Archive for January, 2016

Hans Robert Pippal – Vienna – Austria

Hans Robert Pippal Vienna, 8th district. Theater in der Josefstadt in Winter, ca. 1975 Pastel on Ingres paper Albertina, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

Hans Robert Pippal
Vienna, 8th district. Theater in der Josefstadt in Winter, ca. 1975
Pastel on Ingres paper
Albertina, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

From 22 January to 28 March 2016 – Albertina
Many people know Hans Robert Pippal (1915–1998) above all for his charming views of Vienna. And indeed, it was with great passion that this perhaps “most Viennese” of 20th-century Austrian painters devoted himself to his hometown. Pippal painted representative streets and buildings like the Ringstrasse, the State Opera, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Graben, as well as atmospheric scenes from Vienna’s outer districts. He was virtually unexcelled at capturing the city’s atmosphere as it changed over the course of the day and the seasons.
The artist’s entire oeuvre is characterised by the desire to catch up to international figurative modernism following the war, as well as by his struggle to arrive at an appropriate style for his respective motifs or themes.

Hans Robert Pippal Young Girl in Front of Flower Cart, 1957 Pastel Albertina, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

Hans Robert Pippal
Young Girl in Front of Flower Cart, 1957
Pastel
Albertina, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

While Pippal’s paintingsof cities are oriented toward late impressionism, his early illustrations take after those of Alfred Kubin. And the small number of his works that deal with Christian content follow the example of Georges Rouault, a central figure of modern religious painting. The stylistic diversity employed by Pippal is by no means random eclecticism, but rather bears witness to the artists’ constant quest to find an adequate form of artistic expression for the motif at hand.This makes his artistic output a highly individual contribution to the history of modern fine art in Austria.

Albertina


Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show – West Palm Beach – Florida

David Abed  Nebulous I Oil on Copper panel Courtesy of Gallery Edermaus - Chicago

David Abed
Nebulous I
Oil on Copper panel
Courtesy of Gallery Edermaus – Chicago

February 11-16, 2016 – Palm Beach County Convention Center
One of the most anticipated events of the season, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will celebrate its 13th Year as a hallmark to the community when it returns to the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Presidents’ Day weekend, with an extended show format of 7 days.

A pair of Art Deco Diamond and Sappire Bracelets Courtesy of Fred Leighton - New York - NY

A pair of Art Deco Diamond and Sappire Bracelets
Courtesy of Fred Leighton – New York – NY

Palm Beach Show Group


Paz Errázuriz’s photography – Madrid – Spain

Evelyn I, Santiago, from the series Adam’s apple, 1987 Gelatin-silver print Daros Latin America Collection, Zürich

Evelyn I, Santiago, from the series Adam’s apple, 1987
Gelatin-silver print
Daros Latin America Collection, Zürich

 

Until February 28th, 2016 – FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza – Exhibition Hall
Paz Errázuriz’s photography emerged in her native country, Chile, in the first half of the 1970s in a political context dominated by the brutality of the Pinochet dictatorship.

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Her first steps were influenced by an extremely tense and uncertain social situation which affected the lives of opponents of the coup d’êtat. Going out on the street with a camera was risky for anyone aiming to capture events as they happened and was also perceived as a threat by the military regime. It was even less common to see a woman undertaking the type of investigations characteristic of photography.

In 1980 Paz Errázuriz presented her first solo exhibition, entitled Personas [People], at the Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano in Santiago. The following year she and some fellow photographers co-founded the Asociación de Fotógrafos independientes (AFI).

Miss Piggy II, Santiago, from the series The circus, 1984 Vintage gelatin-silver print Courtesy of the artist

Miss Piggy II, Santiago, from the series The circus, 1984
Vintage gelatin-silver print
Courtesy of the artist

During that dark period, Errázuriz’s self-taught photographic gaze focused on homeless people sleeping rough, scraping a living or destitute. This series, Los dormidos [The sleepers], offers a notably unheroic vision of the country, immersed in poverty. Also at that time and throughout the 1980s, Errázuriz turned her inquisitive eye on the lifestyles of the country’s wealthy classes, who displayed their fortunes in the areas of Las Condes and La Dehesa in Santiago.

Fundacion Mapfre


American artist Romaine Brooks and the roaring twenties – Venice – Italy

Romaine Brooks, “Autoritratto”

Romaine Brooks, “Autoritratto”

Until March 13, 2016 – Venice, Palazzo Fortuny

Beatrice Romaine Goddard was one of the most representative figures of the artistic scene of the 1920s
Paintings, drawings, photographs _ With this exhibition, the first ever in Italy to be dedicated to the American artist Romaine Brooks, we discover the non-conformist, refined and cosmopolitan community that animated the most sophisticated cultural circles of the Belle Époque in Paris, Capri and Venice: Jean Cocteau, Paul Morand, Luisa Casati, Ida Rubinstein and Gabriele d’Annunzio are just some of the characters who were privileged to be immortalised by the artist, famous for her palette of moonlight tones.

Gabriele d'Annunzio

Romaine Brooks, “Gabriele d’Annunzio, il poeta in esilio”, 1912, Olio su tela, 116×95 cm, Paris, Centre Pompidou

Curated by Jérôme Merceron on the basis of a project by Daniela Ferretti, the exhibition arises from the felicitous meeting with Lucile Audouy, a passionate and feisty collector in Paris, who has generously loaned a very important group of works for the exhibition in Venice, many of which never before seen in public.

Romaine Brooks, “La marchesa Casati”, 1920 circa, Olio su tela, 248 x 120 cm, Collezione Lucile Audouy © Photo Thomas Hennocque

Romaine Brooks, “La marchesa Casati”, 1920 circa, Olio su tela, 248 x 120 cm, Collezione Lucile Audouy © Photo Thomas Hennocque

Born in Rome in 1874 to American parents and married to pianist John Ellington Brooks, Beatrice Romaine Goddard was one of the most interesting figures of the artistic scene of the Twenties. Romantically linked to the writer Nathalie Clifford Barney and, simultaneously, to the dancer Ida Rubinstein – her model for many paintings -– the American artist also had an intense relationship with d’Annunzio, whom she immortalised in two famous portraits. Initially influenced by the painting of Whistler, she soon found her unmistakable signature style, one marked by an infinite variety of greys and old pinks and an uncanny ability to capture the soul of her subjects.

However, it is the drawings that are the deepest mirror of her tragic and lonely soul. Charged with a suffering poetry, emotion and mystery, irony and pessimism, these elements blend in the taut line devoid of any decorative frills that almost cuts into the paper without hesitation or second thoughts; they accompany us with modesty and apparent detachment through the meanders of an inner world, constantly poised between light and darkness.

Palazzo Fortuny


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