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Choreographers, composers, poets and visual artists respond to paintings by Renaissance master Titian

Choreographers, composers, poets and visual artists respond to paintings by Renaissance master Titian | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"B LONDON.- /B Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 sees a range of contemporary artists – including choreographers, composers, poets and visual artists respond to paintings by Renaissance master Titian. Their work is displayed at the National Gallery and performed at the Royal Opera House by The Royal Ballet."

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Exhibition at Tate Modern reassesses the work of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch

Exhibition at Tate Modern reassesses the work of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"LONDON.- /B Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye is a major exhibition which reassesses the work of this Norwegian painter. It proposes a ground-breaking dialogue between the artist’s paintings and drawings made in the first half of the 20th century and his often overlooked interest in the rise of modern media, including photography, film and the re-birth of stage production."

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Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia; exhibition explores this classical theme

Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia; exhibition explores this classical theme | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"B PHILADELPHIA, PA.- / The dream of Arcadia, a mythic place of beauty and repose where humankind lives in harmony with nature, has held an enduring appeal for artists since antiquity. With its promise of calm, simplicity, and order, it has served as both an inspiration—the sought for, but never fulfilled ideal of a paradise here on earth—and as an image of refuge, a place that is distant and seemingly protected from the vicissitudes of life."

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Guggenheim presents expansive exhibition of mid-20th century art from the permanent collection

Guggenheim presents expansive exhibition of mid-20th century art from the permanent collection | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
B NEW YORK, NY.- From June 8 to September 12, 2012, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960. Comprising approximately 100 works by nearly 70 artists, the exhibition explores international trends in abstraction in the decade before the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building opened in October 1959, when vanguard artists working in the United States and Europe pioneered such influential art forms as Abstract Expressionism, Cobra, and Art Informel.

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German artist Gerhard Richter opens largest exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris

German artist Gerhard Richter opens largest exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
B PARIS.- /B Gerhard Richter, one of the world's top-selling living artists, launched his largest exhibit to date in Paris on Monday — a show s...
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Antenna International Spring 2012 Newsletter

Antenna International Spring 2012 Newsletter | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

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Metropolitan Museum exhibition explores origins of ancient Egyptian art

Metropolitan Museum exhibition explores origins of ancient Egyptian art | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"B NEW YORK, NY.- /B Some 180 examples of the very earliest works of Egyptian art—created in the Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods, around 4400 B.C.–2649 B.C. (the end of Dynasty 2) from throughout Egypt—are featured in the exhibition The Dawn of Egyptian Art, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Outstanding examples of sculpture, painting, and relief from the collections of the Metropolitan and 11 other museums in the United States and Europe have been gathered for this presentation."

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Matisse, Paires et Séries - review

Matisse, Paires et Séries - review | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
Instructive exhibition at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, examines the method that the artist brought to his canvases...
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Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed at the Royal Academy of Arts | Culture24

Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed at the Royal Academy of Arts | Culture24 | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
Correcting the lack of recognition afforded to a painter whose works offered a valuable social commentary on the 18th century, London's Royal Academy of Arts opens a comprehensive and diverse exhibition revealing Johan Zoffany's extraordinary body...
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Landmark Metropolitan Museum exhibition considers two centuries that shaped the Medieval world

Landmark Metropolitan Museum exhibition considers two centuries that shaped the Medieval world | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"NEW YORK, NY.- At the start of the seventh century, the eastern Mediterranean—from Syria through Egypt and across North Africa—was central to the spiritual and political heart of the Byzantine Empire, ruled from Constantinople (modern Istanbul). Yet, by the end of the same century, the region had become a vital part of the emerging Islamic world, as it expanded westward from Mecca and Medina. Opening March 14 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition represents the first major museum exhibition to focus on this pivotal era in the history of the eastern Mediterranean. Through some 300 exceptional works of art, the groundbreaking presentation will reveal the artistic and cultural adaptations and innovations that resulted during the initial centuries of contact between these two worlds. The works are drawn primarily from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Benaki Museum, Athens, and the collections under the Department of Antiquities of Jordan. Many of these as well as stellar loans from other institutions in North America, Europe, and the Middle East have never been shown before in the United States."

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‘John Chamberlain: Choices’ at Guggenheim Museum

‘John Chamberlain: Choices’ at Guggenheim Museum | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
As installed on the Guggenheim Museum’s curved ramps for the retrospective exhibition “John Chamberlain: Choices,” his sculptures look, inevitably, like mangled wrecks on a speedway.

 

The Guggenheim’s exhibition is the first full-dress Chamberlain survey in this country since 1986. Arriving as it does a mere two months after Mr. Chamberlain’s death, it will, for better or worse, exert a stronger-than-usual influence on his legacy.

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Major Gerhard Richter retrospective celebrating his 80th birthday opens at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Major Gerhard Richter retrospective celebrating his 80th birthday opens at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
B BERLIN (AP).- /B A major retrospective of leading German artist Gerhard Richter's work is opening in Berlin, days after his 80th birthday.
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Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration at the Victoria & Albert Museum | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

LONDON.- To celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the V&A is holding an exhibition of portraits of Her Majesty by photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Presenting highlights of the V&A’s collection of Beaton’s royal photography, Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration will depict The Queen in her roles as princess, monarch and mother and include a number of photographs never before seen, as well as excerpts from Beaton’s diaries and letters.

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Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on view at the Royal Academy of Arts

Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on view at the Royal Academy of Arts | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"B LONDON.- This summer the Royal Academy of Arts presents from paris: A Taste for Impressionism Paintings from The Clark. The exhibition showcases 70 major works, many of which have never been on public display in the UK before. Masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Sisley and Morisot, as well as an exceptional group of more than twenty paintings by Renoir, from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, are shown. The exhibition illustrates the Clark Art Institute’s holdings of French 19th-century art, with particular emphasis upon Impressionism. The exhibition also embraces important works by pre-Impressionist artists such as Corot, Théodore Rousseau and J-F.Millet, as well as examples of highly polished ‘academic’ paintings by Gérôme and Bouguereau."

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Fernand Léger and Henri Laurens: Tête-à-Tête at the Museum Frieder Burda

Fernand Léger and Henri Laurens: Tête-à-Tête at the Museum Frieder Burda | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"B BADEN-BADEN.- wo French artists are at the center of the grand summer exhibition at the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden. Under the title “Léger – Laurens. Tête-à-Tête“, a total of about 80 works by these two renowned artists is being presented from 23 June to 4 November, 2012."

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Impressionist paintings from the State Hermitage Museum on view in Amsterdam

Impressionist paintings from the State Hermitage Museum on view in Amsterdam | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"B AMSTERDAM.- From 16 June 2012 to 13 January 2013, the Hermitage Amsterdam presents Impressionism: Sensation & Inspiration: the world-famous Impressionist paintings from the vast collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, in their artistic context. Masterpieces by pioneers like Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Camille Pissarro are accompanied by the work of other influential French painters from the second half of the nineteenth century, such as Eugène Delacroix and Jean-Léon Gérôme. The exhibition focuses on contrasts between artistic movements. For instance, visitors can see and experience the sensational quality of Impressionism, the movement that heralded a new age. All the paintings, drawings, and sculptures come from the collection of the St. Petersburg Hermitage. Seldom has such a rich survey of this period been on display in the Netherlands."


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Ellsworth Kelly's drawings of plants, flowers, leaves, spanning 60 years, on view at Metropolitan Museum

Ellsworth Kelly's drawings of plants, flowers, leaves, spanning 60 years, on view at Metropolitan Museum | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"B NEW YORK, NY.- /B One of the foremost artists of our day, Ellsworth Kelly may be best known for his rigorous abstract painting.

 

Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings—at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from June 5 through September 3, 2012—will be the first major museum exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist’s drawings of plants, flowers, and leaves. The selection of approximately 75 drawings begins in 1948 during Kelly’s early sojourn in Paris and continues throughout his travels to his most recent work made in upstate New York. The exhibition will include loans from major public and private collections."


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Tracey Emin comes home to Margate with an exhibition of new works at Turner Contemporary

Tracey Emin comes home to Margate with an exhibition of new works at Turner Contemporary | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"MARGATE.- Tracey Emin’s first exhibition in her home town opened at Turner Contemporary on 26 May 2012. She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea: Tracey Emin at Turner Contemporary is conceived specially for Margate, where Emin grew up and which has provided inspiration for many of her most famous art works. The exhibition is part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationawide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK."

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‘Terracotta Warriors’ at Discovery Times Square

‘Terracotta Warriors’ at Discovery Times Square | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

"A new show at Discovery Times Square brings a few of Qin Shihuangdi’s entombed terra-cotta soldiers and much theatricality to New York.

 

Two millenniums ago, when the last shovelful of dirt fell on China’s terra-cotta soldiers, the thought was that they would be seen in this life no more. Buried in an emperor’s tomb, they would thenceforth secure and patrol imperial turf in the afterlife..."

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Damien Hirst Tate Modern retrospective opens

Damien Hirst Tate Modern retrospective opens | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
Cigarette butts, butterflies and that shark go on show as artist shrugs off critic's claim he is a 'spent force'...The blockbuster retrospective brings together 70 works and covers everything Hirst is particularly known for – from pickling sharks and killing flies to painting spots and encrusting a skull with diamonds and selling it for a claimed price of £50m.
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The Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci's ultimate masterpiece, on view at the Louvre

The Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci's ultimate masterpiece, on view at the Louvre | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

B PARIS.- This exhibition aims to present the state of existing knowledge about this now restored masterpiece by bringing together, for the first time since the artist’s death, all of the related works and documents. One hundred and thirty works are thus presented, including two exceptional loans: the Burlington House cartoon from the National Gallery in London and a group of twenty-two drawings by the master lent from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. These works allow visitors to explore the intellectual and artistic journey leading Leonardo to this particular lasting legacy, which has had considerable influence on the development of the arts, from the early sixteenth to the twentieth century.

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First major presentation of Claude’s influence on Turner opens at the National Gallery

First major presentation of Claude’s influence on Turner opens at the National Gallery | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

B LONDON.- The National Gallery’s spring exhibition, Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude, is the first major presentation of Claude’s influence on Turner. Turner’s daring free painting technique and radical approach created a revolution in painting at the beginning of the 19th century. The inspiration for these dramatic developments was the 17th-century artist Claude’s mastery of light on canvas. This exhibition tells the story behind Turner’s inspiration and the revolutionary works that went on to inspire future generations of artists."

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‘Van Gogh Up Close’ at Philadelphia Museum of Art

‘Van Gogh Up Close’ at Philadelphia Museum of Art | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
“Van Gogh Up Close,” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, examines the artist’s relationship to nature at its most intimate.
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How Picasso helped British art turn modern

How Picasso helped British art turn modern | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it

Picasso and Modern British Art. Featuring 60 works by Picasso and many more by British artists he inspired, from Grant and Lewis to Henry Moore and David Hockney, the show charts the Spanish master's huge impact on the British art scene.

The show brings together for the first time seven of only nine works by Francis Bacon known to have survived his attempt to destroy all the paintings he made before 1944.
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Turner & the Elements, at Turner Contemporary, Margate - Seven magazine review - Telegraph

Turner & the Elements, at Turner Contemporary, Margate - Seven magazine review - Telegraph | Museums and cultural heritage news | Scoop.it
A new exhibition sheds fascinating light on Turner's relationship with the four elements...
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