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Showflipper compiles for you the most exciting art news from the art world! Stay informed about the happenings of art and artists alike with this week's most compelling headlines:

Thursday, 14.02.2019

1.       Celebrating Social And Political Art Throughout History

In a new exhibit about provocative art expression about current events, the art of everyone from Herblock to Kerry James Marshall is brought to light.

A requiem to the civil rights movement in the USA, there are the painted faces of Martin Luther King Jr., John F Kennedy, and Malcolm X, and angels, describing the girls killed in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, civil rights activists and the Black Panthers who died between 1959 and 1979.

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2.       UCCA Unveils New Redesign Of Their Building In Beijing

Following a two-month shutdown, Beijing’s the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in  798 Arts District is revealing numerous major structural reforms, comprising of a distinct facade, entry, lobby, galleries, children’s educational area, shops, and a coffee shop.

This new design was the work of the Dutch firm OMA, co-founded by Rem Koolhaas.

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3.       London Art Dealer Sued By US Tycoon Over Old Master Paintings

The London dealer Richard Green is being litigated by a buyer who alleges that data regarding the provenance of two Old Master artworks was “withheld”, causing him to pay more than the price.

Gary Klesch, an Anglo-American businessperson, purchased the two paintings at Tefaf Maastricht in 2018. He spent €3m fora painting by Jan Brueghel the Elder, and another €2m for a painting by Salomon van Ruysdael.

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4.       Study: Art Education Enhances Pupils' Social And Academic Development

A study by the Houston Education Research Consortium — a partnership among Rice University and Houston-area schools — has discovered that an enterprise to increase arts education in schools enhanced students' academic and emotional growth, as mentioned on the consortium's website. The study was carried out by Dr. Brian Kisida of the University of Missouri and Dr. Daniel H. Bowen of Texas A&M University.

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5.       Lichfield Cathedral To Be Transformed Into 'Lunar Landscape'

An art installation will transform cathedral floor to mark 50 years since Apollo 11 moon landing. The cathedral in Staffordshire has requested the installation as a component of its yearly summer program, which this time is called Space, God, the Universe, and Everything. Peter Walker, the cathedral’s artist-in-residence, will also employ light and sound installations motivated by space and the planets.

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6.       Drawing Secrets At The Masterworks Museum Of Bermuda Art

The anticipated Masterworks exhibit in the Rick Faries Gallery is dedicated to the art of drawing.

The highlighted artists are Nuno Patricio and Emma Ingham. While Ms. Ingham is well recognized in the local art community, Mr. Patricio is new to most of us. He is the education officer at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art where also Ms. Ingham teaches.

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7.       Elizabeth Gaskell House Secured Lottery Funding

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House successfully secured a grant of £78,000 given by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Elizabeth Gaskell's House is a writer's house museum in Manchester.

Now the heritage project will accommodate education for staff and volunteers, a budget for publicity, and formulate two new roles within the staff.

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8.       Writer S. Ramakrishnan Felicitated

Writer S. Ramakrishnan, won Sahitya Akademi award in 2018 for his novel Sancharam, was felicitated by Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers and Artistes’ Association, on Wednesday.

Mr. Ramakrishnan’s Sancharam features the broken hope of a nagaswaram player, Pakkiri, who desires to achieve great things in music after learning about great musicians and their music from his father.

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9.       Now There's A 3D Trick Art Museum In Delhi!

India’s first interactive 3D trick art museum, Click Art Museum in Delhi has fascinating images on display, created by employing sensory illusions.

The Click Art Museum is a point for art enthusiasts to communicate with the arts. Evidently, the art fanatics in Delhi have one more place to extend their boundaries by “interacting” with the art.

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10.   Delhi's Oldest Art Gallery To Reopen

Delhi's art-lovers have significant to celebrate as Indian capital's oldest art-gallery, Gita Art Gallery, restarts operations with an exhibit of excellent artworks by India’s most sought-after young masters. This is a vital improvement for Delhi’s art circuit as GAG Moderne attempts to imbue the capital’s creative atmosphere with modes that are very cherished to the patrons of this enterprise.

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Wednesday, 13.02.2019

The Museum in Amsterdam has acquired Maurice Denis’s painting.

The Van Gogh Museum is a reputed Art Museum situated in Amsterdam and has acquired Maurice Denis’s painting named as “Motherhood (Vierge au baiser)” (1896–97). The painting has been a part of a private art collection of the Netherland based family for years and has never before been on display till the date. The painting made by Maurice Denis is currently being exhibited in the permanent collection of Museum on the third floor.

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This is how Anil Kapoor bought Hussain’s painting.

Anil Kapoor revealed the secret about how he managed to buy Hussain’s painting by using Madhuri Dixit's name. The Legendary painter Mr. M F Hussain was a big fan of Madhuri Dixit and always wanted to meet her. Anil Kapoor said that“he could get him to meet Madhuri Dixit but for that, he would have to give him one of his paintings. Mr.Hussain agreed to do so and gifted him one of his painting.”

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi has acquired a work by Rembrandt van Rijn

Abu Dhabi Based museum acquired the painting of Rembrandt van Rijn, Head of a young man, with clasped hands: Study of the figure of Christ, c. 1648–56, oil on oak panel. Est. £6–8 million, sold for £9,480,800 at Sotheby’s London in December 2018. The painting, Head of a young man, with clasped hands: Study of the figure of Christ (c. 1648–1656), was identified as a Rembrandt in the 1930s and belongs to a series of oil sketches referred to as Rembrandt’s “Face of Jesus” group.

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 Robot Artist will paint humans.

Have you ever thought that a robot will paint your portrait in future times?  Some talented Engineers from UK have designed a robot who looks like human with the help of British art gallery owner.  The robot is designed in such a way that he can paint like a human being.  Artificial intelligence, named Ai-Da is used to make this robot paint and draw like a human.

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"A Wet Saree Effect" popularised Painting by Bengali Artist

Hemen Muzumdar through his intimate works changed the way were women were depicted in Indian Art.

Princess Pavilion painting by John Dyer is found missing 

A Painting by John Dyer believed to have been stolen from Falmouth's Princess Pavilion disappeared subsequent to being brought down amid refurbishment works.

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Monday, 11.02.2019

1)      A 19th Century Painting Hague School Founder Bakhuyzen Enchants

Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen’s “Skaters on a Frozen River” portrays skaters occupied in energetic activity as townsfolk, dogs, and a horse-drawn carriage are busy in everyday life in a busy town established by a church among unspoiled clouds suggesting a stormy day.

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2)      Van Gogh's ‘Starry Night’ in motion is magical

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is one of the most celebrated artworks in the world. It is thought to have been motivated by the scene from his bedroom in an asylum in France, before sunrise.

A virtual multi-dimensional rendition of “Starry Night” is making waves on social media. In a video that plays for nearly two minutes, the artist helps us experience the painting, beside a cobbled path that reaches a yellow house.

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3)      Louvre Abu Dhabi adds a Rembrandt masterpiece to its collection

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the only gallery to bear the title outside France, has declared that it will showcase works by the Dutch leaders Rembrandt and Vermeer this month.

Paintings by the two masters are a component of the gallery’s first exhibit of 2019 – Rembrandt, Vermeer, and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterworks from the Leiden collection and the Musée du Louvre.

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4)      Frida Kahlo's self-expression revealed in photographs at Arkansas Arts Center's exhibit

Pop culture symbol and iconic painter Frida Kahlo is not a stranger to us.  But why does the Mexican-born master, who died at age 47 in 1954 after producing just 200 paintings, warrant such deference? Now, thanks to a new display at the Arkansas Arts Center, we can find out for ourselves.

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5)      An exhibition captures F.N. Souza’s early years as an artist

Rare photos and unseen paintings from the lesser-known point of Souza’s life and stories about him will be featured in a traveling exhibit, ‘Souza 1940s’. Assembled by Conor Macklin, the program is collaboration among Saffronart, Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, and Grosvenor Gallery, London.

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6)      The mysterious, uninhibited world of Dorothea Tanning

There is an Alice In the Wonderland-like spirit to Dorothea Tanning's self-portrait in Birthday, the painting that confirmed her as an artist. In the backdrop of the painting are the endlessly unfolding doors that would overrun Tanning’s arts over the next several years.

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7)      Addicted To Remedios Varo in Mexico City

There are no satisfactory words to encapsulate the enchantment of Addicted to Remedios Varo (Adictos a Remedios Varo) on show at the Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico City). Before this, the Museo de Arte Moderno has exhibited Varo's work in 1983 and 1994.

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8)      Antonio Canova's art on display in Naples

Over 110 artworks will be displayed - including 12 exceptional marble sculptures - among great statues and plaster sculptures, plaster and terracotta models, sketches, paintings, and tempera, in conversation with articles from the museum's collections.

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9)      Indigenous Artists use new equipment to tell an old story in Australia

Over 40 Indigenous artists from Kimberley and their arts are being collected together by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in the conclusion of years of collaboration between artists, curators, and art centers.

And the show is set to display an extraordinary relationship between the country and the culture created by two West Kimberley brothers.

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10)   Archaeologist Miller Says Surviving Marbles Must Reunite With The Parthenon

Britain should restore the Parthenon sculptures to their home in Athens for the surviving marbles to be reunited, Stephen Miller, renowned American Classical Archaeologist from the University of California at Berkeley said.

The Parthenon Marbles are a group of Classical Greek marble sculptures produced by sculptor Phidias in the fifth-century BCE.

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