Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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View of Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden

New Viking Attraction in Stockholm Aims for Historical Accuracy

Released: November 30, 2016

In spring 2017, a new permanent global attraction with a Viking theme will open in Stockholm's Djurgården– a long-awaited tourist venture on the island that is already packed with wonderful attractions. The people behind the project include the founder of Junibacken, which is a museum devoted to Swedish children’s literature, and the well-known Professor of History, Dick Harrison. Abba Museum, the Wasa Museum, Gröna Lund, Junibacken – few places in Sweden can boast so many tourist-grabbing attractions within a stone’s throw of each other as Djurgården. And now the list will grow with Vik...


Robbia, Andrea della, Madonna and Child with Cherubim, c.  1485 glazed terracotta Andrew W.  Mellon Collection

First U.S. Exhibition of Della Robbia Sculptures Travels to National Gallery of Art, Washington

Released: November 18, 2016

Washington, DC—More than 500 years after their creation, Della Robbia terracotta sculptures endure as some of the most innovative and expressive examples of art from the Italian Renaissance. On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, West Building from February 5 through June 4, 2017, Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence is the first major American exhibition dedicated to works by three generations of the Della Robbia family and their competitors. The exhibition travels to the Gallery, the only other venue, after premiering at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ...


Illuminations could be cut from manuscripts and sold as individual works.  [Crucifixion Scene, extracted from illuminated manuscript, ca.  1300-1350, Italy; Gift of Rachel Weller and Allen S.  Weller 2003-4-4.  Courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.]

Krannert Art Museum show brings together medieval manuscript collections

Released: November 4, 2016

Medieval artisans created manuscripts adorned with intricate, colorful hand-drawn illustrations and embellished with gold leaf. Some of those images have since been cut from books, leaving the books missing parts of pages, and other manuscripts have been scraped clean of text. Examples of such manuscripts – both intact and altered – will be displayed at Krannert Art Museum in an exhibition titled “Making and Breaking Medieval Manuscripts.” It will show how books were used and valued in the Middle Ages and since. The exhibition opens Nov. 17 and goes through Feb. 11. It is the first exh...


Gio Ponti design for Singer, mid-century modern 4-drawer chest of drawers, 30 1/2" h x 47" w x 19" d

Mid Century Modern Steals the Show at Bunch Auctions November Hybrid Sale

Released: November 1, 2016

The first day of November wasn’t just about frolicking through fallen red leaves while double fisting pumpkin spice lattes. Bunch Auctions’ kicked off November with their fall Decorative & Fine Arts hybrid sale, a variety auction that contained both cataloged and biweekly portions.  641 cataloged lots were offered alongside 368 biweekly lots, totaling over $122,000 at the hammer.   Furniture sales were the stars of the show, with three of the top five lots coming from this category.   A mid-century modern dresser by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons (Lot 9449) was the top-...


A massive Imperial Roman solid gold ring of angular wide shouldered style, a raised circular boss on the bezel.  Intact, 3d - 4th Centuries AD, eastern Mediterranean.

The Curator's Eye Presents an Ancient, Asian, and Ethnographic Jewelry Auction - Nov 30th

Released: November 1, 2016

The Curator's Eye (TCE) has announced their next virtual live auction which will be held on November 30th. This will be The Curator's Eye's third virtual auction, presenting an impressive catalog of jewelry, from Ancient, Asian, and Ethnographic history. This auction is a continuation of TCE's move into virtual art auctions, where they are creating a new model in a tradition-bound industry. In this new model, TCE provides dealers with the ability to reach a worldwide audience, previously only available through larger auction houses. Dealers have become the seller and are in direct contact ...


DETAIL from: Hieronymus Bosch, Netherlandish (ca.  1450–1516).  The Temptation of St.  Anthony, ca.  1510-1520.  Oil on panel (oak), 15 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches (38.6 x 25.1 cm).  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.  Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 35-22.

'The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch' Opens at Cinemas in Nov.

Released: October 20, 2016

Starting Nov. 3, delve into the vivid imagination of a true visionary with a screening of The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch at select cinemas. Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with art lovers now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more with a remarkable new film from EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the critically acclaimed exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch - Visi...


Tapestry with the Offering of the Heart; The gift of the heart, 1400-1410, wool and silk,

Walters Presents A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

Released: October 20, 2016

The Walters Art Museum presents A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, a major international loan exhibition that brings together more than 100 works including stained glass, precious metals, ivories, tapestries, paintings, prints, and illuminated manuscripts from 25 public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Walters’ extraordinary medieval collection. On view from October 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017, A Feast for the Senses explores how medieval works of art spoke to all the senses. Luminous stained glass windows, tapestries depicting ...


The Botticelli Room, Uffizi Gallery, renovated in 2016 with funds from Friends of Florence.  Courtesy Uffizi Gallery.

Uffizi Gallery's Botticelli Room Reopens After 16-Month Restoration

Released: October 18, 2016

Galleries housing beloved epic paintings, including The Birth of Venus and Primavera by Italian master Botticelli, upgraded and reinstalled After a significant series of upgrades and retrofitting made possible by a major grant by Friends of Florence, the Botticelli Room in the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, Italy, reopened to the public on October 18, 2016. The $910,000 grant raised by the Washington-based organization enabled most of the 19 paintings by Sandro Botticelli, among the most widely recognized in the canon of Western art, to remain on display in Room 41 in the Gallery. Restorat...


Sandro Botticelli, Madonna del Libro (Madonna of the Book), Tempera on panel, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, inv.  443

Sixteen Botticelli Masterworks in Major Exhibition Debuting at Virginia's Muscarelle Museum of Art This Winter

Released: October 14, 2016

One of only two of Botticelli’s paintings of an isolated Venus will be on view for the first time in the United States, together with other Botticelli mythologies and portraits in Botticelli and the Search for the Divine:  Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities, a major international loan exhibition organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Va., in partnership with Italy’s Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi. Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1445 –1510), was one of the most original and creative painters of the Italian Renaissance. Today his na...


Alfred Stevens, "Bibelot exotique," 19th century

A Fall Cornucopia of Art Treasures to Be Revealed During October Art Week, October 20 to 26

Released: October 14, 2016

When the inaugural edition of October Art Week opens on October 20, sixteen of the Upper East Side’s premier art galleries will be celebrating with special openings. Within an area from East 63rd Street to East 81st Street, art lovers will have the chance to stroll from gallery to gallery, casting their eyes on topnotch Old Master, American and Impressionist paintings, as well as rare sculpture and manuscripts and books. Here is a guide to some of the outstanding highlights that the 16 galleries -- all of which will be open during TEFAF and on Saturday and Sunday -- want art lovers to fo...


Lot 8A - William James Glackens, New York City street scene

RARE WILLIAM JAMES GLACKENS’ NEW YORK STREET SCENE AT GRAY’S

Released: October 14, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio – (October 13, 2016) – Following the success of their Modern, Contemporary & Conceptual art auction in September with a 90% sell rate, of which 20% sold over estimate, Gray’s Auctioneers announces its October 26 live and online auction. The most notable lot in the auction is Lot 8A a rare and exciting discovery of an oil on canvas by William James Glackens (1870-1938), one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American Art. This painting, depicting an evening street scene, embodies the quest to capture urban realism and the vitality of everyday life in New York Cit...


Euclid, Elementa geometriae, Venice, 1482.  Estimate $60,000 to $80,000.  At auction October 18.

Historical Mathematical Texts and Navigational Works at Swann Galleries’ Early Printed Books Auction

Released: September 21, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, featuring works of major theoretical and historical importance with a focus on mathematics and exploration. The top lot of the sale is a copy of Euclid’s Elementa geometriae, printed in Venice in 1482. This first edition of the foundational text of geometry and the first major mathematical work to appear in print is a Latin translation by Adelard of Bath from an Arabic version of the original Greek. The present volume, printed by Erhard Ratdolt, is notable for its innova...


TEFAF NAMES INVALUABLE MARQUEE SPONSOR OF TEFAF NEW YORK & TEFAF MAASTRICHT New Digital Initiative to Launch at TEFAF New York Fall, October 22-26 at the Park Avenue Armory

TEFAF NAMES INVALUABLE MARQUEE SPONSOR OF TEFAF NEW YORK & TEFAF MAASTRICHT New Digital Initiative to Launch at TEFAF New York Fall, October 22-26 at the Park Avenue Armory

Released: October 11, 2016

(New York) October 11, 2016 – TEFAF, the world’s preeminent fair of art and antiques, today announced that Invaluable, the leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, will be the marquee sponsor for both TEFAF New York and TEFAF Maastricht. The new association will officially launch at the inaugural edition of TEFAF New York Fall, a joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest Partners, and will continue for TEFAF Maastricht in The Netherlands from March 10-19, 2017 and TEFAF New York Spring from May 4-9, 2017. Invaluable’s experience is in helping galleries and dealer...


James Gill, 1966

“International Art: 1500 to Now” Online Fine Art Auction - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Released: October 13, 2016

Beverly Hills, California - October 13, 2016 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is proud to announce their next auction: “International Art: 1500 to Now”  Online Fine Art Auction - Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:00AM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction features nearly 200 lots of fresh-to-the-market paintings, sculpture, prints & multiples. As usual, the Carlyle’s auction will be featuring an eclectic mix of fine art, including: Asian, Latin and Middle Eastern art, to European and American 19t...


William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) Estimated $300,000 - $500,000

French Masterpiece Highlights Fall Fine & Decorative Art Auction

Released: October 3, 2016

Cowan’s Auctions is excited to offer a long-lost portrait by a master of French Realism at its October 15th Fine & Decorative Art Auction. The auction will also feature a strong and varied selection of 500 lots of American and European paintings, bronzes, and works on paper as well as a broad spectrum of fine furniture, porcelain, silver, rugs, timepieces, and Asian art. Without a doubt, the highlight of the sale will be the Rayon de Soleil (Sunbeam) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). Completed in 1899 at the height of the artist's career, Sunbeam is an exceptional example...


28” Meissen multi-part figural centerpiece depicting groupings of Neptune and Amphitrite, Sold for $43,000

Meissen, Mintons, & Modern Art Impress at Bunch Auctions

Released: September 30, 2016

Bunch Auctions’ fall Decorative & Fine Arts catalog auction took place on September 20th.  811 lots were offered, totaling over $680,000 with buyer’s premium. The Estate of Daniel Dietrich, II with Additions showcased 218 lots of primarily 20th century modern & contemporary art, as well as 132 lots of decorative arts from the Dietrich collection. Daniel Dietrich was a well-known philanthropist, art collector, and patron of the arts living on the Main Line of Philadelphia. He was on the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Before his passin...


 GASPARE TRAVERSI (Napoli 1722 ca.  - Roma 1770) The Monk, the Novice, and the Maiden Oil on canvas 24 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches (62 x 74 cm.)

A Top-Notch Roster of Upper East Side Galleries Launch October Art Week in New York

Released: September 26, 2016

Fifteen of the city’s preeminent galleries—all clustered on the Upper East Side—are hosting simultaneous opening-night receptions to kick off the first edition of October Art Week, October 20 to 26. The gallery receptions, open to the public and comfortably walkable from one another, are being held to expand upon the buzz and excitement generated by the opening of TEFAF in New York City. Taking place at the Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF, the world's premier art fair, will bring together the treasures of nearly 100 dealers from around the globe, showcasing outstanding examples of fine art, ...


Gorham Sterling Silver Four-arm Epergne, Providence, c.  1890 (Lot 92, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

Skinner Presents Two-Session Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, October 6-7

Released: September 16, 2016

Featuring Special Collections of Wedgwood & English Ceramics BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present a two-part auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts & Fine Silver in its Boston Gallery on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. With over 850 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part II of The Paul Lauer Collection of Wedgwood and The Edward Knowles collection of English Pottery, as well as an expansive selection of fine silver and European fine and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries. Fine Silver The auction opens on Thursday, Octo...


George IV Silver Covered Soup Tureen Richard Sibley, London, 1820

Weschler’s to Auction Works by Tamayo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Saugy

Released: September 14, 2016

Sept. 16 Sale Features Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture WHAT: Capital Collections Estate Auction, a curated sale of fine art, jewelry, furniture & more   WHEN: Fri., Sept. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. Preview exhibition Sept. 10-15   WHERE: Weschler’s second floor gallery, 909 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC  INFORMATION: View auction catalogue; general information available at www.weschlers.com   WASHINGTON -  Weschler’s, DC's only auction house, will present for sale over 300 works of art, fine furniture, jewelry, silver, rugs and more in its Capital Collections sale on Fr...


Lot 8409 Nancy Grossman (American, b 1940) ink on paper, Two Heads, signed and dated '68 lower left, 12-1/4" x 14-1/2" overall, Cordier & Ekstorm (New York) gallery label on verso , Property from the Estate of Daniel Dietrich, II

BUNCH AUCTIONS OPENS FALL SEASON WITH FINE & DECORATIVE ARTS SALE FEATURING 350 LOTS FROM THE ESTATE OF DANIEL W. DIETRICH, II

Released: September 12, 2016

Daniel Dietrich was a well-known philanthropist, art collector, and patron of the arts living on the Main Line of Philadelphia. He was on the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and before his passing in September of 2015 gave a gift of $10 million to ICA.   We are pleased to offer 218 lots of mostly 20th century modern art as well as 132 lots of decorative arts from the Dietrich collection. Highlights include notable works by Jane Wilson, Charles G Rosenberg, Kenneth Nolan, Warren Rohrer, Gregory Gillespie, Willy Heeks, Daniel Bennett Schwartz...


Museum of Russian Icons

New England's Museum of Russian Icons Celebrates 10 Years with Party and Programs

Released: September 7, 2016

When Gordon B. Lankton, former CEO of Nypro, Inc., opened the Museum of Russian Icons on October 15, 2006, dignitaries from all over the globe attended the gala. Speeches from the Russian Consul General from New York and the staff from the Russian Embassy in Washington DC, friends and museum colleagues from Russia and the US mingled to admire what was then a magnificent collection of 350 Russian icons. In the ten years since that day it has grown to over 1,000 icons and artifacts that span six centuries, and become the premier collection of its type outside of Russia. The Museum, in Clin...


Andrew Newell Wyeth (American, 1917-2009) Corn and Grist (Lot 286, Estimate: $150,000-250,000)

Works by Modern Artists Highlight Skinner’s American & European Works of Art Auctions, September 23

Released: September 6, 2016

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an impressive selection of American & European Works of Art at auction on Friday, September 23, comprising 428 lots in total. The day will be divided in two parts:Fine Prints & Photographs at 12PM andFine Paintings & Sculpture at 4PM. The auctions showcase an extensive variety of paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and works on paper ranging from Old Master prints through Modern and Contemporary offerings. In conjunction with the auction, Skinner will be hosting a Young Collectors’ Night on Wednesday, September 21, at 6PM, an exc...


Virgin with Child, St.  John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene (about 1530-40).  Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola, Italian, 1503-1540).  Oil on paper, laid down on panel, 75.5 x 59.7 cm (29 ½ x 23 ½ in.) Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Getty Museum Announces Intent to Acquire Renaissance Masterpiece

Released: August 29, 2016

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced Monday its intention to acquire Virgin with Child, St. John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene (about 1530-40) by Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540), one of the most celebrated painters of the Italian Renaissance. Extremely well-preserved, the painting is a supreme example of the artist’s mature Mannerist style and represents sixteenth-century painting at its finest. The painting is documented in the famed Barberini collection in Rome in the mid-seventeenth century and was recently on loan to the Getty Museum where it was shown alongside works by Pontormo an...


Tiffany Studios Wisteria Table Lamp Height: 27 inches Diameter: 18 inches American, circa 1906 Signed

HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED LAUNCH OF TEFAF NEW YORK OCTOBER 22-26, 2016 AT THE HISTORIC PARK AVENUE ARMORY

Released: August 11, 2016

Ninety four of the world's most illustrious art, antiques and design specialists will converge on New York's historic Park Avenue Armory, October 22-26, 2016, for what is the most highly anticipated art market introduction in New York City in decades. TEFAF New York Fall, a joint venture between TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) and Artvest Partners, will bring TEFAF Maastricht's legendary "DNA" to the New York and with it, an unparalleled collection of museum-quality works in one place. The Opening Night for TEFAF New York will benefit The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering in New...


Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Announces Captivating Booth Talk Series

Released: July 27, 2016

Exhibitors of all different genres will deliver enlightening talks on a variety of subjects, directly from their booths on the Show Floor   Baltimore, MD (July 27, 2016) -- The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show has announced an exciting new series of informative and educational Booth Talks for the upcoming show, taking place August 25-28, 2016. With varying and riveting subject matters, the Booth Talks are scheduled to kick off the weekend beginning Friday, August 26, 2016. All talks will take place in the presenting exhibitor’s booth on the show floor of the Baltimore Art, Ant...


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