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Aug 22, 2014
On August 27th, Hospice Angelus Moldova organize the first exhibition of celebrities gathered under the name "FASHION FOR ACTION". Celebrities from different fields (media, entertainers, designers, bloggers) will donate their clothes to support HOSPICE Angelus cause, the main provider of palliative care in Moldova.  At the fair also will be present hand-made artists and local manufacturers of accessories / bags.  The collected money during the event will be directed toward the continuity of palliative care services for children and adults who suffer from incurable and life-limiting illnesses.
Sep 6, 2013
Until 12 January in the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work
For the first time in years, two versions of Van Gogh's The bedroom will be reunited in the Van Gogh Museum. The public's favourite from the Van Gogh Museum collection will be exhibited next to The bedroom from The Art Institute of Chicago, an undisputed masterpiece seldom on loan.
Aug 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA.- In 1941 the Swiss art critic Pierre Courthion interviewed Henri Matisse while the artist was in bed recovering from a serious operation. It was an extensive interview, seen at the time as a vital assessment of Matisse’s career and set to be published by Albert Skira’s then newly established Swiss press. After months of complicated discussions between Courthion and Matisse, and just weeks before the book was to come out—the artist even had approved the cover design—Matisse suddenly refused its publication. A typescript of the interview now resides in Courthion’s papers at the Getty Research Institute.
Jul 31, 2013
During the Geometric period, monumental grave markers were introduced in the form of large vases, often decorated with funerary representations. On this magnificent krater, the main scene, which occupies the widest portion of the vase, shows the prothesis, a ritual in ancient Greek funerary practice in which the deceased is laid out on a high bed (bier), usually within the house. During the prothesis, relatives and friends may come to mourn and pay their respects to the deceased. Here, the figure seated at the foot of the bier may be the dead man's wife, and the smaller figure on her lap their child.
Nov 5, 2012
Last week, AM attended the opening for Chloe Early’s first New York solo exhibition. Feathers and Wax was held at a packed Joshua Liner Gallery and as previewed, this latest series of paintings impressed fans in attendance with a unique mix of dreamy colors & serene figures contrasted by some harsh and aggressive objects such as bullets & bombs.
Oct 2, 2012

City: Florence

Country: Italy

Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50122 Firenze

Website: www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/musei/uffizi/

 

The Uffizi Gallery (Italian: Galleria degli Uffizi), one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world, is housed in the Palazzo degli Uffizi, a palazzo in Florence, Italy.

Building of the palace was begun by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de' Medici as the offices for the Florentine magistrates - hence the name "uffizi" ("offices"). Construction was continued to Vasari's design by Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti and ended in 1581.

Sep 11, 2012

One of the owners of a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci has confirmed its discovery and authentication

A painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was lost for centuries has been authenticated by distinguished scholars in the United States and Europe and will be exhibited at London’s National Gallery as part of a Leonardo show that opens November 9, ARTnewshas learned.

May 29, 2012

The Baku Collection presents the releases, versions, backgrounds and chart trivia for the songs of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the capital of Azerbaijan.

Pasha Parfeny will represent Moldova with the song Lăutar (fiddler, musician). The song is written by Pavel Parfeny (=Pasha) and Alex Brașoveanu. The song is in English.

May 18, 2012

Full-scale bronze replicas of Michelangelo’s The Night, The Day, Dusk and Dawn, all produced in the bronze foundry Fonderia d’Arte Massimo Del Chiaro in Pietrasanta are the centerpiece of “Michelangelo in Cina” a major exhibition of the Renaissance master’s works. – Six sets of the four statues by “one of the greatest artist of all time” … 24 in all, will travel the four corners of the Land of the Dragon.

May 18, 2012

OMAHA, NE.- Arte Popular: Mexican Folk Art from the Collection of Pat and Judd Wagner is a celebration of the rich folk art traditions that reach more than 2,000 years into Mexico’s past. Seventy-five extraordinary objects collected from villages, towns, and cities throughout Mexico attest to the continuation of these deeply rooted traditions. While some objects were created as tourist and folk arts for sale to outsiders, many were made for use in daily life.

May 18, 2012

BELGRADE, SERBIA - Police from Serbia and Switzerland have recovered a Paul Cezanne masterpiece that was stolen from a Swiss museum in 2008 and captured four men as they were trying to sell it, officials said Thursday. The work was worth 100 million Swiss francs ($110 million, (euro) 84 million) when it was stolen by three masked gunmen who witnesses said spoke German with a Slavic accent in what was one of the biggest art thefts in Europe at the time. “I think this is really an impressive action conducted jointly with Swiss police,”...

May 17, 2012

Detroit, MI - The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) celebrates fashion and photography with the work of Richard Avedon, one of the most influential photographers of the 20thcentury. On view Oct. 18, 2009 Through Jan. 17, 2010, Avedon Fashion Photographs 1944-2000 features 181 works, including many vintage prints, magazines, contact sheets and other archival material from the Avedon estate. “This exhibition not only surprises through the scope of Avedon’s work in fashion photography,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “It also dramatically demonstrates what a radically innovative force he was in this field.”
Avedon’s legendary style reflected the political, social and cultural changes that influenced the lives of women and the fashions they wore for nearly six decades. The exhibition begins with his early work at Harper’s Bazaar , where he was hired in 1944 at the age of 21.

May 16, 2012

Full-scale bronze replicas of Michelangelo’s The Night, The Day, Dusk and Dawn, all produced in the bronze foundry Fonderia d’Arte Massimo Del Chiaro in Pietrasanta are the centerpiece of “Michelangelo in Cina” a major exhibition of the Renaissance master’s works. – Six sets of the four statues by “one of the greatest artist of all time” … 24 in all, will travel the four corners of the Land of the Dragon. Sponsored by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Shanghai and the Heng Yuan Xiang Museum, the bronze sculptures are based on some rare Renaissance plaster models which were lent for this project by Fondazione Accademia di Belle Arti “Pietro Vannucci” of Perugia.

The bronzes are replicas of sculptures in the Sagrestia Nuova of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, where they crown the sarcofagi of the Dead Medicis Giuliano and Lorenzo (Duke of Urbino).

May 16, 2012

“Prometheus” (Prométhée), a head cast in bronze by Constantin Brancusi in 1911, sold yesterday evening for 12,682,000 USD New York, in an auction of impressionist and modern art organized by Sotheby’s, Mediafax reports. Brancusi’s sculpture, a 17.7 cm leaning head to one side cast in four similar bronzes in 1911, comes from an “important private collection in Europe”, according to the Sotheby’s catalogue. The auction started out at USD 4.75 M and within minutes jumped in excess of USD 10 M to reach the final sale price of 11.25 M, way over organizers’ original estimate of USD 6 to 8 M. The New York auction also set an all-time high sales record, with Munch’s “The Scream” fetching USD 119.9 M. Brancusi’s less-valued “The Distaff” (Quenouille 1923), a wood sculpture – went on the auction.

Mar 5, 2012

On March, 1st, 2012, at 18.00, at the National Opera and Ballet Theatre will be opened by our General Conductor Andriy Yurkevich the 46th edition of International Festival „Mărţişor”, where are invited all admirers of lyric art. ”La Boheme” is one of the most melodious opera written by Giacomo Puccini, inspired by a number of stories about bohemian artistic life in Paris of 1830 year.

Oct 18, 2011

The famous artist Vincent Van Gogh did not kill himself, according to the authors of his new biography. Rather, Van Gogh was shot dead two young men with whom he loved to drink Dutch postimpressionist, BBC reported. Contrary to popular myth, long ago the suicide of the artist, his biographers say that teens accidentally shot Van Gogh as he wrote in the study. One of the young people have been faulty gun, with which friends often played cowboys.

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