Weekly News From The Art World

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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:

Friday, 01.03.2019

Women Get Written Into Online Art History

The group Art+Feminism has organized events at six museums to expand their online presence of female artists and cultural heads. Art+Feminism is a global group, which was established in 2014 to try to plug that gender gap in Wikipedia entries, with edit-a-thons. So, volunteers can find out how to write and post entries.

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An Eccentric Show Teams Botticelli Paintings With Comic-Book Art

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s new exhibit “Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes” highlights eight compositions by Botticelli beside a series of prints that the gallery requested from cartoonist Karl Stevens. The exhibit reunites two of Botticelli’s masterpieces on loan from the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo.

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'Lost Caravaggio' May Be Worth More Than £100m

A giant artwork depicting Judith beheading Holofernes was discovered by chance in an attic in Toulouse, in 2014. It has been examined by art history experts and scientifically investigated and a very plausible argument, to prove that it is from around 1607 and by Caravaggio, has been presented.

Dealers of the composition have stated that it is worth more than £100m and that it will be sold this summer.

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A Stunning Retrospective On Van Gogh At The Houston Museum Of Fine Arts

The MFAH, this month, will showcase more than 50 paintings by Vincent van Gogh, accompanied by replicas of letters he wrote to his brother and patron Theo, in “Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art,” organized with the cooperation of the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller in Otterlo. The display gives particular consideration to the lesser-known early arts of van Gogh’s career.

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A Lucas Cranach The Elder Painting Donated To The National Gallery In London

The National Gallery has procured Lucas Cranach the Elder’s composition “Venus and Cupid” (1529), which was donated by the Drue Heinz Charitable Trust following the passing of Mrs. Heinz. The Heinz family obtained the artwork in 1964, and it has been on UK public exhibit only once since the 1950s.

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Canadian Artist's Eccentric Commentary On Social Issues

Canadian Andy Dixon's artist entwines issues of appropriation to paint a vivid description of art’s complex correlation with money and indulgence.

 In his debut solo exhibit 'Look at This Stuff Isn’t It Neat' inauguration on 28th February 2019, at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, painter Andy Dixon investigates these questions in a refreshing splash of color and appropriative symbolism.

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Northwestern Works With The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum To Create Technology To Track 'Art Acne'

A multidisciplinary unit from Northwestern University and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum studied the small bulges that have grown over time on O’Keeffe’s paintings. And now they have developed an app that scans a painting's surface.

These lumps, being referred to as “art acne” by experts, can rise through the covering of the artwork or then drop off the canvas.

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Two Different Shows To Showcase Frida Kahlo's Life

In a coincidental overlap, two exhibits of Kahlo are now being held in parallel with each other. The Brooklyn Museum’s “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” a program of 350 objects, most of them being photos, about all of them of Kahlo herself; and “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular,” in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts’ very focused examination of Kahlo’s artistic importance.

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The Original Art And Science Movement At The Berkeley Art Museum

Dimensionism was a movement designed to retroactively club the radical art ventures and to encourage experimentation by exposing an inherent link connecting art and science.

The movement, started by Hungarian poet Charles Sirató, was virtually forgotten for almost three-quarters of a century. Today it is the topic of an extensive exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum as well as a scholarly publication compiled by Vanja Malloy, the Mead's curator of American Art and organizer of the show.

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Indian Artist's 60-Years Of Works Displayed

Singh’s solo exhibit, ‘Submergence: In the Midst of Here and There,’ at Delhi’s Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, organized by Roobina Karode, draws close a body of work that reveals the artist’s immense work composed in more than half a century.

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Thursday, 28.02.2019

A Van Gogh Multimedia Exhibit Comes To Malaga

‘Van Gogh Alive’ is the multimedia presentation of the Dutch artist’s art that is displayed in a large tent at Spain's Malaga Port. The exhibit has been commended for its innovation and some have even referred to it as record-breaking

The ‘multisensory experience’ has now progressed through Sevilla, Alicante, and Madrid.

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Art Dealer Arrested By French Authorities Amid Reparation Case Concerning An18th-Century Painting

Art dealer Alexander Khochinsky, on Monday, was arrested by officials at Charles de Gaulle Airport in France operating on behalf of Poland. This is the second time, Poland has attempted to have Khochinsky extradited in relation to an 18th century Antoine Pesne.

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Showcase Paul Gauguin's Life

Guests of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens can now achieve a novel perception of the French painter, Paul Gauguin, and his work motivated by his Polynesian voyages and the species of plants he would have found there. The artist's viewpoint of French Polynesia is brought to life using his art and Selby's plant arrangements in 'Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise.'

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Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibit In Denver To Feature Life-Size Inventions

The traveling exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius” will be displayed at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science from Friday till Aug. 25. It will highlight around 70 of da Vinci’s machine discoveries made using his codices, and historical re-enactors will be seen portraying personalities from da Vinci’s period and they will answer inquiries from visitors.

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Two Previously Unknown Rembrandts Discovered

Jan Six, a 40-year-old Dutch art dealer from Amsterdam, drew global notice last year with the story that he had discovered a formerly undiscovered painting by Rembrandt, the most admired of Dutch artists — the first undiscovered Rembrandt to emerge in more than 40 years.

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Salvador Dali Exhibit To Begin At Bradbury Art Museum

"Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven" begins on the campus of Arkansas State University, at Bradbury Art Museum, on March 7. The exhibit, curated by David S. Rubin, offers a comparative examination of two of Dalí's most renowned collections, Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and his book drawings for the Comte de Lautréamont's "Les Chants de Maldoror".

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Cincinnati Art Museum recreates 20th century Paris

Cincinnati Art Museum is reproducing the opulent, “beautiful era” of Paris from the 20th century. “Paris 1900: the City of Entertainment” is an event organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit will showcase 230 objects from the Petit Palais and other Parisian museums.

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Musical inspired by the art of George Seurat

The musical,‘Sunday in the Park with George’, observes French Impressionist artist Georges Seurat throughout his process of painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” in the 1880s.  This is the musical show’s 35th anniversary after it premiered on Broadway in 1984.

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Andy Warhol featured at the Trout Museum 

 Works by the legendary pop artist will be a part of an exhibition on show till March 24 at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton.

The exhibition, "Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts," highlights over 70 artworks by over 50 renowned American artists, including Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Thomas Moran.

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Artist Recreates His Own Version Of Stolen Masterpieces

In 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and misappropriated 13 original works worth over $1 billion. The centuries-old masterworks by Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, and Johannes Vermeer have never been found. Artist Giovanni DeCunto has painted his own interpretations of those stolen artworks.

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Wednesday, 27.02.2019

Meet This 2-Year-Old Picasso

Two-year-old Lola June is taking the New York art world, as she has created compositions that have been purchased by affluent collectors for hundreds of dollars each.

Over 12 of Lola’s acrylic compositions valued in the range of $300 to $1,600 have been sold, according to the exhibit’s curator.

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Picasso's Early Years Explored By A Swiss Gallery

The work and legacy of Pablo Picasso have been examined from every possible perspective. But a new exhibit at the Swiss gallery, Fondation Beyeler, shows a side of the master we don’t usually see: his initial years. “The Young Picasso: Blue and Rose Periods” will be on display at the Basel institution till May 26.

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Man Forgets A Jug Made By Picasso On A German Train

German policemen are attempting to assist a man find a ceramic jug created by Pablo Picasso after he unintentionally forgot it on a train at the beginning of this month. The elderly person was going from Kassel to Dusseldorf on February 15 when he changed trains at the city of Hamm and forgot to take the artwork with him.

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LEGO Project Motivated By Da Vinci’s

Lego developers might be attracted to a new Lego Drum Machine motivated by Tamburo Meccanico by Leonardo Da Vinci. The artwork is a mechanical drum machine device that utilizes music box method cylinders with pins to produce drum patterns.

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Cambridge Musical Fences Installation Inspired By Henri Matisse’s Grandson

In 1980, Paul Matisse, French artist Henri Matisse's grandson of, designed an interactive public artwork composed of two fences, that produce a melody.

“The Musical Fence” was placed outside of Cambridge City Hall, in Boston, but were taken down after less than 40 days due to a noise complaint. The fences are currently located at two museums in the area.

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Painting By Monets Sells For £24m

A composition of the Doge’s Palace in Venice created by Claude Monet (1840-1926) during his only journey to Venice was sold for £24m at Sotheby’s most recent Impressionist & Modern art auction, held in London.

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Frida Kahlo's Possession In A Rare Exhibit In Brooklyn

A new show at the Brooklyn Museum aspires to attract recognition to and expand our perception of artist Frida Kahlo, who passed away in 1954. “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” will be accessible till May 12 and displays a selection of Kahlo’s possessions that were revealed in 2004 after staying secured for 50 years.

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Pragyaraj In India  Is Now A Street Art City

The Prayagraj Mela Pradhikaran designs and organizes the Kumbh Mela. It requested creative partners to bestow plans for the biggest-ever street art initiative – Paint My City. The job was to catalog walls, bridges, buildings, water tanks and other structures, which could receive wall art and change the place into India’s first-ever street art city!

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‘Together’ Art Display Challenges Art Myths

‘Together’, an exhibit of paintings, graphics, and sculptures are being arranged by Infinite Group of Artists.

The Infinite Group is a group of eight professional artists who come from a village called Navargaon in Maharashtra, India.

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Mumbai Artist Turns E-Waste Into Art

Mumbai-based artist Haribaabu Naatesan transforms e-waste by reusing it to make eye-catching artworks. From a yellow Volkswagen beetle to extraordinary flamingos and also a steampunk clock tower, Hari has been making magic and turning hundreds of tonnes of e-waste into art installations since 1999.

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Tuesday, 26.02.2019

Spanish Judge Decrees Against The Selection Process At Art Fair ARCO

A Madrid court has declared its verdict against the Spanish art fair ARCO Madrid, which will begin this week in Spain's capital, stating that its decision-making method for picking participants is neither transparent nor impartial. The fair has petitioned the ruling, which was initially detailed by the Spanish paper El País.

In argument is the value of data the fair has to present to possible exhibitors concerning its individual selection method.

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Art Gallery Issues Open Call For South Philly-Insipred Art

In one of its newest public invitations, the Da Vinci Art Alliance is looking for makers of all crafts to display the views, characters, and flavors of South Philadelphia by two new works of art. “South Philly: Pretty and Gritty,” a public call to DVAA affiliates and the common public, was declared last week by the Bella Vista gallery, greeting all professionals to present South Philly-centric art united with any medium.

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Hopkins Gallery Recognizes Scholarship Recipients

Thirty Ohio State BA and BFA art pupils were bestowed scholarships of several values in extension to a point in the college art gallery this week at the Undergraduate Art Scholarship Exhibition, which began Monday in the Hopkins Hall Gallery.

The highlighted artists were selected from a whole of 70 who appealed. The students presented product from many disciplines, including paintings, sculptures, digital art, and video. The exhibit signifies an important achievement for students just preparing their introduction in the art world.

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“Wheatfield with Crows” Was Not Van Gogh’s Last Painting

The haunting symbolism of Vincent van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with Crows” (1890) essentially paints the picture of the Dutch artist’s last days on the planet. Blackbirds circle the dark sky overhead the dust-ridden farm. Except it wasn’t.

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More Than 100 Works By Salvador Dali Go On Display In Minsk

The international exhibit “Salvador Dali” will be inaugurated at the National Art Museum on 16 March. The exhibit will highlight more than 100 works of art, graphics, and jewelry designed by one of the most prominent masters of the 20th century.

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Rijksmuseum Celebrates The Year Of Rembrandt: Interview

Taco Dibbits talks about the Rijksmuseum’s year-long commemoration of Rembrandt, and why he is urging viewers to find associations within the master's growth and art.

The 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s passing is a fitting event to attract further notice to an artisan who is even now one of the Rijksmuseum’s biggest attractions.

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Venetian Colors In Germany For Titian Exhibit

The masters of Renaissance Venice were spoilt for variety when it got to colors. As a harbor at the heart of the glass and textiles enterprises, the city shipped a large collection of exquisite dyes and pigments. Where their Florentine equals bought pigments from chemists, Venetian artists had passage to professional stores.

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Photographer Tackles The Female Form In Art

In art, in media, seemingly throughout, the female form has been an oddity, an amusement, or someone’s political plan. But artist Sandra Lee Phipps’ photos are breathtaking for how they destroy the conventional approaches in which women tend to be perceived in popular art and in high art.

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Artist From Manipur Shines In New Delhi

Meet a 30-year-old artist Thokchom Sony from Manipur who has absorbed the grace of the Northeast, strengthening the small things that many people manage to overlook, or only to step over in their everyday lives.

He began as a staff member at Jamia Millia Islamia and commenced painting professionally in 2015. Along with his fellow Laishram Meena Devi, he freshly operated an exhibit titled ‘Khongool’ which means ‘footsteps’ at Gallery ONKAF in New Delhi.

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George Michael Collection On Display In China

Artworks from the accumulation of late English singer-songwriter George Michael are on display at Christie's Shanghai Art Space for a week commencing from Feb 22.

One of the best-selling musicians in the global music scene, George Michael, formerly named Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (1963-2016), enjoyed a selection of contemporary art that incorporated works by celebrated British artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.

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Monday, 25.02.2019

Life And Art Of Caravaggio On Display In St. John's

A collaboration between St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation and The Friends of the Manoel is organizing a talk by Fr Marius Zerafa, OP, on ‘The Life and Works of Caravaggio’ on 26th Feb in Valletta.

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San Francisco Art Institute Displays Its Entire Warhol Collection

“From the Tower: Andy Warhol” displays 40 Polaroids, in the well-lit Main Gallery at the Art Institute’s campus at Fort Mason. The Art Institute in San Francisco is exhibiting its complete Warhol collection of seven screen prints for the first time.

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Indonesian Art Collective Chosen To Curate The Esteemed Documenta Art Event

Ruangrupa, an Indonesian art collective, is now the only all Asians art collective to be selected to curate the esteemed Documenta art exhibition in Kassel, Germany.

Operating since 1955, Documenta is regarded as one of the world’s most esteemed art events, and once highlighted distinguished likes of Wassily Kandinsky and Pablo Picasso.

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Joan Miró's Works Exhibited At MoMA

Spectators can see innumerable meanings in the uncomplicated scene of 'The Birth of the World' by Joan Miró, including the outlook put forward by the new MoMA exhibit that the work marked a significant shift in Miró’s art.

“Joan Miró: Birth of the World,” displays almost 60 paintings, prints, collages and other works in connection to the titular piece. While in the beginning, Miró (1893-1983) revealed the origins of where he would end up following 1925 as he turned unwaveringly towards surrealism.

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UK's Sculptures To Be Cataloged

The charity foundation Art UK has now recorded Britain’s publicly held oil paintings, all over 200,000 of them. On Thursday it stated that sculptures would be recorded next.

The scheme is in its initial stages but is already enlightening, said the director of Art UK, Andrew Ellis.

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The Cultural Significance Of Louvre Abu Dhabi

The deal struck between France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to create this cultural oasis in the desert is the first of its kind and has not gone without controversy. Attracting as much in the way of awe and excitement as it has in the way of outrage and criticism, this has been a game of high stakes, high-level investment and high hopes for high gains.

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Delhi Hosts Its Annual Street Art Festival

This year was the sixth edition of St+art festival. The event is organized by St+art India Foundation and was supported by Asian Paints and celebrates graffiti art and murals by holding competitions, and workshops.

The festival was first held in 2014 and welcomes artists from all over the globe.

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Galerie Bernheim-Jeune In Paris Closes

Following a remarkable 150-year track, the internationally admired Galerie Bernheim-Jeune is closing its gates in Paris. The gallery has gained a global standing for displaying the greatest of the avant-garde and extensively adding to many prominent artists’ careers.

The gallery’s council has officially shut the place to seek other plans, although an official statement from the administration team was posted on the gallery’s page in December of last year.

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Antonello Da Messina To Be Featured Again, This Time In Milan

Two exhibits in Italy, not even two weeks apart, have the same master, the same collector and over 20 works in common. Yet the Antonello da Messina display now at Palazzo Reale in Milan is totally distinct from the program at Palazzo Abatellis in Palermo that freshly ended the city’s tenure as the 2018 Italian Capital of Culture.

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Traditional Japanese House Functions As An Art Hub

In 2018, a lovely Japanese-style home, as well as the home’s atmospheric garden, began formally being managed as a new hub for connection through art. In 2016, Adachi Ward and the Tokyo University of the Arts participated collectively to let this historical home and its garden. It was named “Nakacho no Ie,” in harmony with its area title Senjunakacho, and is now being managed by the Secretariat of “Art access Adachi: Downtown Senju — Connecting through Sound Art,” a scheme in which average citizens can participate.

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