Category: Exhibitions

Naples in Bergamo: 17th century painting in the De Vito collection and in the city

April 16 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Accademia Carrara will be opening an exhibition next week dedicated to examining the artistic connections between Naples and Bergamo during the 17th century. The display will feature many loans from the Fondazione Giuseppe e Margaret De Vito, of which more can be read about here.

According to the blurb on their website:

Napoli in Bergamo explores the wonders of painting in between Naturalism and Baroque, its excesses and contradictions through more than forty pieces of art, with custom made restorations and new research. The core of paintings, from the Fondazione Giuseppe e Margaret De Vito, is complemented by unpublished canvases from the Accademia Carrara collection and works on loan from churches in the city and the Bergamo area.

The exhibition takes into consideration the production going from an early Neapolitan follower of Caravaggio, Battistello Caracciolo (1578 – 1635), to the Classicism of Massimo Stanzione (1585 – 1656), from the Tenebrismo of Jusepe de Ribera (1591 – 1652) to the grandeur of Baroque painting by Mattia Preti (1613 – 1699), Luca Giordano – present with more than twenty works – and his pupil Nicola Malinconico.

The show will run from 23rd April until 1st September 2024.

Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt at The Frick Pittsburgh

April 16 2024

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The Frick Pittsburgh, the location of the Frick family's residence in Pennsylvania, have just opened a special display of artworks reuniting collections amassed by Henry Clay Frick and his daughter Helen Clay Frick. This has been possible due to the closure of The Frick Collection in New York, which is due to reopen in the autumn of 2024.

According to the blurb on the museum's website:

The Frick Pittsburgh partners with New York-based The Frick Collection for the first time to unite the collections of 19th-century industrialist Henry Clay Frick and his daughter, philanthropist Helen Clay Frick. Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt: Forging the Frick Collections in Pittsburgh & New York explores the Fricks' shared passion for art collecting, how their iconic acquisitions shaped the museums they established, and how we define great art today.

Vermeer, Monet, Rembrandt features awe-inspiring masterworks, including works by Titian, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Whistler, El Greco, Ingres, and Vermeer—one of only 36 known works by the artist in the world. The exhibition marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see artworks from these two extraordinary collections alongside—and in some cases reunited with—one another.

The show will run until 14th July 2024.

National Gallery's Travelling Exhibitions seen by over 1 million in Asia

April 15 2024

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The National Gallery in London has shared news that its recent travelling exhibition Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from The National Gallery, London has been visited by over 1 million people across Asia so far. The first stops for the exhibition had been in Shanghai and Seoul, with its recent leg in Hong Kong having ended last week.

Tiepolo Drawings in Paris

April 15 2024

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The Beaux-Arts de Paris opened their latest drawings exhibition at the end of last month. The Tiepolos, invention and virtuosity in Venice brings together drawings and etchings by Giambattista Tiepolo and his two sons.

According to the blurb on the website:

The Beaux-Arts de Paris owns a remarkable collection of ten works by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770), making it the second-largest public collection of the artist's drawings in France. Above all, this collection is the only one in France to include drawings not only by Giambattista, but also by his two painter sons, Giandomenico (1727-1804) and Lorenzo (1736-1776), as well as another of Tiepolo's assistants in the 1730s, Giovanni Raggi. This collection alone provides an overview of graphic practices within the family and the studio.

The study of these sheets and prints, combined with works by other artists - sources of inspiration such as Rembrandt, masters such as Piazzetta, and contemporaries such as Canaletto, Guardi and Novelli - highlights the great modernity of their art. This is particularly evident in their ability to produce variations on the same theme, both in traditional religious and mythological subjects and in figure studies, particularly caricatures, as well as scenes from Venetian life. The exhibition also explores the relationship between the father and his sons, and the work within a family of artists.

The show will run until 30th June 2024.

Caspar David Friedrich at the MET in 2025

April 5 2024

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have announced that they will be hosting the first-ever exhibition in the US dedicated to Caspar David Friedrich in 2025.

According to the museum's website:

Presented in honor of the 250th anniversary of Friedrich’s birth in 2024, Caspar David Friedrich: The Soul of Nature is the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the artist held in the United States. Organized in cooperation with the Alte Nationalgalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and Hamburger Kunsthalle, with unprecedented loans from more than 30 lenders in Europe and North America, the exhibition will present approximately 75 works by Friedrich. Oil paintings, finished drawings, and working sketches from every phase of the artist’s career, along with select examples by his contemporaries, will illuminate how Friedrich developed a symbolic vocabulary of landscape motifs to convey the personal and existential meanings that he discovered in nature. The exhibition will situate Friedrich’s art within the tumultuous politics and vibrant culture of 19th-century German society and, by extension, highlight the role of German Romanticism in shaping modern perceptions of the natural world.

The show will run from 8th February 2025 until 11th May 2025.

Free Still Life Exhibition in Modena

April 5 2024

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The La Galleria BPER Banca in Modena have opened a new exhibition today entitled The Enchantment of Truth: Fragments of everyday life in still life between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The show will focus on still lifes from the BPER Bank collection and features works of art from the Emilia-Romagna region.

This free exhibition will run until 30th June 2024.

A Taste for the Renaissance

April 4 2024

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I failed to spot that the Hôtel de la Marine in Paris opened a new exhibition last week entitled A Taste for the Renaissance: a dialogue between collections. The show features a series of loaned objects from the Victoria & Albert Museum alongside works from the Al Thani collection.

According to the museum's website:

With more than 130 works of art on display, the exhibition comprises sculpture, metalwork, jewellery, glass, textiles, books, manuscripts, paintings, works on paper and exotica, many of which have never previously been shown in Paris. 

This includes works by Antico, Lucas Cranach the Younger, François Clouet, Vittore Crivelli, Donatello, Nicholas Hilliard, Hans Holbein the Younger and Leonardo da Vinci, together with treasures and objets d'art created for noble and royal patrons by many of the most accomplished artists of the period.

The show will run until 30th June 2024.

Caravaggio in Belfast

April 4 2024

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The Ulster Museum in Belfast will be opening a new exhibition next month. The galleries of the museum will be hosting Caravaggio's The Supper at Emmaus and The Taking of Christ, on loan from the National Gallery in London and the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin respectively.

According to the press release:

Anne Stewart, Senior Curator of Art at National Museums NI, expressed the significance of the upcoming occasion and said:

“The connection between the two Caravaggio paintings is remarkable. Both were painted for the same patron, Ciriaco Mattei, and originally displayed in the same family palace in Rome. Reuniting Caravaggio’s The Supper at Emmaus and The Taking of Christ is a highly ambitious and unusual event. Both paintings very rarely travel and they have hardly ever been seen together since the first quarter of the 17th century.

“We are truly honoured and grateful to the National Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Jesuit Community in Dublin, for allowing us the opportunity to bring together two rare artworks and provide our audiences and the public with a rare chance to access these masterpieces.”

Visitors will be able to see the exhibition between 10th May 2024 until 1st September 2024.

The Last Caravaggio coming to London

March 29 2024

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The National Gallery in London will be hosting Caravaggio's Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, on loan from the Gallerie d’Italia Naples, from 18th April until 21st July 2024.

According to the gallery's website:

Few paintings are better placed to tell the story of Caravaggio’s final years than his last-known work, 'The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula' (1610, Gallerie d’Italia, Naples). The painting is coming to London for the first time in 20 years.

We witness violence at uncomfortably close quarters. Caravaggio shows us an intricate interplay of guilty and innocent hands. And his own self portrait looks on, helpless.

We'll display this painting with the letter that describes its creation (Archivio di Stato, Naples), and our own late Caravaggio, 'Salome with the Head of John the Baptist' (about 1609–10).

In our Bicentenary year, you’re invited to contemplate this masterpiece. Explore the troubled end of Caravaggio's life, the stories of Ursula and Salome, and reflect on violence today.

Dublin Loans Velázquez to Borghese

March 26 2024

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News from Italy that the Galleria Borghese has borrowed the National Gallery of Ireland's Kitchen Maid with the Supper at Emmaus by Diego Velázquez. The painting has been hung in a room alongside several works by Caravaggio, inviting a comparison between the influence of the Italian painter on the Spaniard.

The work will be on display in Rome until 23rd June 2024.

Inventing Impressionism at the Musée d'Orsay

March 25 2024

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The Musée d'Orsay in Paris will be opening their latest exhibition tomorrow. Paris 1874: Inventing impressionism will examine the precise moment in 1874 when art broke through to another age.

According to the museum's website:

What exactly happened in Paris in that spring of 1874, and what sense should we make today of an exhibition that has become legendary? “Paris 1874. The Impressionist Moment” seeks to trace the advent of an artistic movement that emerged in a rapidly changing world.

“Paris 1874” reviews the circumstances that led these 31 artists (only seven of whom are well-known across the world today) to join forces and exhibit their works together. The period in question had a post-war climate, following two conflicts: the Franco-German War of 1870, and then a violent civil war. In this context of crisis, artists began to rethink their art and explore new directions. A little “clan of rebels” painted scenes of modern life, and landscapes sketched in the open air, in pale hues and with the lightest of touches. As one observer noted, “What they seem above all to be aiming at is an impression”.

The show will run until 14th July 2024.

Rachel Ruysch Exhibition for the Alte Pinakothek in November

March 22 2024

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The Alte Pinakothek in Munich have recently announced that they will be opening an exhibition dedicated to the still life painter Rachel Ruysch in November. The show claims to be the 'world's first major monographic exhibition of her work.'

The exhibition will run in Munich between 26th November 2024 until 16th March 2025 and will then head for its US leg in Toledo and Boston later in 2025.

Zurbarán's only signed Still Life on Display in Madrid

March 22 2024

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The Norton Simon Museum in California has loaned the Prado in Madrid Francisco de Zurbarán's only signed and dated still life. The work, dated to 1633, will be featured in a special display until 30th June 2024.

Monet in York

March 22 2024

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The National Gallery in London are loaning their Monet of The Water-Lily Pond to the York Art Gallery for a special exhibition which opens in May. The loan is part of an initiative to help celebrate the gallery's bicentenary.

According to the website blurb:

Painted by one of the founders of the Impressionist movement Claude Monet (1840-1926), ‘The Water-Lily Pond’ (1899) will be the centrepiece of an exhibition which will bring together key loans from regional and national institutions alongside collection works, and a large-scale commission by contemporary artist Michaela Yearwood-Dan. Monet’s canvas will be explored in the context of 19th-century French open-air painting, pictures by his early mentors, and the Japanese prints which transformed his practice and beloved gardens in Giverny. By displaying canvases by those contemporaries he inspired, as well as more modern artworks and a new commission, the exhibition will reveal how Monet’s radical approach to painting had, and continues to have, an enduring influence on artists.

The show will run from 10th May 2024 until 8th September 2024.

Piero Della Francesca Panels Reunited in Milan

March 20 2024

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News from Italy that a group of panels by Piero Della Francesca have been reunited for a special exhibition at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan. The 8 panels were once part of a grand polyptych created by the artist between 1454 and 1469 for the altar of the Augustinian church in Borgo San Sepolcro, Arezzo. The altarpiece was dispersed at the end of the sixteenth century and the surviving panels are now split between various museums across the globe.

The exhibition will run until 24th June 2024.

The Prado to send 70 Artworks to China

March 20 2024

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Hot on the heels of the Pudong Museum of Art's recent Caravaggio exhibition, the Museo Prado in Madrid will be sending 70 works of art to China in April for a special exhibition entitled Ages of Splendor: A History of Spain in the Museo del Prado. Press reports explain out of the group being sent '16 of which will be leaving Spain for the first time, and nine will be out of their home in Prado for the first time.' In particular, the Prado's version of the Mona Lisa (pictured) will be featured in its own special display pointing out its history both past and present.

The exhibition will run from 23rd April 2024 until 1st September 2024.

Renaissance in the North in Vienna

March 15 2024

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The Kunst Historiches Museum in Vienna will open their latest exhibition next week. Renaissance in the North: Holbein. Burgkmair. Dürer. is a reformatted exhibition that was recently in Frankfurt under a different name, and brings together a vast amount paintings with a particular focus around the city of Augsburg.

According to the museum's website:

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna’s 2024 spring exhibition is devoted to three outstanding pioneers of the Renaissance north of the Alps: Hans Holbein the Elder, Hans Burgkmair, and Albrecht Dürer. It offers a golden opportunity to experience fascinating works by these artists and to explore how Augsburg became the birthplace of the Northern Renaissance.

At the beginning of the sixteenth century, Augsburg – dominated by the hugely wealthy banking family of the Fuggers – was influenced by the art of Italy more than almost any other city north of the Alps. That this was the case is vividly demonstrated by the two most important Augsburg painters of the period: Hans Holbein the Elder (c.1464–1524) and Hans Burgkmair (1473–1531). In the Vienna exhibition, select works by these two very contrasting artists enter into a stimulating dialogue with works by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) and further German, Italian, and Netherlandish masters, notably the Augsburg-born Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543). The exhibition in Vienna showcases more than 160 paintings, sculptures and other works from many of the most important collections of Europe and the United States of America.

The show will run from 19th March until 30th June 2024.

Tate in a Lorry

March 13 2024

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Tate have teamed up with the Mobile Museum (MuMo) initiative Art Explora to provide a touring exhibition of a show entitled Soup, Socks and Spiders !Art of the Everyday. The lorry will be touring locations in Ashfield, Nuneaton, Stoke-on-Trent, Tarporley, Walsall and Wigan in 2024 to bring art to these communities in the Midlands.

New Acquisitions Display at the Courtauld

March 12 2024

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The Courtauld Gallery in London have just opened a new display of recent acquisitions of works. Entitled From the Baroque to Today: New Acquisitions of Works on Paper the gallery has drawn particular attention to the increased representation of female artists on display. The exhibition will run until 27th May 2024.

L' Enigma del Maestro di San Francesco

March 11 2024

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A new exhibition has just opened at the Galleria Nazionale dell' Umbria dedicated to unravelling the mystery of the thirteenth-century artist known as the Maestro di San Francesco. The exhibition features seven out of nine of the master's recognised corpus, and will run at gallery until 10th June 2024.

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