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Fondation Vuitton: Courtauld amassed pieces by Cézanne, Seurat and Manet in seven years. Zoom in on five exceptional artworks.

Edouard Manet Samuel Courtauld Vincent Van Gogh Edouard Manet Georges Seurat Georges Seurat Paul Cézanne Georges Seurat Paul Cézanne Paul Cézanne Claude Monet Paul Gauguin  The good Impressionnism The word “Impressionism” may be ringing in the ears of the twenty-first-century man like a deterrent. Some people no longer want the endless greenish landscapes of late […]

Mantegna, Bellini. A sublime exhibition in London. 90 artworks reveal the admiration and competition between two Renaissance geniuses

Giovanni Bellini Giovanni Bellini Andrea Mantegna Andrea Mantegna Giovanni Bellini Giovanni Bellini The museums with the richest collections of paintings always stage the most beautiful temporary exhibitions of Old Masters art. This is, quite simply, because these collections constitute a great currency of exchange. But it’s also because they naturally attract the most knowledgeable curators […]

Erotic auction at Sotheby’s: Does sex make art more commercial?

Andy Warhol Robert Mapplethorpe Andy Warhol Marlene Dumas Gustav Klimt Tracey Emin At a time when Facebook’s algorithms are blocking users who post Courbet’s “L’origine du monde” on their wall, despite it being visible to all at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris; at a time when visitors to the Metropolitan Museum in New York are […]

Modigliani at the Tate: Nine extraordinary sculptures, twelve female nudes and six portraits of Jeanne Hébuterne. What else?

Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani The art public adores suffering artists.  They live badly, they die young, they’re ill, but every now and then they produce extraordinary things. In the rankings of this type of artist the gold medal goes to Vincent […]

Frieze Art Fair: Even the world’s greatest galleries are redoubling their efforts

Modern Institute @ Frieze 2017 Subodh Gupta Paul McCarthy On Hauser&Wirth Booth Jean-Michel Basquiat Yves Klein Anish Kapoor Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei Tracey Emin Philip Guston Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Yayoi Kusama Oscar MurilloOscar Murillo In 2016, according to the Artprice database, Great Britain was in third place in the contemporary art market […]

Hans Ulrich Obrist: 10 TIMES 50 SECONDS . 10 questions to the exhibition maker superstar

Hans Ulrich Obrist Thaddaeus Ropac and Julia Peyton-Jones Peyton The fabric of reality Pierre Huyghe @ Munster Mondilaité or the Archipelago of Edouard Glissant Barbara Chase Riboud Hans Ulrich Obrist Hans Ulrich Obrist (Huo) is one of the most famous superstars of contemporary art. The artistic director of the Serpentine Gallery and self-described exhibition maker […]

Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern and Fondation Beyeler: a major artist for the 21st century

Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans @ Fondation Beyeler Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans  The brilliance of certain artists lies in their ability to force you to really look at what they have to show. It’s true of German-born, London-based artist Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968). Slowly […]

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