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Thumbnail : Bernini Sculpting in Clay, at the Met, closed Jan. 6 2013; at the Kimbell, Fort Worth, February 3 – April 14, 2013

Bernini Sculpting in Clay, at the Met, closed Jan. 6 2013; at the Kimbell, Fort Worth, February 3 – April 14, 2013

Bernini Sculpting in Clay The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York October 3, 2012 – January 6, 2013 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth February 3 – April 14, 2013 Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) dazzled his contemporaries and dominated the city of Rome. He was an artist equally brilliant at sculpture, architecture, and painting, rising from […]

Thumbnail : Old Master Drawings, the successor to The Drawing Site, is now online.

Old Master Drawings, the successor to The Drawing Site, is now online.

Old Master Drawings, the successor to The Drawing Site, is now online. In it, Michael Miller offers articles about the history of drawing, the history of collecting, a reference work on the materials and techniques of drawing, and a page of news in the world of drawings: exhibitions, lectures, conferences, etc. There is also a […]

Thumbnail : Figure, Memorie, Spazio: disegni da Fra’Angelico a Leonardo (Sala delle Reali Poste, Galleria degli Uffizi) and La Grafica del Quattrocento: appunti di teoria, conoscenza e gusto (Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi), Florence. Closed June 12th.

Figure, Memorie, Spazio: disegni da Fra’Angelico a Leonardo (Sala delle Reali Poste, Galleria degli Uffizi) and La Grafica del Quattrocento: appunti di teoria, conoscenza e gusto (Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi), Florence. Closed June 12th.

The first step towards understanding Renaissance drawing is to take stock of the plethora of reasons for its existence, ranging from doodles to elaborate studies in human anatomy. What started as a design for sculpture may well have evolved into a preparatory sketch for painting. Drawing was the artist’s way of jotting down an idea before losing it and before knowing precisely what, if anything, it might develop into later.

Thumbnail : Master Drawings New York 2010

Master Drawings New York 2010

Master Drawings New York 2010 Preview: Friday January 22, 4pm to 9pm Galleries open: Saturday January 23 through Saturday January 30 Saturdays 11am–5pm Sunday January 24, 3pm–7pm Mon–Fri 11am–6pm Telephone enquiries: +1 212 755 8500 Web: http://www.masterdrawingsinnewyork.com For the fourth year Master Drawings New York will bring together a distinguished group of dealers from Europe and the United States […]

Thumbnail : The Burt Britton Collection at Bloomsbury Auctions, New York, 9/24/09

The Burt Britton Collection at Bloomsbury Auctions, New York, 9/24/09

Portrait of the Artist: The Burt Britton Collection at Bloomsbury Auctions, New York, NY Thursday, September 24th at 2:00pm Only in New York could a man like Burt Britton pursue successive careers as bartender and bookseller, both equally supportive for his passion for the arts, especially the arts of the word. His enthusiasm came to […]

Thumbnail : Old Master Week, New York, January 2009, Part II

Old Master Week, New York, January 2009, Part II

Sotheby’s New York Jan. 28, Old Master Drawings [N08515] Jan. 29 – 30, Important Old Master Paintings, Including European Works of Art [N08516] Jan. 31, Old Master and 19th Century European Art [N08517] Christie’s New York Jan. 27, The Scholar’s Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I [2237] Jan. 28, Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture [2135] Jan, […]

Thumbnail : Old Master Week I: Master Drawings New York 2009

Old Master Week I: Master Drawings New York 2009

As the world economy began to unravel in September and October, the art market continued to prosper for a week or two before entering a volatile phase which has generally been hard on the major auction houses and dealers. However, the most important and desirable objects continued to sell at prices one would have expected […]

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