Exposicions, visites i altres esdeveniments en curs o pròxims
New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture, including the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries
The New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture are reopening with renovated rooms and 8,000 square feet of additional gallery space—the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries—to showcase works from 1800 through the early twentieth century. The renovated galleries feature all of the Museum's most loved nineteenth-century paintings, which have been on permanent display in the past, as well as works by Bonnard, Vuillard, Soutine, Matisse, Picasso, and other early modern artists. Among the many additions are a full-room assembly of "The Wisteria Dining Room," a French art nouveau interior designed by Lucien Levy Dhurmer shortly before World War I that is the only complete example of its kind in the United States; Henry Lerolle's enormous The Organ Rehearsal (a church interior of 1885); a group of newly accessioned nineteenth-century landscape oil sketches; and a selection of rarely exhibited paintings by an international group of artists.
Museum of Catalan Modernista Art
Barcelona's first museum devoted exclusively to Modernisme opened on 19 March 2010. Containing works by leading Catalan artists, it is housed in a Modernista building at Carrer Balmes 48, designed by architect Enric Sagnier. The museum is the result of a private initiative by art collectors and gallery owners Fernando Pinós and Maria Guirao, who have assembled in an area of 1,000 square metres a total of 350 works in the fields of painting, sculpture and the decorative arts. The 42 artists represented include Gaudí, Busquets, Llimona, Arnau, Casas, Renart, Rusiñol, Gargallo and Anglada Camarassa.
DECADES OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 1900–1970
The exhibition explores the history of building in the 20th century against a background of Finnish society, taking into account economic, political and technological developments. These factors have always influenced not only the volume of building but also the architectural shapes. Phenomena connected with construction are viewed from a broad perspective, and from larger to smaller; from urban planning to façade materials and interior decoration.
Historic Automobiles and Automobilia at the New Lowman Museum
One of the world’s largest and most famous collections of historic automobiles is on public display in the new Louwman Museum in The Hague. The museum building, which was designed by American architect Michael Graves, not only houses over 230 historic cars, but is also home to the world’s largest collection of automotive art, including Art Nouveau posters. The striking museum building has three floors and over 10,000 m2 of exhibition space. It was designed by the American architects Michael Graves and his associate Gary Lapera. Landscape architect Lodewijk Baljon designed the layout of the park that surrounds the building.
La nouvelle collection permanente du Museu del Modernisme Català (MMCAT)
À partir du 25 mars et à l’occasion de la célébration de son premier anniversaire, le Museu del Modernisme Català présentera la nouvelle collection permanente.
Le musée renouvelle partiellement la collection permanente avec soixante nouvelles œuvres, dont la moitié fait partie du fonds du musée et n’avait pas été exposée au public jusqu’ici. L’autre moitié est composée d’acquisitions et de donations des grands maîtres du Modernisme catalan.
Danish and Nordic Art 1750-1900
From the birth of Danish painting through the famous Golden Age of Danish art to the dawn of Modernism.
The major features of Danish and Nordic art over 150 years are unfolded in a display that features both an historic overview and special themes of immediate relevance to contempoary life, while also focusing on artists of particular importance. At the same time, this display casts light on some of the more overlooked chapters in the history of Danish art.
The First Moderns: Art Nouveau, from Nature to Abstraction
The First Moderns is the first in a series of displays of spectacular displays of works from the Sainsbury Centre’s permanent collections that will explore the importance of design, particularly in the European context in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Treating Art Nouveau as the first modern design movement, The First Moderns explores the progression of the style from natural to more abstract, geometric forms.
Drawing on the Sainsbury Centre's permanent collections, The First Moderns highlights the role of artists and designers of the art nouveau style in the rise of modernism. The display offers an opportunity to see the Centre's Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau in a new way, comparing the naturalistic vitality of René Lalique’s jewellery, and glass by Emile Gallé, with the controlled style of Louis Majorelle and the geometric forms of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Josef Hoffmann.
The display places the movement within its historical context, engaging with late 19th and 20th-century philosophical debates and reflecting the influence of science and nature on design, as a precursor to abstraction.
The First Moderns features loans from public institutions such as the V&A and Glasgow School of Art, and a number of private collections. It is also a first chance to see acquisitions to the Sainsbury Centre collections of significant works by Josef Hoffmann and Alphonse Mucha.
The First Moderns: Art Nouveau, from Nature to Abstraction is curated by a team led by Professor Paul Greenhalgh.
Admission is free.
More information: http://www.scva.ac.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming/?exhibition=91
"L’Epopée des Slaves" d’Alfons Mucha exposée à Prague après 84 ans d’absence
« L’Epopée des Slaves », l’œuvre magistrale du maître de l’Art Nouveau, est de nouveau exposée à Prague. Mucha avait réalisé ce cycle de 20 toiles pour la capitale tchèque mais il n’y fut exposé qu’une seule fois, en 1928.
C’est un événement pour Prague. Mucha avait réalisé cette œuvre comme un testament pour la ville et pour le peuple tchécoslovaque. Les 20 toiles présentent l’histoire des slaves depuis leurs origines (Les Slaves dans leur site préhistorique) jusqu’au XXe siècle (L’Apothéose des Slaves). Dans un contrat passé en 1913 avec l’américain slavophile et mécène Charles Crane, l’artiste avait promis d’offrir son Epopée à Prague à condition que cette dernière construise un bâtiment spécialement pour accueillir le cycle de 20 œuvres. Mais l’édifice ne vit jamais le jour.
Depuis le 10 mai 2012, 84 ans plus tard, L’Epopée des Slaves est donc de nouveau dans la capitale tchèque. Le cycle est exposé au même endroit, dans le hall de l’ancien Palais des foires (Veletrzni Palac). Le directeur de la Galerie municipale de Prague a annoncé à l’AFP que l’exposition durerait 5 ans. « De nouveaux systèmes de chauffage, d’air conditionné et d’éclairage ont été installés afin d’assurer des conditions stables pour ces tableaux précieux ».
Opening of the Casa Maso: A
La Casa Maso est le lieu de naissance de Rafael Maso (1880-1935), l'une des œuvres les plus importantes de l'architecture. La maison a été conservée avec des meubles et une décoration d'époque du XIXe siècle, et offre une vue sans précédent de la ville.
Autour du Chat Noir, arts et plaisirs à Montmartre 1880-1910
Le musée de Montmartre présente du 13 septembre au 13 janvier 2013 une exposition unique sur l’un des lieux mythiques de Montmartre, le cabaret du Chat Noir.
L’exposition évoquera l’atmosphère littéraire, artistique et musicale du Chat Noir, fondé en 1881, au travers de plus de 200 œuvres d’Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Adolphe Willette, des Nabis et des Symbolistes, une reconstitution du théâtre d’ombres et des accompagnements musicaux (Bruant, Yvette Guilbert). Sans oublier le divertissement et la bohème artistique montmartroise représentés par le cirque Fernando, le Moulin Rouge et le Bal Tabarin.
Forever Young! Poland art and it's art around 1900
What makes it still attractive, interesting and liked despite the passage of time? Simply - eternally young? This question is asked by an exhibition presenting the best of around-1900 Polish Art in the renovated interiors of the Szołayski Tenement House - a Branch of the National Museum in Kraków, in the capital city of art at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century.
The National Museum in Kraków invites you to the great exhibition entitled Forever Young! Poland and its art around 1900, where we will display around 300 works: paintings, prints, sculptures and crafts selected mostly from the Museum's own collection. The title of the exhibition alludes to the unwaning popularity of the art of that era, despite the fact, that, as it may seem, everything has already been said about it. It was not an accident that the Szołayski Tenement House was chosen for the venue of the exhibition. It was there that Feliks "Mangghi" Jasieński's (Young Poland's art collector) collections were housed and until recently the Museum of the most distinguished artist of that time - Stanisław Wyspiański was located there.
At the exhibition, in the first room, the Young Poland climate is evoked by the Green Balloon cabaret associated with personalities such as: Leon Schiller, Kazimierz Sichulski, Witold Wojtkiewicz, Adolf Nowaczyński and Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński. The irreverent and refreshing character of these nocturnal "happenings" is documented by drawings commenting on the Galician reality, prints from "Teka Melpomeny" with caricatures of Kraków actors in their most famous roles.
In the adjacent room, we will see self-portraits of authors whose works are presented in the further part of the exhibition, including: Olga Boznańska, Julian Fałat, Jacek Malczewski, Józef Mehoffer, Leon Wyczółkowski, Stanisław Wyspiański.
The slogan important for modernism - the city myth - will be illustrated with images of the Market Square, the Planty Park, Kraków churches or the Wawel Castle, all filled with melancholy, suggestively materializingg in the painting Planty o świcie (Planty Park at dawn) by Stanisław Wyspiański.
Another thread is devoted to the images of Young Poland's nature where the Galician artists sought refuge and inspiration when fatigued with their nocturnal Bohemian lifestyle. Apart from the famous impressionist paintings by Aleksander Gierymski, Władysław Podkowiński and Józef Pankiewicz, we will also present works by eminent Kraków artists – Stanisław Wyspiański, Leona Wyczółkowski, Jan Stanisławski. Expressive images showing the Tatra Mountains in pastel colours are certainly noteworthy. The theme of pristine nature will return again in the further part of the exhibition in the theme of rural folklore in the works by: Włodzimierz Tetmajer, Kazimierz Sichulski, Władysław Jarocki and Wacław Szymanowski.
The atmosphere of a Young Poland study will be recalled by presenting cosy children's portraits and official portraits of various personalities, as well as nudes, including Czerwona wstążka (Red Ribbon) by Weiss borrowed from the National Museum in Poznań.
Maeterlinck's quotation in the next room: „the smallest phenomenon, the smallest accident [...] are full of mysterious meaning” – reminds of the exploration of subconsciousness and the interest in the world of dreams, phantasies and religious mysticism which can be captured in the art of that time. Next to fauns from Jacek Malczewski's paintings, Wojciech Weiss's temptresses, works by Witold Wojtkiewicz, Franciszek Siedlecki, Wacław Szymanowski and others will also appear.
Outside the study and the legendary Kraków cafés, the Bohemian social life focused in Young Poland's drawing rooms. Their climate will be reproduced in another room presenting, among other things, portraits by Teodor Axentowicz, Ignacy Pieńkowski, Jacek Malczewski, still natures by Olga Boznańska and Józef Pankiewicz.
In the next rooms, on the other hand, we wish to remind of outstanding, not frequently displayed "fine and functional arts" - examples of works representing other disciplines which blossomed so impressively at the turn of the 19th century in spite of the difficult material and political conditions. They will include, among other things functional graphics, refined Young Poland prints, crafts inspired by folk art from the circels of the Polish Applied Art Society, the Technical and Industrial Museum in Kraków as well as Kraków Workshops and Young Poland posters which achieved full artistic independence and the European level at that time.
Kurator: Krystyna Kulig-Janarek
Coordinator: Bogusław Ruśnica
Design: Teren Prywatny
Reopening of the Hotel Winssinger in Brussels
This magnificent mansion built in 1897 by renowned architect Victor Horta enjoyed a restoration, which preserved the elements of Art Nouveau architecture, while transforming it into a modern exhibition space for artists to provide an exceptional setting. It hosts now the Paris-Beijing Gallery dedicated to the discovery and promotion of a new generation of Asian photographers in order to create an aesthetic bridge between East and the West.
L'Epopée slave d'Alfons Mucha
L'Epopée slave d'Alfons Mucha est exposée au Palais des foires (Veletržní palác) dans le quartier d'Holešovice à Prague jusqu'à la fin du mois de septembre 2013.
Source: Radio Slave
Celebration « La Pedrera, 100 years »
It is almost a hundred years of the signature of the document certifying the completion of La Pedrera works (on 31 October 1912) and the Fundació CatalunyaCaixa wants to celebrate with all the residents of the city and visitors.
To commemorate the centenary, a programme of activities has been put together that is a blend of the essentially festive occasions typical of any celebration together with various cultural and artistic events related to the singular nature of a monumental building such as La Pedrera, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí.
Culture and celebration
Full details of the programmed events will be released shortly, but the activities will include:
An exhibition commemorating the centenary
Shows and concerts
Family activities: festivities and workshops
Activities related to conservation and awareness-raising: restorations, talks and seminars on heritage
Nouvelles galeries consacrées au mobilier
Le Victoria & Albert Museum ouvre le 1er décembre ses nouvelles galeries consacrées au mobilier, qui possèdent de nombreuses oeuvres Art nouveau.