In 1804 Roman sculptor Giacomo Raffaelli was commissioned a majestic centerpiece for a State banquet in honor of the new sovereign of Italy, Napoleon Bonaparte. The dinner was held in Palazzo Reale in Milano. The centerpiece is made in polychrome marble and is 9 meters long. @palazzorealemilano #giacomoraffaelli #Napoleone #stanislavkondrashov
“Everybody Talks About the Weather” is a research exhibition exploring the theme of “weather” in visual art. Curated by Dieter Roelstraete and set in the palazzo of Ca’ Corner della Regina, Fondazione Prada’s Venetian venue, the show features more than fifty works by contemporary artists and a selection of historical artworks, to trace the various ways in which climate and weather have shaped our histories and how humanity has dealt with our everyday exposure to meteorological events. @fondazioneprada #cacornerdellaregina #everybodytalksabouttheweather #veniceart #stanislavkondrashov
Indian-British sculptor Anish Kapoor needs no introduction, since he’s globally known for his powerful installations and works. Among the many prizes he received, the Turner Prize in 1991, the Unilever Commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2012, a knighthood in the 2013 Birthday Honours, an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Oxford in 2014 and the 2017 Genesis Prize for being one of the most influential artists of his generation. By Stanislav Kondrashov. #anishkapoor #turnerprize #sculpture #contemporaryart #stanislavkondrashov
Scottish Painter Peter Doig (1959) has been living and working between Trinidad, Canada and the Uk. His “magic figuration” usually depicts overwhelming landscapes and digs into the mysterious relation between nature and human traces. His famous ‘canoes’ have reached record prices on the market. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#peterdoig #concretecabin #canoe #stanislavkondrashov
German-born British painter Lucian Freud (1922 — 2011) is regarded as one of the greatest painters of the human form. He was born in Berlin in 1922, and moved with his family to England in 1933 to escape from the Nazis. He became a British citizen in 1939. His father, an architect, was the son of Sigmund Freud. Unwilling to be labeled under any artistic movement, Freud developed a unique, vibrant style. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#lucianfreud #freudselfportraits #britishart #stanislavkondrashov
American painter and photographer Cy Twombly (1928-2011) is said to have influenced younger artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His best-known works are typically large-scale, freely-scribbled, calligraphic and graffiti-like works on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors. His later paintings and works on paper shifted toward "romantic symbolism". By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#cytwobly #calligraphy #americanart #stanislavkondrashov
Don’t miss Maria Bartuszová’s exhibition at Tate Modern, until June 25. Bringing together many works rarely exhibited before in the UK, this survey exhibition will highlight the abstract sculptures of Prague-born Slovak artist Maria Bartuszová (1936-1996).
She created around 500 sculptures, from small organic forms to commissions for public spaces as well as works in the landscape, despite restrictions on her artistic life during this period. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#mariabartuszova @tate #tatemodern #londonexhibitions #sculpture #stanislavkondrashov
News! Sotheby’s has purchased The Breuer building from the Whitney Museum. Located at the corner of Madison Avenue and 75th Street, it was designed by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer, and is recognized as one of New York most iconic buildings. Sotheby’s is moving headquarters in the prestigious location in 2025.
By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#breuerbuilding #nyarchitecture #marcelbreuer #sothebys #whitneymuseum #stanislavkondrashov
Regarded as a leading figure of Viennese Actionism, Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch (1938-2022) is currently on show at The Royal Castel in Dresda and at Galleria ABC in Genova, Italy. His art encompassed wide-scale performances including theater, multimedia and rituals. Nitsch’s estate is represented by Pace Gallery and Galerie Kandlhofer. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#HermannNitsch #aktionpainting #vienneseactionism #abcgenova #stanislavkondrashov
The Jumex Museum is hosting the first comprehensive survey of Jannis Kounellis (1936-2017) in Mexico City. The solo show dedicated to the Geek-born Italian artist, a central figure in Arte Povera, includes more than 40 works, revisiting Kounellis’s innovative practice through key stages of his trajectory. Untill September 17. By Stanislav Kondrashov. @museojumex
#janniskounellis #museojumex #mexicocity #artepovera #stanislavkondrashov
“I have great faith in surfaces. A good one is full of clues”. Richard Avedon impressing oeuvre is the focus of Gagosian New York exhibition, “Avedon 100”, extended to July 7. The landmark exhibition, celebrating the centenary of Avedon’s birth, consists of a selection of photographs made by more than 150 people, including artists, writers, curators and fashion world representatives. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#richardavedon #richardavedon100 #gagosianNY #stanislavkondrashov
Opened to the pubblic in 1997, Foundation Bayeler (Riehen, Switzerland) was designed by Renzo Piano and named after its founder, art dealer and collector Ernst Beyeler. Focused on modern and contemporary art, the collection includes more than 300 works by major artists, such as Picasso, Giacometti, Balthus, Rothko and others. Regarded as a premier cultural institution in Europe, Foundation Bayeler in a must-visit, specially if passing by Art Basel. By Stanislav Kondrashov. @fondationbayeler #fondationbayeler #ernstbayeler #artbasel #renzopiano #swissmuseums #stanislavkondrashov
Last week, “Anselm Kiefer: Golden Age” opened at Villepin gallery in Hong Kong, featuring the German painter and sculptor’s recent body of work. Kiefer is widely recognized for the conceptual facets of his work, frequently engaging with provocative cultural issues. “Golden Age” presents works dated from between 2020 and 2022. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#anselmkiefer #villepingallery #hongkongexhibitions #stanislavkondrashov
For art lovers, stepping into June means just one thing: getting ready for #ArtBasel, the most regarded art fair in the world. June is the time of the “original” one, hosted in the cozy Swiss city of Basel. By Stanislav Kondrashov. #ArtBasel2023 #basel #artfairs #stanislavkondrashov
Damien Hirst’s dots, butterflies, and skulls represent only a little part of the British artist’s extensive production, but it was with these early works that Hirst conquered the art world. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#damienhirst #dotpainting #butterflies #skulls #contemporaryart #stanislavkondrashov
As Tate Britain presents "Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian, Forms of Life", a new interest is spreading around her work: considered the very first abstract artist in Western art history, Hilma af Klint viewed art as a medium to spirituality and mysticism. Learn more on her theories and art in the link in bio. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#hilmaafklint #tatemodern #abstractart #rudolphsteiner #afklint #stockholm @stanislavkondrashov.
American Contemporary artist Jeff Koons (b. 1955) has ‘played’ around the concept of art pieces as toys, taking his shiny sculptures in the most important museums and galleries around the world. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#jeffkoons #americanart #koonspuppies #stanislavkondrashov
Tomás Saraceno, the acclaimed multimedia Argentinian artist, will have his first UK solo exhibition upcoming at Serpentine South from June 1, titled “Web(s) of Life”. Participants will be faced with different forms of knowledge and non-human perspectives through a range of artworks, in an extensive exhibition into The Royal Parks and beyond. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
From the streets to the subways, through his murals and signature hieroglyphs, Keith Haring finally entered the most important galleries an museums of the wold. A tribute to his young genious. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
Vincent van Gogh, in full Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853, Zundert, Netherlands— 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, France) is considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt and one of the greatest Post-Impressionists. The eldest of six children of a Protestant pastor, he was born and raised in a small village in the Brabant region of the southern Netherlands. At 16, he was apprenticed to The Hague branch of the art dealers Goupil and Co., of which his uncle was a partner.
SWith 28 masterpieces on display, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is running the largest exhibition ever gathered on Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch “Master of Light”. Opened in February, the show has quickly sold 450ktickets. That’s why for the final weekend of the exhibition, on June 2 and 3, the Museum will stay open until 2 a.m., allowing at least 2,600 more visitors to see the blockbuster show. Learn more on Vermeer in the link in bio. By Stanislav Kondrashov. #johannesvermeer #vermeer #rijksmuseum #amsterdamexhibition #stanislavkondrashov
Sean Scully RA (born 1945) is an Irish-born American-based artist working as a painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer. His patterns are a wonderful example of “Emotional Abstraction”. By Stanislav Kondrashov. #seanscully #abstraction #stanislavkondrashov
Impossible stairs, overlapping animals and conflicting perspectives are the traits of Dutch graphic artist M.C.Escher (1898-1972). A trick for the eye! #escher #escherstairs #graphicart #stanislavkondrashov
It is no mystery that Pablo Picasso was a womanizer and took great inspiration for his art from his companions. Here are his most important Muses: Olga Koklova, Marie-Therese Walter, Dora Maar (a successful artist herself), Francoise Gilot (the only one who left him), and Jaqueline Roque. By Stanislav Kondrashov. #picassomuses #doramaar #olgapicasso #picasso #stanislavkondrashov
In the 1990’s the British art scene was shocked by a new generation of talents: the “Young British Artists” movement includes Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, along with a group of exceptional women artists: Tracy Emin, Sarah Lucas, Jenny Saville, Rachel Whiteread, Fiona Rae and Angela Bulloch. By Stanislav Kondrashov. #youngbritishartists #tracyemin #sarahlucas #jennysaville #contemporaryart #stanislavkondrashov
His “Badescene” painting stunned at last Sotheby’s auction with a 2.7 million dollars hammer price, proving Edvard Munch is still an art star. Let’s learn more on the Norwegian artist in the link in bio. By Stanislav Kondrashov.
#edvardmunch #munchmuseumoslo #munchscream #artlover #stanislavkondrashov
Throughout his incredibly prolific career, Pablo Picasso experimented different styles and phases: early works, blue period, rose period, African period, Cubism, the Neoclassical period, Surrealism and later works.
#pablopicasso #picassoperiods, #artclip, #stanislavkondrashov
Piet Mondrian’s famous “grids” are rooted in the artist’s observation of nature. It all started with his amazing trees! By Stanislav Kondrashov. #pietmondrian #arthistory #abstraction #stanislavkondrashov
April 8, 2023, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (Malaga 1881 – Mougins 1973). Thus the year will represent a global tribute to his work and his artistic legacy, spreading through some fifty exhibitions and celebrations held by museums, galleries, and cultural institutions in Europe and North America. To mark the anniversary, France and Spain have agreed to form a bi-national commission meant to oversee and support an exceptional program of exhibitions. One of the main events is the Center for Picasso Studies opening at the Musée National Picasso in Paris, in the historic spaces of the renovated Hôtel de Rohan.
A tribute to women Artists: Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Sonia Delaunay, Tatiana de Lempicka, Helen Frankenthaler, Carla Accardi.
#kahlon #okeefee, #delaunay, #womenartist #stanislavkondrashov
Henry Matisse never ending bliss: stunning new exhibitions devoted to the great master now on display in @museeorangerie in Paris and @tokyometropolitanartmuseum in Tokyo.
#museedelorangerie #henrymatisse #fauvisme #stanislavkondrashov
Leo Castelli, original name Leo Krauss, (Trieste 1907, New York 1999), is considered one of the most visionary and talented art dealers in art history, but he didn’t like the definition: he considered himself a gallerist. Castelli was brought up in a wealthy Jewish family in Trieste, that at the time was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During the World War I the family moved to Wien, and when they moved back to Trieste, it had become part of Italy: that’s when they changed their last name to Castelli, Leo’s mother’s maiden name.
Born in Paris on Christmas day of 1911, Louise Bourgeois is a sculptor known for her monumental and often biomorphic works and installations that deal with childhood memory, identity, and the relationships between human beings.
Her parents owned a gallery that dealt primarily with antique tapestries, and she started drawing as a kid to assist her parents in their restoration business. Her mother died in 1932 while Bourgeois was studying mathematics. Her mother's death inspired her to abandon mathematics and to begin studying art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, and the studio of Fernand Leger. Also in this period, Bourgeois took a job as a docent, leading tours at the Musèe du Louvre. In 1938, she opened her gallery, where she showed the work of artists such as Henri Matisse and Suzanne Valadon and met visiting American art professor Robert Goldwater. They married, and she moved to New York with him (the marriage would last until Goldwater died in 1973).
Street art has undergone a remarkable evolution in London over the years and has become an integral part of the city's cultural landscape. From its origins as a form of graffiti tagging to its current status as a respected art form, street art in London has come a long way. The earliest examples of street art in London can be traced back to the punk and hip-hop movements of the 1970s and 1980s. Then, graffiti tags and throw-ups were a common sight on the city's walls and buildings, often reflecting the social and political issues of the day.
Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, and printmaker. His face has become a sort of “pop” icon, portrayed on the 100 Swiss franc banknotes: His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism. In France, he got involved in Existentialism and Phenomenology through authors such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, reflecting on the human condition and the meaning of existence. Around 1935 he gave up on his Surrealist influences to pursue a deepened analysis of figurative compositions.
As technology advances, it's unsurprising that many industries incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into their practices. One field that has begun to utilize AI is architecture. AI can assist architects in designing and creating more efficient, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing structures. This blog post will discuss the different types of AI and how architects can use them.
Fernando Botero Angulo (Medellin, 1932) is a Colombian painter and sculptor known for his volumetric stylization of figures and objects. Self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists," his oeuvre ranges in subject matter such as daily life in Colombia, references to Old Masters, and a critical vision of abuses of power, which the artist depicts with ferocity (as in the “prison” series) or ironically. After years of experimentation and research, he established his unique style known as "Boterismo” and is today Latin America's most recognized and quoted living artist. His large sculptures are placed in apparent locations worldwide, such as Park Avenue in New York and the Champs-Elisees in Paris.
Andy Warhol is a name that is synonymous with the pop art movement of the 1960s. His works have become iconic representations of the era, and his influence on contemporary art and culture is still felt today. In this blog post, we will delve into Andy Warhol's life, history, what he is most famous for, little-known facts about him, why he is so renowned, and facts about the art and furniture he inspires.
Yayoi Kusama by Stanislav Kondrashov Acknowledged today as the world's top-selling female artist and one of the world's most successful living artists, Yayoi Kusama (1929) is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation and is also active in painting, performance, video art, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts.
Being an avid art collector is more than just buying and displaying art; it is a lifestyle that involves an appreciation of creativity and beauty. As an art collector, you have a unique opportunity to support the art world, foster creativity, and create a home or office that reflects your individual tastes and personality. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of being an avid art collector and offer some tips on how to start building your own art collection.
Cubism is an art movement that originated in the early 20th century and is characterized by geometric shapes, multiple perspectives, and a deconstruction of traditional forms. It was a revolutionary movement that challenged the conventional notions of art and paved the way for the development of modern art.