October 31, 2016

Elisabetta Povoledo discusses two works attributed to Donatello and Verrocchio recently displayed at The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

"The bust was attributed to Donatello by the Renaissance sculpture scholar Francesco Caglioti, who teaches at the University of Naples, after a decade-long investigation on stylistic and documentary grounds that was published in the specialist magazine Prospettiva two years ago. He wrote that it was created by Donatello around 1440, for the tympanum of a parish church in Borgo San Lorenzo, north of Florence, and was sold by a Florentine dealer to Prince Johann II...

October 28, 2016

Check out the beautiful tenebrist work of this Caravaggisti, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

"This is the first monographic exhibition devoted to Valentin, who is little known because his career was short-lived—he died at age 41—and his works are so rare. Around 60 paintings by Valentin survive, and this exhibition brings together 45 of them, with works coming from Rome, Vienna, Munich, Madrid, London, and Paris. Exceptionally, the Musée du Louvre, which possesses the most important and extensive body of Valentin's works, is lending all of its paintings by the artist."


October 27, 2016

Read the intriguing story of this possible Franz Hals forgery.

That was when Sotheby’s decided to look into its Hals, since it came from the same seemingly tainted source. Mr. Hedreen sent the painting back for re-examination.Orion Analytical examined the work, and its analysis was peer reviewed by another leading conservation scientist. Sotheby’s concluded in a statement, “Unfortunately, that analysis established that the work was undoubtedly a forgery.”

Original Article: NY Times

October 27, 2016

Check out MFA Boston's current exhibition on Della Robbia. 

"The exhibition features about 50 objects, mostly from American collections but including six important loans from Italy, never seen in the US before. The Visitation (about 1445) from the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia and the Brooklyn Museum’s newly restored Resurrection of Christ (about 1520–24) travel to Boston along with a trio of nearly life-size works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and a private collection"

Open: August 9th - December 4th, 2016

Museum Page: MFA Boston

October 21, 2016

 To read more about the life and work of Edgar Munhall follow the link below. 

"As chief curator, working under five museum directors, Dr. Munhall was responsible for acquisitions, publications, conservation, lectures, gallery exhibitions and the catalogs accompanying them. The Frick’s holdings now include about 1,100 works, overseen by a curatorial staff numbering more than two dozen."

Source: NYTimes

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