Europe

Shows

Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies – The evolution of post-war European abstraction

Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies – The evolution of post-war European abstraction

Posted November 19th, 2013

Abstract Art, Europe, Shows

This exhibition in London brings together the work of four artists who were instrumental in the evolution of post-war European abstraction, and looks at the different ways they invigorated their practice against the backdrop of an increasingly confident US cultural scene. Paris continued to be… Read More

Shows

Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology at the Getty

Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology at the Getty

Posted November 7th, 2013

Art History, Drawing, Europe, Shows

The stories involving the mythical gods and heroes of Greco-Roman antiquity have inspired artists for centuries, testing their abilities to represent complex narratives in visual form. The likes of Venus and Apollo, Hercules and Achilles, have proved to be particularly rich artistic subjects not only… Read More

Networking

Metabody – European culture gives €1.9m to global art project

Metabody – European culture gives €1.9m to global art project

Posted July 24th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Europe, Networking

Metabody stands for Media Embodiment Tékhne and Bridges of Diversity. It‘s a collaborative project with 11 partner organisations and 19 associated partners in 14 countries across Europe and the Americas. The project is headed by the Spanish artist and philosopher Jaime del Val, who calls… Read More

Videos

Northern Renaissance

Northern Renaissance

Posted June 5th, 2013

Art History, Documentaries, Europe, Renaissance, Videos

BBC Series in which Joseph Leo Koerner argues that the Renaissance in Northern Europe – more so than its Italian counterpart – laid the foundations of modern art. In the early 15th century, the remarkable oil paintings of Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck transformed a… Read More

Europe

Europeana – Free iPad app with art from Europe’s top institutions

Europeana – Free iPad app with art from Europe’s top institutions

Posted June 5th, 2013

Apps, Collections, Europe

Europeana, Europe’s digital library, museum and archive, has launched its first free iPad app. ‘Europeana Open Culture’ introduces the public to hand-picked and beautiful collections from some of Europe’s top institutions, and allows people to explore, share and comment on them. Designed by Glimworm IT… Read More

Shows

The Europe of Rubens – Louvre-Lens first international show

The Europe of Rubens – Louvre-Lens first international show

Posted May 21st, 2013

Baroque, Europe, Old Masters, Paintings, Shows

Born near Cologne, living in Antwerp after a long period in Italy, and active in the courts of Spain and England, Rubens (1577-1640) was an artist of European dimension. A renowned artist but also a diplomat, letter writer and entrepreneur, his work was very much… Read More

Paintings

The Met’s Old Masters get more room to breathe

The Met’s Old Masters get more room to breathe

Posted May 16th, 2013

Europe, Museums, Old Masters, Paintings

The Metropolitan Museum’s world-famed collection of European paintings encompasses works of art from the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries—from Giotto to Gauguin. Most, though not all, are displayed in the galleries of the Department of European Paintings. The collection traces its origins back to the… Read More

Shows

Trade Routes – Connecting art from Africa, China, Europe, India, and the Middle East

Trade Routes – Connecting art from Africa, China, Europe, India, and the Middle East

Posted May 13th, 2013

Africa, China, Contemporary Art, Europe, India, Middle East, Shows

Trade routes have connected the major centres of civilisation in Europe and Asia since antiquity. These routes not only made the exchange of goods possible, but also fostered cultural exchanges between distant regions. The group exhibition, ‘Trade Routes’, on view at Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly… Read More

Shows

Beauty and Revolution – Neoclassicism (1770 to 1820)

Beauty and Revolution – Neoclassicism (1770 to 1820)

Posted February 20th, 2013

Art History, Europe, Neoclassicism, Paintings, Romanticism, Shows

A comprehensive special exhibition presented by Frankfurt’s Städel Museum until 26 May 2013 will highlight the art of Neoclassicism and the impulses it provided for Romanticism. Developed in collaboration with the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, the show Beauty and Revolution will assemble about one hundred works of… Read More