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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
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.


Camille Pissaro – Madrid – Spain

Camille Pissarro - Field of Cabbages, Pontoise - 1873 - Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on deposit with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Camille Pissarro – Field of Cabbages, Pontoise – 1873 – Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on deposit with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

From 04 June to 15 September 2013 – Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza presente the first monographic exhibition in Spain on the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (1830-1903). A key figure within Impressionism (he wrote the movement’s foundational letter and was the only one of its artists to take part in all eight Impressionist exhibitions from 1874 to 1886), Pissarro was nonetheless eclipsed by the enormous popularity of his friends and colleagues, in particular Claude Monet. Over 80 works – views of the Seine, Parisian perspectives, portraits and self-portraits –and among them the venerable with the long white beard – show how Pissarro was a gifted guardian of the temple. But he never dared the chromatic audacities Monet imagined or the virtuoso group scenes Renoir was so successful at.

Camille Pissarro - Self Portrait - oil on canvas - 1903 - 41 X 33 cm - Tate Britain

Camille Pissarro – Self Portrait – oil on canvas – 1903 – 41 X 33 cm – Tate Britain

he exhibition aim to restore Pissarro’s reputation and presenting him as one of the great pioneers of modern art. Landscape, the genre that prevailed in his output, will be the principal focus of this exhibition, which offers a chronologically structured tour of the places where the artist lived and painted: Louveciennes, Pontoise and Éragny, as well as cities such as Paris, London, Rouen, Dieppe and Le Havre. While Pissarro is traditionally associated with the rural world, to which he devoted more than three decades of his career, at the end of his life he shifted his attention to the city and his late output is dominated by urban views.

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Impressionism: Sensation & Inspiration – Amsterdam – The Netherlands

, 1878. Oil on canvas, 174 x 101.5 cm © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg “]
Until the 13th of January 2013 –  Hermitage Amsterdam

The Hermitage Amsterdam present Impressionism: Sensation & Inspiration: the world-famous Impressionist paintings from the vast collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, are presented in their artistic context.

, 1867. Oil on canvas, 82.3 x 101.5 cm © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg “]
asterpieces 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 focus on contrasts between artistic movements. For instance, visitors can see and experience the sensational quality of Impressionism, the movement that heralded a new age.

, c. 1890–92. Oil on canvas, 92.5 x 73.5 cm © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg “]
ll 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.

 Hermitage Amsterdam

Sorolla. Giardini di luce – Ferrara – Italy

Sorolla - María in the Gardens of La Granja, 1907 - Oil on canvas, cm 56 x 89 - Madrid, Museo Sorolla

Until June 17, 2012 – Palazzo dei Diamanti – Ferrara

This spring, Palazzo dei Diamanti is proud to present for the first time in Italy the works of Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923), one of the most remarkable interpreters of modern Spanish painting.

A protagonist of La Belle Époque and as renowned as Sargent and Boldini as a portrait artist, today Sorolla is considered one of the most fascinating Spanish artists during this crucial period from the late Nineteenth to the early Twentieth centuries, a period notable for the spread of Impressionism and Symbolism.

Ferrara Arte pays homage to Sorolla with an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Patronato de la Alhambra y El Generalife in Granada, the Museo Sorolla, and the Fundación Museo Sorolla in Madrid Curated by Tomàs Llorens, Blanca Pons-Sorolla, María López Fernández and Boye Llorens, the show will travel to Granada and Madrid after Ferrara.

Focusing on a pivotal period in the creative path of the painter, the exhibition presents works from the years of his full maturity and in particular, paintings stemming from his fascination with the theme of the garden and his time in Andalusia. Already successful, Sorolla continued to reflect on his art. In this period he develops a unique voice characterized by a poetic of silence and intimacy, crafting a sophisticated language that resonates astonishingly with contemporary Symbolist and Modernist movements. This introspective process and quest for simplicity is investigated here for the first time, throwing new light on Sorolla’s artistic persona. Similarities between the Spanish painter’s works and those of Giovanni Boldini will also be explored.

An outstanding series of portraits painted from 1906-07 of the painter’s family set in the garden with its fountains opens the exhibition. In paintings such as María dressed as a Valencian peasant, Skipping the rope or Watching fishes, the figures blend into sparkling backgrounds created with brushstrokes of pure colour or trace sinuous shapes on sparkling water. This play between subject and landscape prefigures the modernity seen in Sorolla’s later works.

Sorolla - María dressed as a valencian peasant girl, 1906 - Oil on canvas, cm 189 x 95 - Private Collection

undamental to Sorolla’s development as an artist was his discovery of Andalusia where he stayed regularly between 1908 and 1918. This markedly affected the style of his late maturity, and we perceive a gradual transition from naturalism towards one rich with Symbolist resonances. The exhibition traces his response to this land and its ancient culture, from the magnificent landscapes of the Sierra Nevada which provided material for dreamlike crystalline visions, to his studies of Andalusian subjects such as Joaquína the gypsy, interpreting them with an originality that was far from stereotypical.

What inspired Sorolla most of all in Andalusia were the Moorish gardens and patios of the Alhambra in Granada and the Alcázar in Seville, as can be seen in the extraordinary series of paintings that he dedicated to this theme over the course of a decade. Here, he captures the secluded and solemn charm of the places that profoundly influenced music and poetry in Spain at the time. The vegetation, the marbles, ceramics, fountains, light and colours create a rich sensory counterpoint that resonates through these compositions from which all human presence has been banished. The artist’s brushstrokes linger over the reflections on the water, on the light that seems to dissolve into geometric patterns and on the colourful mosaics of the garden, making them the protagonists in a painting which speaks a language that is ever more pure and refined.

Sorolla - Reflections in a fountain, 1908 - Oil on canvas, cm 58.5 x 99 - Madrid, Fundación Museo Sorolla

ndalusia profoundly changed Sorolla’s work, leading to a style that culminated in the paintings inspired by the garden of his new house in Madrid. The elderly painter spent a lot of energy creating his garden, with a passion that is reminiscent of Monet and his lily pond. He took his inspiration from the verdant corners of Seville and Grenada, bringing from Andalusia fountains, tiles, columns, statues, fruit trees and ornamental plants. And like Monet at Giverny, Sorolla found in his garden an inexhaustible source of inspiration, transferring to the canvas the lessons of simplicity and lyricism he had acquired in Andalusia.

This enthralling narrative unfolds in the rooms of the Palazzo dei Diamanti, interwoven with Sorolla’s life experiences and contemporary culture, through a selection of about 60 paintings and a small selection of drawings and documents, coming from public and private collections, foremost the Museo Sorolla.

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Monet to Picasso. The Batliner Collection – Vienna – Austria

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Two Dancers, ca. 1905. Pastel on card. Batliner Collection. Albertina, Vienna. Photo © Fotostudio Heinz Preute, Vaduz

14 March 2012 – 31 December 2012 – Albertina

In spring 2007, one of Europe’s greatest private collections of classical modern art came to the Albertina as a permanent loan from the Rita und Herbert Batliner Foundation in Liechtenstein.

The Albertina is now in a unique position to compensate for the major gaps in the Austrian state-run museums’ holdings of international modern art with key works of French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, German Expressionism, Fauvism and the Russian avant-garde.

Pablo Picasso- Woman in a green hat, 1947 - Albertina, Vienna - Batliner Collection © Succession Picasso / VBK, Vienna 2011. Photo: © Fotostudio Heinz Preute, Vaduz

The Batliner Collection has received acclaim from museums and connoisseurs for decades. It includes outstanding works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon. These masterpieces can be seen in a new permanent exhibition at the Albertina.

The Batliner Collection is augmented by works from the Forberg Collection in Switzerland, which was also transferred to the Albertina on permanent loan.

Herbert and Rita Batliner began collecting art nearly half a century ago. Due to their close friendship with the legendary art dealer Ernst Beyeler, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting formed a cornerstone of the collection from the very beginning, along with the work of Alberto Giacometti. Exceptional works by Monet such as The Water-Lily Pond, Edgar Degas’ Two Dancers, or Cézanne’s Arc-Tal and Mont Sainte-Victoire landscapes attest to the couple’s passion for French art.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Portrait of a young girl (Elisabeth Maître), 1879 - Albertina, Vienna - Batliner Collection. Photo: © Fotostudio Heinz Preute, Vaduz

Picasso became an additional focal point. Today he is represented in the collection with over 40 works, including ten paintings and numerous drawings and one-of-a-kind ceramics.

In the course of his travels, Herbert Batliner gained familiarity with Russian avant-garde art. He and his wife were inspired by the works they saw in Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, and the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, to build their own fine collection of Russian avant-garde art from 1905-35.

The focus of their acquisitions was on Marc Chagall, but they also sought out works by Natalia Goncharova, Liubov Popova und Mikhail Larionow. The collection includes a major work by Kazimir Malevich, painted as a defiant memory image immediately following the artist’s release from a Stalinist prison.

Kees van Dongen- Woman with Blue Eyes, 1908- Albertina, Vienna - Batliner Collection © VBK, Wien 2009. Photo: © Fotostudio Heinz Preute, Vaduz

The permanent exhibition spans the most fascinating chapters from more than 130 years of art history, from Impressionism to the most recent present. Paintings by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Miró, Klee, Kandinsky, Chagall, and other masters offer a survey of French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, the Fauves, Expressionism, and the Russian avant-garde. With late works by Picasso and exhibits by Rothko and Bacon, the exhibition leads over to the second half of the twentieth century, before it ends with works by contemporary artists such as Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter.

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Willy Eisenschitz, From Secession to Expressionnism – Beijing – China

Willy Eisenschitz

From October 26 to November 8 2011 – The National Art Museum of China

This exhibition of 66 oil paintings, gouaches and toner paintings of Willy Eisenschitz, most of which come from Shici Arts Collection Institution is part of the activities to celebrate thr “40th Anniversary of Sino-Austria Establishment of Diplomatic Relation”.

Willy Eisenschitz was an Austrian artist in the early 1900s. In order to pursue individual arts, in 1912 he moved to the arts capital at that time, Paris. He broadly absorbed features from various schools and combined them, including impressionism, cubism, expressionism, etc. and finally created his own style. He loved nature and got enlightened by landscape in the South of France, especially landscape of Provence. His works, no matter whatever oil painting, gouaches or toner paintings, always expressed bright lines, bright color, hot, bold and full of love and sincere feelings for nature.

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