THE CITY OF THE GNOMES – Around Wroclaw, get to know the 300 tiny inhabitants in the “Venice of Poland”

Wroklovek, gleefully celebrating whoever comes, his heart in his hand. Botanik, in Spring as in the Snow, he loves playing his big trumpet made of flower petals. Obiezysmak, he ate so much that almost burst his trousers. You’re walking through the streets of Wroclaw, Poland. http://visitwroclaw.eu/en What you see is a gnome, one of more than 300 people living with ...

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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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A SMALL HERITAGE, FULL OF LIGHT – Johannes Vermeer: new forms of capturing light

JOHANNES VERMEER 1/4 – Many of his works (as the portrait “Girl with a Pearl Earring”), have a luminous quality. Despite how much he is admired today, he left behind a small legacy (approximately 36 paintings have been officially attributed to him). Since his passing, his works have been hung in many museums. In his final Years, he struggled financially, ...

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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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THE AMERICAN POP ART

In the late fifties, it was born in Britain, growing mainly in the US since the sixties. Acknowledged master of pop art Andy Warhol was the creative who transformed from the single object of art in a mass-produced. Equally famous are David Hockney and Jeff Koons. The name “pop art“, is derived from the English word “popular art”, an artistic ...

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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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