Venetian Carnival gets Underway

Venice_Carnival_MasksThousands of revellers flock to the Italian city of Venice for the start of one of the world’s oldest carnivals. Macheranda Grand Ball -> 07 Feb #2016 music, fantasy, entertainments #venicecarnival— Venice Carnival (@carnival_venice) January 20, 2016 As well as the many floating displays the 18-day event will includes balls in Venetian palaces… Continue reading Venetian Carnival gets Underway

Moco Museum in Amsterdam with Banksy and Warhol

AMSTERDAM, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Modern Contemporary – aka, Moco Museum will open its doors to the public at the end of March. The opening exhibition will combine works of art by Pop Art-protagonist Andy Warhol and Street Art-legend Banksy. The new museum for modern and contemporary art located on the Museum Square in Amsterdam wants… Continue reading Moco Museum in Amsterdam with Banksy and Warhol

London and Moscow iconic art swap

You’ve heard of a book swap; what about an art swap? Well, that is what’s been painstakingly arranged between  London’s National Portrait Gallery and the State Tretyakov Gallery
modest mussorgsky - part of art swap
Ilya Repin’s portrait of Modest Mussorgsky, painted 1881 – part of the art swap.

in Moscow. Both are marking their 160th anniversary this year and have decided to celebrate by swapping treasures in one of the visual arts’ biggest UK-Russian cultural exchanges. The importance of the event is reflected by the stellar nature of some of the loans, including a national… Continue reading London and Moscow iconic art swap

Step Into Virtual Reality of Salvador Dali’s Imagination

What do you get when you mix Salvador Dali‘s surreal art with Disney’s entertainment creativity? The ability to go inside one of Dali’s paintings and explore the surreal surroundings from every angle. The video below details”Dreams of Dali” a virtual reality art exhibit at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. GET THE GOOD NEWS FROM… Continue reading Step Into Virtual Reality of Salvador Dali’s Imagination

Frankfurt gallery celebrates paintings of Joan Miro

The Farm by Joan Miro
Early painting of the farm where Jean Miro spent his childhood – a kaleidoscopic painting brimming with detail.

Frankfurt (dpa) – A major exhibition of Catalan painter Joan Miro spanning over half a century of his works opens in Frankfurt on Friday. The exhibition showcases 50 of the Barcelona-born artist’s paintings and demonstrates his departure from the traditional rules of painting, organizers of the display at Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle said Thursday. “It’s an exhibition… Continue reading Frankfurt gallery celebrates paintings of Joan Miro

Jonathan Yeo paints actress for new retrospective

Jonathan Yeo is one of the UK’s most highly regarded portrait artists. He is known for his portrayal of famous subjects, from Kevin Spacey by Jonathan Yeopoliticians and royalty to Hollywood celebrities. Yeo’s latest work explores different ways of looking at the same person. He is preparing an exhibition at the Museum of National History in Denmark with a series… Continue reading Jonathan Yeo paints actress for new retrospective

Liverpool Biennial 2014

“The Liverpool Biennial is the largest international contemporary art festival in the United Kingdom.”

Liverpool Biennial 2014…according to Wikipedia, which does make me very proud. Liverpool is famously renowned for its music, but to have become ‘the largest’ art festival in the UK demonstrates the city’s thriving interest in the arts – not just conventional, but the more challenging art at that. Continue reading Liverpool Biennial 2014

Lichtenstein @ Tate Modern

lichtenstein_web-bannerA long time personal favourite from the Pop Art world, Roy Lichtenstein, is being celebrated with the first ‘full scale retrospective’ of his work at The Tate Modern, London. It brings together 125 of his works, celebrating this striking, often monumental work created by such a quiet and unassuming man.

Whaam! 1963 by Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997
Whaam! 1963 by Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997

Benday dots, stripes, flat colour palate and bold linear design all contribute to his rye and witty canvases and sculptures. His break from the tortured world of the Abstract Expressionists and the intellectual weight that movement carried cannot be under estimated. Continue reading Lichtenstein @ Tate Modern