He collected some impressive titles, including King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, King of France. When young, he was not just his mother’s favourite. He was also a bit of a rebel, calling himself “a little Huguenot” and apparently “even bit the nose off a statue of Saint Paul”.
Hardly had I sat down to read up and write on recently opened exhibitions … The news and debate broke- on the internet and in the media, mind. Does the Allentown museum have a real Rembrandt, or is it by one of the master’s top apprentices?
In London, Tate Britain’s Baroque exhibition displays two highly interesting works. Before these went on display, the National Trust had to put back … legs. For a while ago, some barbarian had Rachel and Mary’s legs chopped off!
A portrait of a woman, presumed to be a stolen work by Klimt, has been shown to media by Italian police. The painting was discovered by a gardener, clearing up ivy at an Italian art gallery.
Though I visit plenty car-boot sales, second-hand shops, ‘brocante‘ and flea-markets … This has yet to happen to me. What about you?
A portrait Pablo Picasso painted of his mistress Dora Maar, has been recovered. The painting was stolen in 1999 and disappeared without a trace. Through contacts in the Dutch crime scene, art detective Arthur Brand recovered it.
From today till 25th of January 2019, a portrait of Charles Dickens is displayed by Philip Mould & Company, London. The portrait was created in 1843. It mysteriously disappeared after a summer exhibition in 1844.
When the story broke earlier this year, media went ballistic. A Dutch art-dealer had discovered an unknown portrait by Rembrandt. Recently, the painting caused more headlines: a dispute between art-dealers. Rembrandt’s “Portrait of a Young Gentleman” continuous to make waves. Continue reading
The story made international headlines. Amsterdam art historian and art dealer Jan Six discovered a ‘new’ Rembrandt! The first ‘new’ Rembrandt in over forty years.
Pieter Pourbus is being rediscovered as important Flemish painter, thanks to the exhibition organized by Bruges’ Groeningenmuseum and Museum Gouda. This exhibition is currently to be found at the museum in Gouda.