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Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits masterpieces by painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714) emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in viceregal Mexico, but also as one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world. Opening July 25 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque features his earliest masterpiece, a monumental painting depicting the biblical accounts of Moses and the brazen serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus that was painted in 1683 for a chapel in Puebla Cathedral. Newly conserved, this 28-foot-tall canvas has never been exhibited outside its place of origin. Ten additional works, most of which have never been shown in the United States, will also be exhibited. Highlights include Villalpando’s recently discovered Adoration of the Magi, on loan from Fordham University, and The Holy Name of Mary, from the Museum of the Basilica of Guadalupe.


Ongoing Call for New Artist Residency: Cantiere Corpo Luogo, Venice

Cantiere Corpo Luogo New Residency Program – Murano Island – Venice Ongoing Disciplines: All Disciplines, Art Education, Collaboration, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Drawing, Experimental, Fine art, Glass, Installation, Literature, Painting, Performance, Photography, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Visual Arts, Writing. Location: Murano (Venice), Veneto, Italy Duration: 2 weeks / 1 month Eligibility: In order to apply for [&hellip

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Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of the German artist Max Pechstein

The Bucerius Kunst Forum is presenting Max Pechstein: A Modern Artist, the first solo exhibition in Hamburg to showcase the accomplishments of the German Expressionist, on display until 3 September 2017. This exhibition celebrates the artist Max Pechstein (1881–1955) as a pioneer of Modernism, and illuminates his multifaceted work through the lens of key biographical and geographical highlights. Divided into five chronological sections, the exhibition reveals how Pechstein’s style changed and developed with each of the places he lived in, including Paris, Berlin, and Dresden; Nida on the Curonian Spit; Monterosso in Italy; Palau in the western Pacific Ocean; and Łeba and Rowy in eastern Pomerania. Beyond exploring how each location influenced the motifs present in Pechstein’s work, the exhibition investigates the artist’s identification of pivotal trends and reforms in painting, and how he absorbed


Nathan Vincent: Artists that inspire

Using yarn and crochet and fibre techniques Nathan Vincent has produced a beautiful body of work which has been exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum to name but a few.

His work is highlighted in the book Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community by John Chaich and Todd Oldham, published by AMMO Books.

In this, our penultimate edition of Artists that inspire, Nathan discusses 5 artists he admires and the impact they’ve had on his art and practice.

Read’s interview with Nathan here

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Gifts to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II go on display at Buckingham Palace

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is putting gifts received from world leaders on display at Buckingham Palace, with the eclectic collection including presents from the likes of Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy. A remarkable array of over 200 gifts are on display from Saturday, providing an intriguing reminder of the globetrotting lifestyle and international encounters of the 91-year-old sovereign. “One of the most universal aspects of the Queen’s meetings with other heads of state, both at home and abroad, is the exchange of gifts,” said Sally Goodsir, assistant curator of the new “Royal Gifts” exhibition. Since her accession to the throne in 1952, Elizabeth has travelled more than 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometres) around the world and taken part in 89 state visits abroad. At the same time, she has welcomed more than 100


Bavarian State Painting Collections restitutes 'The Raising of Lazarus'

Since 1998, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) has restituted a total of twelve works from eight collections. With this 13th restitution, the Bavarian State Painting Collections and the joint heirs of James von Bleichröder have reached a good solution for all parties, after lengthy and intensive groundwork. The case concerns the painting: ‘The Raising of Lazarus’, c. 1530–1540, South-German master. Softwood, 107 x 160.2 cm As early as 2004, the Bavarian State Painting Collections made the painting’s provenance public in the richly annotated publication ‘Die Kunstsammlung Hermann Görings’, written by the provenance researcher Ilse von zur Mühlen. Two years later, the painting was posted on the ‘Lost Art’ database, directly following the database’s creation, because its origin in the Göring collection suggested that it had might have been a work


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