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Art is not a thing; it is a way. -Elbert Hubbard
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Turning Points in Picasso's Life Are Portrayed in Two Films

Turning Points in Picasso's Life Are Portrayed in Two Films | Art You Need | Scoop.it
Two events in Pablo Picasso's life -- his emotional upheaval while painting his masterpiece "Guernica" and being accused of stealing the Mona Lisa -- are at the heart of new movies by two of Spain's veteran directors.
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Susan Sheehan Gallery - Recent Acquisitions

Susan Sheehan Gallery - Recent Acquisitions | Art You Need | Scoop.it

Great new acquisitions at the Susan Sheehan Gallery- so wonderful that we can see it all online.  I know where I'm going on my next gallery outing...

 

Albers, de Kooning, and more.

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News & Events- Ashmolean Museum

News & Events- Ashmolean Museum | Art You Need | Scoop.it

Following an 8 month campaign and with donations from hundreds of members of the public, the Ashmolean Museum has succeeded in raising £7.83 million to acquire Edouard Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus and keep it in the United Kingdom. The painting was purchased by a foreign buyer in 2011 for £28.35 million. Following advice from the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art, the picture was judged to be of outstanding cultural importance and was placed under a temporary export bar until 7 August 2012 by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey. Under the terms of a private treaty sale, the painting was made available to a British public institution for 27% of its market value, and it was purchased through the London Fine Art agent, Robert Holden Ltd. It is the most significant acquisition in the Ashmolean’s history.

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New investigations in representational painting on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

New investigations in representational painting on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash | Art You Need | Scoop.it

NEW YORK, NY.- Mitchell-Innes & Nash announces In plain sight, a summer
group exhibition which explores new investigations in representational painting
by New York based artists Anna Conway, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Van Hanos, Nancy
de Holl, Timothy Hull, Andrew Kuo, Jeanette Mundt, Nolan Simon, Mamie Tinkler
and Roger White. The exhibition is on view in the Chelsea Gallery from July 19
through August 17.

In the past few years, much attention has been paid
to the popularity of abstract painting by emerging artists, with figurative or
representational work being seen as limited or overburdened. After all the
rhetoric and debate surrounding the death of the medium, why would a
contemporary artist still choose paint out of the endless options one has to
capture reality? To wit, the role of a photograph at present can be as
subjective as that of a painting– easily manipulated and made unreliable. To
make new representational painting, and make it affecting, then, becomes even
more of a challenge, coexisting in constant competition with all the other
imitations of life which now surround us.

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Manet in Black | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Edouard Manet’s friend, the poet Charles Baudelaire, described black as the color of the nineteenth century. Manet was a master in the use of black, asserting his bold and subtle imprint on a range of subjects, from exotic Spanish dancers to the horses and spectators at a thrilling Paris racetrack. This exhibition celebrates Manet’s brilliant achievements as a graphic artist. Known as the painter of modern life and the father of Impressionism, Manet was also an exceptionally gifted printmaker and draftsman, among the most daring and innovative of the nineteenth centu

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Looted art back in Afghan museum

Looted art back in Afghan museum | Art You Need | Scoop.it
The British Museum assists in the return of 843 artefacts to Afghanistan, almost 20 years after they were stolen or smuggled abroad.
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Sotheby's Paris announces sale of the Marcel Brient Collection of Contemporary art

Sotheby's Paris announces sale of the Marcel Brient Collection of Contemporary art | Art You Need | Scoop.it
PARIS.- Sotheby’s announced the sale of part of the Marcel Brient Collection of Contemporary Art, to be held in Paris on 25th September 2012 and consisting of around 100 lots reflecting the collecting career of this intuitive, free-thinking Frenchman. The ensemble presents a rich overview of creation in France since the 1960s, and of the extraordinary diversity of the artists involved. In the words of Stefano Moreni, Head of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s France: ‘Although this ensemble selected from the Marcel Brient Collection makes no claim to be exhaustive, it will offer collectors from France and around the world a deeply varied insight into the work of artists in France over the last forty years, and a rare opportunity to acquire works that occupy a major role in the history of art.’

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Installation Photos

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Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City May 15, 2012–Through November 4, 2012 (weather permitting)  

Artist Tomás Saraceno (born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973) has created a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

 

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Aleksandra Mir: The Seduction of Galileo Galilei at The Whitney

Aleksandra Mir: The Seduction of Galileo Galilei at The Whitney | Art You Need | Scoop.it

Aleksandra Mir (b. 1967) develops projects that take her around the world to examine the dynamics of popular cultural myths and historical events. In The Seduction of Galileo Galilei (2011), Mir engages in a dialogue with the seventeenth-century Italian “father of modern science,” in a new video work that documents a collaborative, Galileo-inspired gravitational experiment. A selection of collages from Mir’s series The Dream and the Promise (2008–2009) will accompany the video installation. These works, which combine religious iconography with images and symbols of space travel, allude to the complicated, and not always contentious, relationship between science and faith.

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Sport and Fashion

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Sport and Fashion SPORT and FASHION

From 4 February, continuing throughout 2012

 

 

 

In the year of the 2012 Olympics, this special display at the Fashion Museum in Bath examines the close connection between active sportswear and fashion by showcasing examples of historic sportswear from the museum collection alongside modern fashions and the very best of today’s sportswear.  

 

Historic highlights include a cream wool suit with red and blue stripes worn by a member of the Park Tobogganing Club in London in the 1880s, and also beautifully tailored Victorian century riding habits. There is also a monogrammed cream silk tennis dresses from the 1920s, and swimsuits and swimming costumes for men and for women. All are part of the Fashion Museum’s world-famous collection of historic dress.

 

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Delaware Art Museum-100 Works for 100 Years

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Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum holds a renowned collection that focuses on American art and illustration as well as the British Pre-Raphaelites.

Happy 100 years!

 

As part of the year-long celebration of the Museum's Centennial, this exhibition will feature one or more works of art for each year of the Museum’s existence.

 

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Two Italian art historians claim to discover as many as 100 works by Caravaggio

Two Italian art historians claim to discover as many as 100 works by Caravaggio | Art You Need | Scoop.it

Two Italian art historians claim to have discovered as many as 100 works, most of them drawings, by a very young Caravaggio

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First U.S. exhibition of Chinese artist Wang Guangle on view at The Pace Gallery

First U.S. exhibition of Chinese artist Wang Guangle on view at The Pace Gallery | Art You Need | Scoop.it

NEW YORK, NY.- Pace presents the first U.S. exhibition of Chinese artist Wang Guangle, on view at 534 West 25th Street, New York, through August 17.

 

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Art celebrates Sandy Row history

Art celebrates Sandy Row history | Art You Need | Scoop.it
A new artwork celebrating the history of Belfast's Sandy Row has been unveiled in the city. 

The 30-feet (9m) long artwork, has been erected on a wall in Stroud Street, on the former site of the Moyola Arms pub.

It was created by the artist Ed Reynolds and was commissioned by Belfast City Council.

The series of paintings also feature images of tram workers, reflecting the tramway which once terminated in the area.

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OUT OF THE BOX: Artists Play Chess | World Chess Hall of Fame

OUT OF THE BOX: Artists Play Chess | World Chess Hall of Fame | Art You Need | Scoop.it

Although this exhibition is over, browse through the images for some wonderful interpretations of the game.

 

OUT OF THE BOX: Artists Play Chess is an exploration of artworks that consider chess both at the formal level and at the level of actual play.

Comprising a wide breadth of media, these artworks demonstrate an integration of chess that goes beyond the visual, incorporating elements of play or strategy that invite the viewer to reflect on the game’s intricate operations. The theme of this exhibition will remind many of the chess-inspired strategic maneuvers of one of the twentieth century’s most respected and controversial artists, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), whose intellectual depth, ironic wit, and playful spirit are echoed in the similarly challenging, irreverent, and quixotic works in this gallery. These artworks demonstrate how the nature of the game complicates and enriches static media such as sculpture, or time-based media such as video, and draws the spectator into the work in a way that is truly inimitable to chess.

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Chris Salter presents a large installation of light and sound produced during his residency at LABoral

Chris Salter presents a large installation of light and sound produced during his residency at LABoral | Art You Need | Scoop.it

North American artist and researcher Christopher Salter presents n-Polytope.
Behaviours in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis, a large-scale audiovisual
performance employing today’s existing technology to reinterpret the spectacular
architectural environments imagined by the Greek architect and composer in the
1960s and 70s of the last century.

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Silver, Salt, and Sunlight | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Silver, Salt, and Sunlight | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Art You Need | Scoop.it

I'm going to Boston next month. One day, to see all I can see of these exhibits. The list is remarkable!  I am looking forward to this in particular: The invention of photography in 1839 was a pivotal achievement that changed the course of cultural history. The early years of the medium were rich in experimentation. As each process and technique was invented, artists enthusiastically explored new possibilities for visual recording and expression. This exhibition celebrates the golden age of early photography in France and Britain, the two countries in which the medium was simultaneously invented.

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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Pedro Barbeito

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Pedro Barbeito
Pop Violence

July 15 to September 30, 2012

Spanish-born, New York-based artist Pedro Barbeito's exhibition at The
Aldrich presents a series of work ranging from 2005 to the present. The
paintings in Pop Violence are based on images of war drawn from American
entertainment and news media. For Barbeito, these works address the formative
role of violence in contemporary life, from a political ethos driven by "terror"
and deception to the aesthetics of visual assault prevailing in popular culture.
Drawing upon the anxieties of an age when we are afforded, primarily through the
Internet, unprecedented visual access to the violence of war and political
strife (the conflict in Iraq and the Abu Ghraib images of torture, for example),
these canvases materialize through painting the ubiquitous command found in most
NYC transportation hubs: "If you see something, say something."

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Space shuttle Enterprise set to open to public at the Sea, Air and Space Museum

Space shuttle Enterprise set to open to public at the Sea, Air and Space Museum | Art You Need | Scoop.it

I have a VIP pass to the shuttle exhibit- can't wait to see it!

 

NEW YORK (AP).- The last time some New Yorkers saw the space shuttle Enterprise, it was zipping around the city, riding piggyback on top of a modified jumbo jet past the Statue of Liberty and other local landmarks. Others got to lay eyes on it as it sailed up the Hudson River on a barge. Today, following its April and June sojourns, the piece of NASA history is on the move no more. The Enterprise, a 150,000-pound mammoth of a flying machine, goes on public display Thursday at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's new Space Shuttle Pavilion. Encased in the center of an accommodating inflatable dome, the shuttle will be available for visitors to admire up close from just feet away.

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British Museum opens a major exhibition on the world and works of William Shakespeare

British Museum opens a major exhibition on the world and works of William Shakespeare | Art You Need | Scoop.it

The exhibition creates a unique dialogue between an extraordinary array of objects – from great paintings and rare manuscripts to modest, everyday items of the time – and the plays and characters that have had a richer cultural legacy than any other in the western world. Among the objects linked to Shakespeare and his works are the Funeral Achievements of Henry V, which were on public display at Westminster Abbey in Shakespeare’s time and were written into the prologue of act five of Henry V, as ‘his bruisèd helmet and his bended sword’. The striking portrait of Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun, Moroccan Ambassador to Queen Elizabeth I, depicts the head of a delegation of soldiers from Barbary who came to London in 1600 on a state visit. The presence of these men had a great impact on London at the time. They were a source of fascination and of fear. El-Ouahed and his men were in the city for six months and would certainly have been known to Shakespeare: they may well have informed the character of Othello, the soldier and ‘noble moor’.

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American Abstract Artists | About

American Abstract Artists | About | Art You Need | Scoop.it
American Abstract Artists is an artist-run organization which exists to promote the exposure and understanding of abstract and non-objective art. Its programs established AAA as a major forum for exchanging ideas and presenting abstract art.
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Whitney Museum of American Art: Yayoi Kusama

Whitney Museum of American Art: Yayoi Kusama | Art You Need | Scoop.it
The Whitney Museum of American Art. Explore works, exhibitions, and events online. Located in New York City.

Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama’s career.

Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water, a work in the Whitney’s collection, is being shown in conjunction with Yayoi Kusama and is on view in the Lobby Gallery.

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Currier.org

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The Currier Museum of Art. Located in Manchester New Hampshire.

Now Showing:

Cristi Rinklin: Diluvial
Organized by the Currier Museum of Art
June 9, 2012 – September 9, 2012

This summer, museum visitors will be absorbed in an imaginary landscape of dazzling color and light when they enter Cristi Rinklin’s new immersive installation created specifically for the Currier. The museum’s collection and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows in the Putnam Gallery inspired this project, which re-interprets the drama of nineteenth-century sublime landscape paintings through a contemporary lens.

 

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Brooklyn Museum acquires rare painting from colonial Peru

Brooklyn Museum acquires rare painting from colonial Peru | Art You Need | Scoop.it

"A Merry Company along the Banks of the Rimac River" was painted in the 18th century in Lima. It comes from the viceroyalty of Peru.

The museum purchased the painting by the unknown artist with proceeds from the sale of another work in its collection.

It says it's a work that would have been displayed in an elite household "as a visible demonstration of the owner's ... privilege within the Spanish empire."

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Museum of the City of New York : Activist New York

Museum of the City of New York : Activist New York | Art You Need | Scoop.it
Embracing the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrating its cultural diversity, the Museum of the City of New York is Your City Museum!

Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation.          

 

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