by Aspire Auctions, Inc. headquartered in Cleveland Ohio with satellite locations in Pittsburgh and Chicago. Bidding is going on now and lot will close over three days; May 25, 26 & 27. Aspire has there own shipping department and assists with truck deliveries nationwide. This year marks Aspire Actions 15th birthday in this online auction industry, and has been included in the top 250 online auction companies in the world. Lo...


Raphael, Head of a Muse, c.  1510–11.  Black chalk over pouncing and some blind stylus, 30.5 x 22.2 cm© Private collection

Once-in-a-Lifetime Exhibition of Raphael Drawings at Ashmolean Museum This Summer

Released: May 23, 2017

120 works by Raphael from international collections will go on show at the Ashmolean this summer in the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, RAPHAEL: THE DRAWINGS. Fifty works come from the Ashmolean’s own collection, the largest and most important group of Raphael drawings in the world. They arrived in 1845 following a public appeal to acquire them after the dispersal of the collection of the portrait painter Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830), who had amassed an unrivalled collection of Old Master drawings. A further twenty-five works are on loan from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, which will sh...


Moretto da Brescia (b.  Alessandro Bonvicino Moretto Italy, 1498–1554) Portrait of an Unidentified Man ca.  1525-1550 Oil on canvas Gift of Merle J.  and Emily Trees 1945-1-2

Provenance Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum Shows Challenges of WWII-era Research

Released: May 10, 2017

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Nancy Karrels relishes solving the mysteries behind the paintings and objects we see in art museums, especially here at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Karrels – a doctoral student in art history at Illinois who also has two law degrees – investigates the backgrounds and histories of objects to trace their path from creator through each owner. She has created an exhibition for Krannert Art Museum on provenance research and her efforts to document the history of ownership of several of the museum’s works. “Provenance: A Forensic Hist...


Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian, Caprese 1475-1564 Rome.  Archers Shooting at a Herm, 1530-33.  Drawing, red chalk.  ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST / © HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2017, www.royalcollection.org.uk

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer to Open at The Met in November

Released: May 8, 2017

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of h...


Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Grande Main Crispée Gauche (Large Clenched Left Hand) (Lot 301, Estimate: $120,000-180,000)

Form, Line, Color, & Value: Qualities Abound in American & European Works of Art Auction at Skinner, May 19

Released: May 5, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an impressive selection of American & European Works of Art at auction on Friday, May 19. The day will be divided into two parts: Fine Prints & Photographs at 12PM and Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. The auction offers an extensive variety of paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and works on paper ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings. Prints The variety of prints is impressive, with multiple examples by such notable figures in 20th century art as Childe Hassam, Pablo Picasso, Alex Katz, Tho...


BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW RETURNS TO THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER

Released: April 12, 2017

WHAT:                 37th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW Now celebrating its 37th year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will make its annual return this summer to the Baltimore Convention Center - August 24-27, 2017. The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show offers a diversity of collections including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles and more. Embracing the “show-within-a-show” concept, the Baltimore Show proudly announces the addition ...


Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, Milan or Caravaggio 1571-1610 Porto Ercole).  The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, 1610.  Oil on canvas.  Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples

Caravaggio's Last Two Paintings Reunited in New York Exhibition

Released: April 10, 2017

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, the last documented painting by the great Caravaggio (1571–1610), will be on exceptional loan from the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in Naples and presented with another of the artist's final works, The Met's The Denial of Saint Peter, created in the last months of his life. These two extraordinary paintings have not been shown together since 2004, in an exhibition in London and Naples devoted to the artist's late work. Caravaggio's Last Two Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will offer a rare opportunity to see these pictures side by side and to examine the...


Sandro Botticelli and workshop, Venus (detail), about 1484–90.  Oil on canvas, transferred from panel.  Galleria Sabauda, Turin.  lnv.  172.

Major Botticelli Exhibition Heads to Boston

Released: April 9, 2017

This spring, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents the largest exhibition of paintings by Sandro Botticelli (about 1445–1510) ever to be shown in the US. Perhaps more than any other painter, Botticelli exemplifies the artistic achievement of Renaissance Florence in the 15th century, and his signature style of strong contours, lyrical poses and flowing drapery remains instantly recognizable more than five centuries later. Botticelli and the Search for the Divine assembles 15 paintings by the master—loans from museums and churches in Italy, including the world-renowned Galleria deg...


Ainsley M.  Cameron will join the Cincinnati Art Museum as Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities.

Cincinnati Art Museum adds expertise and vibrancy with three new curators

Released: April 4, 2017

CINCINNATI— The Cincinnati Art Museum has appointed Ainsley M. Cameron as Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art, and Antiquities; Peter Jonathan Bell as Associate Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings; and Nathaniel M. Stein as Associate Curator of Photography. “Ainsley, Peter and Nathaniel are exciting scholars who are making significant contributions to their respective fields of study,” said Cameron Kitchin, the museum’s Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director. “I am pleased to welcome them to the museum and to Cincinnati, where they will join a collaborative cura...


Uffizi Gallery Director Eike Schmidt was joined by Dr Diego Giolitti and award winning artist Helidon Xhixha to announce a forthcoming exhibition at the Boboli Gardens.

Uffizi Gallery Plans Summer Exhibition of Helidon Xhixha Sculptures in the Boboli Gardens

Released: March 17, 2017

Contemporary artist Helidon Xhixha, whose sculpture at the inaugural 2016 London Design Biennale won the prestigious public award, has been invited by the Director of Florence’s respected Uffizi Gallery, Eike Schmidt, to present a major new personal sculpture exhibition this summer, set within the stunning surroundings of the famed Boboli Gardens. Uffizi Gallery Director Eike Schmidt was joined March 13 by Dr. Diego Giolitti and award winning artist Helidon Xhixha to announce the forthcoming exhibition by Xhixha, opening this summer in Florence. A press conference was held at the Pit...


LOT 1O Artist: Georges D'Espagnat (1870-1950) Title: Femme Nue Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 33” x 64” (84 x 162.5 cm) approximate canvas size Provenance: Estate of Louis & Annette Kaufman.  ESTIMATE: $12,000-18,000

Hollywood Art collections: Important Impressionist & Modern Art at Carlyle Auctions, March 16, 2017

Released: March 7, 2017

Beverly Hills, California - March 7, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is hosting their next auction: “ART: European - American - Latin - Asian” on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:00AM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction offers a curated selection of nearly 200 lots of fresh-to-the-market paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. Many of the artworks being offered are from local Los Angeles estates and collections of entertainment industry luminaries.  As always, Carlyle’s auction features ...


Gene Davis "Stripes (Blue)", Estimate: $40,000-$60,000

Weschler’s to Feature Two Original Works by Washington, DC Artists, Sam Gilliam and Gene Davis

Released: February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - Weschler’s, DC's only auction house, will present for sale works of art, jewelry, furniture, silver, coins, decorative art, rugs, and Asian art in its Capital Collections Estate Auction on Fri., Mar. 3 FINE ART Washington Color School artists, Sam Gilliam and Gene Davis, will attract attention with their strong sale records and steady rise in interest among both public and private collectors. Gilliam and Davis both are identified as major contributors to the Washington Color School, which came out of the DC art scene in the 1950s and 1960s; Gilliam with his spontaneous and ...


Pieter Brueghel the Younger, “Wedding Dance in the Open Air” (1607–14) (photo by Dominic Brown, © Holburne Museum)

UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty includes newly discovered paintings

Released: February 13, 2017

The Holburne Museum is showing the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty unravels the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the originality and diversity of Antwerp’s famous artistic dynasty across four generations through 35 works, including masterpieces from the National Gallery, Royal Collection Trust, the National Trust, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. A key work in the exhibition is Wedding Dance in the Op...


Gimmel and Fede Ring.  Western Europe, mid-18th century.  Gold, silver, diamond, ruby

Les Enluminures Presents Medieval Rings, Cameos: Time-Tested Symbols of Love for Valentine's Day

Released: February 6, 2017

We celebrate Valentine's Day with gifts as symbols of love – from chocolates and flowers to gemstone rings and jewelry. This was also true from Antiquity through the Renaissance with rings and brooches decorated with symbols of love and fidelity in miniature scale. Fede rings with clasped hands (from mani in fede, Italian for “hands held in faith”) were studded with ruby and diamond gemstones as symbols of the heart and eternity. An eighteenth-century gimmel ring (from the Latin for “twin”) joins two hands to miniature hearts – the hands are easily moved apart and hinged together again t...


The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Announces Its Spring 2017 Exhibition Schedule

Released: January 12, 2017

EXHIBITION AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE Programs/participants are subject to change. All events are free of charge unless noted.  Identity Crisis: Reflections on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography January 21–June 11 Organized by the Johnson Museum, this exhibition is the first in the United States to focus on the recent emergence of photography as an art form in Java, Indonesia. Guest curated by photographer Brian Arnold, Identity Crisis includes ten artists who pursue investigations of personal or cultural identity, and use photography to probe, obscure, or heigh...


Statuette of a Griffin with an Airmasp, 125 – 75 B.C.  Creator unknown (Greek).  Bronze.  Object height: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.).  The J.  Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman

Remembering Antiquity: The Ancient World Through Medieval Eyes

Released: January 29, 2017

The arts and culture of the Middle Ages were the inheritors of a rich classical tradition. For more than a millennium following the fall of Rome, antiquity was evoked and preserved through visual arts, ceremony, and manuscript culture. Remembering Antiquity: The Ancient World Through Medieval Eyes, on view January 24 through May 28 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, explores the constant and varied engagement of medieval people with the classical past. “After the fall of the Roman Empire and the Christianization of Europe, many of the great works of Greek and Latin literature were copied by scr...


Sandro Botticelli and workshop, Venere (Venus) [HALF BODY DETAIL], Oil on canvas, transferred from wood panel, Galleria Sabauda, Turin, inv.  172.

Botticelli Venus Painting on View for First Time in United States

Released: January 23, 2017

Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities To Open Feb. 11 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary One of only two of Botticelli’s paintings of an isolated Venus will be on view for the first time in the United States in Botticelli and the Search for the Divine:  Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities, a major international loanexhibition organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Va., in partnership with the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and Italy’s Assoc...


Mockup, Bjørn Okholm Skaarup's Hippo Ballerina, 2016.

Bronze Hippo Ballerina makes her NYC Debut this Feb 7 - July 31

Released: January 3, 2017

Standing over 15 feet tall, weighing over 2 and a half tons, cast in bronze, and clad in a copper tutu, Hippo Ballerina, 2016, by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, will be making her Broadway debut from February 7 – July 31, 2017, at Dante Park at the intersection of 64th Street and Broadway. Following in the mighty footsteps of impressive animal sculptures including the raging bull, crouching cougar, and lounging lions that lord over the city’s most treasured landmarks, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has given Hippo Ballerina a pride of place right across from Lincoln Center for th...


Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Untitled (Standing Mobile, c.  1965) (Estimate: $150,000-250,000)

Bountiful and Beautiful: Skinner’s January Fine Art Auctions Feature Fresh-to-Market Works

Released: January 5, 2017

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an outstanding two-session auction on Friday, January 27 in its Boston gallery.  Fine Prints & Photographs starts at 12PM, followed by  Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. Previews will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 12 to 5PM; Thursday, January 26, 12 to 8PM; and Friday, January 27, 9 to 10AM. Robin S. R. Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art, notes that in addition to a broad selection of pre-20th-century material, the auction offers an especially robust quantity of modern and contemporary work in all ca...


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