ART & TRAVEL BLOG

For many years considered an amateur painter, collector and patron of his Impressionist friends, Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) is now counted among the group’s most important members.   He painted his first studies of gardens and nature on the family estate at Yerres on the outskirts…
What did Van Gogh mean to the generation of artists after him? This small exhibition of fourteen highlights from the Merzbacher Collection illustrates how he influenced Fauvists and Expressionists. Vincent van Gogh wrote, in a letter to his brother Theo, ‘Painters, being dead and buried,…
Triumphs and Laments (2016) is a large-scale, 500 meter-long frieze, erased from the biological patina on the travertine embankment walls that line Rome’s urban waterfront. Exploring dominant tensions in the history of the Eternal City from past to present, a procession of figures, up to…
Exhibitions opening this week   LONDON Whitechapel Gallery - William Kentridge: Thick TimeFrom September 21, 2016 to January 15, 2017   The Refusal of Time with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison, Film Still. 2012. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman…
Editor's note: This post refers to the "Abdoulaye Konaté" exhibition which was open until September 24, 2016.   Known for his large-scale textile installations, Abdoulaye Konaté’s features all new works, which continue his exploration of formal colour composition. Inspired by the hues found in rocks…
Exhibitions opening this week   VIENNA   Albertina Museum - Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh: Ways of PointillismSeptember 16, 2016 to January 8, 2017   Vincent van Gogh, The Sower, 1888. Oil on Canvas. Collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands   Wien Museum Karlsplatz -  Sex…
SEPTEMBER   Museum: 21er HausExhibition: Rudolf Goessl: Painting in TransitionDates: September 7, 2016 to October 30, 2016   The early work of the Austrian painter Rudolf Goessl (b. 1929) who adopted and interpreted American Pop art and Colour Field paintings in the mid-1960s.   Rudolf…
It was many-many years ago, me being a boy of 7 or 8, while visiting a Greek Orthodox Monastery in Samos Island, when I saw an icon with a rather unusual iconography; groups of naked people in peculiar formation surrounded by, unrecognizable to me, beasts…
Exhibitions opening this week   PARIS Maison européenne de la photographie - Herb Ritts. En Pleine lumière September 7, 2016 to October 30, 2016   Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood 1989 © Herb Ritts Foundation. Perrotin Gallery - Takashi Murakami: Learning the Magic of…
It has been a very difficult year for the French capital due to last autumn's attacks but the new exhibitions' programme for the fall-2016 has an air of optimism and a sense of a new beginning as all major museums in the city have scheduled…
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