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PETER PAUL RUBENS – EXHIBITION

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RUBENS – THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION

70 loans from the great collections of the world.

This special exhibition invites visitors to see these and other masterpieces now in Vienna in the context of Rubens’ preparatory drawings, oil sketches, panel paintings and canvases.

The works on show – among them around seventy loans from the world’s foremost collections such as the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid or the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. – have been carefully selected to create juxtapositions and confrontations that document how Rubens worked, how he created his vivid, carefully contrived artworks.

The show thus focuses on the most fascinating aspect of Rubens’ art: his critical analysis and use of external sources and ideas. With the help of selected examples the exhibition illustrates how Rubens was inspired by other artists, by both contemporary and Renaissance compositions. Throughout his life he also entered into a creative dialogue with ancient and Renaissance sculpture.

 

WHEN: October 17, 2017 – January 21, 2018.
WHERE: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria.

More about Peter Paul Rubens HERE.

More about the exhibition HERE.

LE MoMA À PARIS – EXHIBITION

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“Être modern: Le MoMA à Paris” features masterworks by artists including Max Beckmann, Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Jasper Johns, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gustav Klimt, Yayoi Kusama, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Yvonne Rainer, Frank Stella and Paul Signac.

WHEN: 11 October 2017 to 5 March 2018.
WHERE: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France.

More about the exhibition HERE.

QUEER BRITISH ART – EXHIBITION

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Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

When: 5 April – 1 October 2017.
Where: Tate Britain – London.

More information HERE.

STOLEN VAN GOGH PAINTINGS BACK AT THE MUSEUM IN AMSTERDAM

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The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is displaying two works by the Dutch painter that were stolen from it in 2002.

“Sea View at Scheveningen” and “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen” were found by Italian police at a mafia-owned house in southern Italy last September.

Read more HERE.

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MOSUL MUSEUM

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After the Iraqi army reclaimed government buildings and the museum in Mosul last Tuesday, March 7, it was revealed this weekend that the museum, which once contained many priceless, unique artifacts, had been almost completely cleared out and destroyed.

Full article HERE.

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