The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 22, 2019


New exhibition showcases 150 pieces of Russia's most opulent art from the 18th and 19th centuries
Attributed to Giacomo Quarenghi (Italy 1744 – 1817), designer, Pair of 'Hercules' armchairs, c.1795, Russia, gilt wood, silk upholstery.


ADELAIDE.- A new exhibition, Triumph & Tragedy: Catherine, the Romanovs & Fabergé, showcases 150 pieces of some of Russia’s most opulent pieces of decorative art from the 18th and 19th Centuries, many of which have never been seen before.

David Roche first visited Russia in the early 1990s and was enchanted by the country, its people and its art. He spent the last two decades of his life – with the assistance of Martyn Cook – assembling a collection of nearly 100 pieces of the best Russian art.

This collection remains the most significant collection of its type in Australia said Robert Reason, Museum Director of The David Roche Foundation House Museum.

For the first time, David’s items are on display together alongside some of the finest Russian pieces from other Australian collections, private and public. The exhibition covers the period from Catherine the Great through to the fall of the Romanov dynasty in 1917, and the tragic end of the Imperial family.

David was particularly captivated with Catherine the Great; famed for her expansion of the Russian Empire, her attempts to Westernise Russia, and her enthusiastic collecting of art.

David Roche first travelled to Russia in 1994 and was overwhelmed by the opulent art and palaces of St Petersburg said Robert Reason. This subsequently turned to a passion for collecting Russian art, and in almost 20 years he amassed a singularly unique collection in Australia.

This is one of the most significant exhibitions the Foundation has staged. People will have the opportunity to view not just imperial portraits, exquisite porcelain and objects that once furnished the palaces of Catherine the Great, the Romanovs and Russia’s elite but see the work of Fabergé from the finest private collections in Australia.

Official portraits of Catherine the Great and Emperor Nicholas I reside alongside the personal hand seal of Emperor Alexander I and porcelain especially commissioned for the Hermitage and Pavlovsk Palace.

Highlights from the exhibition include precious objects in malachite, glass and gilt-bronze from the Romanov period which highlights the internationalism of 19th century Russia. The final decades of the Russian Empire are remembered for the work of Fabergé.

Robert Reason said David Roche’s Fabergé parasol handle from the collection of Queen Anne of Romania, the Fabergé miniature eggs and precious vases and plates from the Imperial Porcelain Factory are some of the most magnificent works in this exhibition. One of the works in the exhibition is a masterpiece which David Roche considered himself privileged to have in his collection. It is the magnificent ormolu mounted glass vase on pedestal with delicately cut edges trimmed by frosted neoclassical garlands, and a base said to imitate flowing water. He saw it as one of his greatest acquisitions.





Today's News

July 16, 2019

McNay Art Museum highlights the Native American experience in new exhibition

Code-breaker Turing to appear on new UK bank note

As Bauhaus marks 100 years, Tel Aviv's White City stands tall

Renowned art dealer Ira Spanierman passes away at age 90

Baltimore Museum of Art reinstalls contemporary collection galleries with new view

Hundreds of iconic guitars owned by Steely Dan's Walter Becker to be offered at Julien's Auctions

New exhibition showcases 150 pieces of Russia's most opulent art from the 18th and 19th centuries

CNA Centre national de l'audiovisuel rediscovers the work of the photographer Mary Frey

The de Young opens the first museum retrospective for renowned tattoo icon Ed Hardy

Hyman Bloom exhibition at MFA Boston explores artist's search for inner truth through gripping images of life and death

Peabody Essex Museum details opening of its new $125M wing

Celebrated Los Angeles artist Helen Pashgian debuts new works at Vito Schnabel Gallery St. Mortiz

Kohler Arts Center taps Shannon Stratton as interim curator

"Shine A Light" exhibition debuts at Descanso Gardens

MKM Museum Küppersmühle of Modern Art opens Till Brönner's most comprehensive exhibition to date

Timeless classics among films featured in Heritage Auctions' Vintage Posters Auction

Exhibition explores sculpture and self in the age of computer generated imagery

Greater Reston Arts Center opens a group exhibition featuring nine artists

New exhibition at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts explores sound as an artistic medium

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art announces departure of founding Director Bernice Chu

Lois Lambert opens an exhibition of works by Pablo Bordón

Climate change threatens Greenland's archeological sites: study

P·P·O·W to represent Hilary Harkness

Public Art Fund continues ambitious growth

Bitcoin Trading on the Go: What Makes a Perfect Exchange App?

10 Tips on How to Photograph Flowers Indoor

Headsets for working artist studio

Best hair transplant tips and tricks

How to Write a Book in 7 steps

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful