From May 17 to July 15, 2012 – Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand
“Modigliani: A Life in Pictures” brings to Brazil the first time 37 original works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, 22 works of friends, including a picture of Picasso and about 200 pieces of manuscripts, diaries, letters and photographs that trace a panorama of the artist’s life and their counterparts in Paris of the early twentieth century. A work of the MASP collection also includes the show in Sao Paulo. The exhibition is part of the Italy-Brazil Moment and it’s arrived in the country through a partnership of the Modigliani Institut Archives Légales Paris-Rome with the MCA (Museum to open sky).
Another highlight is the 22 works produced by women and friends of Modigliani, which help to contextualize the fruitful period lived by the artist. Three oils of Jeanne Hébuterne his wife, a picture of Picasso, another of Foujita, paintings for four hands with Moise Kisling, and pieces by Marevna, Jacob and others…
Archive for May 13th, 2012
From May 19th, 2012 – State Hermitage Museum
Edgar Degas’ work entitled Place de la Concorde (1876) is on display as part of the Revived Masterpieces series. The characters in the paining are the artist’s friend Ludovic Lepic and his two daughters, crossing the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Completed by the artist in 1876, this canvas is a very important milestone on the work of Edgar Degas and 19th century French painting as a whole. It is simultaneously a realistic portrait, a street scene and an urban landscape in the impressionist key.
For a year and a half, the painting underwent a process of restoration at the Hermitage, the primary goal of which was uncovering the part of the original painting that was caught under the frame. An area with a width of up to 4 cm was not covered with a layer of the lacquer applied later, which also made it possible to verify that the painting was initially made in a silver colour, and then covered with yellow lacquer. Thanks to the painstaking work of the restorers, it was possible to restore the famous canvas to its original condition and restore the true character of the master’s painting.
From June 7, 2012 to September 2, 2012 – Norton Museum of Art
Edward Gorey (1925-2000) is among the rare breed of artist whose work is as much beloved by children as it is by adults. His stories and illustrations carry an Edwardian sophistication while still able to impart the whimsy of an invented world that was all his own. The exhibition features more than 170 works by the master artist and author drawn from The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust. The exhibition includes selections from The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Unstrung Harp, The Doubtful Guest, The Gilded Bat and other well-known publications. Featured are original pen-and-ink illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings, and ephemera.