London Exhibition Preview: Hogarth and Europe at Tate Britain

Few artists have defined an era as much as William Hogarth, whose vivid, satirical depictions of 18th century England still capture the imagination. In London, Tate Britain’s major new exhibition Hogarth and Europe, will present his work in a fresh light, seen for the first time alongside works by his continental contemporaries. It will explore the parallels and exchanges that crossed borders and the cosmopolitan character of Hogarth’s art, reports Antonio Visconti.

French Impressionism Exhibition to Open at National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne's extended lockdown has delayed the opening of the National Gallery of Victoria's major new exhibition of French Impressionism from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts collection. The show will feature works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro and Mary Cassatt, including paintings that have never been exhibited in Australia, reports Isabelle Lante Della Rovere.

Frick Madison Opens in New York

New York's Frick Collection is now housed at Marcel Breuer's signature Mid-Century Brutalist building. Called Frick Madison, it is the museum's temporary home for the next two years while the historic Gilded Age mansion undergoes an extensive renovation, reports Antonio Visconti.

NGV Triennial: Enthralling, Dystopian, Sublime

The National Gallery of Victoria's exciting new Triennial exhibition in Melbourne shows a panoply of international contemporary art, design and architecture. The exhibition has a huge “wow” factor with a mix of major household names as well as completely unexpected, quirky discoveries, writes Sasha Grishin, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Australian National University.

Risen from the Ashes: Pompeii's Vineyards

Pompeii is famed for plaster-cast bodies, ruins, frescoes and the rare snapshot it provides of a rather typical ancient Roman city. But less famous is its evidence of viticulture, writes Emlyn Dodd.

Artemisia Gentileschi: An Artist For Our Time

An enthralling exhibition of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi's work is now on at London's National Gallery. Simply called Artemisia, many of the show's paintings have never been seen in the United Kingdom. Working in Rome, Florence, Venice, London and Naples, Artemisia was a rare professional woman artist in the 1600s. The launch of this ground-breaking show was delayed due to Covid-19 and then closed due to the pandemic. It has just reopened this week. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Landmark Exhibition: Turner's Modern World
Tate Britain's new landmark exhibition of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner's drawings, watercolours and oil paintings will open next month. The show brings together 160 major works, capturing events of the painter's era, from the impact of technology to the modernisation of society. Antonio Visconti reports.

Exhibition: Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection
The Royal Academy of Arts’ Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection is the first major show to open in London after the four-month lockdown due to Covid-19. Many of the works have never been exhibited in the United Kingdom, including masterpieces from Manet and Monet to Corot and Courbet, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

New York: Explore the New MoMA with Architect Charles Renfro
Watch the new DAM documentary that takes you on a fascinating and insightful journey through the latest expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in New York with architect Charles Renfro.

Surrealism Exhibition: Salvador Dali & Rene Magritte
A new exhibition about Salvador Dalí and René Magritte has opened at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Works from forty different museum and private collections around the world have been brought together for the show. The relationship between these two great artists of the Surrealist movement are explored through painting, drawing, sculpture, film and photography, writes Grania Connors.

A New MoMA: Museum of Modern Art Reopens in New York
Opening in New York, the luminous new expansion of the Museum of Modern Art. Glenn D. Lowry, the director of MoMA, talks to us about the ideas and philosophy behind the creation of the new galleries and art installations and why connecting the museum back to Midtown Manhattan was so important.

MoMA. Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented
The Museum of Modern Art announces Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented, a major exhibition that will present the political engagement, fearless and groundbreaking visual experimentation, and utopian aspirations of artists in the early 20th century, writes Antonio Visconti.

James Adam: Portrait by Antonio Zucchi
A magnificient portrait of James Adam, a member of the great eighteenth century Scottish architectural dynasty, by Italian artist Antonio Zucchi, has been purchased by the National Galleries of Scotland and the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is now on show at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, writes Antonio Visconti. Additional reporting by Isabella Lancellotti.

Renaissance Man: Giovanni Battista Moroni
A major exhibition of Italian Renaissance artist Giovanni Battista Moroni's work has opened at The Frick in New York. It brings together Moroni’s most arresting and best known portraits, exploring the experimentation and innovation of these works. They are shown alongside jewellery, textiles, arms and armour that bring to life Moroni's 16th Century world, writes Antonio Visconti with additional reporting by Isabella Lancellotti

Liquid Light: 500 Years of Venetian Glass
Venetian glass is famous throughout the world for its vibrant colour and crystalline clarity, elaborate design and unmatched craftsmanship, honed over hundreds of years by local artisans on the island of Murano in Venice, Italy, writes Isabella James

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Known as the man who made sculpture move, Alexander Calder was one of the most influential and pioneering figures of modern art in the 20th century. Revered for his ingenuity, inventiveness and innovation, Calder will be celebrated in his first retrospective at an Australian public institution, exhibiting an impressive display of Calder’s most iconic works, those famous suspended mobiles, writes Isabella James.

Groundbreaking Exhibition in New York: 18th Century Roman Designer Luigi Valadier
Now on at the Frick Collection in New York is a groundbreaking exhibition of the work of Roman designer Luigi Valadier, one of the greatest gold and silversmiths in 18th Century Italy. The show exhibits works made for Popes, royalty and aristocrats, from Rome to Russia. Never before has an American museum shown so many of Valadier's creations, with loans coming from public institutions and private collections across Europe and the United States, Antonio Visconti reports.

Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto
A new exhibition at the Frick Collection, Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto, will reunite preparatory paintings and drawings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo for the first time. As the Frick does not loan works purchased by the institution’s founder, the New York City museum is the only place where these paintings and drawings can be seen together next April, Isabelle James reports.

MoMA at the NGV: Exhilarating Evocation of the Avant-Garde
A major new exhibition opens at the National Gallery of Victoria, featuring key works from New York's Museum of Modern Art, from Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo to Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman plus drawings, sculpture and furniture. Many have never been to Australia or left MoMA. We speak to Glenn D. Lowry, Director of MoMA and Tony Ellwood, Director of the NGV. Story by our Special Correspondent in Melbourne Sally Holdsworth.

MAD: Brussels New Hub for Fashion and Design
A new hub for Brussels' fashion and design has opened in the heart of the city's Dansaert district. Called MAD, mode and design, the centre is part of revitalising this rapidly changing area. The MAD headquarters will function as a cultural space supporting the design and fashion industry. The recently completed building was launched amid contemporary art and design fairs across the city last month. The opening exhibition features six designers all showing projects made in Brussels, reports Elli Ioannou.

Vincent Van Gogh: The Artist as Collector
Few people know that Dutch Modern master Vincent van Gogh, was an avid collector. More than that, Melbourne academic Dr Vincent Alessi discovered that the painter learnt to draw by studying his own collection of black and white illustrations. We take a look at the prints in the artist's collection, some of which can now be seen at the new exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons at the National Gallery of Victoria, Geoffrey Maslen reports.

Brussels Burgeons with New Art Museums and Exhibitions
Brussels is fast becoming an international centre for modern and contemporary art. The new cultural landscape is changing the face of the city, expanding it beyond a political and institutional hub for the European Union and NATO. New museums and exhibitions are making the Belgian capital one of Europe's top destinations, including a major new contemporary art gallery along with shows of works from Belgian Modernist masters such as Rik Wouters to the iconoclastic work of Yves Klein and Pol Bury and the sculptural paintings of Dutch street artist Boris Tellegen. By Elli Ioannou and Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

10 Question Column: American Photographer Tammy Ruggles
Tammy Ruggles is a legally blind photographer who lives in Northern Kentucky. While most people struggle to take a decent looking artistic photograph, Tammy manages to capture the world beautifully with almost total loss of her eyesight, Paul McDonnell reports.

The Art of Dreams: Interview with Spanish Painter Pedro Paricio
Spanish painter Pedro Paricio's new exhibition has opened at London's Halcyon Gallery. The show presents a fresh body of work, exploring the painter's ruminations on self-reflection, the subconscious and the transcendental possibilities of art. Our correspondent in London Lissandra Hemilton asks the painter our Ten Questions about his life & work.

Venice Biennale 2016: Art, Ethics and Architecture
Venice Biennale: an exhausting, beautiful attempt to relinquish architecture. By William Feuerman, University of Technology Sydney.

Ernesto Cánovas at London's Halycon Gallery
Ernesto Cánovas' new exhibition Multiplied opens today at Halycon Gallery in London's Mayfair. Lissandra Hemilton talks to the Spanish artist about his life and elegiac work that mixes different mediums such as printmaking, photography and painting to create an evanescent sense of memory and a disconcerting wistfulness.

NYC Dance Project by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
American photographers Deborah Ory and Ken Browar created the NYC Dance Project to shoot contemporary and classical dancers in New York, capturing their dynamism and beauty, Antonio Visconti reports.

Illustrator Dana Avni and the Blue Oranges
Our fashion correspondent in London, Limor Helfgott, speaks to talented young illustrator Dana Avni about her new work, studies and plans for the future.

Artist Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese in Rome
Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese began her career as an actress working with New Wave directors like Francois Truffaut, Ken Russell and Jean-Luc Godard before she went on to become a successful artist. Her recent exhibitions in Australia and Singapore include vividly-coloured paintings, subtle drawings & fine etchings of Rome and Venice.

Finnish Photographer Konsta Leppänen
Konsta Leppänen is a talented photographer from Finland, a member of the 11 Collective and he has won the biggest Finnish photojournalism prize, the Patricia Seppälä Foundation Award. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento ask the hipster and intellectual 10 Questions about his life and work.

Artist America Martin's New Show in Los Angeles
Los Angeles-based painter and sculptor America Martin’s new exhibition How the Sun Goes has opened at the JoAnne Artman Gallery, Jeanne-Marie Cilento & Raphael West report.

Robert De Niro in Rome: Remembering His Father The Artist
Robert De Niro has produced a documentary about his artist father's life and work during the celebrated 1940s and 50s New York School. The American actor visited Rome for its European premiere and to talk about his relationship with Robert De Niro Senior and his oeuvre, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting by Raphael West & Antonio Visconti

10 Questions: Artist Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese
An exhibition of Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese’s in Singapore. Although she began her career as an actress working with New Wave directors such as Francois Truffaut, Ken Russell and Jean-Luc Godard, she went on to become a successful artist. Her latest show includes vividly coloured paintings, subtle drawings and exquisite etchings of Rome and Venice, Jeanne-Marie Cilento reports.

Californian Cool: New Exhibitions of Dennis Hopper Photographs
Rome’s Gagosian Gallery opens its first major exhibition of American actor and director Dennis Hopper's photographs. The show offers a vivid and spontaneous glimpse of the sixties and seventies that mixes Californian cool, political idealism and a sense of optimism, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

10 Question Column: Contemporary Italian Artist Cristiano Petrucci
Italian contemporary artist Cristiano Petrucci answers Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento’s 10 Questions and sits for his portrait at his laboratory-like studio in the Italian capital.

10 Question Column: Finnish Photographer Konsta Leppänen
Konsta Leppänen is a talented young photographer from Finland and a member of the 11 Collective who won the biggest Finnish photojournalism prize last year, the Patricia Seppälä Foundation Award. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento ask the hipster and intellectual 10 Questions about his life and work.

10 Question Column: American Painter Davyd Whaley
American artist Davyd Whaley’s new solo exhibition Subconscious Tendencies has opened at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. He talks to Jeanne-Marie Cilento about the show and his method of working in our 10 Question Column.

Italian Artist Agostino Iacurci's New Exhibition Opens in Rome
Italian artist Agostino Iacurci’s new exhibition Small Wheel, Big Wheel is at Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento talk to the artist about his latest works and what inspires him.

10 Question Column: Artist America Martin in Los Angeles
America Martin's three different series of paintings Native Americans, Bathers and Still Life are inspired by her travels in Taos and Aix-en-Provence. The artist answers Jeanne-Marie Cilento's 10 Questions about her life and work.

Emerging Artists Column: Painter Ginevra Marini in Rome
Ginevra Marini works fast with strong movements and her brushes seem to attack the canvas when she paints. Andreas Romagnoli & Jeanne-Marie Cilento ask the young artist about her life and work in Rome.

10 Questions Column: Canadian Painter Jen Mann
Exciting young Canadian artist Jen Mann's latest figurative paintings in vivid, saturated colour illuminated her new solo show Strange Beauties. Andreas Romagnoli and Jeanne-Marie Cilento asked her 10 questions about her life and work.

British Artist Thomas Houseago's New Exhibition Opens in Rome
Taking the art world by storm, LA-based British artist Thomas Houseago creates hulking sculptures in plaster, hemp, iron and bronze. Inspired by African art and Modern masters from Rodin to Picasso, the figurative sculptures are full of brute emotive power. Houseago's new exhibition Roman Figures opens in Rome at the Gagosian Gallery, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

10 Questions Column: Australian Conceptual Artist Kristin McIver
From graphic designer to award-winning visual artist in just five years, Kristin McIver is quietly conquering the hearts and minds of conceptual art lovers around the world, writes Ruth Borgobello.

10 Questions: American Artist Dan Witz
American artist Dan Witz’s exhibition has just opened as part of the Public and Confidential project at Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome. Renowned as a pioneer of Street Art, the artist answers Jeanne-Marie Cilento’s ten questions and sits for a photo shoot with Andreas Romagnoli during the installation of his new show in the Italian capital.

10 Questions Column: French Street Artist C215
French Street Artist C215, real name Christian Guémy, answers Jeanne-Marie Cilento’s 10 Questions about his extraordinary life, his exhibition now showing at Wunderkammern gallery in Rome and the new book C215 by Sabina de Gregori. Andreas Romagnoli did an exclusive photo shoot with the artist just before his show opened.

Ten Questions: Italian Artist and Designer Benedetta Borrometi
Artist and designer Benedetta Borrometi tells Jeanne-Marie Cilento what drives her creative work and her new exhibition. Borrometi has a law degree but moved to London to study fine art at Central Saint Martins College of Art. Her career has encompassed working as a designer at Italian television network Mediaset to collaborating with textile designer Tsumori Chisato in Tokyo and illustrating the French magazine Plume Voyage. Today, she lives between Italy and Japan and is married to Japanese photographer Horikiri Kentaro.

David Bowie Is: New Exhibition Opens At The V&A in London
The spectacular new exhibition of David Bowie's life and work has opened at the Victorian and Albert Museum in London, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Art and the American Dream: Interview with painter Davyd Whaley
Looking across to the United States from a moribund Italy, the life of painter Davyd Whaley seems the embodiment of the American Dream. A journey full of transformative change, renewal and even a happy Hollywood ending. From his airy studio in downtown Los Angeles, the artist talks to Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Sculptor Constantin Brancusi's Atelier in Paris at the Pompidou
The atelier of Constantin Brancusi shows the culmination of the sculptor's work at the forefront of the French avant-garde, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento from Paris. Atelier Brancusi photographs by Ambrosio De Lauro.

Paris Exhibitions: Two New Exciting Shows of Modern and Pop Art
Photographer Andreas Romagnoli travelled to Paris to capture the contemporary art exhibited at two major new gallery shows. Artists from all over the world are represented including emerging talent and France's iconic C215 and England's Banksy, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Design Talk: Commissioning Design to Stimulate Creative Excellence
The Design Museum in London held a special talk about the tradition of commissioning design to stimulate creative excellence, technical innovation and the realization of artistic, non-commercial ideas, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

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