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Federico Herrero ’s Paintings, ‘Poems in Space’.

Federico Herrero ’s Paintings, ‘Poems in Space’.

Federico Herrero ’s Paintings are ‘Poems In Space’. Costa Rican artist Federico Herrero really knows how to brighten up the winter blahs. The painter uses a bright palette that includes tropical pinks and pastel blues. As the artist says: “I tend to think of color as sound and volume, or give it properties like weight.” His current solo show is a good example of his gift for color. Volume, on view at the James Cohan Gallery in New...
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Swarovski to cover the Oscar 2020 stage.

Swarovski to cover the Oscar 2020 stage.

Swarovski is set to cover the Oscar 2020 stage in a spectacular display. first look at the Swarovski-covered stage created by Jason Sherwood for the 92nd Academy Awards. There’s always a reasonable expectation of spectacle at the annual Academy Awards presentation, from the fashion on the red carpet to the stage where the proceedings unfold. For the Oscars this year, the task of conjuring a suitably glamorous backdrop for the show of shows fell to...
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David Adjaye designs in Los Angeles.

David Adjaye designs in Los Angeles.

David Adjaye designs a pink concrete landmark for the Webster in Los Angeles, California. The Webster's new Los Angeles outpost, designed by David Adjaye, features a rosy pink hue inside and out. The AD100 architect devised the eye-catching store with Laure Heriard Dubreuil—and it’s is just as memorable as you’d expect When the Webster opened the doors to its South Beach flagship in 2009, the fashion and home boutique became a landmark thanks to its Art...
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Inside Kengo Kuma’s stunning new project.

Inside Kengo Kuma’s stunning new project.

Inside Kengo Kuma’s stunning new project in Phuket, Thailand. It’s the second collaboration the nature-driven Tokyo-based architect has done with Aman Resorts in as many years. Thirty-one years ago when the Ed Tuttle – designed Phuket resort Amanpuri opened, it was with supreme reverence for nature and environment. Because that ethos is still driving the brand’s every move — now spanning 32 resorts in 21 countries — its recent collaborations with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma...
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Britney Spears’s Artwork in France.

Britney Spears’s Artwork in France.

Britney Spears's Artwork is headed to a Gallery in France. Galerie Sympa, in the south-western village of Figeac, France, announced the show on Instagram recently. It seems that Britney Spears is cementing her status as a multi-hyphenate in the new decade. The pop singer's original artwork is set to be featured in a show opening in France on January 18th, reports Artsy. Galerie Sympa, based in the south-western village of Figeac, announced the news of the exhibition in an Instagram post...
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Rights to improve accessibility policies.

Rights to improve accessibility policies.

Rights to improve accessibility policies. Municipality, Ledha-Craba and Fondazione Cariplo. A collaboration between the Municipality of Milan and Ledha  - League for the rights of persons with disabilities,  to improve application for assistance on accessibility issues, providing technical support to citizens who intend to break down the barriers in their homes. The trial, presented as part of the events dedicated to people with disabilities organized by the municipality, will last until December 2021 and will...
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L’Affichomanía now at Wisconsin.

L’Affichomanía now at Wisconsin.

L'Affichomanía, the passion for French posters. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WAUSAU | WISCONSIN | USA , MARCH 7th, 2020 - MAY 31st, 2020. Showcasing the remarkable wo rk of five master printmakers, Jules Chéret, Alphonse Mucha,,Eugène Grasset, Théophile Alexandre Steinle, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters" features more than sixty posters and ephemera dating from 1875 to 1910. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation,...
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Young Belgian Artists’ contemporary paintings.

Young Belgian Artists’ contemporary paintings.

Young Belgian Artists use Art History as a model for their contemporary paintings. These up-and-coming painters use different techniques and have different role models for their art, but all investigate modernity through a lens of traditional paintings. At a first glance, the works of Ben Sledsens, Bram Demunter and Bendt Eyckermans couldn’t look more different. But their paintings are linked not just by personal similarities— all three are very young, Belgian and figurative artists—but also...
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The wine decanter and an unexpected parallel.

The wine decanter and an unexpected parallel.

The wine decanter and an unexpected parallel. From the time of alchemy and even until today, a hemispherical flask with a flat, long neck and support plane we call a flask is used in chemistry. It is used for many functions and among them we will only deal with the separation of solids from liquids. Neither more nor less than the decanter. Likewise, the winemakers robbed us of the retort that is also a hemispherical...
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A look at the Abwab pavilion in Dubai.

A look at the Abwab pavilion in Dubai.

A look at the Abwab pavilion concepts for Dubai Design Week 2019. Designs from India, the Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia and Lebanon will be showcased for this year's edition of the annual exhibition. Translated as ‘doors’ in Arabic, the annually remodelled Abwab exhibition is presenting its fifth edition at this year’s Dubai Design Week with three distinctive pavilions. As a platform for promoting regional talent, 171 designers from across the Middle East, North Africa, and South...
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The Snow Queen recent review.

The Snow Queen recent review.

The Snow Queen review — could this become a seasonal classic? Andrew Peasgood and Constance Devernay in The Snow Queen. There were times as Christopher Hampson’s new, full-length work for Scottish Ballet unfolded that I asked myself: “Could this become a seasonal classic?” A legitimate question, given the appealing qualities of this imaginatively ambitious yet economical and intelligently crafted touring production. It is a strong ensemble piece topped by fairly meaty lead roles. The designs...
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Duane Michals found a new creative outlet.

Duane Michals found a new creative outlet.

LATE IN HIS CAREER, PHOTOGRAPHER DUANE MICHALS HAS FOUND A NEW CREATIVE OUTLET AS A FILMMAKER. Duane Michals,' ZIP ZAP ZIP (2018), a short film directed by him, begins with what sounds like a plain statement of fact. “I am speaking this sentence,” Michals says, standing before the camera in a mask. “This is the sentence that I am speaking. The sentence says, ‘This is the sentence that I am speaking.’” The statement seems hard to...
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Paul Gauguin’s Te Bourao II at Artcurial, Paris.

Paul Gauguin’s Te Bourao II at Artcurial, Paris.

Paul Gauguin’s Te Bourao II -- The Purao Tree -- sold for €9.5m at Artcurial, in Paris last night. Te Bourao II (The Purao Tree) sold at auction in Paris last night for €9.5m, considerably higher than the €5m-€7m estimate. Artcurial, which handled the sale, says that it was the first Gauguin Tahitian picture to come onto the French market in 22 years. Te Bourao II sold to an international collector, and Artcurial says that they have...
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About the differences.

About the differences.

About the differences. Many years ago my father told me that as you get older you get cold and now I must admit that it is. Years have passed and I have to admit that such a thing happens by gradual arterial obstructions and increasing physical limitations. That is precisely why I decided to buy a small carpet to have on the side of the bed and avoid a first contact with the cold floor....
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Nomadic Murals & Tapestries of the Modern Era.

Nomadic Murals & Tapestries of the Modern Era.

Nomadic Murals &Tapestries of the Modern Era. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art - CHARLOTTE | NORTH CAROLINA | USA. In the spring of 2019, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina presented Nomadic Murals: The exhibition is going to be opened until December 2019. Tapestries of the Modern Era, is an exploration and presentation of tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture and architecture. Examples of the more familiar media...
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The modern life of Origami by Kathleen Massara.

The modern life of Origami by Kathleen Massara.

The modern life of Origami, an Art as old as paper. Precision is key, whether folding a humble crane or an interlocking modular structure. So is enthusiasm. I would say the biggest rule is no cutting,”said Wendy Zeichner, the president and chief executive of OrigamiUSA. It’s “one piece of paper and no glue.” OrigamiUSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the art form. The group traces its roots to the 1950s,...
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Impressionist-Modern Auction in New York.

Impressionist-Modern Auction in New York.

Impressionist-Modern Auction in New York. With $27.6 M. Monet in Front, Sotheby’s Totals $209 M. at Low Key. Claude Monet’s oil on canvas ''Charing Cross Bridge'' (1903), sold for $27.6 million, making it the evening’s top lot. Fighting off the growing perception of a declining market, Sotheby’s managed to pull off a fairly decent, though not stellar, evening sale of Impressionist and modern art in New York on Tuesday that realized about $209 million. The...
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Faces, in a space for reflection.

Faces, in a space for reflection.

Faces, in a space for reflections. Let yourself be carried away by any street, no matter which one or where it takes you to. Wandering in a hurry, it creates a space for reflection. The people which we meet with, offer us with their faces, the pulse of the society which we are immersed in. No one could say it better than Shakespeare: The face wears the garments of the soul. As the years go...
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Almine Rech-Picasso goes global.

Almine Rech-Picasso goes global.

Almine Rech-Picasso goes global, at Sam Gaskin Shanghai, on November 2019. French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central Bank of China, where Perrotin and Lisson Gallery have also set up shop. The gallery's first China...
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Big Review at the new MoMA.

Big Review at the new MoMA.

Big Review at the new MoMA. After a $450m expansion and radical rehang, has the 20th century’s emblematic museum found a place in the 21st? When it was created in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was radical: the first institution in North America devoted to avant-garde modern art. The founding director, Alfred H. Barr Jr, who led the museum for 14 years (and stayed on for another quarter century), conceived of it as...
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Joan Margarit won the Cervantes Prize.

Joan Margarit won the Cervantes Prize.

Catalonian poet Joan Margarit won the Cervantes Prize 2019. "The most important award of letters in Spanish is endowed with 125 thousand euros. Last year it had been received by Ida Vitale. Joan Margarit, 81, won the Cervantes Prize 2019, the highest award of spanish letters. The award was awarded "for his poetic work of deep transcendence and lucid language, always innovative", said the Spanish Minister of Culture and Sport, José Guirao, alongside the Uruguayan...
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Behind the Gauguin paintings.

Behind the Gauguin paintings.

The story behind the Gauguin paintings, buried with a young boy in Tahiti. The artist befriended the child of his neighbors and had given two paintings for the boy’s nursery before his death. Two of Paul Gauguin’s Tahitian paintings were buried in the grave of a young boy in 1892. Although this little-known fact is mentioned briefly in the National Gallery’s exhibition Gauguin Portraits, which opened in London last month, we can report the precise source...
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The ultimate Whisky Collection.

The ultimate Whisky Collection.

The Ultimate Whisky Collection. With collectors’ thirst for the finest and rarest examples of Scotch whisky. The Ultimate Whisky Collection. With collectors’ thirst for the finest and rarest examples of Scotch whisky increasingly reaching new heights, this autumn Sotheby’s will present the Ultimate Whisky Collection. The most valuable collection of whisky ever was sold at auction and the company’s first single-owner offering of spirits. Showcased the most comprehensive range of desirable Scotch whisky came to...
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Lost Renaissance Masterpiece found.

Lost Renaissance Masterpiece found.

Lost Renaissance Masterpiece found hanging above woman’s hot plate, sells for $26.8 Million. Experts say the panel painting was created by Florentine artist Cimabue around 1280. A small panel painting discovered hanging above a hot plate in an elderly French woman’s kitchen is likely a long-forgotten work by Florentine artist and early Renaissance master Cimabue. As Elie Julien reports for Le Parisien, auctioneer Philomène Wolf chanced upon the religious scene—expected to sell for upward of $6 million in an...
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The Passion for French Posters.

The Passion for French Posters.

The Passion for French Posters: L’Affichomania. The Vero Beach Museum of Art - VERO BEACH | FLORIDA | USA - OCTOBER 19th, 2019 - JANUARY 12th, 2020. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters explores the eruption of the poster craze in Paris, bringing to life the exuberant spirit of the Belle Époque. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features approximately 62 posters and ephemera dating from 1875 to 1910 by the five grand masters of...
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FBI recovers Nazi-looted painting.

FBI recovers Nazi-looted painting.

FBI recovers Nazi-looted Painting From New York Museum The Arkell Museum had no inkling of the early 20th-century canvas’ dark past. Soon after Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, his Nazi propaganda machine singled out the Berliner Tageblatt, a liberal-leaning newspaper known for its criticism of the far-right party, as a symbol of the so-called “Jewish press.” That same year, the paper’s publisher, Hans Lachmann-Mosse, fled to Switzerland with his wife Felicia. The Nazis, in...
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Seven Worlds, One Planet.

Seven Worlds, One Planet.

Seven Worlds, One Planet. We join Attenborough’s camera crew in the Amazon, filming the latest BBC wildlife extravaganza in South America.  Jeremy Lazell heads to Peru in search of macaws, jaguars, howler monkeys — and cocktails. Treetop billing: a canopy walkway in the Tambopata reserve. It is 5.30am in the Peruvian Amazon, and Bertie Gregory is being stung by sweat bees in a place you don’t want to be stung by sweat bees. Buried in...
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Gauguin’s strange, beautiful portraits.

Gauguin’s strange, beautiful portraits.

Gauguin’s ‘strange, beautiful and exploitative’ portraits. Paul Gauguin’s portraits painted in Tahiti ‘expanded the parameters of portraiture’, but they were exoticised for a Western market. Now, modern artists are subverting this legacy. The backdrop to the portraits is Tahiti. The sitters are feminine, sensual, proffering ripe fruits and wearing flower garlands. The colours are bright: tropical yellows, hot pinks, mango orange and cobalt blue. This description applies to some of the paintings in a new...
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Happy! at the NSU Museum in Florida.

Happy! at the NSU Museum in Florida.

Happy! - NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale | Florida | USA. OCTOBER 27, 2019 - JULY 05, 2020. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present Happy!, a new exhibition of contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. As in life, sorrow and happiness are intertwined in their works. Happy! is organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and is curated by Bonnie Clearwater, the Museum’s director and chief curator, who states,...
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Urban Mobility, austerity and preservation.

Urban Mobility, austerity and preservation.

URBAN MOBILITY. Austerity and preservation of the environment should be the basic premises. Austerity and the preservation of the environment should be the basic premises for any government enterprise and they are not always. Conceptually, the systems of transfer of people within the cities are probably one of the most primitive and have not suffered revolutions, but only on rare occasions were there historical milestones worthy of mention. From the wagon to the car there...
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2040: An exercise in imagination, or not so much.

2040: An exercise in imagination, or not so much.

2040 : An exercise in imagination, or not so much.  After the second decade of our century, Greta Thumberg, with her only 16 years, understood what many scientists from the most varied disciplines had been predicting since the mid-20th century. Not only with proposals, but with solutions that were going to accommodate the different scenarios over the years.  Unfortunately she was late. It was auspicious that someone so young had understood what most adults were...
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Gauguin Tahitian painting comes to auction.

Gauguin Tahitian painting comes to auction.

Gauguin Tahitian painting comes to auction in Paris from the walls of the Met. Te Bourao II (The Purao Tree), which has been in the same collection since 1995, is estimated to sell for €5m-€7m at Artcurial. One of Paul Gauguin’s key Tahitian works will be auctioned in Paris on 3 December, with an estimate of €5m-€7m. Te Bourao II (The Purao Tree) is to be sold by the auctioneer Artcurial. Te Bourao is part of an...
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London’s most exhibited artist this millennium,

London’s most exhibited artist this millennium,

London's most exhibited artist this millennium. Look at which contemporary artists hold the record for the most shows in the capital over the past 20 years. David Dawson's photograph of the artists David Hockney and Lucian Freud. The pair have been among the most popular in London this millennium  As the art world descends on London for the annual art bonanza that is Frieze Week, we take a moment to look at which contemporary artists...
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Francis Picabia’s Dreamlike World.

Francis Picabia’s Dreamlike World.

How Botticelli Inspired Francis Picabia’s Dreamlike World. PARIS | 16 OCTOBER, 2019. A composition of exceptional complexity, ‘Médéa’ is one of the most sophisticated examples of Francis Picabia’s legendary ‘Transparencies’ series. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, learn how Picabia drew heavily from a great master of the Italian Renaissance and discover how the painting reveals one of the most famous episodes in Greek mythology. ‘Médéa’ is a highlight of the third edition of our Modernités sale (16 October...
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Italy to Lend artworks in a Masterpiece Swap.

Italy to Lend artworks in a Masterpiece Swap.

Italy to Lend Leonardo da Vinci Works to France in a Masterpiece Swap. The pieces will appear in an exhibition at the Louvre marking the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance master’s death, and Italy will borrow works by Raphael. Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing of a spread-eagled male figure, known as the “Vitruvian Man,” will soon travel to Paris to star in a blockbuster Leonardo exhibition at the Louvre Museum. It will make the trip...
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Picasso Magic Paintings, in Paris | France.

Picasso Magic Paintings, in Paris | France.

Picasso Magic Paintings. Musée Picasso Paris  3E | PARIS | FRANCE  OCTOBER 01, 2019 - February 23, 2020. Many of the paintings that Picasso did over a period of some four years (summer 1926-spring 1930) form a cohesive group, which Christian Zervos would later (1938) as “Tableaux magiques”. With these works principally figure paintings – Picasso opened a new chapter in his oeuvre, probing a deep emotional dimension, which anticipates the power of Guernica a decade...
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