27 mai 2009

"Talking Art: Louvre Abu Dhabi" @ Gallery One of Emirates Palace, Dubai

Edouard Manet (French, 1832-1883). The Bohemian, 1862. Oil on canvas; 90.5 x 55.3 cm ABU DHABI.- On the occasion of a state visit by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and President Sarkozy today inaugurated a preview experience of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Middle East. The event took place as part of a celebration to mark the commencement of... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2009

"Le bain et le miroir, Soins du corps et cosmétiques à la Renaissance" @ Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d'Ecouen

Dame à sa toilette, Anonyme (d’après François Clouet ?) France, vers 1560. Huile sur bois H.105 x 76 cm. Provenance : collection du Président Bénigne Legouz de Saint-Seine ; saisie révolutionnaire, 1792. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon / Photo François Jay. Cent trente objets et oeuvres d’art sont réunis par le  Musée National de la Renaissance pour restituer au cérémonial de la beauté à la Renaissance toute sa dimension esthétique et sociale. Nécessaires de toilette, palettes à onguents et... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2009

Park West Gallery Launches Dali, Rembrandt, and Picasso Websites

SOUTHFIELD, MI.- Park West Gallery recently launched three website featuring the Park West Salvador Dali Collection of artwork, Rembrandt etchings and Picasso graphic works. This collection is one of the most thoroughly documented and authenticated collections of Dali artwork in existence and the other two websites feature the works that make up the Park West Rembrandt and Picasso Collections. Site visitors can learn about Salvador Dali’s Biblia Sacra, Divine Comedy and Albaretto Editions - sought-after collections of works... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2009

La galerie des Offices lutte contre les termites

Les Offices mènent une campagne pour sauver leurs chefs-d’œuvre attaqués par des termites. Plusieurs chefs-d’oeuvre des Offices, parmi lesquels « La Bataille de San Romano » de Paolo Uccello et le « Triptyque de Portinari » de Hugo van der Goes, sont menacées par des termites qui s’attaquent aux cadres, supports et les sculptures en bois de la célèbre collection florentine. Depuis septembre 2008, 96 œuvres ont été désinfectées par un groupe de spécialistes et au moins 20 autres doivent être urgemment traitées.Dans la mesure où... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2009

'The Emergence of Gay Liberation in New York City' @ The New York Public Library

Diana Davies. Gay Liberation Front marches on Times Square, 1969. NYPL, Manuscripts and Archives Division, Diana Davies Papers NEW YORK, NY.- June 28, 2009 will mark the 40th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots that occurred in Greenwich Village, New York. Many cite the riots as the birth of the Gay Rights Movement in the United States. From June 1969 until June 1970, gays and lesbians in New York City radicalized in an unprecedented way founding several activist groups that created a new vision for Gay Liberation. The... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2009

"Streams and Mountains Without End: Asian Art and the Legacy of Sherman E. Lee" @ the Cleveland Museum of Art

CLEVELAND, OH.- Streams and Mountains Without End: Asian Art and the Legacy of Sherman E. Lee at the Cleveland Museum of Art, on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) from June 27 through August 23, 2009, is a memorial exhibition honoring the late Dr. Sherman E. Lee (1918-2008). Comprising approximately 50 masterworks of Asian art acquired by the museum during Dr. Lee’s tenure of more than three decades as a curator and director of the CMA, Streams and Mountains Without End pays tribute to one of the most important individuals... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2009

'Time Will Tell: Ethics and Choices in Conservation' @ the Yale University Art Gallery

Edward Hopper, Sunlight in a Cafeteria, 1958. Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 60 1/8 in. (102.1 x 152.7 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, Bequest of Stephen Carlton Clark, b.a. 1903 NEW HAVEN, CT.- Time Will Tell: Ethics and Choices in Conservation showcases the important relationship between curators and fine-art conservators as they consider techniques for and approaches to caring for museum objects in their collections. The exhibition, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, demonstrates that no aspect of conservation is... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2009

16th annual International Fine Art Fair from 1st-5th May @ the Park Avenue Armory, NY

Portrait of Lady Mary Fane (1639-1681), seated three-quarter-length, in a brown dress and blue robe, a red curtain behind her, a landscape beyond By Sir Peter Lely, (Soest 1618 -1680 London). EXHIBITOR: Adam Williams Fine Art, New York NEW YORK.- The 16th annual International Fine Art Fair from 1st-5th May at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City proved that while the world’s economy is in fragile shape, the art market remains remarkably resilient. Attendance was significantly up and on a par with... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2009

'The Mind of Leonardo' @ Palazzo Venezia, Roma

The Mind of Leonardo is hosted in the prestigious Palazzo Venezia in Rome. The Roman venue is adorned by significant art works. Photo: EFE ROME.- Although Leonardo is commonly known as a “universal genius”, the exhibitions dedicated to him have almost always focused on some specific area of his activity: art, anatomy, technology, studies on water, on flight, and so on. The Mind of Leonardo offers its visitors a different point of view, inviting them to explore the Genius’ very mode of thinking and his unitary conception of... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2009

'Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World ' @ the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Juan de Valdes Leal, (Spanish, 1622-1690), Allegory of Vanity, 1660. Oil on canvas. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund. INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The first exhibition to examine the religious visual culture of 17th-century Spain and Latin America will open at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on October 11, 2009. Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World brings to life the challenges faced by visual artists such as El Greco, Francisco Zurbarán, Alonso... [Lire la suite]