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The most interesting exhibitions in 2017: Europe, part I.

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Brief tour through the most desired major exhibitions of 2017 at the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie, the Tate galleries and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Vermeer, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Renoir, de Boulogne and other artists are waiting for their visitors.
French journalist and art critic Théophile Thoré-Bürger named Johannes Vermeer "The Sphinx of Delft". Exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting organized by the Louvre will be the major retrospective of the Dutch painter in France.

Works of other Golden Age artists, in particular, Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter De Hooch and Gabriel Metsu will shed light on the place of Vermeer among the masters of genre painting. They all lived and worked in different cities of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, but their paintings are noticeably full of similarities in style, subject matter, composition and technique.

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

Where: the Louvre, Paris.
When: February 22 — May 22, 2017
Jan Vermeer. Milkmaid
Milkmaid
1660-th , 45.5×41 cm

Drawing the Everyday Holland in the Golden Age

Why: the Louvre, Paris
Where: March 16 — June 12, 2017



Exhibition Drawing the Everyday Holland in the Golden Age will be a peculiar accompaniment to the Johannes Vermeer retrospective. It will comprise some hundred works from public collections in France. The exhibition will retrace the development of genre scene in the Netherlands of the 17th century and spread of domestic motifs in drawings of the era. The display will be devided into four sections:
city life, the military world, the rural world, dreams of elsewhere.



Left: Rembrandt van Rijn, Woman in the window (detail)

Don’t miss another large-scale monographic exhibition that will move from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Louvre. Valentin de Boulogne. Beyond Caravaggio is the unique collection that comprises 45 of 60 surviving paintings made by this extraordinary artist of the 17th century. The canvases will be in Paris from February 22 to May 22, 2017. For details, read about the exhibition here.

Cézanne Portraits

Where: Musée d’Orsay, Paris When: 13 June-24 September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, London 26 October-11 February 2018
National Gallery of Art, Washington 25 March-1 July 2018

Paul Cezanne. Madame Cezanne in a yellow chair

Cézanne Portraits was organized in collaboration with Musée d’Orsay, Paris and National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and is curated by John Elderfield from MoMA, New York. Being a unique major retrospective, it is also the first exhibition devoted entirely to the portraits of Paul Cézanne. During his career, the artist painted almost 200 portraits, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife, Hortense Fiquet. However, up until now a little attention has been paid to them. Luckily, now viewers are able to see paintings, gathered from museums in France, the USA, Denmark, Brazil, Japan and Russia.

Being exhibited in Paris first, at the Musée d’Orsay from 13 June-24 September 2017, then it goes to the National Portrait Gallery in London form 26 October-11 February 2018, and finally to the National Gallery of Art in Washington from 25 March-1 July 2018.



Left: Paul Cézanne, Madame Cézanne in a Yellow Chair, 1888/90. Oil on canvas. Art Institute Chicago.

Masterpieces of the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo—Ishibashi Foundation Collection

Where: Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
When: April 5 — August 21, 2017
In the spring and summer of 2017 the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris "shelters" paintings form the Bridgestone Museum of Art in Tokyo. The masterpieces from the collection of the Japanese industrial dynasty Ishibashi travel while their own "house" is closed for rebuilding and restoration. Shojiro Ishibashi started collecting Western art in the latter half of the 1930s and. In 1952, he opened the Bridgestone Museum of Art in the centre of Tokyo, based on that collection, to public view. Now it includes over 2,600 works of Impressionists and of Japanese, European and American artists of the 20th century. The exhibition Masterpieces of the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo—Ishibashi Foundation Collection will display paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock as well as Kazuo Shiraga.

David Hockney retrospective

Where: Tate Britain, London
When: 9 February — 29 May 2017
Next year the Great Britain will celebrate the 80th anniversary of David Hockney, one of its most famous and influential artists in 20th century.

For this anniversary Tate Britain organizes the exhibition to celebrate Hockney’s achievement in painting, drawing, print, photography and video over the past six decades. You will be able to see his portraits of family, friends and himself, his iconic images of Los Angeles swimming pools and Yorkshire landscapes as well as some never before exhibited paintings. The exhibition will demonstrate that the roots of each new Hockney’s direction lay in the work that came before. Meanwhile, the master continues to embrace new technologies and styles as he goes.
David Hockney. Peter gets out of the pool Nick




Following the presentation of David Hockney in London, the exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and The Metropolitan Museum, will travel to Paris and New York.



Left: David Hockney, Peter Getting out of Nick’s Pool, 1966. Collection Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Don’t miss two more MUST visit exhibitions at Tate, London.

Alberto Giacometti is dedicated to the 50th anniversary since Tate gallery first showed London works of the Swiss artist. It includes his sculptures, drawings and oil paintings, some of them never exhibited before. The exhibition takes place from 10 May to 10 September, 2017 at Tate Modern.

The other one, French Impressionists; Artists in exile tells the story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape the Franco-Prussian war in France (1870s). From 2 November 2017 to 29 April 2018 at Tate Britain you can see captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots.

Sargent: The Watercolours

Where: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
When: 21 June — 8 October 2017
Dulwich Picture Gallery organizes the first show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer Sargent.

He is not only renowned as the portraitist of his generation, but also famous for developing his talent in watercolor. The artist was doing his sketches in every place he visited — from the streams and glacial moraines in The Alps to the renaissance and baroque architecture he explored in Venice. 'Sargent: The Watercolors' dazzle with light and colour, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality of the unordinary master.
This exhibition brings together 80 paintings from private and public collections, revealing Sargent’s peculiar view of the world and the scale of his achievement. A grand-nephew of the artist, Richard Ormond, is an exhibition co-curator who presented a small preview video, made for the show.
Vanessa Bell. Virginia Woolf

Don’t miss! From 8 February to 4 June 2017 Dulwich Picture Gallery also announces the first major Vanessa Bell’s retrospective. Vanessa Bell was the elder sister of the writer Virginia Woolf, and a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group. More than 100 oil paintings charting her move from post-Impressionist canvases to an avant-grade design of ceramics, fabrics and furnishings demonstrate special skills and defiant aesthetics of this unique yet underrated artist.






Left: Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf. Oil on board, 1912. National Portrait Gallery, London

Next part of our review will cover most interesting exhibitions at Albertina gallery in Vienna, the Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) and The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) in Madrid, Guggenheim in Bilbao (Museo Guggenheim Bilbao) and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. To be continued…
Writtern by Vlad Maslow on materials from mentioned galleries and museums. Main illustration: John Singer Sargent The Church of Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice. ca. 1904−09.
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Slava Komisaroff
, December 24, 2016 12:37 AM 0
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Кандинского так и не показали,и юбилей как-то прошел и незаметно...
Natalya Kandaurova
, December 26, 2016 11:22 AM 2
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And here we have a test for the anniversary did: https://artchive.ru/tests/test:15
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Evgeniya Khapalova
, January 28, 2017 07:24 AM 0
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I would like to visit the exhibition-very.......But my site will give the opportunity to admire through a screen.
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