“This year’s exhibitors have put on an outstanding display of remarkable objects. To achieve this, year on year, is not easy: it takes dedication and connoisseurship. Yet again they have excelled themselves …
This Virgin with Child is confirming the special ability of Mochi to work on a small scale and his important contribution to the birth of the classical-purist movement, that Antonio Novelli will significantly represent in the full 17th century.
The Cesati Gallery will attend again TEFAF Maastricht for the 19th consecutive time and with the new layout of the fair, with three different entrances, the stand will have an important location as it will be facing directly to the right entrance of the fair.
This two wonderful wrought iron Doorknockers – richly decorated with very fine low-relief engravings depicting animals and vegetal motifs – are an outstanding example of the German ironwork craftsmanship from the late 16th century.
This outstanding marble capital, show the addorsed and firmly sat figures of two winged lions with human face – clearly recognizable as sphinxes – clawing the head of a snarling beast, perhaps a lion or a molossian.
Unequalled in the quality of its offering, championing the finest art dealers and experts from around the globe, TEFAF is confirming its excellence in the market as ‘The European Art Fair’, inspiring art lovers and buyers from around the globe.
This outstanding and rare pair of firedogs documents the high quality level of workmanship achieved by the European iron workshops in the late Middle Ages and perfectly embodies the sense of the word that the ancients chose to define these household objects.
The Adoration of the Magi, painted in 1504 just before his second trip to Italy, stands on the brink of two significant periods for the European Art and Architecture and gives insight into Dürer’s relationship to the religious and cultural changes of his time.
The quality of this beautiful alabaster can be recognized in different aspects such as the broad and convoluted drapery of the figure, the rich base, a characteristic signature of the Tipa’s tradition sculptures, and in general the great attention to details.
Rubens is to be credited with contributing to the birth of Baroque art, his influence was so great and widely recognized by art critics, that Bernard Berenson defined him as “an Italian painter”.