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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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A Retrospective Exhibition Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the House of Dior

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior with an exhibition from July 5th to January 1st, 2018. For the first time, some 300 haute couture gowns will be brought together with fabrics from the atelier, fashion photographs and several hundred archival items, including illustrations, sketches, letters, memorandums […]

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The New British Pottery of the 20th Century

The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in Bristol, the United Kingdom is showing a retrospective exhibition of 20th century British pottery. Twentieth Century British Pottery In the 20th century, a ceramics industry born alongside post-industrial revolution mass production coexisted with a studio system that had a division of labor between artisans who painted and those […]

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The Outsider Painter –– Jean Dubuffet

A forerunner of the art informel movement and an advocate of art brut (or raw art) who expressed a strong interest in the art of children, the mentally ill and primeval cultures, French painter Jean Dubuffet has had a major impact on the international art world. This summer two art museums in Amsterdam are simultaneously […]

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Arp: The Poetry of Forms

Hans Arp (1886-1966) was born in Strasburg, a city where the cultures of France and Germany are intertwined. A fluent speaker of French and German, Arp started off as a poet, and went on to success as a sculptor and painter in France, Germany and Switzerland. The Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands is showing some […]

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Gardens exhibition

The ambitious exhibition on the theme of gardens underway at the Grand Palais offers a comprehensive look at the convergence of art and gardens by examining botanical history and the background of the art of gardens. From a Pompei fresco created in the first half of the first century to installations from contemporary artists, the […]

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World Traveling Exhibition: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

The world traveling exhibition “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting,” likely to be the most talked about art event of this year, has opened at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The exhibition displays 12, or about one third, of Vermeer’s works that exist today, including The Milkmaid , (fig. 1), A Woman Holding a […]

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Musée de L’Orangerie in Paris exhibits “Masterpieces from Bridgestone Museum of Art – The Ishibashi Foundation Collection”

An exhibition of works from the Bridgestone Museum, known for its Ishibashi Foundation collection, will be held from April 5th to August 21st, 2017 for four months at the Musée de L’Orangerie in Paris. The Bridgestone Museum, together with Musée de L’Orangerie and Musée d’Orsay, held the exhibition “Debussy, Music and the Arts” in 2012, […]

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