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Maliavin's 'Young Girl' at Bonhams Sale
Article date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Maliavin's 'Young Girl' at Bonhams Sale

The inimitable style of Philip Maliavin, who was highly influenced by impressionism, expressionism and the new trends of modernism, is apparent not only in his paintings of "Babas" - peasant women - but also in his more formal portraits.

Notre Dame will not be Steady and Urgently Wants Reinforcing
Article date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Notre Dame will not be Steady and Urgently Wants Reinforcing

That’s the conclusion of the preliminary evaluation of injury attributable to the fireplace which destroyed its roof and spire on the night time of 15 April. The collapse of part of the vaults has severely diminished the security of its structural system, which, within the case of a Gothic cathedral, doesn’t depend on the heavy mass of the partitions, as in classical structure, however on discharging weight via clustered columns, exterior flying buttresses and counter-supports—a structural “exoskeleton” that till now has been extraordinarily efficient and resilient.

Jannis Kounellis's Retrospective at Fondazione Prada, Milan
Article date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jannis Kounellis's Retrospective at Fondazione Prada, Milan

“Jannis Kounellis”, curated by Germano Celant, is the major retrospective dedicated to the artist following his death in 2017. Developed in collaboration with Archivio Kounellis, the project brings together more 60 works from 1959 to 2015, from both Italian and international museums , as well as from important private collections both in Italy and abroad. The show explores the artistic and exhibition history of Jannis Kounellis (Piraeus 1936 – Rome 2017), establishing a dialogue between his works and the eighteenth-century spaces of Ca’ Corner della Regina.

Birth of the World by Joan Miró at MoMA
Article date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Birth of the World by Joan Miró at MoMA

“You and all my writer friends have given me much help and improved my understanding of many things,” Joan Miró told the French poet Michel Leiris in the summer of 1924, writing from his family’s farm in Montroig, a small village nestled between the mountains and the sea in his native Catalonia. The next year, Miró’s intense engagement with poetry, the creative process, and material experimentation inspired him to paint The Birth of the World.

4,500-Year-Old Ancient Tomb Discovered in Egypt
Article date: Monday, May 20, 2019

4,500-Year-Old Ancient Tomb Discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient cemetery near Egypt's famous pyramids in the Giza plateau near Cairo, said the country's ministry of antiquities. Wooden tombs painted in various colours and limestone statues were among the treasures found in the 4,500-year-old burial ground.

Glyptotek Opens its Exhibition 'Pierre Bonnard. The Colour of Memory'
Article date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Glyptotek Opens its Exhibition 'Pierre Bonnard. The Colour of Memory'

This is the first time in more than 25 years that it has been possible to experience a solo exhibition of the French artist Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) in Denmark: an exhibition which will follow Bonnard as a modern artist into the 20th century.

Frank Bowling’s First Major Retrospective at Tate Britain
Article date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Frank Bowling’s First Major Retrospective at Tate Britain

This exhibition offers a chance to experience the entirety of Bowling’s 60-year career. It showcases his sensual use of colour and bold experimentation. The exhibition brings together a lifetime of large-scale artworks. It includes key series such as the iconic 'map paintings', the visually arresting ‘poured paintings’ made by pouring paint down an inclined surface, and the sculptural paintings of the 1980s evoking riverbeds, all the way to mature work selected from a recent period of explosive productivity.​

I M Pei, Louvre Pyramid Architect, Passed Away Aged 102
Article date: Friday, May 17, 2019

I M Pei, Louvre Pyramid Architect, Passed Away Aged 102

I M Pei, the architect behind buildings including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris, has died aged 102. Tributes have been pouring in, remembering him for a lifetime of designing iconic structures worldwide. Pei's designs are renowned for their emphasis on precision geometry, plain surfaces and natural light. He carried on working well into old age, creating one of his most famous masterpieces - the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar - in his 80s.

Susan Meiselas Wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019
Article date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Susan Meiselas Wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019

Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas was announced as the 2019 winner of the prestigious £30,000 prize at a special award ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery, London for her first European retrospective Mediations at Jeu de Paume, Paris 2018.

Jeff Koons's Iconic 'Rabbit' Sets a New World Auction Record for a Work by Living Artist
Article date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Jeff Koons's Iconic 'Rabbit' Sets a New World Auction Record for a Work by Living Artist

Iconic sculpture sells for $91,075,000 making Koons the most expensive living artist. Rabbit was one of 11 works offered during 20th Century Week from The Collection of S.I. Newhouse. ‘On behalf of the family and myself I want to express our gratitude for the great work Christie’s has done,’ said Tobias Meyer, adviser to the Newhouse family, after the total for the grouping reached $216,287,500. ‘We are delighted with the results.’

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