15 janvier 2010

"Impressionnisme, une Renaissance Moderne" @ Fondation Mapfre à Madrid

Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Le fifre, 1866. Huile sur toile. H. 160 ; L. 97 cm. Paris, musée d'Orsay, legs du comte Isaac de Camondo, 1911 © photo RMN, Hervé Lewandowski MADRID.- Fundación MAPFRE and the Musée d’Orsay jointly present the exhibition, Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay which will be on view through April 22. The exhibition includes approximately 100 paintings from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection and highlights the work of nearly 40 artists including Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Manet,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2010

Le Victoria and Albert Museum va ouvrir un deuxième site dans le nord de l'Ecosse, à Dundee

V&A director Mark Jones said the project would be productive for both sides of the partnership. Photograph: Murdo Macleod LONDRES (ROYAUME-UNI) [15.01.10] – Le Victoria and Albert Museum va ouvrir un deuxième site dans le nord de l'Ecosse, à Dundee. Le « V&A at Dundee » est prévu pour ouvrir d'ici 5 ans, avec un budget de construction de 47 millions de livres, qui reste encore à finaliser. Le but est d'en faire un centre de recherche en design accueillant des expositions itinérantes. Un concours d'architecture a été... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2010

Nobuyoshi Araki, Untitled (2/2008,) 2008.

Nobuyoshi Araki, Untitled (2/2008,) 2008. Laserchrome print, 8.25 x 11 inches, (21 x 29.7 cm). Signed in marker on verso. Estimate: from $2,500 to $3,500Notes: Nobuyoshi Araki is arguably Japan’s greatest living photographer – and certainly its most controversial. Much of Araki’s work confronts taboo subjects such as sex, nudity and death head on. And yet his subjects range from poetic scenes of old Tokyo to sensual close-ups of exotic flowers as well as, most notoriously, erotic images of women bound in rope. Nobuyoshi Araki... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2010

Hongkong se rêve toujours en centre culturel de l'Asie

Projet du West Kowloon Cultural District, Architect: Foster + Partners. images : Foster + Partners HONGKONG (CHINE) – Le gouvernement de Hongkong a annoncé l’inauguration des premiers bâtiments d'un des plus importants complexes culturels au monde, le West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) à l'horizon 2014-2015. Après des années de consultations, Hongkong souhaite accélérer le chantier. Trois théâtres, un opéra, quatre musées, un centre d'art contemporain, un amphithéâtre aquatique, 4 piazzas, et un gigantesque auvent conçu... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2010

Experts Restored Part of Venice's Gothic Palazzo Ducale

A view of the "Scala dei Giganti" (stairway of giants) part of the inner courtyard of the "Palazzo Ducale di Venezia". AP Photo/Luigi Costantini The gothic palace in St. Mark's Square housed the city's top official, the Doge, when Venice was the capital of an independent and powerful republic. The museum that now preserves the palace said Thursday that experts had restored the facades overlooking an internal courtyard and the adjoining Church of St. Nicholas. During the work on what was the Doge's private... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2010

Getty Adviser, Bernard Ashmole, Concerned Statue was Looted

Unknown and Unknown maker, perhaps by a pupil of Lysippos, 'Statue of a Victorious Youth', 300 - 100 B.C. Bronze with copper inlays. (151.5 x 70 x 27.9 cm) 59 5/8 x 27 9/16 x 11 inches. Accession No. 77.AB.30. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California. LOS ANGELES, CA (AP).- An adviser to billionaire J. Paul Getty had concerns about whether an ancient bronze statue destined for Getty's world-famous museum had been properly removed from Italy, it was reported Thursday. A 1976 letter from now-deceased Getty... [Lire la suite]