Paintings

Centre Pompidou, Paris: the immense pleasure in the work of Georgia O’Keeffe

  https://youtu.be/KwssqQpCJEU The “weaker” sex One good thing about trends is that they can lead us to rediscover certain major artists who have spent too long under the radar. This is true of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) who, within the official narrative of the early 20th century avant-garde, displays several handicaps: she was a woman, she […]

Damien Hirst: a new series of works which are photogenic but devoid of meaning

  https://youtu.be/hbhprpFeE_0 Large scale and large number It must be the sensation of the season in Paris. At the Fondation Cartier, Damien Hirst (born in 1965), the superstar from the 1990s and former leader of the Young British Artists, is displaying his new work in his usual fashion – on a very large scale and […]

Lockdown: Francesco Clemente has reinvented himself in an extraordinary way

  https://youtu.be/nVEw7ivxy_g A star in New York With enough experience, if not years, in the art world, one will inevitably have heard of Francesco Clemente since the late 1970s. He is a famous exponent of the Italian art movement known as the Transavangardia, which took up painting at a time when the practice was being […]

Gerhard Richter in Bilbao: bathe in the beauty of German Romanticism

Gerhard Richter A Jeff Koons in front of the Guggenheim Bilbao The Guggenheim Bilbao The Gerhard Richter room at the Guggenheim Bilbao Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter   On minute in front of a masterpiece How long does one spend in front of a […]

There’s another version of the Mona Lisa and she’s nude. The curator of the Leonardo exhibition at the Louvre explains

Studio of Leonardo (detail) Studio of Leonardo Piero di Cosimo Sandro Botticelli Bartolomeo Veneto Studio of Leonardo? Studio of Leonardo? Carlo Antonio Procaccini? Anonymous painter after Leonardo François Clouet Anonymous painter around 1560     Endless speculation There’s been endless speculation in the media surrounding the nature and whereabouts of the Salvator Mundi, a heavily […]

Luc Tuymans: a masterful exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice.

Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans   Don’t stop at the subject When Cézanne painted his wife or a still life of some apples he didn’t just stop at the subject: a portrait of an unprepossessing woman or fruit arranged on a table… […]

Bruegel in Vienna: the unique exhibition that’s attracting the whole of Europe

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Pieter Bruegel the Elder Certain figures take their place in the art history pantheon because they’ve invented something new. […]

Julian Schnabel: To mark the release of his film on Van Gogh and his exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay the painter shows his true colours

Julian Schnabel Julian Schnabel, H de Toulouse Lautrec Claude Monet, Julian Schnabel Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh, Julian Schnabel Julian Schnabel Julian Schnabel Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Edouard Manet Paul Cézanne Paul Gauguin Julian Schnabel Julian Schnabel Julian Schnabel Julian Schnabel At Eternity’s gate At Eternity’s gate At Eternity’s gate At Eternity’s gate I met […]

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 […]

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