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  An exhibition presenting an overview of around 100 years’ history of kinetic art is being held in the Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. About 80 art works are exhibited, ranging from two-dimensional art to installation art. The exhibition is subdivided into a number of separate themes including light, movement, rhythm, structure, vibration, space, radiance, immateriality […]

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Pure Rubens

Soon after the death of 17th century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens several hundred oil sketches were found which had been stored in a workshop used by the painter. Most of these sketches, drawn by Rubens in preparation for larger works, were kept within the workshop during the lifetime of the painter. One might refer […]

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The 80th anniversary of Guernica

  Guernica was painted by Picasso after the civilian bombing of the village Guernica in the Spanish civil war. This monumental painting, which depicts the misery of war, is one of the most important works of art produced in the 20th century. The Picasso Museum in Paris is currently holding the exhibition “Guernica” in cooperation […]

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Exhibition: Delacroix (1798-1863)

  Currently on display at the Louvre is an exhibition of many major works by Eugène Delacroix, a painter who has been greatly influential to future generations. Much of his body of work comes from the collection of the Louvre. This is the first retrospective since the 1963 Paris exhibition (the centenary year of his […]

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Fernand Léger

BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium is hosting a major retrospective of the early 20th century French painter Fernand Léger. Displaying some 100 works and a wide array of archival documents, the exhibition offers a broad examination of the artist whose ambitious and experimental achievements in art and design left a diverse collection of not just paintings, […]

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Charles I: King and Collector

  Charles I, the 17th century King of England, was also a world famous art collector of the times. His collection comprised some 1,500 paintings and 500 sculptures, including many pieces by Titian, Holbein, Dürer, Rubens and Van Dyck. The collection was sold following the execution of Charles during the Puritan revolution. Some works were […]

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Masked Warriors. Battle State of the Samurai

  The exhibition “Masked Warriors. Battle State of the Samurai” will be on view at the Japan Museum SieboldHuis in Leiden, the Netherlands, until May 27. The show examines Nō masks as a key to reveal the ties between Nō and the samurai culture. Upon entering the exhibition room, a resplendent karaori brocade Nō costume […]

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Modigliani

After a decadent life seeped in drugs and alcohol, the painter Modigliani died at the young age of 35. The Tate Modern is holding a retrospective that includes 100 of his works until April 2, 2018. A Sculptor’s Approach The most famous work by Modigliani is his nudes (fig. 1). In a simplified form, the […]

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Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

The exhibition “Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites” at The National Gallery in London highlights the influence that Van Eyck and his use of mirrors had on the Pre-Raphaelites. The Pre-Raphaelites and Van Eyck Van Eyck’s 15th century Portrait of Arnolfini and His Wife (fig. 1) inspired the 19th century English painters William Holman Hunt, […]

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Japanese Architecture Exhibition at Centre Pompidou Metz in France

  The Japanese architecture exhibition at Centre Pompidou Metz in France, “Japan-ness: Architecture and urbanism in Japan since 1945” is the first large-scale exhibition in Europe that surveys Japanese architectural history from postwar to present day through the works of 118 Japanese architects and artists. Japan-ness Japan-ness is a concept presented by Arata Isozaki in […]

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