Arquivo mensal: fevereiro 2015

Monumental views in Spanish cities. The romantic painter Genaro Pérez Villamil

This is an unprecedented set, painted between 1835 and 1839, comprising 42 views brackets painted on tin organized by the artist, in a diptych sober symmetrical leaves topped by pointed archivolts on columns. By his conception and character, this is a unique set of its kind in the Spanish Romanticism.

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The views are exceptional examples of his work from life in the oil technique, usually used alone in his study. Show the artist’s skill in representing exterior and interior architectural some of which, already in ruins, disappear later.

If you want more infos, click here: Museo Del Prado

Maps, Borders and Mobility in Africa

Maps, Borders and Mobility in Africa reflects upon the Berlin Conference, a critical event in African history. Through a series of maps spanning over seven centuries, explore how European propaganda progressively voided African lands of cultures, political organizations, and history, to legitimize their colonial claim.

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The African borders created during the Berlin Conference are still very much present today. Through a series of maps spanning seven centuries, the exhibition invites you to reflect on the shifting representations of the African territory and the impact borders play on peoples’ lives.

More infos, click here: ROM

Screen Worlds

The exhibition spans 110 years of moving image history, charting the early beginnings of film to the rise of television, games, the internet and the dominance of the digital age.

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From pre-cinematic objects and forms through to the rich and enveloping immersive media we experience today, Screen Worlds contains 220 screen-based displays, 30 hours of moving image content (including newly commissioned works) and hundreds of original objects and memorabilia.

The Exhibition will change the way you think about the most pervasive and powerful cultural forms of our time. With an ambitious scope unlike any other exhibition in the world, Screen Worlds brings together rarely-seen footage, fascinating objects and interactive displays.

If you need more infos, click here: ACMI 

Indigenous Australia – enduring civilisation

The show will be the first major exhibition in the UK to present a history of Indigenous Australia through objects, and will celebrate the cultural strength and resilience of both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.

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This culture has continued for over 60,000 years in diverse environments which range from lush rainforest and arid landscapes to inland rivers, islands, seas and urban areas today. Hundreds of different Indigenous groups live across this vast continent, each with their own defined areas, languages and traditions.

The exhibition features objects drawn from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection. Many of them were collected in the early colonial period (1770–1850), and have never been on public display before. There will also be important loans from Australian museums and specially commissioned artworks. Many Indigenous Australians have generously contributed to the exhibition, providing information, advice and permissions.

more infos, click here: The British Museum

Playing with Paper – Japanese Toy Prints

By the middle of the 19th century, color woodblock printing in Japan was so widespread and inexpensive that it could profitably be used to make toys for children—which were no doubt enjoyed by many adults as well.

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This exhibition (one of the first of its kind outside Japan) will feature “toy prints” (asobi-e or omocha-e) such as colorful board games, paper dolls, cutout dioramas and pictorial riddles, as well as scenes showing how the toys and games were enjoyed.

Thanks largely to the eclectic taste of William Sturgis Bigelow, the donor of over half of the Museum’s collection, the MFA has a fine assortment of these intriguing and unusual materials. In particular, a group of large paper board games by major 19th-century artists will be presented in pristine condition.

 

More infos, click here: MFA

William Blake – Apprentice and Master

This major exhibition focuses on the extraordinary life and work of William Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet of the prophetic books.

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It examines his formation as an artist, including his apprenticeship as an engraver, and his maturity during the 1790s when he was at the height of his powers as both an artist and revolutionary poet.

The exhibition also explores his influence on the young artist-printmakers who gathered around him in the last years of his life, including Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Edward Calvert.

more infos, click here: ASHMOLEAN

Picasso TV exhibition

Mañana martes 10 de febrero a las 20h en el Centro Cultural Bancaja tendrá lugar la inauguración de la exposición Picasso TV. An exhibition where Matra Museology has collaborated with design and graphic production. The exhibition Picasso TV, brings together a selection of works that reflect the passion that the painter felt on television in the ’60s, when he was over 80 years.

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This exhibition proposal shows the link between Picasso and television, and his reflection in the works in the studio of La Californie, in which the painter had installed a television that his wife Jacqueline had bought for escape.

The works can be seen in this exhibition come mostly from the art collection of Bancaja Foundation and also features the work of Picasso Museum in Malaga, the Artium of Alava.

 

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

Forever Now presents the work of 17 artists whose paintings reflect a singular approach that characterizes our cultural moment at the beginning of this new millennium: they refuse to allow us to define or even meter our time by them.

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A-temporality, or timelessness, manifests itself in painting as an ahistorical free-for-all, where contemporaneity as an indicator of new form is nowhere to be found, and all eras coexist.

The artists in this exhibition represent a wide variety of styles and impulses, but all use the painted surface as a platform, map, or metaphoric screen on which genres intermingle, morph, and collide.

Their work represents traditional painting, in the sense that each artist engages with painting’s traditions, testing and ultimately reshaping historical strategies like appropriation and bricolage and reframing more metaphysical, high-stakes questions surrounding notions of originality, subjectivity, and spiritual transcendence.

More infos, click here: MOMA

World War I: War of Images, Images of War

In this first war fought by an entire generation of modern artists, culture was enlisted as an integral part of the conflict. But this energetic artistic exchange quickly closed down, and battle lines were drawn not simply between nations but between cultures.

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This exhibition examines World War I from two perspectives: the representation of the war in propaganda, and the depiction of war by artists who experienced the brutality firsthand.

Soldiers serving at the front, by contrast, encountered a reality that bore no relation to the fiction of propaganda. Their idealism quickly led to disenchantment. The war of images ultimately clashed with images of war.

More infos, click here: The J. Paul Getty Trust

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

With work by renowned artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, and Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition showcases a range of subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions. Since the Museum’s acquisition of Tanner’s painting The Annunciation in 1899, its collections of African American art have grown significantly, especially during the last three decades.

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From compelling stories to innovative methods, Represent explores the evolving ways in which African American artists have expressed personal, political, and racial identity.

In the exhibition, abstract paintings and sculpture from the 1960s through the 1980s by Barbara Chase-Riboud, Martin Puryear, and others show a desire to balance cultural and artistic identities, challenging the idea that work by African Americans should be viewed in primarily racial terms.

More infos, click here: Philadelphia Museum Of Art