Friday, November 1, 2019

Art History News - September-October


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The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 13 minutes ago
*National Gallery* *7 October 2019 – 26 January 2020* The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin will open at the National Gallery in October 2019. The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits (7 October 2019 – 26 January 2020) will show how the French artist, famous for his paintings of French Polynesia, revolutionised the portrait. [image: Paul Gauguin, 'Self Portrait as Christ', 1890-1, Musée d'Orsay, Paris (RF 1994-2) © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / René-Gabriel Ojéda] Paul Gauguin, 'Self Portrait with Yellow Christ', 1890-1, Musée d'Orsay, Par... more »

Goya, Fragonard, Tiepolo: The Freedom of Imagination

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 hours ago
*Hamburger Kunsthalle* *13 Dec 2019 to 13 April 2020* With Goya, Fragonard, Tiepolo: The Freedom of Imagination, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is devoting a large-scale show to one of the most momentous chapters in European art history: the 18th century. This heyday and period of great change in European art brought forth such disparate figures as Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806) and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770). The exhibition assembles around 100 important paintings and works of graphic art from major national and internationa... more »

Rembrandt Masterpieces from the Collection

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 hours ago
*Hamburger Kunsthalle* *30 Aug 2019 to 05 Jan 2020 * The 4th of October 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death (1606–1669). On this occasion, the Hamburger Kunsthalle will present a special showcase of one of the major artists of the Dutch Golden Age. On display will be a selection of outstanding works from the museum's Old Masters holdings and Prints and Drawings Collection, for example Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606–1669)Simeon und Hanna im Tempel, 1627Öl auf Eichenholz, 55,5 x 44 cm © Hamburger Kunsthalle / bpk Foto: Elke Walford Simeon and Hannah in the Tem... more »

Degas at the Opera

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 hours ago
*Musée d'Orsay* *24 September 2019 - 19 January 2020* *National Gallery of Art, Washington* *1 March to 5 July 2020 * Throughout his entire career, from his debut in the 1860s up to his final works after 1900, the Opera formed the focal point of Degas’ output. It was his “own room”. He explored the theatre’s various spaces - auditorium and stage, boxes, foyers, and dance studios - and followed those who frequented them: dancers, singers, orchestral musicians, audience members, and black-attired subscribers lurking in the wings. This closed world presented a microcosm of infinite poss... more »

El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from The Bowes Museum

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 hours ago
This fall, the Meadows Museum, SMU, will present 11 paintings produced by some of Spain’s most celebrated artists, drawn from the collection of England’s The Bowes Museum. Curated by Amanda Dotseth, *El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from The Bowes Museum* will mark the first time that works from that museum will travel to the US. The son of a British aristocrat, prominent Northeast England landowner, John Bowes (1811–1885) pursued an interest in politics, business, and the arts during his lifetime, becoming a part of English and French high society. Joséphine Cof... more »

Upper East Side galleries NYC - October Art Week

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 6 hours ago
When 15 Upper East Side galleries open their doors on the evening of October 30 to celebrate *October Art Week*, art lovers of all stripes will be treated to an eye-dazzling array of fine art and jewelry. Organized to coincide with TEFAF New York FALL, Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions, and the AADLA Fine Art & Antiques Show, these pre-eminent fine art dealers add to the week’s exciting round of activities by curating and hosting special exhibitions—all within walking distance of one another and open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. Here are some of the ... more »

James Tissot: Fashion & Faith

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 6 hours ago
*Legion of Honor * *October 12, 2019 - February 9, 2020* *Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris* *March 23 through July 19, 2020,* James Tissot (1836–1902) was one of the most celebrated French artists during the 19th century, yet he is less known than many of his contemporaries today. Presenting new scholarship on the artist’s oeuvre, technique, and remarkable life, *James Tissot: Fashion & Faith* provides a critical reassessment of Tissot through a 21st-century lens. The exhibition, co-organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie... more »

Rembrandt-Velázquez. Dutch & Spanish Masters

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 23 hours ago
*Rijksmuseum * *11 October 2019 to 19 January 2020* Rembrandt-Velázquez. Dutch & Spanish Masters will present an outstanding selection of paintings by Dutch and Spanish Masters of the 17th century, including some of the greatest pieces by, amongst others, Rembrandt, Velázquez, Murillo, Hals, Zurbarán and Vermeer. In this exhibition, 60 paintings by Spanish and Dutch masters hang alongside each other in pairs, resulting in fascinating visual dialogues on realism and eternity, religion and beauty. This exhibition is the result of a special partnership between the Rijksmuseum an... more »

VAN DYCK

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 day ago
* Alte Pinakothek 25.10.2019 ‐ 02.02.2020 * [image: Image result for Anthonis van Dyck Self-Portrait, c. 1615]Anthonis van Dyck Self-Portrait, c. 1615 Oil on oak, 43 x 32.5 cm © Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna Anthony van Dyck – celebrated all over Europe for his portraits of the rulers, military commanders, artists, and beauties of his time. He captured his subjects with unparalleled vitality while also clearly denoting their status. Yet Van Dyck’s path to fame was not easy: his artistic beginnings were shaped by the famous Peter Paul Rubens: the e... more »

Phillips Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art on 14 November

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 day ago
On 14 November, Phillips will offer Norman Rockwell’s *Before the Shot*, marking the first time that a work by the iconic American illustrator will appear in an Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, as well as the first time that one of his paintings will be offered at Phillips. The work has never before been sold publicly, having remained in just two families’ collections since it was painted, the first of which was Rockwell’s own doctor and the model for the painting. [image: Image result for Norman Rockwell’s Before the Shot,] Elizabeth Goldberg, Senior Internat... more »

Modigliani – Picasso. The Primitivist Revolution

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 days ago
*ALBERTINA Museum* *18 September 2020 until 10 January2021 * is honoring Amedeo Modigliani with a comprehensive presentation to mark the 100th anniversary of his death. Modigliani (*1884 in Livorno; † 1920 in Paris), who was active as a painter, draftsman, and sculptor, numbers among the early 20th century’s most important artists. Amedeo Modigliani went to Paris in 1906, a time at which Picasso—having taken an interest in Iberian and African sculpture—was beginning to work on *Les Demoiselles* *d’Avignon.* This work was to be quite directly influential: it made Picasso famous, pa... more »

Peasants in Pastel: Millet and the Pastel Revival

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 days ago
*J. Paul Getty Museum* *October 29, 2019 through May 10, 2020 * . *“Je suis paysan paysan*” (I am a peasant’s peasant), the artist Jean-François Millet once declared. Born into a farming family in northern France, he astonished the Parisian art world with the frank portrayal of agricultural labor in oil paintings he exhibited at the semi-annual state-sponsored Salon during the mid-nineteenth century. Shepherdess and Her Flock by Jean-François Millet (French, 1814 - 1875) about 1864–1865. Black chalk and pastel, 36.4 × 47.5 cm (14 5/16 × 18 11/16 in.)*The J. Paul Getty Museum* To h... more »

Beloved by Picasso – The Power of the Model.

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 days ago
*ARKEN* *12 October 2019 to 23 February 2020* [image: BELOVED BY PICASSO] Pablo Picasso, Nu couché, 1932 (MP142). Oil on canvas. Musée national Picasso-Paris © Succession Picasso/ VISDA 2019 ARKEN is showing a wide and dazzling array of Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973) best works in the exhibition *Beloved by Picasso – The Power* *of the Model*. The exhibition has been created in close collaboration with Musée national Picasso-Paris. *Beloved by Picasso* presents a total of 51 works in painting, sculpture, drawing and prints – including many masterpieces from the museum’s collection. Th... more »

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 14 November 2019

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 days ago
This November, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction will comprise a particularly robust offering of impeccable works by American artists, including Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Wayne Thiebaud, and Clyfford Still. Anchored by a strong grouping of Abstract Expressionist works, this November’s sale will also encompass significant examples of distinct artistic movements from the latter half of the 20th century through today. [image: Image result for Mark Rothko, Blue Over Red, 1953. Estimate $25,000,000 – 35,000,000.] Mark Rothko, *Blue Over Red*, 1953. Estimate $25,000,000 –... more »

Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art November 13

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 days ago
David Hockney, *Sur la Terrasse,* 1971 (Estimate: $25-45 million). Now on view to the public at Christie’s Los Angeles for the first time since 1973. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. On November 13, Christie’s will offer David Hockney’s *Sur la Terrasse, *1971 ($25-45 million) as a central highlight of its Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art. A glowing sun-drenched vision rendered on a spectacular life-sized scale, Sur la Terrasse stands among David Hockney’s most poignant works. Begun in March 1971, and completed that summer, it was painted during the decline of his relat... more »

Van Gogh and His Inspirations

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 6 days ago
*The Columbia Museum of Art *has debuted the major exhibition *Van Gogh and His Inspirations*, on view *now through Sunday, January 12, 2020*. Organized by the CMA and presented by the Blanchard Family, *Van Gogh and His Inspirations* is an original exhibition that brings the work of one of the most beloved artists in the world to Columbia, South Carolina, alongside a variety of handpicked paintings and drawings that shaped his vision. “Van Gogh and His Inspirations represents an exhilarating high-water mark for exhibitions at the Columbia Museum of Art,” says Executive Director D... more »

Cézanne, Matisse, Hodler. The Hahnloser Collection

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 6 days ago
*ALBERTINA Museum* *22 February until 24 May 2020* The Hahnloser Collection came together between 1905 and 1936, initially on the basis of close and friendly exchange between the collecting couple of Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler and artist-friends including Pierre Bonnard, Ferdinand Hodler, Henri Matisse, and Félix Vallotton. Later on, the collection also came to include works by their predecessors including Cézanne, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, and others. The ALBERTINA Museum’s ca. 120-work exhibition presents an overview of this internationally unique collection of m... more »

Monet to Picasso: A Very Private Collection

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
*The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston* *October 20, 2019–January 12, 2020* *Monet to Picasso: A Very Private Collection* features paintings by the pivotal artists who sparked the major art movements of the late-19th through mid-20th century, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso. [image: Image result for Monet to Picasso: A Very Private Collection] Claude Monet, *Valley of the Creuse, Afternoon Sunlight (Vallée de la Creuse, soleil d’après-midi),* 1889, oil on canvas, private collection. Paul Cézanne, *The Turning Road... more »

Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Original

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
*The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston* * October 20, 2019–January 12, 2020* . *• Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Original* highlights Berthe Morisot’s approach to portraiture, her focus on the life of women in 19th-century Paris, and her role as one of the founding members of the Impressionist group. Berthe Morisot, *At the Ball (Au bal),* 1876, oil on canvas, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, gift of Victorine Donop de Monchy. Berthe Morisot, *Woman with a Fan (Femme à l’éventail)*, 1876, oil on canvas, private collection Berthe Morisot, *Young Woman (Jeune femme),* 1871, oil on c... more »

Hindman’s American and European Art sale October 17

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
xx Hindman’s American and European Art sale was conducted on October 17 at 10am CST at the Chicago sale room (1338 W. Lake St.). Notable highlights include Henry Moret, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Kees Van Dongen, Jean Dufy, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Childe Hassam, Fern Isabel Coppedge and Thomas Hart Benton. The catalog for the October 17 auction is available here. Also for sale was a wonderful example of Thomas Hart Benton’s commissioned work, Whiskey Barrels (or Whiskey Barrels Going into the Rackhouse to Age) at an estimated $600,000 - $800,000. [image: Image r... more »

Munch Chagall Picasso. The Batliner Collection

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
The Albertina houses one of Europe’s most important compilations of Modernist art in the form of the Batliner Collection. Its permanent display starts off with such artists of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as Degas, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin. Further highlights include examples of German Expressionism, with the groups of *Brücke* and *Der Blaue Reiter, *(including paintings by Kirchner, Kandinsky, and Nolde) and the art of New Objectivity, with works by Wacker, Sedlacek, and Hofer. An in-depth focus on Austrian art comprises works by Kokoschka and paintings by E... more »

Old Master Through Modern Prints at Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 29

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
*Rembrandt Etchings from the John Villarino Collection * *Feature in Old Master Through Modern Prints at Swann* *Old Master Through Modern Prints* at *Swann Galleries* on *Tuesday, October 29* will offer an important selection of prints by Rembrandt van Rijn. Also on offer are works from European and American virtuosos. *Rembrandt *etchings from the John Villarino Collection form the cornerstone of the Old Master offering. In 1995 Villarino turned his collecting tastes toward Rembrandt as he recognized the profound influence the Dutch artist had on the works of later artists. Villa... more »

Old Master Drawings at Swann November 5

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
In addition to *Swann Galleries*’s biannual sale of Old Master Through Modern Prints, the house will offer a curated sale of *Old Master Drawings* on *November 5*. The auction traces the development of draftsmanship over several centuries from late-Gothic, early-Renaissance works of the fifteenth century, to Baroque and Rococo drawings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Italian Renaissance is represented by early-sixteenth-century studies of eagles ($4,000-6,000); *Christ’s Charge to Peter*from the circle of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, based on one o... more »

Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
Seattle Art MuseumOCT 17 2019 – JAN 26 2020Kimbell Art Museum *1 March – 14 June 2020* Imposing or intimate, violent or tender, extravagant or humble, a selection of 40 masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, one the most important fine arts collections in Europe, will constitute an exceptional journey through the major achievements of Italian Renaissance. It will feature masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, Parmigiano, El Greco, Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guido Reni, Ribera and Luca Giordano. *Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum... more »

An artist-nun's masterwork at the Santa Maria Novella Museum in Florence some 450 years after it was created

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 week ago
Detail, Plautilla Nelli (1524-1588) The Last Supper*Advancing Women Artists*Conservator Rossella Lari with Nelli's painting during restoration.*Advancing Women Artists* *Revealed this week after a multiyear restoration, an artist-nun's masterwork is now on public view at the Santa Maria Novella Museum in Florence some 450 years after it was created*. The only known *Last Supper* by a female artist in the modern age, Plautilla Nelli’s 21-foot canvas is one of the largest works by an early woman artist in the world—and one of the most challenging compositionally. Though Nelli lived in... more »

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
*National Gallery* *3 October 2020 – 24 January 2021 * A painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet who captured in his art the human and the divine, love, friendship, learning, and power, who gave us quintessential images of community and civilisation: Raphael’s life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal. In the year that marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the National Gallery will present one of the first-ever exhibitions to explore the complete career of this giant of the Italian Renaissance. In his brief career, spanning just two decade... more »

Fantasy and Reality: The World According to Félix Buhot

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
*Palmer Museum of Art* *September 29–December 15, 2019 * Félix Buhot was one of the most original printmakers in France during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This exhibition, selected entirely from a private collection, examines the full range of Buhot’s graphic effort, from his highly imaginative intaglios to the more somber lithographs, a medium to which he turned near the end of his career. Also included are several drawings and paintings related to the prints. Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art. Félix Buhot, Convoi funèbre au Boulevard de Clichy (Funeral Process... more »

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art November 12

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
Claude Monet’s *Charing Cross Bridge* from 1903 (estimate $20/30 million) was announced at Sotheby’s. The collection—which also features works by Pierre Bonnard, Lyonel Feininger, Jacques Lipchitz, Emil Nolde and Edgar Degas —was assembled primarily in the 1970s and ‘80s by Andrea Klepetar-Fallek and her then-husband, Fred Fallek. According to Sotheby’s, “her extraordinary life story is one of incomparable resilience, independence and optimism – including her flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna, escape from an Italian concentration camp, and departure from Peronist Argentina.” *Ch... more »

Picasso. Magic paintings

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
Musée national Picasso-Paris1 October 2019-23 February 2020 Curators: Marilyn McCully, Michael Raeburn and Emilie Bouvard Many of the paintings that Picasso did over a period of some four years (summer 1926-spring 1930) form a cohesive group, which Christian Zervos would later (1938) as “Tableaux magiques”. With these works principally figure paintings – Picasso opened a new chapter in his oeuvre, probing a deep emotional dimension, which anticipates the power of Guernica a decade later. This was accompanied by formal developments that are as radical as anything he had done befo... more »

Swann Galleries American Prints & Drawings

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 2 weeks ago
Swann Galleries opened the fall season on Thursday, September 19 with a marathon sale of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings earning more than $2M. Works by Martin Lewis proved popular with collectors. Of the 16 works offered nearly all found buyers, and five works reached among the top 20 overall. Highlights included Martin Lewis, *Men Working on Elevated Train Tracks, Looking at Airplane in Sk*y, circa 1919—the rare early etching made its auction debut at $42,500; [image: Image result for Martin Lewis, Glow of the City] Martin Lewis,* Glow of the City,* drypoint, 1929, brou... more »

More Christie's Sales Oct 28-29

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*European Art Part II* | *October 28 at 2pm* The European Art Part II sale includes a strong selection of paintings and sculptures which reflect the extraordinary diversity of this pivotal period in art history. Leading the sale are beautiful examples of the artists’ styles by *Eugen von Blaas* and *Louis Marie de Schryver*. Additional highlights include *Émile Munier*’s *Un Sauvetage*, a selection of three works by Orientalist painter *Frederick Arthur Bridgman* (American 1847-1928), and *Edmund Blair Leighton*’s *My Lady Passeth By*. The sale also features works by the Barbizon pai... more »

Christie's European Art Part I | October 28 at 10am

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
[image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/The_Soul_of_the_Rose_-_Waterhouse.jpg] JOHN WILLIAM WATERHOUSE (1849–1917), *The Soul of the Rose*, 1908, Estimate: $3,000,000–5,000,000, This carefully curated sale offers 24 lots of masterpiece-level quality from the most well-known artists of 19th century Europe. Highlights include *The Soul of the Rose*, a magnificent and rare work by *John William Waterhouse*, and *Dante Gabriel Rossetti*’s depiction of his lover Jane Morris as *Prosperpine,* a stunning example of the pinnacle of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. *Franz... more »

Sotheby's Modernités Sale on 16 October

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
On 16 October 2019 , the same week as the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), the third Modernités sale is the promise of a first - class evening event: a select number of outstanding works of modern and contemporary art reflect ing the greatest moments in 20 th - century art. Auction highlights include a superb Transparence by Picabia, a major Cirque from Chagall, two Fontana paintings and a large Dubuffet shaped canvas works . Also being sold are works by Magritte, Fernand Léger, Pierre Soulages and Hans Hartung, along with bronzes from Julio Gonzalez, Hans Arp, Germ... more »

Sotheby’s Evening and Day Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York, on 12 and 13 November

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
Marc Chagall, Fleurs de St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Estimate $2.5/3.5 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. 1 Sotheby’s will present Everything you can imagine is real: Property from an Important Private European Collection as a highlight of their marquee Impressionist & Modern Art auctions this November in New York. This distinguished group of 35 works represents one of the greatest and most renowned collections of a generation, offering a richly varied selection that includes paintings, works on paper and sculpture by icons of the late-19th and 20th centuries, such as Alberto Giacometti, ... more »

Inspiration Matisse

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*Kunsthalle Mannheim* *September 27, 2019 – January 19, 2020* Inspiration Matisse: This special exhibition is to display works by the many leading artists who built bridges between France and Germany Many French and German artists followed in the footsteps of Henri Matisse (1869–1954) in the early period of modern art. A very popular painter, Matisse is renowned for innovations that made him a forerunner of abstract art. He was called “the artist’s artist”. With works characterized by vivid strokes and intense colors that broke with a deadlocked painting tradition, he inspired the ... more »

The figurative paintings of Piet Mondrian

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*Musée Marmottan Monet, opening in September 2019* A member of the De Stijl group, Piet Mondrian is best known for his early, pared-down abstract paintings and his squares of red, yellow and blue. In this unique exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet, opening in September 2019, the emphasis is on his figurative work. Some sixty outstanding paintings that Mondrian himself chose in about 1920 for his biggest collector, Salomon B. Slijper, are being presented in this exclusive Parisian show which reveals a little-known facet of this artist’s career. Landscapes, portraits and flower ... more »

The Alana Collection Masterpieces of Italian Painting

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*Musée Jacquemart-André* *From 13 September 2019 to 20 January 2020* In autumn 2019, the Musée Jacquemart-André will be focusing on the Alana Collection, one of the most precious and little-known private collections of Renaissance art in the world, which is currently located in the United States. Echoing its exceptional collection of Italian art, the Musée Jacquemart-André will hold an exhibition of more than seventy-five masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters, such as Lorenzo Monaco, Fra Angelico, Uccello, Lippi, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bronzino, and Gentile... more »

From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine The Great Naïve Masters

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*Musée Maillol * *From 11 September 2019 to 19 January 2020* *In the autumn, the Musée Maillol is holding an exhibition of more than a hundred works from the fascinating, dreamy, unique, and rich world of the ‘Naïve’ artists. Called ‘modern primitives’ by one of their ardent supporters, the collector and art critic Wilhelm Uhde (1874–1947), these artists renewed painting in their own way, independently from the avantgarde artists and without academicism. Brought together for the first time in Paris, their brightly coloured works shed light on an inter-war period in the history of ... more »

Christie’s Old Masters sales - October 29

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*Old Masters: Property from a Private Collection *| *October 29 at 10am * A single owner collection of 40 remarkable Dutch and Flemish paintings, this sale offers a broad survey of the artistic production of the 17th-century Lowlands. Marked by their exceptional quality and condition, this group presents striking examples by many of the leading artists in the period, including *David Teniers II*, *Jan Steen*, *Hendrick Goltzius* and *Jan Lievens*. Every genre is represented, with particular emphasis on landscape paintings by such luminaries as *Jan van Goyen*, *Simon de Vlieger* and... more »

Phillips Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art - Miró, Picasso, Giacometti, and Moore

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
Phillips’ New York Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art will feature an exceptional selection of modern artworks, which will be exhibited internationally prior to the November auction. Joan Miró’s *Paysan catalan inquiet par le passage d’un vol d’oiseau*, Pablo Picasso’s *Femme assise dans un fauteuil*, Alberto Giacometti’s *Portrait of G. David Thompson*, and Henry Moore’s *Family Group* will embark on a tour to London and Los Angeles, offering collectors around the globe a rare opportunity to see these extraordinary works alongside other highlights from the sale. H... more »

Concord Collects exhibits twenty remarkable works of art from four Concord private collections

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*Concord Collects* exhibits twenty remarkable works of art from four Concord private collections that will be displayed together for the first time when the Concord Museum in Massachusetts reopens its updated galleries on October 11, 2019. David Wood, Curator, Concord Museum, explained, “Since these museum-quality paintings and sculptures are all privately owned, they are really being seen by the public for the first time.” *Concord Collects,* which will be showcased in the Wallace Kane Gallery, provides viewers a unique opportunity to engage with these extraordinary pieces in com... more »

Travels on Paper

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*Clark Art Institute* *November 16, 2019 through February 9, 2020* From John La Farge's alluring South Seas watercolors to Roger Fenton's 'Orientalist' photographs staged in his London studio, artists fueled travel trends and wanderlust with works on paper long before social media gave rise to our armchair escapes and dream trip influencers. JOHN LA FARGE AMERICAN, 1835–1910. HUT IN MOONLIGHT, IVA, SAVAII, OCT., 1890. Watercolor, gouache and gum arabic on wove paper, Overall: 12 13/16 x 16 9/16 in. (32.5 x 42.1 cm). Gift of L. Bancel La Farge, 1966 1966.5 *The Clark Art Institute... more »

Peggy Guggenheim and London

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*ORDOVAS GALLERY, London* *24 September until 14 December 2019* Yves Tanguy, En le temps menaçant (Time of Foreboding), 1929 © ARS, NY and DACS, London Peggy Guggenheim needs little introduction for her contributions to twentieth-century art. Yet her formative years as a gallerist and her London gallery, Guggenheim Jeune, that she opened at the age of forty, have been relatively overlooked. Situated in a former pawnbroker’s shop at 30 Cork Street, Guggenheim Jeune operated for eighteen months between January 1938 and June 1939. While its lifespan may have been brief its influe... more »

Reconstructing Cezanne: Sequence and Process in Paul Cezanne’s Works on Paper

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
* Luxembourg & Dayan, London* *2 October - 7 December 2019 * Luxembourg & Dayan, London, is pleased to announce *Reconstructing Cezanne: Sequence and Process in Paul Cezanne’s Works on Paper*, opening 2 October 2019. The exhibition brings to light new, ground-breaking research into the work of one of Modernism’s greatest masters, based on close examination of the DNA makeup that constitutes the papers he used for his watercolours and drawings. *Reconstructing Cezanne *is organised in collaboration with scholar and curator Fabienne Ruppen from the University of Zurich. Ruppen’s inn... more »

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 3 weeks ago
*Denver Art Museum * *Oct. 20, 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020* *Museum Barberini in the spring of 2020* The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades when it presents *Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature *, in the fall of 2019. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked. Co-organized by the DAM and the Mu... more »

Max Ernst: An Invitation To Look

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
*M&L Fine Art, London* * OCTOBER 2 – NOVEMBER 29, 2019* M&L Fine Art presents a survey exhibition dedicated to Max Ernst (1891 – 1976), a giant of twentieth-century art and leading Surrealist artist. The show features fifteen works from an exceptional private collection, covering Ernst’s entire career from 1925 to 1971, acquired largely in the 1950s and 1960s by a prominent Italian collector and friend of the artist. Characterized by its personal, domestic and intimate character, this body of works aptly elucidates Ernst’s belief that the artist should be a diver in subterranean d... more »

Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
*Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California* *January 26 — May 17, 2020* Granville Redmond (American, 1871–1935), Sand Dunes, n.d. . Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Private collection. Granville Redmond (American, 1871–1935), Carmel Coast (Carmel Sand Dunes and Cypress), n.d. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Collection of Paula & Terry Trotter. Widely considered one of California’s top early artists, Granville Redmond (1871–1935) produced a body of work that captures the state's diverse topography, vegetation, and color. His paintings range in style from contemplative, Tonalist wor... more »

From Titian to Rubens. Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish Collections

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
From *5th September until 1st March 2020* the *Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia,* in conjunction with the City of Antwerp, VisitFlanders and the Flemish Community, presents From Titian to Rubens. Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish Collections, an exhibition curated by Ben Van Beneden, director of Rubenshuis in Antwerp. The magnificent Doge’s apartments will be transformed into veritable ‘constkamers’, rooms filled with exquisite art demonstrating the riches of Flemish collections. Featuring masterpieces by artists including Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and... more »

Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 4 weeks ago
*The Frick Collection* *October 16, 2019, through January 5, 2020* This fall and winter, the Frick presents three canvases by Édouard Manet (1832–1883) from the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, marking the first time the paintings will be exhibited together elsewhere since their acquisition. Considered the father of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and, by some, twentieth-century abstraction, Manet was a revolutionary in his own time and a legend thereafter. Beyond his pivotal role in art history as the creator of iconic masterworks, Manet’s vision ... more »

Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 weeks ago
*Wadswoth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn.* *Oct. 19, 2019 to Jan. 20, 2020. * *Afrocosmologies: American Reflections* presents a window into a dynamic cosmos of influences that shape contemporary American art. This exhibition is a collaboration of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art. Drawing from over one hundred art objects, with the Petrucci Family Foundation contributing sixty-eight, these works of art span various media, present potent voices, and pose multiple qu... more »

Drama and Devotion in Baroque Rome

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 weeks ago
* The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia * Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 — Sunday, May 31, 2020 ------------------------------ Rome has long been a key destination for artists. At the beginning of the 17th century, painters from across Europe flocked to the Eternal City to see the revolution caused by painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610). Everyone copied his stark contrast of light and dark, powerful realism and dramatic sense of staging. The works presented in this exhibition, all from the Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University, celebrate how Caravag... more »

Michelangelo: Mind of the Master

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 weeks ago
The Cleveland Museum of Art Sun, 09/22/2019 to Sun, 01/05/2020 Seated male nude, separate study of his right arm (recto), 1511. Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Red chalk, heightened with white; 27.9 x 21.4 cm. Teylers Museum, Haarlem, purchased in 1790. © Teylers Museum, Haarlem. The name of the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) is synonymous with creative genius and virtuosity. The exhibition *Michelangelo: Mind of the Master* presents an unprecedented opportunity for museum visitors to experience the brillia... more »

Van Gogh’s Inner Circle Friends, Family, Models

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 weeks ago
Het Noordbrabants Museum 21 September 2019 to 12 January 2020The exhibition *Van Gogh’s Inner Circle. Friends, Family, Models* will give a broad view of the people who played an important role in Van Gogh’s life and work. His complex relationships with family, friends and fellow artists, students and models from Brabant to the south of France were often strong and long-lasting, but sometimes ended in estrangement. The exhibition includes prominent pieces from the Netherlands and abroad. Drawings, letters, pictures and poetry give more insight into his relationships. A surprising ne... more »

Monet, Renoir, Degas,and Their Circle: French Impressionism and the Northwest

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 5 weeks ago
C. C. McKim (American, 1862 – 1939) Patton Creek , 1924. Oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Esther and Jeff Clark, 2018.5 Photo © Tacoma Art Museum , photo by Mark Humpal Pierre - Auguste Renoir (French, 1841 - 1919) Heads of Two Young Girls , 1890. Oil on canvas, 12 ¾ x 16 ¼ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hilding Lindberg, 1983.1.35 Photo © Tacoma Art Museum , photo by Terry Rishel Edgar Degas (French, 1834 – 1917) Danseuses (Dancers), 1879. Gouache, oil pastel, and oil paint on silk, 8 ½ x 23 ⅞ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Mr.... more »

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
Frida Kahlo, The Bride Who Becomes Frightened When She Sees Life Opened, 1943, oil on canvas, 24 7/8 x 32 in., The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th-Century Mexican Art, The Vergel Foundation, Conaculta/INBA, © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Diego Rivera, Landscape with Cacti, 1931, oil on canvas, 49 3/8 x 59 in., The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th-Century Mexican Art, The Vergel Foundation, Conaculta/INBA, © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico... more »

Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
New-York Historical Society*September 6, 2019 – January 12, 2020* The patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur Paul Revere was forever immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” but his genuine accomplishments are often eclipsed by the legend of the midnight journey. This groundbreaking exhibition featuring more than 150 objects re-examines Revere’s life, transforming visitors’ understanding of the innovative businessman through an in-depth exploration of his accomplishments as a silversmith, printmaker, and pioneering copper manufacturer. Organiz... more »

Panoramas: The Big Picture

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
*New-York Historical Society* *August 16 – December 8, 2019* *Panoramas: The Big Picture *explores the history and continued impact of panoramas from the 17th to the 21st century, as they were used to create spatial illusions, map places, and tell stories. Highlights include John Trumbull’s sweeping double vistas of Niagara Falls (1808), sections of Richard Haas’ nearly 200-foot long trompe l’oeil panorama of Manhattan (1982), and Eadweard Muybridge’s 17-foot photographic panorama of San Francisco before the city’s devastating 1906 earthquake (1878). The exhibition examines and re... more »

The Alana Collection Masterpieces of Italian Painting

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
*Musée Jacquemart-André * *13 September 2019 to 20 January 2020* In autumn 2019, the Musée Jacquemart-André will be focusing on the Alana Collection, one of the most precious and little-known private collections of Renaissance art in the world, which is currently located in the United States. Echoing its exceptional collection of Italian art, the Musée Jacquemart-André will hold an exhibition of more than seventy-five masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters, such as Lorenzo Monaco, Fra Angelico, Uccello, Lippi, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bronzino, and Gentilesc... more »

From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine - The Great Naïve Masters

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
*Musée Maillol, Paris* *11 Sep 2019 - 19 Jan 2020* The Musée Maillol is holding an exhibition of more than a hundred works from the fascinating, dreamy, unique, and rich world of the ‘Naïve’ artists. Called ‘modern primitives’ by one of their ardent supporters, the collector and art critic Wilhelm Uhde (1874–1947), these artists renewed painting in their own way, independently from the avantgarde artists and without academicism. Brought together for the first time in Paris, their brightly coloured works shed light on an inter-war period in the history of art that is often overlook... more »

Leyendecker and the Golden Age of American Illustration

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
*Reynolda House Museum of American Art , Winston-Salem, N.C. * *Aug. 31 through Dec. 31, 2019* Reynolda House Museum of American Art is presenting the work of Joseph Christian (J.C.) Leyendecker, one of the most prolific and sought-after artists of the Golden Age of American Illustration, from Aug. 31 through Dec. 31, 2019. Leyendecker (1894–1951) captivated the public with his striking images and fashionable depictions of handsome men and glamorous women. This will be the museum’s first exhibition focused on illustration and its first to explore the work of an openly gay artist.... more »

Collection Rudolf Staechelin

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
Fondation Beyeler August 31 - October 29, 2019 The paintings from the celebrated collection of Rudolf Staechelin (1881–1946) are returning to Basel, after a four-year interval in which the pictures were shown (with works from the Im Obersteg Collection) in widely acclaimed exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Phillips Collection in Washington. Now, from the end of August 2019, nineteen outstanding examples of Impressionism, Post- Impressionism and Classic Modernism are to be seen at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen. The paintings, by Paul Cézanne, Edgar De... more »

“The Dean,” a fall exhibition of paintings by Frank Nelson Wilcox

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
*WOLFS* in Cleveland will present “The Dean,” a fall exhibition of paintings by Frank Nelson Wilcox (1887-1964) that provides an opportunity to view fresh, perfectly preserved examples of exquisite work by one of the most highly regarded watercolorists of his generation. This comprehensive exhibition will encompass over 200 works depicting American scene, Europe, the Northeast Coast and the American West, spanning much of Wilcox’s remarkable career. “The Dean,” will be on view at WOLFS from *September 19, 2019 through November 30, 2019.* An opening reception will be held on Septemb... more »

Major Collection of Impressionist to Modernist Paintings Given to the High Museum

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
The High Museum of Art has announced that Atlanta-based philanthropists Doris and Shouky Shaheen have donated their entire impressionist, post-impressionist and modernist painting collection, totaling 24 artworks, to the Museum. The Shaheen gift is one of the most significant groups of European paintings ever to enter the Museum’s collection, rivaled only by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation donation in 1958, which established the core of the High’s European art holdings. This marks the High’s first acquisition of paintings by renowned artists such as Henri Fantin-Latour, Henri Matiss... more »

Industry, Work, Society, and Travails in the Depression Era: American Paintings and Photographs from the Shogren-Meyer Collection - Updated

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
*The Hillstrom Museum of Art **September 9 through November 10 * *Tweed Museum of Art - University of Minnesota Duluth**January, 2021* *The Hillstrom Museum of Art* presents* Industry, Work, Society, and Travails in the Depression Era: American Paintings and Photographs from the Shogren-Meyer Collection, *on view beginning this *Monday, **September 9 * through* November 10*. The exhibition will travel to the Tweed Museum of Art - University of Minnesota Duluth in January, 2021. Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Louisville Flood, 1937, gelatin silver print (printed no later than ... more »

Glass, Darkly Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt

Jonathan KantrowitzatArt History News - 1 month ago
*Michael C. Carlos Museum *of Emory University *August 31 - December 1, 2019* Jan Sadeler (Flemish, 1550-1600), after Dirck Barendsz. (Netherlandish, 1534-1592). *The Last Judgment,* late 16th century. Engraving. Gift of Walter Melion and John Clum. [image: The Calling of Saints Andrew and Peter] Dirk Vellert (Flemish, 1480-1547). *The Calling of Saints Andrew and Peter, *1523. Engraving. John Howett Fund and museum purchase in honor of Margaret Shufeldt. © Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2011. [image: Hell] Jan Sadeler (Flemish, 1550-... more »