03 avril 2007

Vente de photos à Sotheby's New York

Edward Weston, Nude on Sand, 1936, est. $200/300,000. © Sotheby's 2007 NEW YORK.- Sotheby’s April 26th sale of photographs from various-owners will feature a selection of outstanding works by many 20th-century photographers, including work from the early part of the century, fashion photography, as well as an assortment of notable contemporary photographs. The sale is expected to bring $3.7/5.5 million*. Two additional single-owner sales of photographs will also be held in April: An Important Collection of Photographs by Eugène... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2007

New Development of Tate Modern Gets Planning Permission

View of the development of Tate Modern as seen from the new south square. © Herzog & de Meuron / Hayes Davidson LONDON, ENGLAND.- Designs for an ambitious new development of Tate Modern by award-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron were granted planning permission by Southwark Council. A spectacular new building will be created on the south side of the existing gallery to provide more space for modern and contemporary art and enable Tate to enrich its programme by exploring new areas of contemporary visual culture.... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2007

The Art of Frances MacDonald and J Herbert McNair

'Liverpool Academy Poster', J Herbert McNair LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.- The Walker Art Gallery presents 'Doves and Dreams' - The art of Frances MacDonald and J Herbert McNair, on view through April 22, 2007. The careers of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his artist-wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh are well documented and internationally celebrated. The achievements of the other members of the ‘Glasgow Four’ – Frances Macdonald McNair (1873–1921) and J Herbert McNair (1868–1955) – have however been only partially assessed. The... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2007

Un squelette de baleine préhistorique découvert dans la campagne toscane

FLORENCE (AP) - Il n'y a que la mâchoire qui ne soit pas à sa place. Le squelette entier et presque intact d'une baleine de quatre millions d'années a été découvert dans la campagne toscane, ont annoncé mardi les paléontologues du Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Florence. Le fossile du Pliocène a été mis au jour à une dizaine de kilomètres de la côte méditerranéenne. Il n'est pas inhabituel de découvrir des restes de cétacés dans cette région qui, comme une bonne partie de l'Italie, était autrefois sous les eaux. En revanche, il... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2007

Seattle Art Museum Celebrates its Upcoming 75th Anniversary

Edward Hopper, "Chop Suey", oil on canvas, 32 x38 in., 1929. From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Barney A. Ebsworth SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced an unprecedented series of gifts—the largest in the museum’s history—from prominent museum patrons and collectors. The gifts, which commemorate the museum’s 75th anniversary in 2008 and represent art from across time and cultures, will include nearly 1,000 works from over 40 collections. Lire la suite... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2007

Portraits, People and Abolition at national Portrait Gallery

The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, Benjamin Robert Haydon. © National Portrait Gallery, London LONDON.- 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the passing of the Act of Parliament that legally ended British involvement in the trading of African people to serve as slave labour in the Americas, the West Indies and Europe. To commemorate this anniversary, a newly commissioned trail through the National Portrait Gallery's Collection, written by cultural geographer Dr Caroline Bressey and a special programme of events will explore... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2007

Pablo Palazuelo au Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Pablo Palazuelo, Omphale II , 1962, Oil on canvas, 277 x 207 cm. Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul. Photo : Claude Germain BILBAO, SPAIN.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents one of the most complete retrospectives to date of the work of Pablo Palazuelo (Madrid, 1915), a key figure in Spanish art of the second half of the 20th century who, sadly, has yet to enjoy the kind of international recognition his oeuvre deserves. Organized by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and co-produced with the Guggenheim Museum... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2007

The World of Tycho Brahe. Denmark in Europe 1550-1600

Tycho (Tyge) Brahe. Photo: The National Museum of Natural History at Frederiksborg Castle COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.- The National Museum of Denmark presents The World of Tycho Brahe. Denmark in Europe 1550-1600, on view through April 9, 2007. 2006 was Renaissance Year in Denmark. To mark it the National Museum’s large annual exhibition turns the focus on “the noble scholar with the silver nose” – the world-renowned astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). With Tycho Brahe’s life as the pivotal point the visitor gets close to the... [Lire la suite]
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