Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics

Getty Research Institute 
December 3, 2019 through March 29, 2020

A related exhibition:
Käthe Kollwitz and the Art of Resistance
The Art Institute of Chicago 
May 30 to September 13, 2020

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945), Charge, between 1902 and 1903, sheet 5 of Peasants’ War. Etching, drypoint, aquatint, lift ground, and soft ground with the imprint of two fabrics and Ziegler’s transfer paper, printed in black ink on copperplate paper, and reworked with white pigment and black wash, state III of XIII. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2016.PR.34) Partial Gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York
Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), one of the foremost graphic artists of the 20th century, is celebrated for her affecting portrayals of poverty, injustice, and loss in a society troubled by turbulent societal change and devastated by two world wars. Presenting rare works on paper spanning all five decades of her career, Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics, casts light on the extraordinary technical virtuosity of these powerful images.
The exhibition, on view at the Getty Research Institute from December 3, 2019 through March 29, 2020, is drawn from the Dr. Richard A. Simms Collection of Prints and Drawings, which was a partial gift to the Getty Research Institute in 2016.
“Uniting a passion for social justice with a commitment to artistic excellence, Kollwitz’s prodigious oeuvre has a remarkable capacity to engage and inspire audiences in the 21st century,” said Mary Miller, director of the Getty Research Institute. “For its significant depth and scope, the Dr. Richard A. Simms Collection at the Getty Research Institute is an unparalleled resource for the study and appreciation of this influential artist. This exhibition offers compelling, fresh insights into Kollwitz’s accomplishments as a printmaker and activist, presenting works that have seldom been on public display.”
Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945), Self-Portrait, 1934, crayon and brush transfer lithograph, printed in black ink on copperplate paper, only state. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2016.PR.34). Partial Gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics features etchings, woodcuts, and lithographs from every phase of the artist’s career, alongside related preparatory drawings, proofs, and rejected versions of prints. These rich sequences of images vividly document the evolution of her ideas, both artistic and political.
According to exhibition co-curator Louis Marchesano, “Kollwitz is known for her powerful social commentary but what people often don’t fully appreciate is that the immediacy and expressive clarity of her images belie the efforts behind the works, which are products of a deliberate and measured artistic process.”
Born Käthe Schmidt in a conservative region of the German Empire, Kollwitz grew up in a politically active Socialist household. She studied painting at schools for women artists in Berlin and Munich in the 1880s, but did not receive formal instruction in printmaking. Learning from artists, printers, manuals, and her own restless experimentation, she produced a remarkable 275 etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts.
Kollwitz’s reputation flourished during a printmaking renaissance in late 19th- and early 20th-century Germany. The artist embraced the medium’s capacity to disseminate her designs to a wide audience. In her search for a visual language that would appeal to discerning collectors and engage an ever-broadening public, she remained largely independent of avant-garde movements such as expressionism.
“The Dr. Richard A. Simms Collection at the Getty Research Institute affords a privileged, intimate view into Kollwitz’s working methods. In its preparatory sheets, we witness initial concepts coalescing into masterful compositions. We observe the artist probing formal possibilities, innovating technical solutions, and, at times, abandoning one idea to persevere admirably with another,” said Naoko Takahatake, the Getty Research Institute’s Curator of Prints and Drawings. “Works like these, revealing artistic process and charting the evolution of creative thought, represent a rich vein of our prints and drawings collection.”
The exhibition includes one of her most ambitious print cycles, Peasants’ War, completed in 1908. Its seven prints evoke the effects of social injustice and revolution through an historical lens that focuses on a tragic episode in German history. Drawings, trials in lithography and etching, and working proofs produced over the course of six years testify to Kollwitz’s meticulous planning and execution. The finished work is a tour de force that affirmed her standing as one of Europe’s most important artists.
Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945), In Memoriam Karl Liebknecht, between early August and Christmas 1920, woodcut, printed in black ink on japan paper, state V of VI. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2016.PR.34). Partial Gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The important connection between technique and subject in Kollwitz’s practice is exemplified by her 1920 tribute to Karl Liebknecht, leader of the Communist Party of Germany, who was arrested and killed by right-wing paramilitary forces following the Spartacist Uprising in Berlin in January 1919. Although she was not a member of the Communist Party, Kollwitz was moved to create a memorial print for Liebknecht. The artist labored to find the technique that would best express her sentiment, writing: “The immense impression made by the hundred thousand mourners at his grave inspired me to a work. It was begun and discarded as an etching, I made an attempt to do it anew, and rejected it, as a lithograph. And now finally as a woodcut it has found its end.”
In 1919, Kollwitz became the first woman elected to the Berlin Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) but was forced to resign in 1933, following the Nazi Party’s seizure of power. During World War II, in the late fall of 1943, her Berlin home was bombed, and numerous works, studio materials, and documents were lost. In April 1945, at the age of 77, she died in Moritzburg, near Dresden.

Catalogue 



Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics is accompanied by a book of the same title, published by Getty Publications.


The exhibition is curated by Louis Marchesano, the Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Christina Aube, Exhibitions Coordinator at the Getty Research Institute, and Naoko Takahatake, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Getty Research Institute, with contributions from Lauren Graber and Alina Samsonija.



A related exhibition, Käthe Kollwitz and the Art of Resistance, will be presented at The Art Institute of Chicago from May 30 to September 13, 2020.

Treasures of The Louvre




Writer Andrew Hussey travels through the glorious art and surprising history of an extraordinary French institution to show that the story of the Louvre is the story of France. ... The documentary also reflects the latest transformation of the Louvre - the museum's recently-opened Islamic Gallery.

Parts 1 and 2 of 6 above.

Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700)

National Gallery of Canada
November 29, 2019, to March 29, 2020
  • A thematic exhibition presenting some of the most iconic images of the Renaissance and Baroque, including a major work recently acquired by the Gallery
  • Nearly 70 works produced 300 to 500 years ago by 45 German, Flemish, French, Dutch and Italian artists
  • Special programming complements the exhibition, including activities where visitors can “tame the monsters”

Monsters and supernatural creatures –, sometimes horrifying, always fascinating – created between 300 and 500 years ago are the subject of a new exhibition of works on paper on view at the National Gallery of Canada from November 29, 2019, to March 29, 2020.

Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700) presents nearly 70 rarely exhibited prints and drawings by 45 artists selected from the National Gallery of Canada collection, including a number of recent acquisitions and promised gifts. Springing from the imagination of artists such as German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) and fed by the collective fears of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, these images were produced using a variety of techniques including etching, engraving, woodcut and drawing.

“By looking at these works from the Gallery’s collection closely, one can see all the talent and ingenuity Renaissance and Baroque artists devoted to creating creatures that are both monstrous and refined,” said Sonia Del Re, PhD (Art History), exhibition curator and Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Canada. “Visitors of all ages will be fascinated by these beasts from a bygone era that continue to fuel the imaginations of dreamers and creators today.”

Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700) is divided into four themes:
  • Demons presents illustrations of biblical stories and accounts of the lives of saints. The works include a remarkable miniature drawing on vellum by Flemish artist Johan Wierix (1549–1620) titled Frontispiece to “The Creation and Early History of Man,” c. 1606, which was donated to the Gallery in 2019 by Frank and Marianne Seger.

  • Mythological Creatures brings together images that illustrate Greco-Roman myths, often involving hybrid creatures that are half-human, half-animal.monsters-01



    Hendrick Goltzius, The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588 ( National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 2019. Photo: NGC.

    This section features The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, a work by the famous Dutch engraver Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617), which the Gallery acquired earlier this year. This masterpiece, a collaboration between the engraver and the painter Cornelis van Haarlem (1562–1638), was produced in 1588 based on a painting by van Haarlem, now in the collection of The National Gallery, London.

  • Sea Monsters features dangerous beasts emerging from the depths of the ocean and includes

    Andrea Mantegna, Battle of the Sea Gods (left side), c. 1485–88. Engraving on laid paper, 28 × 42.7 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1915. Photo: NGC.


    one of the most celebrated images in the history of printmaking: Battle of the Sea Gods (1485) by Italian artist Andrea Mantegna (1431–1506).

  • Ornamental Beasts comprises, among other works, small-scale models for decorating utilitarian objects such as silverware, armour and ceramics with fanciful figures.

The exhibition ends with the print Hell (1935) by M.C. Escher (1898–1972). It is the printmaker’s interpretation of a detail from the famous Renaissance painting The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516), which he saw in Madrid in  1922.


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Lucas van Leyden, Ornamental Panel with Two Sirens, 1528. Engraving on laid paper, 11.8 × 7.8 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1914. Photo: NGC
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Circle of Guilio Romano, Study of a Dragon, after 1530. Pen and brown ink with brown wash heightened with white on blue laid paper, 12.3 × 12.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1972. Photo: NGC
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Jacques Callot, The Temptation of Saint Anthony (second version), 1635. Etching on laid paper, 35.6 × 46.2 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1993. Photo: NGC

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Art History News - November

 

Koller's December 6 Modern Art Sale

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 day ago
Works by the most celebrated artists of the Modern era will be offered in the 6 December auction: Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Cézanne and Renoir are among the modern masters represented. "Nymphs" by Henri Matisse is an entrancing charcoal drawing from circa 1945 (lot 3241, CHF 120,000/180,000). Here the artist takes up a theme that permeated his work throughout his career, and his creative process is visible in the partially effaced traces of the underlying charcoal strokes. In "Bol, boîte à lait et bouteille" (lot 3225, CHF 300,000/500,000), Paul Cézanne experiments with the s...

Questroyal Fine Arts New Acquisitions

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 day ago
[image: Childe Hassam, Top of Fort George, 1920] [image: Sanford Robinson Gifford, October on the Bronx River, A Study from Nature, 1876] [image: Hayley Lever, Fishing Boats Returning to Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1914] [image: Winslow Homer, Elizabeth Loring Grant, 1866] [image: Charles Caryl Colman, Seascape, Capri, 1890] [image: Charles Burchfield, Barren Trees, 1914] [image: Charles Henry Gifford, Frenchmans Bay, Mount Desert] [image: Max Kuehne, Gloucester Harbor] [image: Max Kuehne, Waterfront, Gloucester, 1911] [image: Guy C. Wiggins, Fifth Avenue in the Snow] Visit *... 

Goya. Drawings. "Only my Strength of Will Remains"

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 days ago
* Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid * *11/20/2019 - 2/16/2020* This major exhibition, which opens on the day the Museo Nacional del Prado celebrates its 200th anniversary, is the result of the work undertaken for the creation of a new catalogue raisonné of Goya’s drawings, made possible through the collaborative agreement signed by the Fundación Botín and the Museo del Prado in 2014. For the first time and in a unique and unrepeatable occasion, the exhibition brings together more than 300 of Goya’s drawings from both the Prado’s own holdings and from private and public collecti... 

Mary Cassatt’s Women

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 days ago
*McNay Museum* *October 31, 2019 to February 9, 2020* Image: Mary Cassatt, *The Cup of Tea*, ca. 1880-81. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, From the Collection of James Stillman, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, 1922 (22.16.17). ©️The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image Source: Art Resource, NY This fall, McNay visitors will have a special opportunity to view Mary Cassatt’s Impressionist masterpiece *The Cup of Tea* in *Mary Cassatt’s Women.* Joined by the McNay’s own suite of Cassatt’s well-known and beloved aquatints and other works on paper, *The Cup of Tea* is on... 

*Genealogies of Art, or the History of Art as Visual Art

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
*Museo Picasso Málaga**27th February - 31st May 2020* This exhibition brings together a broad selection of artists and auteurs associated with *visual thinking*, including highly diverse representations of genealogical trees, tables, allegories and diagrams, created from the 15th century until today. *Genealogies of Art, or the History of Art as Visual Art* is far from being either a group or a thematic exhibition: it is instead an exhibition that looks at forms of visual narration, aiming to offer a range of representations broad enough to complement the standard discursive presen... more »

Great Realism & Great Abstraction

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
*Städel Museum* *13 November 2019 to 16 February 2020* "Great realism, great abstraction" – the approximately 1,800, twentieth-century German drawings in the collection of the Städel Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings occupy a realm between these two poles. In the winter of 2019/2020, the museum will show a representative selection of some 100 works mirroring the emphases of the collection that have taken shape over the course of its long history. The exhibition opens with masterful drawings by Max Beckmann (1884–1950) and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938), which also prov... 

*Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
*Whitney Museum of American Art * *February 17 through May 17, 2020 * * McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas* *June 25 through October 4, 2020 * ------------------------------ The cultural renaissance that emerged in Mexico in 1920 at the end of that country’s revolution dramatically changed art not just in Mexico but also in the United States. *Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945* will explore the profound influence Mexican artists had on the direction American art would take. With approximately 200 works by sixty American and Mexic... 

Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
*The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida* *Nov. 23, 2019, through April 9, 2020* Paris, a timeless city both intellectual and sensuous, was vibrating with the spirit of liberation in 1929. Among those pulsing with the energy and excitement of the era were groundbreaking artists, galvanized to forge vital new creative paths with cultural and political meaning. *Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929,* profiles the work, friendship and clashes of more than 20 avant-garde artists of the era, from the painters Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, to sculptors Hans Arp and A... 

Bouguereau & America

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
The San Diego Museum of Art presents the traveling exhibition *Bouguereau & America*, featuring nearly 40 paintings by the popular French academic artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905). On view now through March 15, 2020, this exhibition reexamines the work of this long-neglected artist and allows a view unencumbered by a modernist bias. [image: Bouguereau & America] William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Art and Literature, 1867. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 × 42 1/2 in. Collection of the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York USA William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Young Shepherdess, 1885.... 

Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
The first exhibition to explore the contributions of women artists during the Dutch Golden Age will be on view at the *National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) from Oct. 11, 2019, to Jan. 5, 2020*. *Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age* presents approximately 20 paintings and prints dating from 1610 through 1719 by eight successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries. [image: A dark still life oil painting that shows a bowl of dead fish and a plate of shrimp and clams, along with a cat with his paws on one of the dead fish.] Clara Peeters, *Still ... 
 

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
*Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts * *September 21, 2019–January 6, 2020* Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many seldom-seen works from both public and private collections across North America and Europe. *The Nature of... 

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
The cultural renaissance that emerged in Mexico in 1920 at the end of that country’s revolution dramatically changed art not just in Mexico but also in the United States. *Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945* will explore the profound influence Mexican artists had on the direction American art would take. With approximately 200 works by sixty American and Mexican artists, *Vida Americana* reorients art history, acknowledging the wide-ranging and profound influence of Mexico’s three leading muralists—José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Si... 

Christie’s Latin American Art November Sales NOVEMBER 20, 21

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
Christie’s announces the fall season of *Latin American Art *with the live auction taking place November 20 and 21 and an online auction running November 16-26. As the only major auction house with dedicated sales in the category, this season offers a comprehensive selection from 17th and 18th-century Spanish colonial painting through modern and contemporary masterpieces. Together the sales expect to realize in excess of $25 million. Featured are works from private collections including* The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, The Collection ... 

Freeman’s American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction December 8

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
On December 8, Freeman’s will hold its highly anticipated biannual American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction. As ever, the sale will feature works by distinguished American artists including illustrators N.C. Wyethand Norman Rockwell, Hudson River School painters Jasper Cropsey and Louis Rémy Mignot, as well as Philadelphians Mary Cassattand William Glackens. Also on offer will be works by famed Pennsylvania Impressionists Daniel Garber, Fern Coppedge and Edward Redfield. Sale Highlights An undeniable frontrunner of the auction will be N.C. Wyeth’s *Rebel Jerry and Ya... 

Sotheby’s American Art auction 19 November 2019

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
This season’s American Art auction features two important works by Milton Avery from the collection, led by [image: Image result for Milton Avery Porch Sitters] Porch Sitters from 1952 (estimate $2/3 million). Belonging to a remarkably innovative period in Avery’s career, the work depicts Avery’s daughter, March, reading alongside a female companion, likely painted in Woodstock, New York, where the Avery family often spent the summers. Porch Sitters exemplifies the evolution in treatment of color that Avery’s work underwent in the early 1950s, and illustrates the artist’s innovati... 

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art November 11

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
Complete results Prices realized: [image: Image result for René Magritte, Le Seize Septembre, $19,570,000] René Magritte, *Le Seize Septembre, *$19,570,000 [image: Image result for Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, $16,165,000] Umberto Boccioni, *Unique Forms of Continuity in Space*, $16,165,000 [image: Image result for Pablo Picasso, Femme dans un fauteuil (Françoise), $13,327,500] Pablo Picasso, *Femme dans un fauteuil (Françoise)*, $13,327,500 [image: Image result for Camille Pissarro, Jardin et poulailler chez Octave Mirbeau, Les Damps, $10,263,000] ... 

Bonhams American Art sale Tuesday, November 19

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
A selection of significant modernist works deaccessioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and sold to benefit the acquisitions fund, will lead Bonhams American Art sale in New York on Tuesday, November 19. Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art include Birch Grove, Autumn by Marsden Hartley, estimated at $300,000-500,000, and Ordnance Island, Bermuda by Niles Spencer, estimated at $150,000-250,000. Additional highlights in the sale span the 19th and 20th century genres of American Art, including works by John Frederick Kensett, William Glackens, Albert Bierstadt, James But... 

The American Art Fair November 16-19

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*The American Art Fair* celebrates its twelfth year from *November 16-19, 2019* at *Bohemian National Hall*, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. The Fair opens American Art Week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the now the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works and features more than 400 landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture exhibited by 17 premier specialists. Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) New England Sea View- Fish House, 1934. Oil on academy board, 18 x 24 inches. *Meredith Ward Fine Art*Frank H. Tompkins (1847... 

Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 12 November

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
Sotheby’s unveiled highlights from their Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on 12 November in New York. Distinguished by a diverse range of works on offer from private collections and with exceptional provenance exhibited throughout, the 53 lots on offer are on public view in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries. Paul Signac, La Corne d'Or (Constantinople), 1907 (detail). Estimate $14/18 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. Likely the greatest post-1900 work by Paul Signac ever to come on the market, La Corne d'Or (Constantinople) from 1907 is the largest and most striking canv... 

MAKING VAN GOGH

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*From 23 October 2019 to 16 February 2020, the Städel Museum* is devoting an extensive exhibition to the painter Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). It focuses on the creation of the “legend of Van Gogh” around 1900 as well as his significance to modern art in Germany. Featuring 50 of his key works, it is the most comprehensive presentation in Germany to include works by the painter for nearly 20 years. MAKING VAN GOGH addresses the special role that gallery owners, museums, private collectors and art critics played in Germany in the early twentieth century for the posthumous reception...
 

Young Rembrandt 1624-1634

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
- *Museum De Lakenhal, Oude Singel 32, Leiden, the Netherlands* *2 November 2019 – 9 February 2020* - *Ashmolean Museum in Oxford* *27 February - 7 June 2020* From November 2019 to February 2020 Museum De Lakenhal will present the exhibition Young Rembrandt.1624-1634. This will be the first major exhibition exclusively devoted to the early work of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-1669). *Young Rembrandt 1624-1634* will allow visitors to look over the young painter’s shoulder and see how his talent developed and flourished. Almost 400 years after their creation wor.
 

Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
*The Jewish Museum, New York (October 18, 2019–February 9, 2020) * New York's Jewish Museum now presents *Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art*, the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York City. A pioneer in the field and one of New York’s first female art dealers, Halpert propelled American art to the fore at a time when the European avant-garde still enthralled the world. The artists she supported — Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe.
 

Renewing the American Spirit: The Art of the Great Depression

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
*Oklahoma City Museum of Art* * November 2, 2019 - April 26, 2020* *Renewing the American Spirit: The Art of the Great Depression* explores the physical and social landscape of the United States during the Great Depression through paintings, prints, photographs, and other media. The original exhibition includes a selection of works from the Museum’s excellent collection of WPA art, a recently acquired monumental mural by Gardner Hale, which has not been exhibited publicly since the First President’s bicentennial exhibition in 1932, and several loans from regional institutions. The... 
 

Peggy Guggenheim. The Last Dogaressa

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
*21 September 2019 – 27 January 2020* *Peggy Guggenheim Collection * “It is always assumed that Venice is the ideal place for a honeymoon. This is a grave error. To live in Venice or even to visit it means that you fall in love with the city itself. There is nothing left over in your heart for anyone else.” Peggy Guggenheim, Out of This Century: Confessions of an Art Addict Peggy Guggenheim. The Last Dogaressa, curated by Karole P . B . Vail , Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection , with Gražina Subelytė, Assistant Curator, will be on view at the museum from 21 September 20... 
 

Christie’s American Art Sale November 20

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
Christie’s has announced its the fall sale of American Art. The sale is highlighted by several distinguished private collections that offer rare and fresh to the market works, including Andrew Wyeth’s Oliver’s Cap (estimate: $3,000,000 – 5,000,000) from the Collection of Ron and Diane Disney Miller, Norman Rockwell’s Harvest Moon (estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000) from The Collection of Richard L. Weisman, and Georgia O'Keeffe's Pink Spotted Lillies (estimate: $1,200,000-1,800,000) from The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection. The American Art sale on November 20 is comprised of 9... 
 

Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
* Van Gogh Museum* *4 October 2019 – 12 January 2020* Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí *Saint Louis Art Museum* *February 16–May 17, 2020* The exhibition *Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art* illustrates just how progressive the work of Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) was for his time. With his radical painting technique, modern style and inspirational portrayal of peasant life, Millet undoubtedly sowed the seeds of modern art. This is the first exhibition to explore how Millet’s work inspired the art of numerous well-known artists, such as Vincent... 
 

Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
[image: Image result for Peter Paul Rubens. A Sheet of Anatomical Studies, 1600/10. The Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein Acquisition Fund.] *Peter Paul Rubens. A Sheet of Anatomical Studies, 1600/10. The Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein Acquisition Fund.* The Art Institute of Chicago presents *Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age**, *on view from* September 28, 2019 *to *January 5, 2020. *This exhibition reflects a unique and comprehensive effort by the Art Institute to study and interpret its holdings of Dutch and Flemish drawings. The project is a culmination o... 
 

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
detail, Night and Sleep by Evelyn De Morgan. Photograph: National Portrait Gallery Fanny Eaton by Joanna Wells. Photograph: Richard Caspole/National Portrait Gallery *170 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, "Pre-Raphaelite Sisters" at London's National Portrait Gallery, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to this iconic artistic movement. Featuring new discoveries and unseen works from public and private collections across the world, this show reveals the women behind the pictures and their creative roles in Pre-
 
 

Raphael & the Pope's Librarian

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
*Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston* *October 31, 2019 - January 30, 2020* Nearly five centuries after his death, Raphael’s fame remains undiminished. In 1898, Isabella Stewart Gardner brought the first Raphael to America, a portrait of the pope’s librarian Tommaso Inghirami. Celebrated by Erasmus as “the Cicero of our era,” Inghirami was a high Renaissance celebrity esteemed for his profound erudition, theatrical abilities, and powerful friends, including Raphael himself. Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the painter’s death in 1520, this exhibition brings together for 
 
 

Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life – The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
*The Phillips Collection* *October 26, 2019 – January 26, 2020* The Phillips Collection has opened Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life – The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant. This presentation, planned in conjunction with a major promised gift of art from Vicki and Roger Sant, features over 40 rarely - seen paintings and works on paper as well as two major print portfolios from one of the finest private collections of Nabi art in the United States. Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life sheds new light on the decade of the 1890s t... more »

Monday, December 2, 2019

Koller's December 6 Modern Art Sale


Works by the most celebrated artists of the Modern era will be offered in the 6 December auction: Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Cézanne and Renoir are among the modern masters represented. "Nymphs" by Henri Matisse is an entrancing charcoal drawing from circa 1945 (lot 3241, CHF 120,000/180,000). Here the artist takes up a theme that permeated his work throughout his career, and his creative process is visible in the partially effaced traces of the underlying charcoal strokes.



In "Bol, boîte à lait et bouteille" (lot 3225, CHF 300,000/500,000), Paul Cézanne experiments with the shifts in perspectives that made him a pioneer of modern art for many later artists. Still lifes by Cezanne are rare on the market: in the past ten years, only 13 have come to auction.




Pablo Picasso's coloured chalk and felt-tip pen drawing "Trois personnages" is dated twice: begun on 11 July 1966, he reworked the image eleven days later. By indicating both dates, Picasso marks the importance of both stages of the work, even though days and not years had separated them (lot 3256, CHF 280,000/350,000).

Several works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir will be featured in the 6 December auction, including a charming closeup of roses (lot 3246, CHF 120,000/160,000).

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Marc Chagall is represented by a classically mystical work, "Repos sur coq et chevauchée au village rouge", 1975-78 (lot 3249, CHF 120,000/180,000).

Questroyal Fine Arts New Acquisitions




Childe Hassam, Top of Fort George, 1920
Sanford Robinson Gifford, October on the Bronx River, A Study from Nature, 1876
Hayley Lever, Fishing Boats Returning to Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1914
Winslow Homer, Elizabeth Loring Grant, 1866
Charles Caryl Colman, Seascape, Capri, 1890
Charles Burchfield, Barren Trees, 1914
Charles Henry Gifford, Frenchmans Bay, Mount Desert
Max Kuehne, Gloucester Harbor
Max Kuehne, Waterfront, Gloucester, 1911
Guy C. Wiggins, Fifth Avenue in the Snow
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