Tag: sculpture

Picasso and Spanish Modernity – Florence – Italy

Pablo Picasso (Malaga 1881–Mougins 1973) Portrait of Dora Maar 27 March 1939, oil on panel, 60 x 45 cm. Collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía,Madrid, DE01840

Pablo Picasso (Malaga 1881–Mougins 1973) Portrait of Dora Maar 27
March 1939, oil on panel, 60 x 45 cm.
Collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía,Madrid, DE01840


From 20 September 2014 to 25 January 2015 – La Mostra – Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi

The exhibition explores the major themes developed throughout the career of a painter who had the greatest impact on the history of the 20th century: art reflecting on art and on the relationship between the real and the super-real* and between nature and culture, the artist’s heartfelt involvement in the tragedy of unfolding history, the emergence of the monster with a human face, and the metaphor of erotic desire as a primary source of inspiration for the artist’s creativity and world vision.The exhibition also allows visitors to explore Picasso’s multi-faceted personality, the almost symbiotic bond that existed between his art and his life, between the work that he created and the time of his life in which he created it, while History with a capital “H” frequently made powerful inroads both into his pictures and into his life.

Juan Gris (Madrid 1887–Boulogne-Billancourt1927) Harlequin with Violin 1919, oil on canvas, 91.7 x 73 cm. Collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, DE01560

Juan Gris (Madrid 1887–Boulogne-Billancourt1927) Harlequin with Violin
1919, oil on canvas, 91.7 x 73 cm.
Collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, DE01560


P
icasso and Spanish Modernity comprises some ninety works by Picasso and other artists, ranging from painting to sculpture, drawing, engraving and even a film by José Val del Omar, thanks to the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi’s synergistic cooperation with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. The works of art on display include such celebrated masterpieces as Woman’s Head
(1910), Portrait of Dora Maar(1939) and The Painter and the Model (1963) by Picasso, Siurana, the Path(1917) and Figure and Bird in the Night (1945) by Miró and Dalí’s Arlequin (1927), along with Picasso’s drawings, engravings and preparatory paintings for his hugemasterpiece Guernica (1937), none of which have been displayed outside Spain in such vast numbers before now.

Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi


Auguste Rodin – Metamorphoses – Sophia – Bulgaria

The Thinker, large model, 1903 - Colour gesso, 182 x 108 x 141 cm, S. 161 - The Musée Rodin, Paris - Photo: Kristian Baraja

The Thinker, large model, 1903 – Colour gesso, 182 x 108 x 141 cm, S. 161 – The Musée Rodin, Paris -
Photo: Kristian Baraja


30 May – 15 September 2014 – The National Museum of Bulgarian Arts

The Metamorphoses Exhibition presents 80 sculptures by Auguste Rodin and 20 drawings of his from the collection of the Musée Rodin in Paris, displayed in Bulgaria for the first time. This project, initiated by Catherine Chevillot, Director of the Musée Rodin, 18 months ago, includes some of the most well-known and highly valued works of the “father of modern sculpture” as well as some relatively rare works, which have never been exhibited in front of the general public.

Sleep Drops or a Young Mother Kissing Her Child - Graphite crayon and water colour on paper, 25 x 32,5 cm, D.4805 - The Musée Rodin, Paris - Photo: Jean de Calan

Sleep Drops or a Young Mother Kissing Her Child – Graphite crayon and water colour on paper, 25 x 32,5 cm, D.4805 – The Musée Rodin, Paris – Photo: Jean de Calan

Divided in six separate sections, the exhibition allows us to cover Rodin’s overall work. The visitors will be able to see figures from “The Gates of Hell”, “Fragmentation of the Figures”, “Assemblages” and “Enlargements” – some key techniques in the artist’s approach. The role of the pedestal is also shown as a means of glorifying some of the sculptures; there are also drawings, which had a central role in Rodin’s creative process.

The National Museum of Bulgarian Arts


Still life – Sydney – Australia

John Passmore Poppies, fruit and skull 1953

John Passmore Poppies, fruit and skull 1953


Until 19 Jan 2014 – Art Gallery of New South Wales

Featuring some of Australia’s most famous and popular artists, this exhibition of 25 works from the Gallery’s collection charts the continuous development of the still life in Australian art.

It includes significant paintings by Margaret Preston, Margaret Olley, George W Lambert and Arthur Streeton, some of which have not been exhibited for decades. These are displayed alongside a large-scale sculpture by Ricky Swallow titled Killing time 2003-04.

A changing selection of works on paper focuses initially on watercolour, including works by Elisabeth Cummings, Kevin Lincoln, Brian Dunlop, Peter Godwin and John Bokor. In late October these will be refreshed by prints and drawings by Peter Booth, John Brack, Cressida Campbell and others.

Art Gallery of New South Wales


No Ordinary Place – Tucson – Arizona

Colin Chillag

Colin Chillag


From May 31 to September 8, 2013 – The University of Arizona Museum of Art

Each of the four artists featured in the exhibition critically examine place by questioning and exploring connections to each other and our surroundings, according to Brooke Grucella, who curated the exhibit. “In their explorations, the artists, Colin Chillag, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore and Kevin Cyr look at the personal bonds we maintain with the spaces we inhabit, often times without sincere reflection,” she said.

Colin Chillag scrutinizes the immediate geography that surrounds his home.  He then creates paintings that represent his observations, incorporating fragments from his art-making process, such as his paint palette, sketches and notes, directly into the scenes. By doing so, Chilag allows the viewer to witness his entire creative process.

Carrie Marill

Carrie Marill

Carrie Marill’s points out commonalities within what are thought to be opposite states, such as nature versus built environments.  In her series, Doing a Lot with Very Little, she renders plants, discovered in an online Japanese architectural book, translating them from virtual objects to physical drawings.  The plants become symbols for the comforts of home.

Matthew Moore - Digital Farm Collective_Sundance installation

Matthew Moore – Digital Farm Collective_Sundance installation

Matthew Moore, who is both a farmer and an artist, has never seen the carrots his farm produces in the marketplace.  His artwork encourages the consumer to gain knowledge of the production process, healthy living through education, and promotes community building through food.

Kevin Cyr - Little Tag Along - Sculpture

Kevin Cyr – Little Tag Along – Sculpture

Home is also the central character in Kevin Cyr’s art, however, home is often mobile, transitive and compartmentalized.  Cyr’s “Little Tag Along” sculpture is a dwelling that needs no fixed foundation, but offers the comforts of homeownership without damaging the surrounding environment.

The University of Arizona Museum of Art


Art Basel 2013 – Basel – Switzerland

Jeff Koons - Ballerinas, work in progress - Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating - 100 x 70 x 62 inches © Jeff Koons - Hall 2.0 / B15 - Courtesy Gagosian Gallery NY

Jeff Koons – Ballerinas, work in progress – Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating – 100 x 70 x 62 inches © Jeff Koons – Hall 2.0 / B15 – Courtesy Gagosian Gallery NY


From June 13 to June 16 2013 – Halls 1 and 2 of Messe Basel at Messeplatz.

Art Basel has been described as the ‘Olympics of the Art World’. Over 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars.

Hermann Scherer Selbstbildnis in Landschaft, 1924 - 1926 Oil on canvas 109 x 89 cm - Hall 2.0/A3 - Courtesy of Galerie Carzaniga

Hermann Scherer Selbstbildnis in Landschaft, 1924 – 1926 Oil on canvas 109 x 89 cm – Hall 2.0/A3 – Courtesy of Galerie Carzaniga


T
he show’s individual sectors represent every artistic medium: paintings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photography, and performance. Each day offers a full program of events, including symposiums, films, and artist talks. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.

Art Basel


Miami International Art Fair – MIA 2013 – Miami – Florida

Trudy Good – Courtesy of Christopher Walker Art – London


January 18 to 21, 2013 – Intercontinental Hotel Dock

Miami International Art Fair is one of America’s most exciting mid-winter contemporary art fairs. Located in Miami’s premiere downtown Art & Entertainment District, MIA will bring together international and emerging artists to the waterfront scene for a five day extravaganza of art and culture aboard SeaFair, the megayacht venue.


T
he contemporary fair will gather a carefully selected array of 30 international dealers presenting both established contemporary and emerging artists. Works will be composed of contemporary, cutting-edge art of all media including photography, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, jewelry, installation and video. The mission of the fair is to showcase galleries representing the most talented and visionary artists of the 21st century.

Miami International Art Fair


  • Follow International Art News

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Copyright © 1999-2012 International Art News. All rights reserved.
    iDream theme by Templates Next | Powered by WordPress