09 juin 2010

'Taurus: From myth to ritual' @ the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

BILBAO.- From prehistoric times to the Roman age, the bull had pride of place in Mediterranean culture and art, and the image of this magnificent beast appears in myths, ritual ceremonies, games and fiestas. The Renaissance also favoured the iconography of the bull, particularly in connection with the myths of the Minotaur and the Rape of Europa. From the 16th century, art also reflected contemporary interest in representations of the bullfight. Some of the greatest creative artists of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries also focused on... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2010

"Balenciaga. Designing the limits" @ Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1950. Le Musée des Beaux Arts de Bilbao vient d’inaugurer une exposition dédiée au couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (Bilbao 1895-Valence 1972, Espagne), un des personnages les plus influents de l’histoire de la mode. Balenciaga avait ouvert son premier atelier à San Sebastian en 1913 et depuis 1937 jusqu’en mai 1968, il disposait d’une boutique à Paris qui lui avait permis de se convertir en référence dans le milieu de la mode, en constante recherche d’un idéal de perfection et... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2009

'The Splendor of the Renaisance in Aragon' @ the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

A woman walks by two canvases titled “Resurrection of Lazarus”, attributed to Pierrez Chirart, which are on view at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Photo: EFE/Alfredo Aldai BILBAO.- An exhibition of more than one hundred works illustrates how art evolved in Aragon from the Gothic style favoured in the 15th century to the splendour of the Renaissance in the 16th century. Section one of the show includes a small but valuable selection of works that reflect the influence of the international Gothic style and models from Flemish art.... [Lire la suite]