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2012 Marked as the Klimt Year
Matchboxes with images of the artwork ‘The Kiss (1908)’ by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) on display in a souvenir shop at the Galerie Belvedere in Vienna. On the occasion of the painter’s 150th birthday, 2012 will be marked as the Klimt Year. EPA/ROLAND SCHLAGER. 
Owning the largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt worldwide, the Belvedere is preparing a very special presentation for this anniversary year. The show Masterpieces in Focus: 150 Years of Gustav Klimt on the Upper Belvedere’s piano nobile will display all of the artist’s paintings preserved in the museum in an extraordinary fashion. Unlike most exhibitions of recent years, it will not deal with stylistic relationships or art historical contexts, but will concentrate on the individual works as such – on the message each of these masterpieces conveys to the spectator.

2012 Marked as the Klimt Year

Matchboxes with images of the artwork ‘The Kiss (1908)’ by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) on display in a souvenir shop at the Galerie Belvedere in Vienna. On the occasion of the painter’s 150th birthday, 2012 will be marked as the Klimt Year. EPA/ROLAND SCHLAGER.
 

Owning the largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt worldwide, the Belvedere is preparing a very special presentation for this anniversary year. The show Masterpieces in Focus: 150 Years of Gustav Klimt on the Upper Belvedere’s piano nobile will display all of the artist’s paintings preserved in the museum in an extraordinary fashion. Unlike most exhibitions of recent years, it will not deal with stylistic relationships or art historical contexts, but will concentrate on the individual works as such – on the message each of these masterpieces conveys to the spectator.


c’est que j’ai eu beau chasser votre image de ma pensée, elle y est toujours revenue

Title from ‘La Dames aux Camélias’ (Chapter 10), Alexandre Dumas, Fils. Selection of antique books and vintage jewelry belonging to Kate Davidson Hudson, Accessories Director, ELLE Magazine, New York.
 

c’est que j’ai eu beau chasser votre image de ma pensée, elle y est toujours revenue

Title from ‘La Dames aux Camélias’ (Chapter 10), Alexandre Dumas, Fils. Selection of antique books and vintage jewelry belonging to Kate Davidson Hudson, Accessories Director, ELLE Magazine, New York.

 
a vague aroma of leaves dissolving itself in gold

Title from Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the Double Autumn”

a vague aroma of leaves dissolving itself in gold

Title from Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the Double Autumn”

And so life in Paris began…

Title from Gertrude Stein’s “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas”

And so life in Paris began…

Title from Gertrude Stein’s “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas”

A Person views Andy Warhol’s acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas entitled: “Fate Presto, 1981” during a press preview of an exhibit of Andy Warhol at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. 

A Person views Andy Warhol’s acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas entitled: “Fate Presto, 1981” during a press preview of an exhibit of Andy Warhol at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. 

 

Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement

17 September – 11 December 2011

Royal Academy of Arts, London

This landmark exhibition focuses on Edgar Degas’s preoccupation with movement as an artist of the dance. ‘Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement’ traces the development of the artist’s ballet imagery throughout his career, from the documentary mode of the early 1870s to the sensuous expressiveness of his final years.

The exhibition is the first to present Degas’s progressive engagement with the figure in movement in the context of parallel advances in photography and early film; indeed, the artist was keenly aware of these technological developments and often directly involved with them.

Artworks: 

Edgar Degas, ‘The Rehearsal’, c. 1874
Oil on canvas 58.4 x 83.8 cm Lent by Culture and Sport Glasgow on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Gifted by Sir William and Lady Constance Burrell to the City of Glasgow, 1944. Image © Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums) 

Edgar Degas, ‘Two Dancers on the Stage’, c. 1874
Oil on canvas, 61.5 x 46 cm. The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Edgar Degas, ‘Dancer Adjusting her Shoulder Strap’, c. 1895-6
Modern print from gelatin dry plate negative. 180 x 130 mm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. Image © Bibliothèque Nationale de France. 

(Source: royalacademy.org.uk)

An employee of the Kunstsammlungen carries a portrait picture of French impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir past two oil paintings by the artist in Chemnitz. An extensive exhibition of Renoir works will be on display from 18 September onwards, presenting 90 paintings and drawings.

An employee of the Kunstsammlungen carries a portrait picture of French impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir past two oil paintings by the artist in Chemnitz. An extensive exhibition of Renoir works will be on display from 18 September onwards, presenting 90 paintings and drawings.

One should either be a work of Art, or wear a work of Art.

—Oscar Wilde

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