23 avril 2009

"Henry VIII: Man and Monarch" @ the British Library

King Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger (detail) By Kind permission of The Worshipful Company of Barbers LONDON.- To mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, historian and broadcaster Dr David Starkey will guest-curate a major exhibition at the British Library, London. Important and rarely displayed items from the British Library’s unrivalled Henry VIII collections, including correspondence, key official documents, maps and books from the King’s own library, will be exhibited alongside loans from... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2009

'New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004' @ The Morgan Library & Museum

Irving Penn (b. 1917), Pablo Picasso, Cannes, France, 1957, Gelatin silver print, selenium toned (2000), 26 3/4 x 26 9/16 in., Purchased as the gift of Richard L. Menschel and with the support of The Horace W. Goldsmith, Fund for Americana and The Margaret T. Morris Fund; 2007.69. Copyright 1960 by Irving Penn. NEW YORK.- Spurred by its highly successful 2006 expansion and renovation, The Morgan Library & Museum simultaneously continued to build its renowned collections. The results of this effort are unveiled in the... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2009

Les musées parisiens en noctune

Envie de découvrir les collections permanentes en toute tranquillité ? Marre des interminables files d’attente en journée ? Soif de culture après une longue journée de travail ? Ou tout simplement, envie d’un bon restaurant dans un cadre agréable ? Voici un recensement des musées parisiens ouverts le soir. LUNDI Centre Georges Pompidou : ouvert jusqu’à 21h. Fermeture des caisses à 20h. Évacuation des salles à 20h45. Restaurant : service assuré jusqu’à 00h45. Fermeture à 2h. Café Mezzanine : ouvert jusqu'à 20h30.Librairie :... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2009

"Infinitum" @ the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice

Gonzales Coques (1614-1684), “An unfinished portrait of a man posting a letter, in an interior”, 1640, 56 x 44 cm, Oil on canvas, Private Collection, Belgium VENICE.- The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Vervoordt Foundation announce Infinitum, taking place in the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice from 6 June until 15 November, 2009. With In-finitum, the trilogy which started with Artempo: Where Time Becomes Art (Venice, 2007) and continued with Academia: Qui es-tu? (Paris, 2008) will come full circle. Once again set in the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2009

"Une image peut en cacher une autre; Arcimboldo - Dalí - Raetz" au Grand palais

Salvador Dalí, Crâne avec danseuse, 1932. Huile sur toile, 24.5 x 19.5 cm. Vaduz, Sammlung Merz, courtesy Kunstmuseum Liechtens Fascinés par les phénomènes optiques et curieux d'explorer leur médium, les artistes sont à l'origine d'une longue histoire où ils jouent aussi bien avec l'image qu'avec le spectateur. Trouvant un support à l’imagination dans des formes naturelles ou accidentelles, ils ont fait de même avec leurs propres créations. Ils suggèrent des aspects implicites ou cachés et multiplient les manières de voir et... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2009

"Baroque 1620 – 1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence" @ the V&A’s, London.

The Interior of St Peter's in Rome, Giovannni Paolo Panini & studio, Before 1742 © The National Gallery, London LONDON.- The magnificence and splendour of Baroque, one of the most opulent styles of the 17th and 18th centuries, is the subject of the V&A’s spring exhibition. The exhibition will reflect the complexity and grandeur of the Baroque style, from the Rome of Borromini and Bernini to the magnificence of Louis XIV's Versailles and the lavishness of Baroque theatre and performance. On display will be religious... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2009

"JMW Turner (1775-1851) and Mark Rothko (1903-1970" @ Tate Britain

JMW Turner, A Pink Sky above a Grey Sea circa 1822 © Tate. Gouache and watercolour on paper, 188 x 227 mm LONDON.- Tate Britain brings together two of the world’s most iconic and influential painters, JMW Turner (1775-1851) and Mark Rothko (1903-1970). As part of the BP British Art Displays, this unique display of works from the Tate Collection will be on show from 23 March to 26 July 2009. The links between these two artists are well documented. After visiting an exhibition of Turner’s works at the Museum of Modern Art in New... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2009

"Galileo. Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope" @ Florence Palazzo Strozzi 13 March-30 August 2009

Peter Paul Rubens, Saturno che divora uno dei figli. Olio su tela; 180×87 cm; 1636-1638 FLORENCE.- Galileo’s first celestial discoveries date to exactly 400 years ago, and to mark this fourth centenary the United Nations has declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy. Florence has decided to pay homage to the human and intellectual epic of one of its most ingenious sons with a lavish and spectacular exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi through August 30, 2009: Galileo. Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the telescope. The... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2009

125 Gifts Initiative for the IMA's 125th Anniversary

St. Luke, about 1610-1614, El Greco and workshop, Spanish, oil on canvas, The Clowes Fund Collection. INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today the successful completion of its goal to secure 125 gifts to the permanent collection in honor of the Museum’s 125th anniversary. Ranging from old masters to contemporary works, the gifts include paintings, textiles, sculpture, prints and design arts, enriching each of the IMA’s collecting areas. “No single factor is more important to the Museum’s legacy than the... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2009

Eurantica Brussels, ce week-end

More than 28,000 visitors will be welcomed at this major spring meeting BRUSSELS.- Located in the prestigious Hall 5 of Brussels Expo for the last 5 years, Eurantica Fine Art & Antiques Fair, takes place from Friday 20 to Sunday 29 March 2009. For this 28th edition, Eurantica Brussels brings together 150 antique dealers and galleries from all over Europe chosen by the selection committee made up of independent experts. More than 28,000 visitors, 20% of them foreigners, (collectors, dealers, antique and art lovers) will be... [Lire la suite]
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