Press Releases tagged with medieval & renaissance art

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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...


Celerie Kemble

WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW ADDS DESIGNER STAR POWER WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2017 HONORARY DESIGN CHAIRS

Released: January 3, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show has enlisted some of the brightest stars in the world of interior design to be the Show’s Honorary Design Chairs: Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Celerie Kemble, and Miles Redd. The celebrated group is supporting the upcoming Show, which will be held January 20-29, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY, with the Opening Night Party on January 19, 2017. “We challenge ourselves every year to try and make the Winter Antiques Show more fun and exciting than the year before—to take it from strength to strength. If we had a motto, it would be ‘Let us surpris...


LOT 2B Artist: Joseph Stella (1877-1946) Title: “Pittsburgh Types: In the bread line at Woods Run” Medium: charcoal on paper Size: 18 1/4” x 34 3/8” sheet size Date: 1905 Provenance: - East Coast Private Collection - Collection of Caesar P.  Kimmel Exhibitions: - Whitney Museum - “Joseph Stella” April 22-Oct 9, 1994 ESTIMATE: $10,000-12,000

Carlyle Galleries Presents: “Old Masters, Impressionist & Modern Art” Auction Online - Thursday, December 22, 2016

Released: December 13, 2016

Beverly Hills, California - December 13, 2016 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is hosting their next auction: “Old Masters, Impressionist & Modern Art” on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:00AM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction features nearly 200 lots of fresh-to-the-market paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. As always, Carlyle’s auction features an eclectic mix of fine art, including: European, American, Russian, Asian, Latin and Middle Eastern, 19th century, modernist, and Old Maste...


Leonardo da VINCI (Vinci 1452 – Cloux 1519 ) Recto: Study for a San Sebastian in a landscape

Retired Doctor Uncovers 'Lost' Leonardo da Vinci Drawing

Released: December 12, 2016

A retired French doctor was the unknowing owner of a lost work by Leonardo da Vinci. Last March, he brought the inherited piece into a Parisian auction house who consulted experts, coming to the conclusion that it was an exciting new discovery by the master himself. The work is valued at about $16 million and will be auctioned in June at Tajan. From Tajan: Tajan, the well-known French auction house, assisted by the Old Master drawings expert Patrick de Bayser, has the great honor to announce the extraordinary discovery, the first in over fifteen years, of an exceptional work by the Ita...


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...


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