May 24, 1999 |
Dosso Dossi (1486?-1542), the duchy of Ferrara's court painter, had a genius for imagery and an irreverent sense of humor second to none (he signed one painting with just a D and a bone through it; bone is "osso" in Italian). Since the Getty Museum is presenting a special Dosso exhibition through July 11, nine musicians from Musica Viva set out Saturday afternoon to complement the sights with sounds that Dosso might have heard.
April 28, 1999 |
When Dosso Dossi (1486?-1542) began to paint court commissions for the Este family, rulers of the duchy of Ferrara, southwest of Venice, the young artist quickly found himself wedged between a rock and a hard place. The rock was Raphael, just a few years Dosso's elder, whose precocious talent as a draftsman soon rocketed him to the top of the heap in the competitive cultural milieu of Rome.
January 12, 1989 |
A painting bought for a reportedly "small sum of money" at a sale in New York State and delivered to Christie's New York strapped to the roof of a Jeep sold for $4.07 million Wednesday at the Park Avenue auction house. The allegorical masterpiece by 16th-Century Italian artist Dosso Dossi is "a very important example of Italian High Renaissance painting," said Ian Kennedy, Christie's leading Old Masters expert.
February 23, 1992
* "La Promenade" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1870. Purchased in 1989 for $17.5 million at Sotheby's London. * "Portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici" by Pontormo, ca. 1537. Purchased in 1989 for $35.2 million at Christie's New York. * "The Rue Mosnier With Flags" by Edouard Manet, 1878. Purchased in 1989 for $26.4 million at a Christie's New York auction of works from the Paul Mellon collection. * "An Allegory of Fortune" by Dosso Dossi, ca. 1530-42.
January 15, 1999 |
ART Getty Acquisition: The latest major addition to the J. Paul Getty Museum's art collection is "Saint George," a rare early painting by Italian Renaissance artist Dosso Dossi. The work was purchased privately at an undisclosed price.
April 29, 1992 |
Listen up, all you swap meet lovers and estate sale hounds. Here's a tale that proves you really can strike it rich. As for you doubters who say the J. Paul Getty Museum can't build a great collection at this late date because all the art worth having is already in museums, well. . . . The story concerns Italian artist Dosso Dossi's painting "An Allegory of Fortune" (circa 1530-45), which recently went on view at the museum in Malibu.