Baroque

Blogs

Baroque in the Southern Netherlands – An Online Museum

Baroque in the Southern Netherlands – An Online Museum

Posted July 11th, 2013

Art History, Baroque, Blogs

A new website on Baroque Flemish art collects works from museums in Flanders, notes of lectures and new research on the subject. The site is an initiative of the Flemish Art Collection and is part of the Flemish Art Collection Website. If museums get together… Read More

Shows

Riotous Baroque – From Cattelan to Zurbarán at Guggenheim Bilbao

Riotous Baroque – From Cattelan to Zurbarán at Guggenheim Bilbao

Posted June 17th, 2013

Baroque, Contemporary Art, Shows

Co-organized by Kunsthaus Zürich and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zurbarán – Tributes to Precarious Vitality strikes up a dialogue between 17th-century artworks and contemporary pieces in an attempt to extricate the concept of the Baroque from its conventional stylistic pigeonhole,… Read More

Shows

The Europe of Rubens – Louvre-Lens first international show

The Europe of Rubens – Louvre-Lens first international show

Posted May 21st, 2013

Baroque, Europe, Old Masters, Paintings, Shows

Born near Cologne, living in Antwerp after a long period in Italy, and active in the courts of Spain and England, Rubens (1577-1640) was an artist of European dimension. A renowned artist but also a diplomat, letter writer and entrepreneur, his work was very much… Read More

Spain

Juan Fernández El Labrador – Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age

Juan Fernández El Labrador – Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age

Posted March 13th, 2013

Baroque, Paintings, Shows, Spain

The Museo del Prado presents the first monographic exhibition on one of the most exquisite painters in 17th-century Europe: Juan Fernández El Labrador, who was active in Madrid between 1630 and 1636. El Labrador is one of the least known artists working in this genre… Read More

Paintings

Bowes Museum reveals painting as authentic van Dyck

Bowes Museum reveals painting as authentic van Dyck

Posted March 12th, 2013

Baroque, News, Paintings

A work of art from The Bowes Museum’s collection has been revealed on national television as an authentic painting by the artist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), a 17th century Flemish Baroque artist who was the leading court painter of his day. The story behind Portrait… Read More

Museums

Baroque since 1630 – Austrian Baroque Museum turns 90

Baroque since 1630 – Austrian Baroque Museum turns 90

Posted March 5th, 2013

Austria, Baroque, Museums

The era of Maria Theresa is widely seen to epitomize the magnificent Baroque style and luxurious splendor. The many abbeys, monasteries, and palaces dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries – including Prince Eugene’s former summer residence, the sumptuous Belvedere – have shaped the image… Read More

Paintings

Major collection of Italian Baroque paintings handed to UK galleries

Major collection of Italian Baroque paintings handed to UK galleries

Posted February 20th, 2013

Baroque, Collections, Collectors, Italy, Paintings

A private collection of 57 Italian Baroque paintings once belonging to banking heir Denis Mahon and valued at more than 100 million pounds ($154 million) has been formally handed over to six museums and galleries in Britain. The paintings had already been on long-term loan… Read More

News

Italian art historians ‘find 100 Caravaggio paintings’

Italian art historians ‘find 100 Caravaggio paintings’

Posted July 5th, 2012

Baroque, Italy, News

Italian art experts say they have discovered about 100 previously unknown sketches and paintings by Caravaggio, the Italian baroque painter whose realistic and dramatic canvases set a new standard for Western art. Only some 90 paintings by Caravaggio, who died in 1610 in his late… Read More

Film

Watch Derek Jarman’s “Caravaggio” (1986)

Watch Derek Jarman’s “Caravaggio” (1986)

Posted May 26th, 2011

Baroque, Film

The film is a fictionalized re-telling of the life of Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Jarman’s film is involved with the love triangle of Caravaggio (Nigel Terry), Lena (Tilda Swinton) and Ranuccio (Sean Bean) and dwells upon Caravaggio’s use of street people, drunks and… Read More