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The Golden Lion 2019 for Dance - Lifetime Achievement Goes to Alessandro Sciarroni
Article date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Golden Lion 2019 for Dance - Lifetime Achievement Goes to Alessandro Sciarroni

La Biennale di Venezia announces the 2019 Lions for Dance: the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to Alessandro Sciarroni, considered to be one of the most revolutionary choreographers on the European scene; the Silver Lion has been awarded to the pair of French artists Steven Michel and Théo Mercier. The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, which approved the recommendation of the Director of the Dance Department Marie Chouinard.

German Artist Thomas Kilpper Joins Callum Innes as First Exhibitors in New £11M Home for Edinburgh Printmakers
Article date: Monday, April 1, 2019

German Artist Thomas Kilpper Joins Callum Innes as First Exhibitors in New £11M Home for Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh Printmakers at Castle Mills, Dundee Street, will open to the public on Saturday 27 April 2019 with The Politics of Heritage vs. the Heritage of Politics by German printmaker Thomas Kilpper, a site specific floor carving commissioned to mark the organisation's move into the major new development and responding to the social history of the building. The new institution for the Scottish capital is the former headquarters of the North British Rubber Company.

The Danish Golden Age at Stockholm Nationalmuseum
Article date: Monday, April 1, 2019

The Danish Golden Age at Stockholm Nationalmuseum

In the spring and summer of 2019, Nationalmuseum will present the exhibition The Danish Golden Age, which comprises the very best of Danish painting from 1800 to 1864. Although Denmark is a neighbour and the two countries share a common art history – the art that shaped Denmark’s image is surprisingly unknown in Sweden.

Antonio Canova at Naples National Archaeological Museum
Article date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Antonio Canova at Naples National Archaeological Museum

Antonio Canova’s magnificent art has rightly earned him praise as “the last of the ancients and the first of the moderns”. This exhibition focuses on Canova’s constant, intense and fruitful relationship with classical antiquity, which made him known as “the new Phidias” among his contemporaries.Throughout the course of his artistic activity, Canova followed Winckelmann’s call “to imitate but not to copy the ancients” in order to “become inimitable”.


Musée d’Orsay Temporarily Renames Manet’s ‘Olympia’
Article date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Musée d’Orsay Temporarily Renames Manet’s ‘Olympia’

Paris’ Musee d'Orsay opened ‘Black Models: from Gericault to Metisse.’ Running through July 21st, the exhibition is in the second leg of its installation after debuting at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery last year under the title ‘Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today.’

Grayson Perry’s Brexit Vases Acquired by the V&A for “Britain’s Mantlepiece”
Article date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Grayson Perry’s Brexit Vases Acquired by the V&A for “Britain’s Mantlepiece”

The Matching Pair vases by British artist and potter Grayson Perry go on permanent display inthe V&A’s world-famous Ceramics Galleries. Created in 2017 in response to the huge social and political rift caused by Brexit, each vase depicts supporters of Leave and Remain.

Rubens to Makart Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections at Albertina
Article date: Friday, March 29, 2019

Rubens to Makart Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections at Albertina

The Albertina Museum is presenting a comprehensive selection of the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections under the title From Rubens to Makart. The museum is also devoting a simultaneous exhibition to the Viennese watercolor, an important and central category of works within the Princely Collections, in an exhibition entitled Rudolf von Alt and his Time.

Qatar's 'Desert Rose' National Museum Set to Open
Article date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Qatar's 'Desert Rose' National Museum Set to Open

The museum is designed as a free-form space and is meant to offer visitors a fluid experience. Located on Doha's waterfront corniche, the museum will be the first notable building visitors see as they make their way from the airport to the city centre.

'Fake' Botticelli Painting is from Artist's Studio, English Heritage Says
Article date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

'Fake' Botticelli Painting is from Artist's Studio, English Heritage Says

Experts cleaning a supposed imitation of a Botticelli painting have discovered it was actually created in the Renaissance master's own studio. The work had been thought to be a later copy of the Madonna of the Pomegranate, painted by Sandro Botticelli in 1487. But English Heritage conservators changed their minds after scraping thick yellow varnish off the painting.

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