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FIVE GENERATIONS AND TWO CENTURIES OF HISTORY – Brueghel: masterpieces of Flemish art. Turin / Venaria

Five generations and two centuries of history, have immortalized the golden age of Flemish painting, but we need to get in touch with a family of talented Dutch artists, to understand the reasons. Until February 19, 2017, entering the Hall of Arts of the Reggia di Venaria, http://www.lavenaria.it/web/en/calendar/details/338-brueghel-capolavori-dellarte-fiamminga.html you can have something special: Brueghel / Flemish Masterpieces, an exhibition dedicated ...

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THE FIGURATIVE POLLOCK – Kunstmuseum Basel, until January 22, 2017

The Amerbach Cabinet is its historic nucleus (the art collection built by Basilius Amerbach). The Kunstmuseum Basel http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/home/ ranks among the most renowned institutions of its kind in Europe. Its world-famous collection encompasses around 4.000 paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos as well as 300.000 drawings and prints from seven centuries. Its treasures include some of the finest art of the ...

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VLAMING STREET 40/42, DELFT – Welcome to Vermeer’s aunt home

Although one passageway remains, the original houses are long gone. In their place you can see numbers 40 and 42 Vlamingstraat, built in the 19th century. Vermeer’s aunt Roentgen Claes, lived in the house at the right, with her children, until her death in 1670. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-2860 The provenance of The Little Street, is not in doubt, having been documented from ...

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SEVEN TIMES STOP, TO COLLECT ELEVEN SHADES OF WONDER

A stately Delft church interior, or Johannes Vermeer’s view of Delft. You may wonder how these places appear today. What has changed in the course of 300 years? Where are his little jewels, made of color and light, now? Observing his paintings, you can discover that Vermeer did not make use of aerial perspective in his interiors (although he was ...

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THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS – The State Hermitage Museum, on display through January 15, 2017.

The Garden of Earthly Delights (housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid since 1939), is the modern title given to a triptych painted by the Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch. This is his best-known and most ambitious surviving work. Several copies were made of the painting. Until January1, 2017 – at the Menshikov Palace – you can admire the ...

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MEDITATION ON A TRIPTYCH – Hieronymus Bosch / The Garden of Earthly Delights

This masterpiece of Bosch, is an ambitious and complex. The wealth of inventiveness in the works of this painter, called into question several doctrines, among them psychoanalysis. The painting (representing biblical scenes) consists of three boards, and aims to describe the history of humanity. The researchers have interpreted the work as a warning regarding the dangers of the temptations of ...

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AMERICAN DREAM POP TO THE PRESENT – At the British Museum, until June 18, 2017

America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. From JFK’s assassination to the AIDS crisis, from Vietnam to Apollo 11, from racism and gender politics, the past six decades have been among the most turbulent in US history. To rival their paintings and sculptures (and taking inspiration from the world around), American artists created original prints, and produced prints ...

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MAX BECKMANN IN NEW YORK – Until February 20, 2017

In late December 1950, Max Beckmann set out from his apartment on the Upper West Side of New York, to see his Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket (which was on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art), in the exhibition American Painting Today. However, on the corner of 69th Street and Central Park West, the artist suffered a fatal heart attack ...

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IN PERSUIT OF THE GIRLS OF DALARNA – Stockholm’s National Museum of Art

For the painting “Girls from Dalarna Having a Bath” (a masterpiece of art by the Swedish artist Anders Zorn, that you can normally admire at the Stockholm National Museum), you will have to ask questions at the ticket office. Due to renovation, Nationalmuseum regular museum building is closed, but you can visit its temporary exhibition spaces in central Stockholm http://www.nationalmuseum.se/sv/english-startpage/ ...

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MORA’S ZORN MUSEUM – The Swedish state museum, dedicated to preserving the works by painter Anders Zorn

In 1896, Anders and Emma Zorn moved to Mora. Zorn had already bought a plot of land (alongside Mora church), and he now moved to the new property a small cottage, from his maternal grandfather’s farm. This became Zorn House. Zorn’s passion for collecting, took many forms. He began considering a museum where the collections could be shown. Here you ...

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