19 août 2019

Major exhibition explores the romantic fascination with the Scottish Highlands

EDINBURGH.- A major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland this summer tells the fascinating story of how tartan, bagpipes and rugged, wild landscapes became established as enduring, internationally recognised symbols of Scottish identity and how Scotland became established in the popular imagination as a land of wilderness, heroism and history.  Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland spans the period from the final defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 to the death of Queen... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2019

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents 'Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print'

Left: The Way to Calvary and Saint Veronica with the Sudarium (detail), from the Spinola Hours, Bruges, about 1510-20, Master of James IV of Scotland; tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Right: Christ Carrying the Cross (detail), Germany, about 1475-80, Martin Schongauer, engraving on paper. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Bequest of Mrs. Edgar Sinton, 1981.1.106. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Throughout the Middle Ages (about 500-1500), texts and images were disseminated primarily through handwritten... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

Special exhibition presents highlights of Dresden's Old Masters Picture Gallery

Raffael (Raffaello Santi) (1483-1520), The Sistine Madonna, 1512/13, oil on canvas, 269.5 x 201 cm, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Gall 93 © SKD. DRESDEN.- The international reputation of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is based on such masterpieces as Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna”, Giorgione’s “Sleeping Venus”, Vermeer’s “The Procuress” or Bellotto’s views of Dresden. Although most of the Semper building is currently... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

Exhibition of Globe-spanning Art Celebrates the Collecting Eye of Curator and Scholar Gillett Griffin

Xochipala, Guerrero, Mexico, Standing woman, 400 B.C.–500 A.D. Ceramic with red pigment. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Gillett G. Griffin. John Bigelow Taylor Photography. PRINCETON, N.J. – Gillett G. Griffin (1928-2016) was not only a respected curator, scholar and collector but also a beloved teacher at Princeton University, where he taught and curated for 52 years. Legacy: Selections from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection celebrates Griffin’s eclectic tastes through a selection of artworks and artifacts... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

National Gallery of Victoria displays China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors

Image left: Armoured general 铠甲将军俑, Qin Dynasty 221–207 BCE, earthenware, 196.0 cm (h), Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, Xi'an (002524) - Image right: Portrait of Cai Guo-Qiang, 2009. Photograph © Mark Mahaney MELBOURNE.- In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria is presenting China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

'Garden of Earthly Delights' at Gropius Bau, Berlin

After Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights (central panel) (1535-1550). Oil on wood, transferred to canvas, 182 x 168 cm, private collection. Photo: Gropius Bau. BERLIN - Running from 26 July to 1 December 2019, the Gropius Bau’s exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights will see over 20 international artists using the space of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world, in an exploration of the complexities of our chaotic and increasingly precarious present. Curated by... [Lire la suite]

23 juillet 2019

Seattle Art Museum celebrates the cultural legacy of Paul G. Allen with works from the family collection

Lucian Freud, Large Interior, W11 (after Watteau), 1981–1983, oil on canvas, 73 x 78 in., Paul G. Allen Family Collection, © The Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Images. SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents A Cultural Legacy: A Series of Paintings from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection (July 24, 2019–July 20, 2020). The iterative single-painting exhibition features works by Lucian Freud, Sandro Botticelli, and Georgia O’Keeffe from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, one of the most significant private... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

Major Exhibition Traces the History of Pastel in Art at National Gallery of Art, September 29, 2019, through January 26, 2020

William Merritt Chase, Study of Flesh Color and Gold, 1888, pastel on paper coated with mauve-gray grit (on strainer), overall: 45.7 x 33 cm (18 x 13 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Raymond J. and Margaret Horowitz. Washington, DC—In a major new exhibition opening this fall, the National Gallery of Art will examine the beauty and depth of pastel, tracing its rich history from the Renaissance to the present day. The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art will feature some 70 exquisite... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

The Brooklyn Museum opens 'Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper'

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Head of a Young Man (Tête de jeune homme), 1923. Grease crayon on pink Michallet laid paper, 241/2 x 185/8 in. (62.2 x 47.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Carll H. de Silver Fund, 39.18. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. BROOKLYN, NY.- Showcasing the breadth of the Brooklyn Museum's exceptional works on paper collection, Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper highlights more than one hundred European... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

ARTIST UNKNOWN: Art and Artefacts from the University of Cambridge Museums and Collections at Kettle's Yard

  Kettle’s Yard announces ‘Artist Unknown: Art and Artefacts from the University of Cambridge Museums and Collections’. This groundbreaking exhibition will unite objects dating from antiquity to the 20th century, originating from five continents, all of which have been catalogued as ‘artist unknown’. Combining paintings, drawings and ceramics with wood carvings, scientific instruments, taxidermy and scrimshaw, the exhibition will invite the visitor to interrogate accepted definitions of what art is and who should be considered... [Lire la suite]
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