15 avril 2009

'Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts' @ The V&A’s

Maharaja Sir Sri Krishnaraja Wodiyar IV Bahadur of Mysore, 1906 K Keshavayya ©V&A Images LONDON.- The V&A’s autumn exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, will be the first to comprehensively explore the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture. It will bring together over 250 magnificent objects, many on loan to the UK for the first time from India’s royal collections. The exhibition will include three thrones, a silver gilt howdah, gem-encrusted weapons, court paintings,... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2009

Grosz Heirs File Suit Against MoMA for Artworks Unlawfully Taken During Nazi Era

George Grosz, Self-Portrait with Model. Photo: Courtesy Rowland & Petroff NEW YORK, NY.- The heirs of George Grosz, a famous Weimar period artist and relentless critic of the Nazis and German military establishment, filed suit in New York on Friday, April 10, 2009 against the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for refusing to return three artworks created by Grosz and left behind by him when he fled Germany in 1933 to avoid Nazi threats against his life. The artworks, Portrait of the Poet Max Herrmann-Neisse, Self-Portrait with... [Lire la suite]
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