Old Masters

Reference

Leonardo Interactivo

Leonardo Interactivo

Posted October 30th, 2012

Art History, Old Masters, Reference

The Royal Spanish Library has put an interactive version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Madrid Codices I & II online. The Madrid Codices I–II (I – Ms. 8937 i II – Ms. 8936), are two manuscripts by Leonardo da Vinci which were discovered in the Biblioteca… Read More

Old Masters

Paris Tableau: New discoveries at Europe’s premier Old Masters fair

Paris Tableau: New discoveries at Europe’s premier Old Masters fair

Posted October 22nd, 2012

Art Fairs, Old Masters

Led by the dealer Maurizio Canesso and Hervé Aaron, Paris Tableau will welcome twenty one international galleries specializing in Old Master paintings. The Fair has come into being in response to the perceived need for a single discipline Old Master paintings fair, allowing collectors to… Read More

Old Masters

Abandoned Paintings

Abandoned Paintings

Posted October 18th, 2012

Mashups, Old Masters

“Hungarian new media artist Bence Hajdu has removed the figures from a series of Old Master paintings with such precision that it’s almost hard to believe,” writes Hyperallergic. “While some compositions, like Jacques-Louis David’s “Oath of the Horatii” (1784) seem perfectly suited to such background… Read More

Old Masters

How Auction Records Are Made: London Old Masters Sales Case Study

How Auction Records Are Made: London Old Masters Sales Case Study

Posted October 18th, 2012

Art Market, Auctions, Old Masters

True masterpieces gathered in sufficient numbers mysteriously play each other up. The July auctions in London of Old Masters spectacularly verified the phenomenon, long known to professionals. Art Info: “There is no need for shared stylistic characteristics. A landscape painted by John Constable in the… Read More

Shows

Unknown drawing from Van Eyck studio found

Unknown drawing from Van Eyck studio found

Posted October 5th, 2012

Netherlands, Old Masters, Shows

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen announced one of the greatest discoveries in early drawing, announced in the Dutch television programme ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. A six centuries old drawing from the studio of Van Eyck has surfaced in the Netherlands and will be on show from… Read More

Shows

Cornelis van Haarlem – First retrospective of ‘The Dutch Michelangelo’

Cornelis van Haarlem – First retrospective of ‘The Dutch Michelangelo’

Posted September 30th, 2012

Netherlands, Old Masters, Shows

Cornelis van Haarlem, Dutch Golden Age painter and draughtsman, was one of the leading Northern Mannerist artists in The Netherlands, and an important forerunner of Frans Hals as a portraitist. This autumn the Frans Hals Museum is devoting an exhibition to Cornelis van Haarlem (1562-1638)…. Read More

Old Masters

The Dennis Severs House – Where Old Masters Come Alive

The Dennis Severs House – Where Old Masters Come Alive

Posted September 27th, 2012

Architecture, England, Museums, Old Masters

Dennis Severs’ House in London is not exactly a big secret, but still one of the most unique art experiences in London. Dennis Severs (1948-1999) was drawn to London by what he called “English light”, and made his home in the dilapidated property in Folgate… Read More

Old Masters

The Isleworth Mona Lisa to be unveiled in Geneva

The Isleworth Mona Lisa to be unveiled in Geneva

Posted September 24th, 2012

News, Old Masters

The Isleworth Mona Lisa has been a mystery for a long time and the question remains whether the painting is a later copy or really from Leonardo da Vinci’s studio. The Isleworth Mona Lisa is a slightly larger version of the Louvre’s original and due… Read More

Sculptures

Original mold for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Horse And Rider” presented in Los Angeles

Original mold for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Horse And Rider” presented in Los Angeles

Posted September 3rd, 2012

News, Old Masters, Sculptures

A-once-in-a-lifetime find of a Leonardo da Vinci sculpture was unveiled to the world at a private event at the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills California. Made from the mold of a beeswax statue dating back over 500 years, the sculpture has been authenticated to… Read More