Wealthy companies collect art for two reasons. Because they are responsible businessmen, investing part of superprofits in something rational, kind, eternal. And because works of art are a good investment. Over the years, cultural values go up. The collection of companies has more miscalculation than flavoring. The Louis Vuitton Foundation’s collection is generally a twentieth-century star. It is enough to simply list the names in order to understand whether it is necessary to go to the exhibition: Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Christian Boltanski, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marina Abramovich, Maurizio Cattelan, Andreas Gursky. All this luxury is a response gesture of the foundation to our Pushkin Museum to them. Pushkin, who in 2016-2017 sent his best works to the exhibition “Masterpieces of new painting. Collection of Sergei Schukin ”in the Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris). Continue reading
Together with the portal “Special Vision”, the editors of “Your leisure” continue the column in which blind critics write reviews and reviews of performances, exhibitions, concerts and cinema. The first texts were materials by Larisa Ovtsynova about the performance “Circus” directed by Maxim Didenko at the Theater of Nations and about acquaintance with choreography from classical ballet to modern dance.
This time, Larisa visited the Pushkin Museum at the exhibition “Schukin. Biography of the collection ”, which presents one of the most significant collections of works of art of European modernism, created in the late XIX – early XX centuries – the collection of philanthropist Sergei Ivanovich Schukin, as well as the collection of his brothers. Within the framework of the Accessible Museum project, specialists prepared a program for blind and visually impaired visitors: a tactile exposition operates in the museum, lectures and excursions with tiflocommentaries are held, tactile mock-ups by the works of Monet, Matisse, Degas, Picasso and Cezanne are presented. Continue reading
6 Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art
from October 28
New Tretyakov Gallery
The main project of the Biennale has several curators: opera director Dmitry Chernyakov, who has been working in Europe in recent years, and returns to us in an unusual role; Museum Director Albertina (Vienna) Klaus Albrecht Schroeder and curator Elsie Lachner; Director of Fondazione Sambuca (Palermo) Paolo Falcone. Everyone takes on the topic. Chernyakov will understand the concept of a “masterpiece” of performance, the Albertin Museum team will be responsible for the “classics”. Falcone will make us feel what a “provocation” is. The representative of Viennese actionism German Nitsch, the bloody classic of masterpiece provocations in modern art, is promised. Continue reading
The Reina Sofia Museum is located close to the Prado and Thyssen museums, all three museums can be easily visited on the same day. The Reina Sofia Museum contains paintings by famous artists such as Picasso and Dali, and in general the museum houses one of the most famous painting collections.
The Reina Sofia Museum is a short walk from the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. This museum houses one of the most impressive collections of paintings from the 20th to 21st centuries. The works of many artists are exhibited on several floors, which can be climbed either on a shiny glass elevator or on the stairs. The museum is accessible for disabled people.
The museum hangs paintings by Miro and Dali. You can see how the style of Salvador Dali’s work changed in the 20s and 30s. In the halls dedicated to his talents, there are such famous paintings as The Small Remains (Cenicitas, 1928) and The Great Masturbator (El gran masturbador, 1929). Continue reading
The Prado Museum in Madrid is popular with both tourists and locals. This museum houses one of the most significant collections of art objects worldwide, plus temporary exhibitions are regularly held in the museum. The museum is definitely worth a visit, even if you are not very familiar with the world of art, as it stores very beautiful paintings that hide a lot of interesting stories.
The paintings in the museum’s collection date from the period between the 12th and 19th centuries.
Among the works of various artists represented in the museum, there are also the works of such celebrities as Goya, Rubens and Murillo. In addition, the museum always has new exhibitions, so there is always something to see there. The dimensions of some paintings alone make a strong impression, even if you are not a big connoisseur of art. But even then, I believe that the Prado Museum is interesting enough to hold you there for a couple of hours.
If you want to learn more about the history of museum masterpieces, then you can buy an audio guide and a printed guide in the Prado Museum itself. Continue reading