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Today, on 26th of November 2020, the master painter celebrates her 99th birthday!We wish Françoise Gilot the happiest bi...
26/11/2020

Today, on 26th of November 2020, the master painter celebrates her 99th birthday!

We wish Françoise Gilot the happiest birthday and many more to come!

with love,
the MN Art Stories

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From #Paris with love,

One of the most inspiring love stories from the 20th century art world: Françoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso.

Picasso met Françoise Gilot in May of 1943. By April of 1946 the two painters begun to live together spending the majority of their time in the balmy south of France. It was here that Gilot gave birth to their two children, Claude and Paloma. She became the subject of numerous Picasso's portraits throughout the late 1940's featuring the schematic treatment of the human figure, quite common to Picasso's oeuvre. Her paintings, on the other hand, are characterised by a preference for organic forms over Picasso’s use of sharp angles. In 1953, Gilot left Picasso, taking the children with her. Eleven years later, she published the best-selling book "Life With Picasso" describing their intimate family life and artistic collaborations. Gilot went on to maintain studios in La Jolla, New York, and Paris, with her later paintings featuring saturated color relationships and structured compositions. Over time, her practice has expanded to include printmaking techniques such as monographs and aquatints. Gilot continues to exhibit her work internationally to this day. She is 97 years old.

Photo:
Robert Capa,
Gilot and Picasso, 1948
© Magnum, Robert Capa

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The long due, ultimate Ulay exhibition in Amsterdam at the Stedelijk museum from tomorrow until April 18th 2020With love...
20/11/2020

The long due, ultimate Ulay exhibition in Amsterdam at the Stedelijk museum from tomorrow until April 18th 2020

With love from Amsterdam!

The MN Art Stories, still truly yours, although still with the live events on hold due to Covid, we look very much forward to the day when we will meet again in the museums and galleries. Meanwhile, enjoy the exhibitions to which you have access and please stay safe and healthy.

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18/03/2020
Juwelen! Schitteren aan het Russische hof

Waltz through the temporarily closed exhibition of the jewellery from the Russian court - Hermitage Amsterdam. Enjoy!

From #Amsterdam #Vienna #Paris with love, MN Art Stories

Toward the end of her life, Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) reflected, “All photographs—not only those that are so called 'do...
17/03/2020
Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures | MoMA EXHIBITION

Toward the end of her life, Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) reflected, “All photographs—not only those that are so called 'documentary’...can be fortified by words.” A committed social observer, Lange paid sharp attention to the human condition, conveying stories of everyday life through her photographs and the voices they drew in. Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, the first major MoMA exhibition of Lange’s in 50 years... Will be back soon.

From #Amsterdam #Vienna #Paris with love, MN Art Stories
#closedbutactive #stayhome #staysafe

Toward the end of her life, Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) reflected, “All photographs—not only those that are so called 'documentary’...can be fortified by word...

UlayUnder My Skin“From early on I liked to revolt.”This is the story of legendary artist Ulay, famous for his collaborat...
03/03/2020
ULAY: Under My Skin

Ulay
Under My Skin
“From early on I liked to revolt.”
This is the story of legendary artist Ulay, famous for his collaboration with Marina Abramović. As a solo artist in search for his identity, Ulay’s radical works have pushed the limits of photography and performance using his own body as material.

Legendary German artist Ulay, famous for his collaboration with Marina Abramović, here tells the captivating story of his life and work as a photographer and performance artist, who has used his own body for his uncompromising works.

Photos from Marina Abramovic's post
02/03/2020

Photos from Marina Abramovic's post

Still in Valentine’s mood?The legendary couple Alexander and Louisa Calder - married for more than four decades - left t...
23/02/2020

Still in Valentine’s mood?

The legendary couple Alexander and Louisa Calder - married for more than four decades - left the lasting mark on the 20th century art and art society.

For Louisa’s 43rd birthday, in 1948, Sandy - as she called him - made her a remarkable group of five tiny but complex standing mobiles that fit inside of a cigar box.

Speaking of a perfect birthday present… ;-)

With love,

LOVE STORIES by MN Art Stories

Alexander Calder
Louisa’s 43rd Birthday Present, 1948.
© 2020 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Niyoko Ikuta · A must see @ TEFAF in Maastricht, NL from March 7th till 15 2020
09/02/2020

Niyoko Ikuta · A must see @ TEFAF in Maastricht, NL from March 7th till 15 2020

Japanese contemporary art exhibitor 酉福ギャラリー Yufuku Gallery will again bring stunning glass sculptures by the also Japanese, female artist Niyoko Ikuta. About her objects she says “The image that impresses itself on the viewer represents the true and final nature of my work.”

Situated in the heart of Tokyo, Yufuku Gallery represents Japanese and international artists whose works define space itself. Placing emphasis on abstract sculptures made with materials such as ceramics, metal, glass and lacquer, Yufuku’s artists, wielding classical techniques enhanced by triumphs in both innovation and imagination, push the boundaries of their mediums to brave new heights.

Founded in 1993 by Tom M. Aoyama, Yufuku brings to you the finest in Japanese art, presenting the aesthetics of contemporary Japan to the wider world. But as art is dialogue, we also wish to be a venue for cultural exchange, thereby introducing the beauty of global artists and cultures to a discerning Japanese audience.

Find their booth at TEFAF Maastricht 2020 at Stand 237.

Niyoko Ikuta (1953)
‘Ku-139 (Free Essence-139)
Hand-cut laminated sheet glass
39.5 x 31 x 41 cm (15.6 x 12.2 x 16.1 in.)

Maurizio CattelanComedian, 2019© Sarah Casconewith love & always in for a good portion of fun, truly yours the MN Art St...
10/01/2020

Maurizio Cattelan
Comedian, 2019
© Sarah Cascone

with love & always in for a good portion of fun, truly yours
the MN Art Stories 🍌❓🍎❓🍋❓🙃

11/10/2019
Artist Interview—Wangechi Mutu

To #NY with love,

Wangechi Mutu, a Kenyan-American artist who has created the four bronze sculptures, individually titled The Seated I, II, III, and IV (2019) for the four empty niches of The Met's historic facade. The niches were always intended to house free-standing sculptures, but have long lain empty.

MN Art Stories · The Ladies Club, 21st century contemporary art

01/10/2019
Joan Miró au Grand Palais !

One of the most interesting exhibitions of the last autumn in #Paris -Joan Miró at the Grand Palais - RMN (Officiel). This autumn is all about Degas. Stay tuned at the MN Art Stories for more details 😍

From #Amsterdam with love,Pablo Picasso & Atelier Madoura, VallaurisLarge Bird, Black Face, 1951white earthenware painte...
23/09/2019

From #Amsterdam with love,

Pablo Picasso & Atelier Madoura, Vallauris
Large Bird, Black Face, 1951
white earthenware painted in red and black slip with scratched detail
Stedelijk, Amsterdam
© MN Art Stories

Between 1947 and 1971, Picasso designed 633 different ceramic editions — many of which featured variations — as well as unique works. He explored and experimented with different techniques over time, playing with form, trying different glazes and engobe — a white or coloured slip coating — and engraving the clay’s surface.

Over the course of his career, Picasso developed two main production methods. The first saw him replicate the form and decoration of an original work as closely as possible. In the second, Picasso would etch a design into a dry clay mould, which could later be transferred onto fresh clay — producing an almost exact replica of the original image in reverse.

This vase was produced in the Atelier Madoura in Vallauris in 1951 after Picasso’s design.

MN Art Stories · PICASSO IN DETAILS

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"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk from today until 2 Feb 2020

From #Amsterdam with love,left:Dora MaarMannequin, 1935gelatin silver printStedelijk, Amsterdam since 1987© MN Art Stori...
23/09/2019

From #Amsterdam with love,

left:
Dora Maar
Mannequin, 1935
gelatin silver print
Stedelijk, Amsterdam since 1987
© MN Art Stories

right:
Brassaï
Marlène, 1937
gelatin silver print
Stedelijk, Amsterdam since 1987
© MN Art Stories

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"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk from today until 2 Feb 2020

From #Amsterdam with love,Marc ChagallThe Pregnant Woman / Maternityoil on canvas, 1913on loan in Stedelijk, Amsterdam s...
21/09/2019

From #Amsterdam with love,

Marc Chagall
The Pregnant Woman / Maternity
oil on canvas, 1913
on loan in Stedelijk, Amsterdam since 1953
© MN Art Stories

MN Art Stories · CHAGALL IN DETAILS

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"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk from today until 2 Feb 2020

From #Amsterdam with love,Marc ChagallThe Violinistoil on canvas, 1912-1913on loan in Stedelijk, Amsterdam since 1953© M...
21/09/2019

From #Amsterdam with love,

Marc Chagall
The Violinist
oil on canvas, 1912-1913
on loan in Stedelijk, Amsterdam since 1953
© MN Art Stories

MN Art Stories · CHAGALL IN DETAILS
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"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk from today until 2 Feb 2020

From #Amsterdam with love,Marc ChagallThe Circus-Rideroil on canvas, 1931Stedelijk, Amsterdam, since 1958© MN Art Storie...
21/09/2019

From #Amsterdam with love,

Marc Chagall
The Circus-Rider
oil on canvas, 1931
Stedelijk, Amsterdam, since 1958
© MN Art Stories

MN Art Stories · CHAGALL IN DETAILS

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"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk from today until 2 Feb 2020

From #Amsterdam with love,Pablo PicassoSeated Woman with Fish-Hatoil on canvas, 1942Stedelijk, Amsterdam since 1956© MN ...
21/09/2019

From #Amsterdam with love,

Pablo Picasso
Seated Woman with Fish-Hat
oil on canvas, 1942
Stedelijk, Amsterdam since 1956
© MN Art Stories

MN Art Stories · PICASSO IN DETAILS

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"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk from today until 2 Feb 2020

From #Amsterdam with love,"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk ...
21/09/2019

From #Amsterdam with love,

"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk from today until 2 Feb 2020
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Pablo Picasso
Seated Woman with Fish-Hat
oil on canvas, 1942
© MN Art Stories

Location: Stedelijk, Amsterdam

From #Amsterdam with love,"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk ...
21/09/2019

From #Amsterdam with love,

"Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and Others: Migrant Artists in Paris" on display in the Stedelijk from today until 2 Feb 2020

Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures · MN Art Stories · KHM #Vienna. Now on display in Fondazione Prada in #M...
20/09/2019

Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures · MN Art Stories · KHM #Vienna. Now on display in Fondazione Prada in #Milano

From #Vienna to #Milano with love, "Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures" is now on display in the Fondazione...
20/09/2019

From #Vienna to #Milano with love,

"Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures" is now on display in the Fondazione Prada in Milan.

Curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf, first in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna earlier this season, was by far the most creative exhibition to be seen worldwide this year. Now it's in Milan and not to be missed.

Enjoy! And if you visit it, please let us know your impressions. We're looking forward to hear from you!

To #NewYork with love
03/09/2019

To #NewYork with love

We are pleased to announce Calder: Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere at Pace Gallery, New York! Inaugurating the gallery’s new global headquarters in Chelsea, the exhibition will trace the breadth of Calder’s innovative practice, leading up to his conception of the mobile in 1931—an unprecedented form of kinetic sculpture that radically altered the trajectory of modern art. Works spanning the 1920s to the 1960s will be on view, delineating the history of the mobile as it has never been shown before. The show will run from 14 September–26 October 2019.

[Image: Calder in his studio at 14 rue de la Colonie, Paris. Photo: Marc Vaux, fall 1931. © 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2019 Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Georges Pompidou, Marc Vaux Collection]

From #Vienna with love
03/09/2019

From #Vienna with love

Happy Birthday Helene Funke! ✨ Die Künstlerin wurde am 3. September 1869 in Chemnitz geboren und studierte an der Münchner Damenakademie. In Paris war sie danach als Künstlerin tätig, bis sie 1911 nach Wien zog. Durch ihre Jahre in Paris war sie eng mit den französischen Fauves verbunden und brachte diesen wilden Malstil nach Österreich. Funkes bevorzugte Motive waren emanzipierte, künstlerisch oder musisch begabte junge Frauen. Nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg avancierte sie zu einer etablierten Künstlerin in einer männerdominierten Kunstwelt und erhielt als zweite Frau 1928 den österreichischen Staatspreis für Kunst. In Wien nahm sie regelmäßig an Ausstellungen in der Secession, im Hagenbund oder im Künstlerhaus teil. In ihren späten Jahren lebte sie nahezu vergessen an der Armutsgrenze und starb 1957.

Helene Funke: Träume © Belvedere, Wien
#HeleneFunke #belvederecollection

Michelangelo Buonarroti Creation of Adam, detailRome, 1508 / 1512© Vatican Museums - Musei VaticaniAnd on the sixth day ...
20/08/2019

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Creation of Adam, detail
Rome, 1508 / 1512
© Vatican Museums - Musei Vaticani

And on the sixth day in the morning God put on his favourite pink dress and thought to himself: Now lemme make myself a real man. “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” [Gen 1, 31]

By the early 16th century, Michelangelo was an esteemed artist known throughout Italy.

He was particularly praised for his ability to render - both in painting and sculpture - figures with ideal, lifelike anatomical features. Given the artist’s reputation, it is no surprise that Pope Julius commissioned him to decorate the ceiling of Sistine Chapel, whose walls were already adorned with frescoes by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Perugino, and other famed artists.

While the pope’s plans for the ceiling revolved around a depiction of the 12 apostles, Michelangelo had bigger plans: he would paint several scenes from scripture featuring over 300 figures.

He started some time late in 1508. In November 1509 the first part of his work was revealed and Michelangelo already saw - it was not good.

“I’ve already grown a goiter from this torture, hunched up here like a cat in Lombardy” - he wrote. And he had three more years to go and enough letter paper to make sure that it shall for all eternity be remembered how immensely Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni of Caprese, “sculptor in Rome” as he signed many a letter, has suffered painting that Sistine Chapel.

By October 1512 he had finished the frescoes. A total of 343 figures were incorporated into the scenes of the ceiling - characters from well-known biblical narratives, Jesus’ ancestors, those who predicted his birth, Ignudi - naked male figures (just for the fun of it?), and many more. And it was not good. This dead painting of his needed to be defended and Michelangelo's honour, please, somehow saved.

“La mia pittura morta
difendi orma’, Giovanni, e ‘l mio onore,
non sendo in loco bon nè io pittore.”

- he wrote to Giovanni da Pistoia, a member of the Florentine Academy - defend it Giovanni, please, this dead painting of mine, and my honour too, because I am not in a good place, nor am I a painter. And he made history with it.

With love,
MN Art Stories · Masters of Art | MICHELANGELO

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