10 octobre 2018

Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien opens 'Fascination Japan: Monet. Van Gogh. Klimt'

Alfred Stevens, Die japanische Pariserin, 1872. Öl auf Leinwand, 150 x 105 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Boverie, Lüttich © Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Boverie, Lüttich. VIENNA.- “This isn’t fashion, it’s passion, it’s madness” – thus did the French critic Ernest Chesneau characterise the mania of the Western public for the extravagant vases, lacquered boxes, fabrics and colour woodcuts that had arrived from the Far East and were on display at the 1878 World Exhibition in Paris. Owing to pressure from the USA, Japan,... [Lire la suite]

29 septembre 2018

Sotheby's opens extensive European Old Master paintings and drawings selling exhibition

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s is presenting A Brush with Nature - the most extensive selling exhibition ever staged in Asia dedicated entirely to European Old Master paintings and drawings.  Showcasing 46 works, representing all the major fields of this great Western canon from the Renaissance to the 19th century, the exhibition brings together works by some of the most influential artists of all time, such as Dutch master, Rembrandt van Rijn, along with high quality works by lesser-known artists who strove to emulate their... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2018

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao exhibits fifty works from the Thannhauser Collection

BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Van Gogh to Picasso: The Thannhauser Legacy, featuring the celebrated Thannhauser Collection gifted to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and marking the first time the majority of the collection as such leaves New York to be exhibited elsewhere. The show includes some fifty works by a number of the most well recognized Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and modern masters, such as Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh.  The... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2018

Clark Art Institute Exhibition Studies Artistic Responses to Nature's Extremes

  Currier & Ives (American, 1834–1907) after Artist Unknown (American, 19th Century), The Great Fire at Boston, Nov. 9 & 10, 1872, 1872. Hand-colored lithograph on paper, 7 15/16 x 12 11/16 in. Clark Art Institute, Gift of J. Thomas Wilson, 1981.23. A new exhibition, Extreme Nature!, on view at the Clark Art Institute November 10, 2018–February 3, 2019, examines how nature’s extremes—remote, fantastical, and unpredictable—permeated artistic imagery throughout the nineteenth century. During this period,... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

The Foundling Museum presents a landmark exhibition resetting the Foundling Hospital’s 300-year story

Andrea Soldi, Isabella Duchess of Manchester, 1738. Whitfield Fine Art. LONDON.- This autumn, for the first time, visitors to the Foundling Museum will have an opportunity to discover portraits and stories of the remarkable women who supported the establishment and running of London’s Foundling Hospital. Marking 100 years of female suffrage, Ladies of Quality & Distinction resets the focus of the Hospital’s story, and radically re-hangs the Museum’s Picture Gallery. Despite its male face, women permeate... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

'Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol' at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

HOUSTON, TX.- Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol sheds new light on changing ideas of monarchy and nationhood in Britain. The exhibition features portraits of British royalty spanning 500 years, by artists from Hans Holbein and Sir Joshua Reynolds to Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol. In a sweeping survey, Tudors to Windsors covers the cavalcade of kings, queens, princes, and princesses who have graced the British crown. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue to host this unprecedented... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2018

"Rois du Monde. Art et pouvoir royal à travers les chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Al Thani" au château de Fontainebleau

Portrait en buste de l’empereur Jahangir, Inde, début du XVIIIe siècle, BELC707.5. Doha, Collection Al Thani. Photo ©The Al Thani Collection. 2018. All rights reserved. Photographs taken by Matt Pia Lt Du 8 septembre au 8 octobre 2018, le château de Fontainebleau expose une soixantaine de pièces, issues de la prestigieuse collection Al Thani. Depuis la Haute Antiquité, la fonction royale fait l’objet de représentations nombreuses et codifiées. La diffusion de l’image du chef constitue un enjeu de pouvoir important et la forme... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2018

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents "All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court"

Eitelfriedrich I Hohenzollern from Chronicle of the Hohenzollern Family, about 1572, German, Jörg Ziegler. The J. Paul Getty Museum.  LOS ANGELES, CA.- Courtiers feasting at elaborately set tables, knights in gleaming armor, a richly clad monarch presiding over elegant festivities—these are the images often associated with the medieval and Renaissance courts of Europe. For rulers and members of the nobility at the center of these privileged spaces, the visual arts—illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, enamels,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

« Soleil chaud, soleil tardif. Les modernes indomptés » à Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles

    Vincent van Gogh, Moissons en Provence, juin 1888. Huile sur toile, 51x 60 cm, Israel Museum, Jérusalem. ARLES.-  Cette exposition thématique s’engage dans une libre exploration de la lumière entendue comme une métaphore questionnant le rapport des artistes d’une part à la Méditerranée – aire d’expérimentation – et d’autre part au modernisme et au postmodernisme. Elle réunit des prêts exceptionnels de tableaux de Vincent van Gogh, des œuvres tardives de Pablo Picasso et d’Alexander Calder, mais aussi... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2018

Exposition "TERRES DE RIZ" au Musée Guimet jusqu'au 8 octobre 2018

 Terres de riz au Musée Guimet. PARIS - Le MNAAG possède une riche collection photographique sur le thème du riz et des plantations aux 19e et 20e siècles, particulièrement en Chine et au Japon. La pluralité des sujets autour du riz en photographie, de sa culture à sa consommation en passant par sa transformation, révèle à quel point il est au cœur d’une multitude d’activités humaines et combien il a façonné au cours des siècles l’identité des populations asiatiques. Quelques objets viennent compléter cet ensemble de... [Lire la suite]