29 juin 2019

Nigerian Art at High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Yoruba Artist, Nigeria, “Dance Staff for Esu/Elegba”, Late nineteenth–early twentieth century. Wood, 16 x 3 1/2 x 8 inches, Fred and Rita Richman Collection, 1980.500.72, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © High Museum of Art, Atlanta In this dance staff made to honor Èshù, two faces look in opposite directions. Èshù is a deity honored by the Yoruba people of Nigeria and known throughout the African Diaspora as Elegua or Elegba.Èshù mediates opposing forces to bring together different worlds. He bears messages from the... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2019

BOZAR exhibits 150 works of art from Congolese art collector Sindika Dokolo's impressive collection

BRUSSELS.- South-African artist/curator Kendell Geers and Congolese art collector Sindika Dokolo selected together 150 works of art from Dokolo’s impressive collection. Their aim is to lead the visitor towards a change in the perspective on ancient and contemporary African art, by focusing on the spirituality that binds them. IncarNations is at once a mix and exchange between classical and contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas. The masks, images and historic objects act as milestones, anchoring contemporary works... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2019

Christie's to offer masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection

  LONDON.- Telling the remarkable story of objects collected across centuries and treasured for generations, Christie’s will offer a landmark collection sale Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection in London on 4 of July. Comprising approximately 57 lots each with exceptional provenance, this sale includes important European Furniture, Works of Art and Old Master Paintings, collected by members of the prominent Rothschild banking family, particularly by Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911), and housed in some of the... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2019

Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer, 1669. Oil on canvas, 51,6 x 45,4 cm, Frankfurt, Städel Museum. © Städel Museum MADRID.- Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel visions is an exhibition that encourages visitors to not only appreciate the quality and importance of the 72 works on display, some by the most admired painters of 17th-century Europe, but also to establish points of comparison between them. The traditional and long-standing idea of the art produced in different parts of Europe is that it is... [Lire la suite]