Old Masters

Shows

The Young Anthony Van Dyck at Museo del Prado

The Young Anthony Van Dyck at Museo del Prado

Posted November 20th, 2012

Old Masters, Shows

Anthony van Dyck is one of the few artists over the course of history to reveal an astonishingly precocious talent. The exhibition “The young Van Dyck” at the Prado (until 3 March 2013) opens with a self-portrait of around 1615 executed when he was only… Read More

Restoration

Original Rubens “Mary Magdalene in mourning with her sister Martha” found in museum

Original Rubens “Mary Magdalene in mourning with her sister Martha” found in museum

Posted November 17th, 2012

Art History, News, Old Masters, Restoration

Russian art experts have uncovered what is believed to be an original Rubens painting in a small-town museum in the Urals mountains region, its director said Friday. The painting called “Mary Magdalene in mourning with her sister Martha” was long assumed to be a copy,… Read More

Old Masters

Secrets of a Hans Holbein portrait revealed after 400 years

Secrets of a Hans Holbein portrait revealed after 400 years

Posted November 16th, 2012

Art History, Old Masters

Its history in the Royal Collection dates back to the reign of Charles I. But when a portrait of Hans of Antwerp by Hans Holbein came into royal possession in the 17th century, repairs to the painting already obscured the identity of the sitter. After… Read More

Shows

The Road to Van Eyck

The Road to Van Eyck

Posted November 8th, 2012

Netherlands, Old Masters, Shows

In the autumn of 2012, the extremely valuable and fragile works by one of Europe’s most brilliant painters, Jan van Eyck (Maaseik? c.1390 – Bruges 1441), have been brought together in Rotterdam from all over Europe and the United States. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is… Read More

Shows

Late Raphael gets an App

Late Raphael gets an App

Posted November 6th, 2012

Apps, Auctions, Old Masters, Shows

This unprecedented exhibition at the Louvre (until January 14th) organized in partnership with the Museo del Prado, brings together the works produced by Raphael in Rome during the last years of his short life. This was the period in which Raphael style attained its full… Read More

Paintings

Prado Museum exhibits Titian’s Saint John the Baptist

Prado Museum exhibits Titian’s Saint John the Baptist

Posted November 6th, 2012

Art History, Museums, News, Old Masters, Paintings

Titian’s Saint John the Baptist is the only work by Titian in the Prado not to have originally been in the Spanish royal collections. Rather, it came via the Museo de la Trinidad, entering the Museum in 1872 as by an “anonymous Madrid School artist… Read More

TV

Da Vinci’s Demons – Leonardo gets a TV Series

Da Vinci’s Demons – Leonardo gets a TV Series

Posted November 5th, 2012

Old Masters, TV

Da Vinci’s Demons is a television drama series in production about Leonardo da Vinci’s early life, scheduled to première on the FX UK and Starz networks in 2013. The series is being written by David S. Goyer and marks the first collaborative effort between Starz… Read More

Old Masters

Are tourists damaging the Sistine Chapel ?

Are tourists damaging the Sistine Chapel ?

Posted October 31st, 2012

Italy, News, Old Masters

“Earlier this month, Italian literary critic Pietro Citati sparked a storm by writing an open letter in a major Italian newspaper denouncing the behaviour of crowds visiting what is technically a sacred place. Tourists, he said, “resemble drunken herds” as they unwittingly risked damaging the… Read More

Old Masters

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum makes digital collection free to all

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum makes digital collection free to all

Posted October 31st, 2012

Collections, Museums, Netherlands, Old Masters

As a prelude to its reopening 13 April 2013, one of the world’s leading museums, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, will launch Rijks Studio, a ground-breaking new online presentation of 125,000 works in its collection which will go live today. Rijks Studio invites members of the… Read More