Ongoing and upcoming Art Nouveau exhibitions, visits and more...
Turner's Champion: Ruskin and his favourite Modern Painter
Ruskin knew Turner during the last decade of his life, and was able to acquire some of the greatest works produced in this final flourish of the artist's career. Ian Warrell, art historian, explores his passionate defence of the great landscape painter, as well as charting how Ruskin's enthusiasm was changed by the discoveries he made following Turner's death.
No booking required: free, unticketed.
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre - Gardens Entrance (Scottish National Gallery)
Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites
Stephen Wildman, Director of the Ruskin Library at Lancaster University, has recently produced an edition of Ruskin’s writing about the Pre-Raphaelites. In this talk he will look at Ruskin’s close involvement with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, from his public support for the early paintings of Holman Hunt and Millais to his patronage of Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal and in later years his lasting friendship with Edward Burne-Jones. Through his series of pamphlets entitled Academy Notes, Ruskin was instrumental in the huge success of Pre-Raphaelitism during the 1850s, always commending artists who based their work on a close observation of nature, but he also admired (and purchased) the imaginative Dantesque watercolours of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Hunt’s Light of the World he regarded as one of the greatest sacred paintings of all time, while it was in contrast with Burne-Jones’s exhibits at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1877 that he famously took issue with Whistler.
No booking required: free, unticketed.
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre - Gardens Entrance (Scottish National Gallery)
John Ruskin | Artist and Observer
John Ruskin (1819—1900) is remembered as Victorian Britain’s leading art critic and as the champion of JMW Turner. But he was also an outstanding artist in his own right.
His exquisitely detailed drawings and watercolours were the result of an intense and passionate artistic impulse. This landmark exhibition, for the first time, provides a comprehensive overview of Ruskin’s extraordinary artistic output.
The exhibition has been organised by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery of Canada.
Art Nouveau in the Netherlands
The exhibition has been organized in co-operation with the Dutch Art historian and collector Frederik Erenc.
It displays the uniqueness of the Dutch Art Nouveau with all its characteristic features such as the rationalist school, decorative Art Nouveau, the Asian influences and other movements.
Besides the exhibition, everyone is invited to join a meeting with the Dutch Art historians and collector Frederik Erenc to get more acquainted with the Dutch Art Nouveau heritage on 3 and 4 July at 4 pm!
Parution du 10ème numéro de la revue Bruxelles Patrimoines
La Direction des Monuments et Sites du Service public régional de Bruxelles vient de publier le 10ème numéro de la revue Bruxelles Patrimoines qui se concentre sur l’architecte Art nouveau et Art déco Jean-Baptiste Dewin.
Holland on Paper In the Age of Art Nouveau
Text by Clifford S. Ackley
From the 1890s through the turn of the century, there was a flourishing of new, imaginative art and craft throughout Europe that we now know as Art Nouveau. The Netherlands experienced an inventive variant of this art and design phenomenon, but until now it has been largely overshadowed by its counterparts in other countries, especially France. This richly illustrated book is the first in English to celebrate the Dutch contribution to Art Nouveau through a tour of more than 100 works on paper--posters, decorative calendars and illustrated books, as well as prints and drawings. These innovative works of graphic design reveal the progressive Dutch artists’ conscious reaction against the past, their inspiration in natural forms and exotic cultures, and their embrace of the principle that art should transform everyday life. They also show how the New Art--Nieuwe Kunst in Dutch--coexisted and sometimes intertwined in the Netherlands with other artistic strands, including persistent realist trends, Symbolism and the emergence of modernism. Included here are early drawings by well-known artists Vincent van Gogh and Bart van der Leck, as well as new discoveries from Jan Toorop, Theo Nieuwenhuis, Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, Theo Hoytema, G. W. Dijsselhof and C. A. Lion Cachet. With an introduction and explanatory text about each work of art by Clifford S. Ackley, one of the world’s leading specialists in Dutch prints and drawings, Holland on Paper provides a fascinating and visually rewarding introduction to a rich and creative artistic era.
Hardcover, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pages / 155 color.
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from The Museum of Modern Art
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is widely regarded as the most talented and innovative printmaker of the late nineteenth century. Trained as a painter, Lautrec adopted color lithography in 1891, and it immediately became an obsession: in the decade before his early death, in 1901, he created more than 350 lithographs, from posters pasted up in the streets of Paris to livres d’artistes, fine art editions, and illustrations for magazines, journals, theater programs, books, and song sheets.
Accompanying an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this volume presents more than one hundred prints and posters by Lautrec from MoMA’s outstanding collection of his work. Spanning the artist’s mature career, they exemplify Lautrec’s extraordinary range and ability as a printmaker and brilliantly evoke his milieu and central preoccupation: fin-de-siècle Paris, particularly the bohemian life he shared with the dancers, artists, prostitutes, and impresarios of the city’s burgeoning demimonde.
Includes a color poster of Toulouse-Lautrec’s lithograph La Troupe de Mademoiselle Églantine.
SIZE 9h x 10.5w x .25"d
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
A preeminent artist of Belle Époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment. His work allows entry into many facets of Parisian life, from politics to visual culture and the rise of popular entertainment in the form of cabarets and café-concerts. This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.
Organized thematically, the exhibition explores five subjects that together create a portrait of Lautrec’s Paris. A section devoted to café-concerts and dance halls examines the rise of nightlife culture in France through the depiction of famous venues, including the celebrated Moulin Rouge. Another focuses on the actresses, singers, dancers, and performers who sparked the artist’s imagination and served as his muses, including Yvette Guilbert, acclaimed dancer Loie Fuller, and close friend Jane Avril. Lautrec’s sympathetic images of women are evident in a group of works that includes his landmark Elles portfolio, depicting prostitutes during nonworking hours, in quiet moments of introspection. Lautrec’s role in Paris’s artistic community is explored in a section devoted to his creative circle, highlighting designs for song sheets for the popular music that flooded Paris’s café-concerts, programs for the avant-garde theatrical productions that he attended, and his contributions to magazines and intellectual reviews. A final section looks at the pleasures of the capital, from horse racing at Longchamp and promenading on the Bois de Boulogne, to the new fad for ice skating and the enduring appeal of Paris’s culture of gastronomy.
The accompanying publication highlights the Museum’s collection of prints and posters by Lautrec, with an introductory essay on the artist and five illustrated thematic sections that explore belle époque Paris as seen through Lautrec’s eyes, by Sarah Suzuki.
Organized by Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA.
The exhibition is supported by the MoMA Annual Exhibition Fund.
Paint and wallpaper provided by Farrow & Ball.
Call for applications 2014 Heritage Prize
Heritage in the public's eye
Launched in 2010 at the instigation of the deputy burgomaster for heritage Cécile Jodogne, the heritage biennial prize is in its third edition. The aim? Reward and promote private initiatives and associations in favor of the built heritage of our beautiful town.
With an amount of 3,600 euros to be divided among the winners, two types of achievements are aimed at this award:
On the one hand, the restoration of buildings initiated by individuals in accordance with the original architectural features;
On the other hand, the work done by organizations to raise awareness of heritage or its enhancing through various means (publication, exhibition, workshops ...) in connection with the Municipality of Schaerbeek (Brussels).
The heritage in Schaerbeek is exceptional; actions to preserve it should be encouraged!
The application form as well as the regulation rules of the contest are available at the Urban planning Department : office-bureau 2.07, town hall - Hôtel communal, Place Colignon – 0032 (0)2/244.72.04 email@example.com)
Deadline to submit the applications: Friday 8 August 2014 at 1 pm
Liberty album del nuovo stile
Un viaggio tra fine ‘800 e primi ‘900 per ‘’assaporare con gli occhi’’ attraverso 300 pagine di testo e foto uno degli stili più raffinati e decorativi del mondo dell’arte: Il Liberty. Questo movimento artistico è conosciuto con diversi termini: Art Nouveau o Scuola di Nancy (Francia), Stile LibertyArthur Lasenby Liberty, che vendevano oggetti esotici), Modernismo o Stile floreale in Italia, Modern Style in Gran Bretagna, Jugendstil (“Stile giovane”) in Germania, Nieuwe Kunst nei Paesi Bassi, Styl Młodej Polski (Stile di Giovane Polonia) in Polonia, Style sapin in Svizzera, Sezessionstil (Stile di secessione, vedi la secessione viennese) in Austria, Secesija in Serbia e Croazia, Modern in Russia e Arte Modernista o Modernismo in Spagna.
A journey through the end of '800 and '900'' to savor with eyes'' through 300 pages of text and pictures one of the most refined and decorative styles of the art world: The Liberty. This art movement is known by several terms: Art Nouveau or the School of Nancy (France), Style LibertyArthur Lasenby Liberty, who sold exotic objects), or Modernism Style Floral Italian, Modern Style in Britain, Jugendstil ("youth style") in Germany, the Netherlands Nieuwe Kunst, Styl Młodej Polski (Style of Young Poland) in Poland, Style sapin in Switzerland, Sezessionstil (Style of secession, see the Vienna Secession) in Austria, Secesija in Serbia and Croatia, and Modern Russia Modernist art and Modernism in Spain.
The authors Rizzo and Sirchia, again, with an annotated guide to the readers of Liberty Liberty siciliano.Il the Sicilian island has a character all its own aesthetic, which is difference from Art Nouveau in Emilia Romagna, but always remained a decoration'' coup d'whip,'' arzigogolata.Opera less enriched compared to the same publication twenty years ago, with more pictures, beautiful shots and new players that have made the text more fully, in order to illustrate the visitor a Sicily from the many interesting and artistic aspects . It 'sa book impressive and meticulous at the same time, which concentrates all the scientific treatment in the first 72 (of the 248), leaving room for the wonderful photographic documentation which makes it the absolute wealth.
Gli autori Rizzo e Sirchia si ripropongono ai lettori con una guida ragionata del Liberty siciliano.Il Liberty nell’isola siciliana ha un carattere estetico tutto suo, che si differenza dallo stile Liberty in Emilia Romagna, conservando però sempre una decorazione a ‘’colpo di frusta’’, meno arzigogolata.Opera arricchita rispetto alla stessa pubblicazione di vent’anni fa, con più immagini, belle inquadrature e nuovi soggetti che hanno reso il testo più completo, al fine di illustrare al visitatore una Sicilia dai molti e interessanti risvolti artistici. E’ un libro imponente e meticoloso allo stesso tempo, che concentra tutta la trattazione scientifica nelle prime 72 (delle 248), lasciando spazio alla splendida documentazione fotografica che ne fa la ricchezza in assoluto.
Trieste liberty. Costruire e abitare l’alba del novecento
Meeting in Trieste for a great show on Liberty, just opened a location in strict style: the Hall of Enchantment of the former Fish Market, delicious sea palace dated 1911, which housed the fish market today and is a venue for exhibitions and events.
Here were collected over 500 drawings, photographs, documents, publications, tables, furnishings, three rooms have been recreated liberty, with the historic stained glass windows at the Excelsior Palace Hotel, and have been counted more than 150 historic houses . All to tell "how you built and how you lived in Trieste in the early '900 ', when the city was the port (ex) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna almost a small sea. And just arrived from Vienna more suggestions for what might be termed the "liberty of Trieste": the proto-rationalism of Otto Wagner and the Secession Olbrich Hoffman, the Jugendstil, which are mixed with the taste of floral Italian. Result, elegant buildings from the doorways decorated and balconies of wrought iron, that can be seen not only in the historical center, but also in residential neighborhoods where the rich merchant class chooses to settle down, to create a fascinating and eclectic mix that is a bit 'the figure of the city, from all points of view.
Saverio Fragapane (1871-1957)
From the beginning of the twentieth century to the twenties is active in Caltagirone architect Xavier Fragapane, a student of Ernesto Basile and leading figure of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in eastern Sicily.
To him we owe the development plans and the most important projects of public utility buildings and various types of urban homes and stately villas and economic promoted during the period when he was mayor of the city pro Don Luigi Sturzo.
The author, on the basis of unpublished material - documents, sketches and drawings, photographs - gives a complete reconstruction of the personality of Fragapane. In the first part of the book into several chapters, it circumscribes the cultural formation and style, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco and epilogue rationalist, with reference to problems and specificities of the territory and the cultural intricacies that determine its own conception of a 'modern architecture, made for man. The second part examines all projects, the proposed zoning, buildings executed.
The volume is therefore as a monographic study exhaustive, for the novelty of the news and the wealth of illustrations, and is also a useful contribution to broaden and deepen their knowledge of local issues and influences of Art Nouveau and Secession architecture liberty which is developed by the school of Basile.
Anna Maria Damigella, Saverio Fragapane (1871-1957). Dallo storicismo romantico al liberty, Lecce, Edizioni del Grifo, 2000,
pp. 258, € 25,00.
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Liberty. Uno stile per l’Italia moderna
This volume is aimed at all those who wish to know and understand the Italian Liberty, which was not only an artistic style, but a multi-faceted cultural climate, addressed here for the first time in a unified manner.
Through the works submitted and accepted papers, the book tells what Liberty has meaning in painting, sculpture and decorative arts - from the windows to wrought iron, from furniture to decorative objects, from textiles to jewelry - emphasizing relationships with literature, D'Annunzio, Pascoli and Gozzano, and with the music of Puccini, Mascagni and Ponchielli.
Of that "magnificent floral revolution" that accompanied the entry of Italy into the modern age, are far retraced models - the Renaissance and Botticelli in the first place - the themes and formal solutions, showing in many cases the proximity Symbolism .
But above all the Italian Liberty is inserted between the major European movements of the time, especially the Viennese Secession, through the comparison unavoidable with authors such as Klimt, Moser, Klinger, Bocklin, Morris, just to name a few.
A volume of great rigor and completeness, which counts among the works presented, those of Previati Nomellini, Grubicy de Dragon, Segantini, Pellizza Volpedo, Longoni, De Carolis, Laurenti, Marussig, Chini, Casorati, Balla, Bucci, Boccioni, Dudreville, Viani, Bistolfi, Ximenes, Andreotti, Wildt, Martini, Dudovich, Hohenstein, Terzi, Mazzucotelli.
Questo volume è rivolto a tutti coloro che desiderano conoscere e capire il Liberty italiano, che non fu solo uno stile artistico, ma una temperie culturale dalle molteplici sfaccettature, qui affrontate per la prima volta in modo unitario.
Attraverso le opere presentate e i saggi accolti, il volume racconta ciò che il Liberty ha significato in pittura, in scultura e nelle arti decorative – dalle vetrate ai ferri battuti, dai mobili agli oggetti d’arredo, dai tessuti ai gioielli – sottolineandone i rapporti con la letteratura, di D’Annunzio, Pascoli e Gozzano, e con la musica di Puccini, Mascagni e Ponchielli.
Di quella “magnifica rivoluzione floreale” che ha accompagnato l’ingresso dell’Italia nell’età moderna, vengono ripercorsi i modelli lontani – il Rinascimento e Botticelli in primis – i temi e le soluzioni formali, mostrando in molti casi la vicinanza con il Simbolismo.
Ma soprattutto il Liberty italiano è inserito tra i grandi movimenti europei del momento, in particolare la Secessione viennese, attraverso il confronto imprescindibile con autori come Klimt, Moser, Klinger, Boecklin, Morris, solo per citarne alcuni.
Un volume di grande rigore e completezza, che annovera fra le opere presentate, quelle di Previati, Nomellini, Grubicy de Dragon, Segantini, Pellizza da Volpedo, Longoni, De Carolis, Laurenti, Marussig, Chini, Casorati, Balla, Bucci, Boccioni, Dudreville, Viani, Bistolfi, Ximenes, Andreotti, Wildt, Martini, Dudovich, Hohenstein, Terzi, Mazzucotelli.
Uno stile per l’Italia moderna
Curatore: Fernando Mazzocca
Formato: 23 x 28
N. illustrazioni: 200 a colori
Rilegatura: Brossura con alette
Prezzo: 34,00 Euro
Il Novecento di Matteo Focaccia Eclettico architetto tra Liberty e Razionalismo
Catalog / monograph published by End papers in conjunction with the exhibition held in Cervia at the Salt Storage facility from 20 June to 8 July 2013.
The Scientific and Technical Committee is composed of:
Vittorio Sgarbi, Ulisse Tramonti, Andrea Speziali, Renato Lombardi, Richard Gresta, Maria Cristina hid Sandri, Giorgio Grasso, Paul Fontanesi, George of Genoa, Paolo Focaccia, Focaccia Romeo, Fabio Focaccia Focaccia and Cecilia.
Greetings from the President of the Province of Ravenna
Through a painstaking job search and thanks to the passion of a young student of Liberty as Andrea Speziali, emerges from the mists of the past, another great man of genius who with his projects has helped to beautify the urban areas of many cities, particularly to Cervia: the architect Matteo Focaccia.
This catalog contains all the material (construction projects, photographs, postcards and tools of the architect) exhibited in the exhibition'' The twentieth century by Matteo Focaccia: Eclectic architect between Liberty and Rationalism.''
It was organized by Liberty Romagna, Associazione Casa delle Aie .... werewr, curated by Andrea Speziali in collaboration with Renato Lombardi and proposal to the attention of the visitors from 20 June to 8 July 2013 at the Salt Warehouses in Cervia.
This catalog and exhibition were born by the desire to make a kind of census of all projects and work carried out by the Focaccia in order not to lose its memory.
This has been possible thanks to the contribution of the heirs Focaccia and many anonymous people who, having read the articles written by Andrea Speziali in the newspaper La Voce di Romagna, Italy supported the project'' Liberty'' providing valuable information for the development and the preservation of the architectural heritage primonovecentesco Liberty in Italy.
The laudable passion for research nourished by Andrea Speziali bodes well for further study in the future as part of the art Nouveau.
Catalogo/monografia edito da Risguardi in concomitanza con la mostra allestita a Cervia presso i Magazzin del Sale dal 20 giugno all’8 luglio 2013.
Il comitato tecnico-scientifico è composto da:
Vittorio Sgarbi, Ulisse Tramonti, Andrea Speziali, Renato Lombardi, Riccardo Gresta, Maria Cristina Nascosi Sandri, Giorgio Grasso, Paolo Fontanesi, Giorgio di Genova, Paolo Focaccia, Romeo Focaccia, Fabio Focaccia e Cecilia Focaccia.
Il saluto del Presidente della Provincia di Ravenna
Attraverso un certosino lavoro di ricerca e grazie alla passione di un giovane studioso del Liberty come Andrea Speziali, riemerge dalle nebbie del passato un altro grande uomo d’ingegno che con i suoi progetti ha contribuito ad abbellire gli spazi urbani di molte città, in particolare quella di Cervia: l’architetto Matteo Focaccia.
Questo catalogo racchiude tutto il materiale (progetti edilizi, fotografie, cartoline e strumenti di lavoro dell’architetto) esposto nella mostra ‘’Il Novecento di Matteo Focaccia: Eclettico architetto tra Liberty e Razionalismo’’.
Essa è stata organizzata da Romagna Liberty, Associazione Casa delle Aie ….werewr, curata da Andrea Speziali con la collaborazione di Renato Lombardi e proposta all’attenzione dei visitatori dal 20 giugno all’8 luglio 2013 presso i Magazzini del Sale di Cervia.
Il presente catalogo e la mostra sono nati dall’intento di fare una sorta di censimento di tutti i progetti e le opere realizzate dall’architetto Focaccia nell’intento di non disperderne la memoria.
Ciò è stato possibile anche grazie al contribuito degli eredi Focaccia e di molte persone anonime, che avendo letto gli articoli scritti da Andrea Speziali sul quotidiano La Voce di Romagna, hanno sostenuto il progetto ‘’Italia Liberty’’ fornendo preziose informazioni per la valorizzazione e la salvaguardia del patrimonio edilizio primonovecentesco Liberty in Italia.
La lodevole passione per la ricerca nutrita da Andrea Speziali fa ben sperare per ulteriori approfondimenti in futuro nell’ambito dell’arte Liberty.
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