HomeTagArt Archives - Page 2 of 27 - Arts & Collections

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Stadion.gif

Underground travel in London can be exhausting, overcrowded and frantic with the end goal of most travellers being no more than to reach their desired destination. Conversely, in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, you might postpone the rush and for the first time consider lingering on your journey through the stations. Vivid art installations have been created in each of the 100 stations on the network with the aim of improving the overall experience of travellers....

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/the-last-supper-1921290_1920-1280x720.jpg

Arguably, the world’s two most famous paintings are da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Certainly these images, and those of the Vitruvian Man, are indelibly etched in the collective consciousness of anyone with an interest in art, science or culture. Though born into an age of great possibilities, da Vinci remained, as Sigmund Freud described him, “Like a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while the others were all still asleep.” His restless mind, forever hopping from one project to another,...

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Saype-Beyond-Walls-image-courtesy-of-MTart-16-1280x720.jpg

A monumental fresco on the Champ de Mars in Paris was inaugurated on Saturday, June 15th to mark World Refugee Day. The work of ‘land-artist’ Saype, a native of Franche-Comté in Eastern France, the work, Derrière les Murs (Beyond Walls) is 600 metres long and 25 metres wide, and its full scale can be appreciated only from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Inaugurated by the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the fresco, spray-painted with...

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Turps-Banana-2.jpg

The Art Car Boot Fair’s mid-summer art “love-in” will take over Lewis Cubitt Square in King’s Cross on 23rd June. This is a unique chance to meet and barter with over 120 renowned artists, invited to create artworks specially for the day and to come along to sell them in person. The theme of the summer fair is love: love for the planet, love for each other and love of art. Famed for its festival...

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Keith-Haring-Untitled-June-10-1984-1280x720.jpg

Opera Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary as one the leading dealers of contemporary art at this year’s Masterpiece London event, taking place from 27th June to 3rd July in Chelsea, London. The gallery will present an impressive selection of contemporary art by some of the most established artists of the 20th century, including Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse. Two previously unseen works by the iconic American painter Keith Haring will also be for...

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/AC-Audrey-Hepburn-690x720.gif

Audrey Hepburn, who was at the peak of her fame in the 1950s and ‘60s, is remembered for movies as diverse as Roman Holiday, Sabrina, The Nun’s Tale, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady. She became not only a world-celebrated actress, but also a style icon, her images reproduced thousands of times.  Added to the International Best Dressed List in 1961, Hepburn was associated with a minimalistic style, usually wearing clothes with simple silhouettes...

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Marilyn-Monroe-700x720.gif

Beautiful and tragic, actress Marilyn Monroe will always be associated with the allure of gems—if nothing else, her signature song Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend will ensure that.  The Hollywood diva, whose glittering career ended with her controversial death in 1962, appeared draped in jewellery for her show-stopping song in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1953. But though her character, showgirl Lorelei Lee, had been caught in compromising photos with a diamond mine owner, the...

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Rembrandt-van-Rijn-Schutters-van-wijk-II-onder-leiding-van-kapitein-Frans-Banninck-Cocq-bekend-als-de-Nachtwacht-1642-1280x720.gif

In 2019, the Royal Collection Trust will mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci. With the last da Vinci to grace the open market fetching an impressive $450 million and brewing a worldwide media storm, the renowned polymath will receive his biggest exhibition in 65 years, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing.  The RCT is partnering with 12 institutions around the UK to showcase 144 drawings by the...

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Mona-Lisa-1280x720.jpg

In addition to the Mona Lisa’s eyes, another haunting and much discussed element of the 16thcentury painting is the Mona Lisa’s smile. A research team from the University of Cincinnati, St George’s University of London and Sapienza University of Rome are putting all myths about the Mona Lisa’s smile to rest. Led by Luca Marsili, MD, PhD, from the University of Cincinnati, the study’s findings illustrated the Mona Lisa’s smile was not genuine, as a result...

https://www.artsandcollections.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Convelio-large-custom-packaging-image-courtesy-Convelio-1280x720.jpg

Moving and installing valuable works of art is a job best left to the experts. We talk to Convelio about the delicate issues involved. Convelio, founded in September 2017 by art aficionados Edouard Gouin and Clément Quizille, is described as a “full stack digital freight forwarder” specialising in shipping high-end and luxury goods across the world. The duo began their careers in the tech sector before discovering their passion for interior design, and now promote...

Unique in its broad international coverage of both arts and cultural events, Arts & Collections covers fine art from antiquity to modern times, auction records, a special sale preview by Sotheby’s, as well as market trends that inform collectors of the world’s finest items.

©2018 Arts & Collections - All Rights Reserved