30 octobre 2010

Tronies: Dialogue Between Marlene Dumas and the Old Masters @ Haus der Kunst in Munich

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, Porträt eines Narren, um 1596. Öl auf Holz, 46,5 x 33,5 cm. Collection Theater Instituut Nederland *MUNICH.- The dialogue-exhibition contrasts works by Marlene Dumas with historical examples of the Tronie art form. Tronies are portrait paintings that are characterized by a particularly virtuosic handling of the artistic means, intense expressiveness and individual physiognomy. It was only recently that Tronies were discovered to be an independent form of painting through art historical research.... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2009

Ai Weiwei @ Haus der Kunst

Ai Weiwei, Soft Ground, 2009. Wool, 3560 x 1060 cm © Ai Weiwei; and Rooted upon, 2009, 100 pieces of tree trunks, 640 x 3500 x 1100 cm © Ai Weiwei; and Fairytale, 2007, 1001 Chinese visitors. Wallpaper from digital photographs © Ai Weiwei. MUNICH.- "How is it possible that such technical refinement and craftsmanship were able to develop and unfold in China under imperial tyranny? For me the Haus der Kunst, which was commissioned by Hitler for exhibitions of German art, provides the contextual and formal framework in which... [Lire la suite]
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