When in France
Planing on getting lost in the beautiful world that is French culture? Here is some essential French art vocabulary for those of you who love Old Masters, plus a great list of museums to visit on your next trip to France!
Phillip by Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley paints portraits of young African American men in compositions that directly refer to Old Master paintings and other iconic works of Western art history. In doing so, he engages with the visual vocabulary of wealth, status, morality, and identity underlying those canonical works.
Pictured is his 2007 work, Phillip.
Highlights from TEFAF
The European Fine Art Fair, renowned for its commitment to excellence, expertise, and elegance, will entice with a fabulous array of art, antiques, and design pieces this year.
More than 260 of the world’s finest art, antiques, and design dealers will bring the very best of the best to the 2013 edition of TEFAF Maastricht, which will take place from March 5 to 24, 2013.
We are particularly looking forward to masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, which are to be loaned to TEFAF Maastricht for a special exhibition during the fair! This is a delight, since the Van Gogh Museum rarely exhibits works from its collection of drawings by Vincent van Gogh, because they are so fragile.
Flip through our album to preview some of the highlights from TEFAF Maastricht 2013.
Old Masters at Christie’s
More New York auctions:
Here is a preview of Christie’s beautiful sale, Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolors, which includes an Important Canadian Collection and a Distinguished Private Collection.
Pictured: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s Comtesse Charles d’Agoult, née Marie d’Agoult, and her daughter Claire d’Agoult, which is estimated at US$1,500,000 to 2,500,000.
Old Masters at Christie’s
Here’s a sneak peek of the Christie’s Old Masters auction happening today in New York!
Pictured: Giovanni Paolo Panini’s View of the Campidoglio, Rome, which is estimated at US$3–5 million.
Rubens Found in Russia
Russian art experts believe that they have found an original painting by 17th-century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens.
The painting is "undoubtedly an original, created with the participation of Rubens’ pupils," according to Viktor Korobov, the head of painting restoration from the Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg.
The painting, Mary Magdalene in mourning with her sister Martha, had previously been thought to be a copy.
Browse the broad spectrum of Old Masters online here.
If you’re in Munich from October 20 to October 28, 2012, don’t miss this gorgeous selection of Old Masters at Highlights - Internationale Kunstmesse München.
The fair was founded in 2003 by Konrad Bernheimer and several of his colleagues and friends.
Browse the broad spectrum of Old Masters in artnet Galleries.
Berlin’s Old Masters
Opponents of plans to relocate the world-famous collection of Old Masters in Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie now include conservators.
Around 3,000 Old Masters works are supposed to move into the considerably smaller Bode Museum to make way for Modern Art. Many of these treasures will be going into storage for about six years until a new, larger space is found for the collection.
Discovered: A Goya
Early paintings such as this 1770s work, created when Goya was in his 30s, are very rare. It is estimated to sell for US$608,278–US$811,000.
Berlin’s Old Masters Spark Protests
With 3,000 works spanning five centuries, Berlin’s collection of Old Masters is one of the greatest worldwide, and includes works by Raphael, Vermeer, Dürer, and Caravaggio. Their move from the Gemäldegalerie was announced after the city was gifted a private collection of 150 Surrealist artworks worth US$185 million.
Browse Old Masters on artnet.
Discovering Old Masters
European painters active before 1800 were fully trained artists from a local guild. Old Masters defined the tradition of Representative Art in Europe.
Pictured is Willem Van Mieris' Sylvia Freed by Amyntas.
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Constable’s The Lock At Christie’s
Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza is selling John Constable’s The Lock, one of the prized exhibits in her collection, because of liquidity problems due to Spain’s economic crisis.
Estimated to go for US$31,416,902–US$39,271,127, the piece is expected to become one of the most expensive British paintings ever sold when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s London on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Browse the entire Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale.
Chinese Art at Christie’s
Preview the important sales of Chinese art today and tomorrow at Christie’s Hong Kong:
Rembrandt Leaving Cleveland
Rembrandt in America—the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting history of Rembrandt van Rijn paintings in America—closes today at The Cleveland Museum of Art.
"Consisting of over 50 works, the exhibition brings together autograph works by Rembrandt, as well as others thought to be by the artist when they entered American collections, but whose attributions can no longer be maintained… The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue explore the often-controversial issues of collecting and connoisseurship, with a focus on individual paintings where these two related topics intersect."
Frieze Masters Exhibitors
The ever-expanding Frieze Art Fair takes another step toward market domination with its 96-gallery debut of Frieze Masters, its new fair devoted to the Old Masters market.