14 mars 2011

Yohji Yamamoto @ Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Sleeveless white felt dress with large collar, Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1996-7, Juste des Vêtements exhibition, Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, 2005 © Courtesy of Gael Amzalag LONDON.- This spring the V&A opened the first UK solo exhibition celebrating the life and work of Yohji Yamamoto, one of the world's most influential and enigmatic fashion designers. This installation-based retrospective, taking place 30 years after his Paris debut, features over 80 garments spanning Yamamoto’s career. The exhibition explores... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2010

Raphael's Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel Announced at the V&A

Raphael, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes. Photo © Vatican Museums LONDON.- The V&A announces that four of the ten tapestries designed by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City will go on show in September 2010. These are the original tapestries from the only series designed by Raphael of which examples survive, and are comparable with Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling as masterpieces of High Renaissance art. The tapestries will be displayed alongside the full-size designs for them – the famous Raphael Cartoons,... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2010

"Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill" @ The V&A

The Walpole Cabinet, designed by Horace Walpole and William Kent, cabinet attributed to William Hallett, figures by J.F. Verskovis and medallions by Andrea Pozzo, 1743. Museum no. W.52-1925 LONDON.- A new V&A exhibition will examine Horace Walpole’s extraordinary collection and evoke the magnificent interiors of his house Strawberry Hill, Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture. Following extensive restoration by the Strawberry Hill Trust the house is set to reopen in 2010. The exhibition will bring... [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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02 décembre 2009

New Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Open at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Stained glass panel from the cloister of the Abbey of Mariawald depicting Esau giving up his Birthright. German, 1521. Museum No. C.120-1945 LONDON.- The V&A’s new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries opened, housing one of the world’s most remarkable collections of treasures from the period, including the Becket Casket, Gothic altarpieces and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. There will also be an outstanding collection of Renaissance sculpture by Italian masters such as Donatello and Giambologna. Ten galleries, occupying... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2009

Museums Join Forces to Save Nine Couture Gowns by Madeleine Vionnet from Export

Blue and red floral printed silk afternoon dress, 1931. Madeleine Vionnet, 1931. Purchased with the support of the Friends of the V&A © V&A Images. LONDON.- The V&A, London; The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle; and the Fashion Museum, Bath are delighted to announce that they have jointly acquired nine haute couture gowns designed by French couturier, Madeleine Vionnet for a wealthy British socialite after an export stop was placed on them. This is the first time an export stop has been placed on examples of... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2009

'Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts' @ The Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A’s autumn exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, will be the first to comprehensively explore the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture. It will bring together over 250 magnificent objects, many on loan to the UK for the first time from India’s royal collections. The exhibition will include three thrones, a silver gilt howdah, gem-encrusted weapons, court paintings, photographs, a Rolls Royce, Indian turban jewels and jewellery commissioned from Cartier and Van Cleef... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2009

“Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence” @ the Victoria and Albert Museum

The French sense of balance and proportion reached an apex in the 17th century, inspiring some of the greatest masterpieces of European monumental art. The east facade of the Louvre palace conceived under Louis XIV by the king’s physician, Claude Perrault is one example. The design at left dates to 1664. Photo: The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London. This design for the monument to Dorothy, Lady Brownlow, in St Nicholas's Church Sutton is of pen, ink and wash on paper by William Stanton (1639-1705). It... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2009

Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design @ the V&A

Sculpt wardrobe, 2007 Maarten Baas © Maarten Baas. Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Photograph Maarten van Houten LONDON.- This summer the V&A will explore the recent trend among European designers for limited edition pieces that push the boundaries between art and design. Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design will bring together around 50 objects that share common themes such as fantasy, parody and a concern with mortality. The exhibition will feature furniture, ceramics, lighting and large scale... [Lire la suite]