22 septembre 2017

Celebrations, discussions and unveilings: Demodernising the collection at Van Abbemuseum

Pablo Picasso, Femme en vert, 1909. Collection Van Abbemuseum. Photo: Peter Cox. EINDHOVEN.- To officially open its new collection displays and to launch its three-year programme of exploration and transformation, the Van Abbemuseum is holding three days of activities, workshops and celebrations from 21 to 23 September 2017. Together with L'Internationale, a confederation of six modern and contemporary art institutions, the Van Abbemuseum is working to demodernise the museum, rearrange its permanent collections... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2017

Rooster's ukiyo-e

 Imao Keinen, Rooster and Hen - Keinen Gafu, 1892. Takahashi Biho, Rooster and Hen, Not dated (early 20th C.). Kobayashi Kiyochika, Rooster and Hen, 1915. Hirose Biho, Rooster and Hen, Early 20th century. Kano Naonobu, Rooster and Bamboo. Originally in Edo era. This woodblock version was made in 1925. Takeuchi Keishu, Totenko- A Cock Crows, 1909. Katsushika Hokusai, Rooster, Hen and Chicken with Spiderwort, ca. 1830–33.
26 décembre 2016

Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibits nude art from the Tate Collection

Auguste Rodin, The kiss, 1901-04. Tate: purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953. Image © Tate, London 2016. SYDNEY.- Nude: art from the Tate Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales tells the story of the nude through more than 100 powerful artworks spanning two centuries, as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2016-2017.   The evolution of the nude in Western art is a story of beauty and desire, eroticism and tenderness as well as scandal. From the history... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2016

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein opens exhibition of works from the Hilti Art Foundation

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Torso der Grossen Stehenden, 1910, Hilti Art Foundation.  VADUZ.- The second exhibition of the Hilti Art Foundation has opened in Vaduz. The show focuses on classical modernism and includes works by Gauguin, Picasso, Kirchner, Beckmann and Klee. Contemporary art is prominently featured, with artworks by Imi Knoebel, Gotthard Graubner and Sean Scully amongst others. The exhibition presents 36 selected paintings and sculptures from the internationally renowned private art collection.  After its... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2016

Exhibition pays tribute to one of the greatest art patrons of the early 20th century, Sergei Shchukin

Christian Cornelius Krohn, "Portrait de Sergei Shchukin", 1915 © Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.  PARIS.- Fondation Louis Vuitton presents the exhibition “Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection” from 22 October 2016, to 20 February 2017. The exhibition is part of the official programme of the France-russia year of cultural tourism 2016–17 and constitutes as one of its most prominent events.  The exhibition pays tribute to one of the greatest art patrons of the early 20th century, Sergei... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2016

Exhibition at Mart Rovereto illustrates the origins and development of Divisionism

Gino Severini, Le marchand d'oublies, 1909, Collezione privata [Mart]. ROVERETO .- After its great success in Madrid, Painters of light. From Divisionism to Futurism comes to the Mart Museum in Rovereto, from June 25 to October 9, 2016. The exhibition, which includes masterpieces from the collections of the Mart and prestigious public and private loans, illustrates the origins and development of Divisionism, which played a key role in the Italian artistic renewal between the end of the 19th and early 20th... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2016

Exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner opens at Galerie St. Etienne

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dodo with Japanese Umbrella, 1909. Lithograph in five colors on heavy off-white wove paper. Signed, lower right, and inscribed "Handdruck" (hand-print), lower left. 15" x 12 3/4" (38.1 x 32.4 cm). One of six known impressions (the only impression in these colors); hand-printed by the artist. Gercken 387/a. Private collection. © Galerie St. Etienne NEW YORK, NY.- Galerie St. Etienne presents Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Watercolors and Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection, an... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Major exhibition at Palazzo Fava in Bologna retraces Edward Hopper's career

Edward Hopper (1882 1967), Self-Portrait, 1903-1906. Oil on canvas, 25 15/16 x 22 in. (65.88 x 55.88 cm).Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest (70.1253). ©Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photography by Sheldan C. Collins. BOLOGNA.- Some call him a storyteller, while others consider him the only artist who could capture the very instant – crystallized in time – of a scene, or the essence of a person. After all, it was Edward Hopper himself... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

Christie's Impressionist, Modern & Surreal Art Evening Sales in London total $138,024,707

© Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  LONDON.- Christie’s Evening Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal, in London on 2 February, realised a combined total of £95,917,100 / $138,024,707 / €126,418,738, selling 75% by lot and 87% by value. The top price of the evening was achieved by Max Ernst’s museum-quality work The Stolen Mirror, which sold for £7,642,500 / $10,997,558 / €10,072,815 (estimate: £7-10 million). In total, 27 works of art sold for over £1 million / 34 for over $1 million. Two... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2015

Exhibition at the Belvedere focuses on the women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka

Gustav Klimt, Eugenia (Mäda) Primavesi, 1913-14 © Toyota Municipal Museum of Art VIENNA.- The beginning of the twentieth century saw wide-reaching social and economic changes, not least of which was a rethinking of traditional gender roles. The incipient move toward gender parity provoked vehement counter-arguments on the part of popular theorists such as Otto Weininger. Yet the sexual liberation served men as well as women; both had reason to break out of nineteenth-century moral constraints. The more forthright... [Lire la suite]