Posts for February, 2024

February 2024

Sargent and Fashion

Published on February 22, 2024

Celebrated for his striking portrait paintings, this exhibition sheds new light on John Singer Sargent’s acclaimed works. It explores how he worked like a stylist to craft the image of the sitters he painted, who he often had close relationships with.

Almost 60 of Sargent’s paintings will be on display, including major portraits that rarely travel. Several period garments will also be showcased alongside the portraits they were worn in. The show examines how this remarkable painter used fashion to create portraits of the time, which still captivate today.

The exhibition runs from February 22 – July 7, 2024 at Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom.

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Timeless Beauty. A History of Still Life

Published on February 21, 2024

Timeless Beauty is a  wide-ranging presentation, with masterpieces by painters such as Balthasar van der Ast, Jan Davidsz de Heem, Adriaen van Utrecht, Willem Claesz Heda, Abraham Mignon and Rachel Ruysch. The exhibition comprehensively illuminates the genre "still life": How long has this existed? What exactly constitutes a still life? What meaning, what content and what function did they have and still have today? What allegories and symbols are hidden in these motifs?

Many of the works on display, some of them in recently restored condition, allow visitors to rediscover this fascinating genre.

The exhibition takes place at the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, 1 Theaterplatz, Dresden, 01067, Germany from November 17, 2023 – September 1, 2024.

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Frans Hals - Way Ahead of His Time

Published on February 20, 2024

This exhibition centers on Frans Hals’ style, which was as freewheeling as it was lively. Encompassing around fifty works, this exhibition gives the visitor the chance to watch Hals grow as an artist. Painting by painting, you can see him breaking with convention and gaining in confidence as he finds his own unique style. At the same time, the exhibition paints a fascinating picture of the times in which he lived. The ‘bourgeois realism’ of which Frans Hals was a master gives a remarkable insight into the lives of his patrons and the norms, values and traditions of the age.

Frans Hals – Way Ahead of his Time runs from February 16 – June 9, 2024 at the Rijksmuseum, 1 Museumstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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For more events and exhibitions, visit the ARC Calendar.


Learn to Draw and Paint at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence

Published on February 15, 2024

The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, offers the opportunity to learn drawing and painting as the Old Masters did. Whether you are a beginner looking to explore Realism in Florence or an experienced scholar looking to manifest a career, their mission is to provide the experience and skills that you need to succeed.

Students can enroll in the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, for a summer workshop, a four-week intensive portrait course, or the three-year diploma program. Each of these cover techniques instrumental to mastering Realism in drawing and painting. For example, right from the first year of studies in the Diploma Program, the Angel Academy thoroughly teaches Pictorial Composition and the Process of Designing a Painting.

Each program offers the unique experience of learning as the Old Masters did and in the heart of Florence.

The full range of programs accommodate students with any amount of experience. No portfolio or previous experience is required.

Be in touch! Tell The Angel Academy of Art, Florence your goal and they will suggest a vision for you.


Caspar David Friedrich Art for a New Age

Published on February 15, 2024

To mark what would have been the 250th birthday of Caspar David Friedrich (b. 1774 – d. 1840), the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting the anniversary exhibition Caspar David Friedrich - Art for a New Age. The most comprehensive show in many years devoted to the foremost artist of German Romanticism is a thematic retrospective comprising over 60 paintings, among them a number of iconic key works, as well as around 100 drawings and selected works by Friedrich’s artist friends. The main theme is the new relationship between human and nature evoked in Friedrich’s landscapes. In the first third of the nineteenth century, the artist broke new ground as he transformed the landscape genre into “art for a new age”. The enduring fascination of Friedrich’s oeuvre will be illustrated in a separate section of the exhibition that looks at his influence on contemporary art. Works by some 20 artists from Germany and abroad spanning various genres and media reveal diverse approaches to Friedrich’s central theme – how people deal with their environment.

The exhibition takes place at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, 5 Glockengiesserwall, Hamburg 20095, Germany from December 15, 2023 – April 1, 2024.

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Horace Vernet Exhibition

Published on February 15, 2024

The Palace of Versailles is holding a major retrospective of the painter Horace Vernet (1789–1863). A key figure at Versailles during the reign of Louis-Philippe, the artist produced, over a period of 13 years, some of the most beautiful paintings in the Historical Galleries, making Versailles home to the largest collection of his works today. More than 40 years after the last exhibition dedicated to Vernet, this retrospective of some 200 works provides an opportunity to discover many exceptional masterpieces, as well as sketches and drawings demonstrating how the artist worked.

The exhibition runs from November 14, 2023 – March 17, 2024 at Versailles Palace, Place d’Armes, Versailles, France 78000.

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Capturing Atmosphere: European Nature Studies in Oil

Published on February 14, 2024

To 18th- and 19th-century European artists, the ephemeral qualities of weather and light were as integral to their landscape paintings as the terrain itself. The oil sketch was the ideal medium for investigating such concerns of light and air. Whereas solid subjects such as trees and mountains could be studied through drawing, painting was the only way to document the intangible atmospheric conditions of a given moment. Artists brought their paints outdoors to undertake small sketches that recorded the weather and light they experienced. The haze of a hot summer's day, the mist of a thundering waterfall, rain pelting from a lowering sky, and the glow of a dying sunset are just a few of the complex atmospheric effects explored in these studies by French, Swiss, and German artists.

The exhibition takes place at the Morgan Library 225 Madison Ave, NY, NY from Nov 14, 2023 – August 11, 2024.

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Master Figure Drawing in Graphite Workshop

Published on February 9, 2024

BACAA is happy to announce a workshop with master artist Darren Kingsley. Darren will be teaching students at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK for an 8-day Master Figure Drawing in Graphite Workshop. The first 3 days will be visits to various London museums with lectures by the instructor. Then there will be 5 days of drawing at the Ashmolean Museum in beautiful Oxford.

The workshop is June 18-25, 2024.

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Four Seasons of Central Park - Watercolors by Frederick Brosen

Published on February 7, 2024

ARC Associate Living Master Frederick Brosen is well known as a meticulous visual chronicler of New York City’s streets, capturing through his astonishing watercolor brushwork, the complex layers of the urban landscape. For this installation, he has turned his eye upon the great bucolic heart of the city—Manhattan’s Central Park. Through a quartet of carefully observed scenes, he chronicles a landscape that is both changing and seemingly timeless. Cycling through Central Park across Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring—from the widest to the most intimate of vantages—these four quietly iconic paintings capture a year in some of the most historic places in this verdant urban masterpiece.

The exhibition takes place at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 from February 9 – June 16, 2024.

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Superb Line - Prints and Drawings from Genoa 1500–1800

Published on February 6, 2024

Showcasing prints and drawings from Genoa's golden age, this display spotlights an artistic powerhouse that rivalled Venice, Florence and Rome.

From the 16th to the 18th centuries, the port city of Genoa was one of Italy's major artistic centers. Nicknamed 'La Superba' ('the proud one') by the Medieval poet Petrarch, it was among the wealthiest cities on the Italian peninsula, with strong trade links across Europe and beyond.  These links and the riches they brought made Genoa a desirable destination for painters and sculptors wanting to study or find lucrative work. 

The exhibition runs from October 5, 2023 – April 1, 2024 at the British Museum, Great Russell St., London, UK.

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Roelant Savery's Wondrous World

Published on February 2, 2024

A pioneer in many fields, Savery (1576 – 1639) introduced several new themes to Dutch painting. He made the Netherlands’ first floral still life, and was the most notable painter of the legendary (extinct) dodo. He was also one of the first Dutch artists who went out into the streets to draw ordinary people. His painted landscapes are often like a fairytale, featuring ancient ruins, marvelous vistas and an abundance of animal species.

Roelant Savery's Wondrous World features over 40 paintings and drawings, including works on loan from museums in the Netherlands and around the world.

The exhibition runs from January 8 – May 20, 2024 at Mauritshuis, 29 Plein, Den Haag, 2511 CS, Netherlands.

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For more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Masterpieces of Early Italian Renaissance Bronze Statuettes

Published on February 1, 2024

The Detroit Institute of Arts welcomes four important bronze statuettes from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, presented alongside the DIA’s own major works of Italian Renaissance sculpture by Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Luca and Andrea della Robbia, Benedetto da Maiano and others; Italian paintings by Fra Angelico, Sassetta, Sandro Botticelli, Benozzo Gozzoli, Neri di Bicci, and others, and early Italian Renaissance maiolica and intarsia walnut furniture.

Featuring four exceptional bronze masterpieces that will be on view for the first time ever together in America, these magnificent Florentine and Mantuan bronzes exemplify the breathtaking transformations that were hallmarks of the early Italian Renaissance. The exhibition tells the story of how these masters, through revolutions in bronze casting and artistic expression, created a new era in the history of art in fifteenth-century Italy.

The exhibition runs from Sept 30, 2023 – March 3, 2024 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202.

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