Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rubens House presents David Bowie's "St. Catherine" by Tintoretto

ARTDAILY
Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), Angel Foretelling the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (1560-1570), photo KIK-IRPA.
ANTWERP---The Rubens House has unveiled David Bowie’s Tintoretto. The British rock star owned "St Catherine" by the Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto (1518–1594) for over 30 years. Following Bowie’s death in 2016, his exceptional art collection was auctioned on November 10 that same year at Sotheby’s in London. The monumental St Catherine altarpiece, painted in the 1560s, was purchased by a private collector who announced to the world’s press within minutes of the sale that he would be loaning the painting long term to the Rubens House – ‘a museum Bowie loved’. [More]
Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), Angel Foretelling the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (1560-1570), photo KIK-IRPA.