The Christian Dior museum in Granville, France, the city where the designer was born, will present the exhibition "Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior" to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Grace Kelly.
Title: Grace of Monaco, Princess in Dior
Time : April 27 to November 17 2019
Place: Christian Dior Museum,
1 Rue d’Estouteville,
Villa Les Rhumbs, 50400 Granville
Opening hours: 27 April to 30 September: 10h-18h30
1 October to 17 November: Theusday to Sunday (except holidays): 10h-12h30 and 14h-18h
Admission fee: 9 € Adult fee, 5 € reduced and group fee.
Grace Kelly, one of the most elegant women in fashion and movie history, the only actress who became a real princess after playing one on screen, remains one of the most iconic figure almost 40 years after her tragic death in Monaco in 1982.
The Monaco palace has carefully preserved her personal things including her outfits, accessories, letters and archival film footage. Fashion historian Florence Müller and curator of the exhibition found that one third of her total wardrobe were from Dior, which not only shows prominence of the brand at the time, but also Grace Kelly’s relationship with Marc Bohan, the house’s third creative director, both professionally and personally. As Bohan had been more than a designer to Kelly, he was also her confidante, and played the role of uncle to Kelly’s two daughters, Stephanie and Caroline.
Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior will showcase 85 beautifully crafted dresses belonging to Grace Kelly´s own collection, including the gown she wore to her engagement ball held in New York’s Waldorf Astoria in 1956 and the couture autumn/winter 1968 look she chose for her first official portrait as Princess Grace of Monaco. The dresses will show Grace Kelly the princess and Grace Kelly the wife, mother, and a modern woman.
Quoi(what) : Hammershøi, le maître de la peinture danoise
( Hammershøi, the master of Danish painting)
Quand(when): Du 14 mars au 22 juillet 2019(14 March to 22 July 2019)
Où (where): Musée Jacquemart-André,
158 boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris
For the first time in more than 20 years, the artworks of Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) returned to Paris, with more than 40 of his works on exhibition in Musée Jacquemart-André, after his two previous expositions in 1987(Petit Palais) and in 1997 (Musee Orsay).
The painter himself was in Paris between 1899 to 1900 to participate in Expositions universelles.
Vilhelm Hammershøi was born in 1864 in Copenhagen, Denmark in a well-to-do merchant family and studied drawing from the age of eight as well as painting before embarking on studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1885, he participated in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition with Portrait of a Young Girl (of his sister, Anna), which was admired by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Hammershøi worked mainly in his native city, painting portraits, architecture, and interiors. He also journeyed to the surrounding countryside and locations beyond, where he painted rolling hills, stands of trees, farm houses, and other landscapes.
He is most celebrated for his interiors, many of which he painted in Copenhagen at Strandgade 30 (where he lived with his wife Ida from 1898 to 1909, and Strandgade 25 (where they lived from 1913 to 1916). He travelled widely in Europe, finding London especially atmospheric in providing locations for his highly understated work, suffused as it was at the time with a foggy, coal smoke polluted atmosphere. His work in consequence has been described as "Monet meets the Camden School".
Greatly Influenced by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer(31 October 1632-15 December 1675), Vilhelm loved painting intimate and delicate domestic scenes with young woman doing their daily chores, but unlike Vermeer, Vilhelm's tones are much more restrictive, mostly in greys and beiges, which evokes sense of solitude, silence, loneliness and melancholy, quite like James Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903), the American artist whom Vilhelm also admired a lot.
And as a very shy and taciturn person, he only used his family members like his wife, his sister or very close friends as his models.
Or you can get a copy of the catalogue put together by the curator of the exposition Jean-Loup Champion an Pierre Curie
HAMMERSHOI. LE MAÎTRE DE LA PEINTURE DANOISE
JEAN-LOUP CHAMPION ET PIERRE CURIE (DIR.)
Auction: 14th-Century Spanish Villa with private Chapel near Barcelona, Spain for sale on 18 July 2019
A 67-acre 14-century estate outside Barcelona, Spain, is headed to the auction block in July.
The fully restored Villa Argentona will be sold in an online auction by Concierge Auctions without a reserve price on July 18, with bidding set to open at 10 a.m. on July 16.
The main features of the villa are:
All collection of art and sculptures will be included in the sale, with them valued separately at 1 million euros. The sculptures are by 19th-century artist Louis Thivin.
Location: Argentona ,Barcelona, Spain
This 14 century Estate in perfect condition is located in Argentona, a quaint tourist town just 30 minutes away from Barcelona, known for its horticulture and architectural variety. The Argentona Water Jug Museum in the town houses the ceramic works of Pablo Picassohimself.
The villa, in the Catalonian town of Argentona, is currently listed for sale for €12.5 million (US$14 million) with Ronei Kolesny of Barleigh Ellis in Barcelona.
But the owners are turning to Concierge Auction for an online auction, according to Caitlin Keys, managing director for Europe, Middle East and Asia for Concierge Auctions.
The villa is open for viewing daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment.
On June 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Concierge Auction will host a preview event at the villa.
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Audrey Hepburn’s birth ((1929-1993) and the 10th anniversary of the passing of renowned photographer Bob Willoughby(1927-2009).
This is the first time such a comprehensive collection of Bob’s most memorable photos of Audrey is shown in Hong Kong. The 90 intimate and candid photographs – one for each year since Audrey’s birth – have been carefully curated by Douglas So, Founder and Director of F11 Foto Museum, with the help of Bob’s son, Christopher. They cover the 1950s and ’60s period when she was at the peak of her fame. The photographs include stills from Audrey’s best-known movies, among them rare candid shots captured behind the screen.
Audrey Hepburn as a style icon, an Oscar and Emmy winning actress or an ambassador for UNICEF still remains one of the greatest inspiration for us today.
Bill Willoughby first met Audrey Hepburn in 1953, when he was called in to shoot the new starlet one morning shortly after she arrived in Hollywood in 1953 and he was enraptured. "She took my hand like... well a princess, and dazzled me with that smile that God designed to melt mortal men's hearts," as the photographer recalled.
And thus born a friendship which remained decades, allowing him to take behind-the-scene pictures of Audrey, especially during her filming of ‘My Fair Lady,’ ‘Green Mansions,’ ‘Paris When it Sizzles,’ ‘The Children’s Hour,’ and ‘Two for the Road.’. Also the photos of Audrey at home, as wife and mother.
Bob Willoughby’s son, Christopher Willoughby worked closely with the founder of F11 Foto Museum, Douglas So, to select the images. Douglas So has always been a huge fan of Audrey and all his visitors have always asked when he will have an exhibition of Audrey. The exhibition brings great joy to Christopher, and he is grateful that it is in his father’s vision.
The exhibition is open for public viewing from 2pm to 7pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays). Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 6516 1122 for group visit appointment.
Admission Fee: HKD100 for adults. HKD50 for students and seniors aged 65 or above. Free admission for the disabled and children aged 11 or below.
The exhibition Christian Dior: designer of dreams has been extendeed until 1 September, 2019 in The Sainsbury Gallery, V&A museum, London, covering from 1947 when Christina Dior designed his first "New Look" bar suit, to the present day while the brand's latest creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri is trying to interpret Christian Dior's vision of elegance.
to the present day while the brand's latest creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri is trying to interpret Christian Dior's vision of elegance.
This exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century's most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior's relationship with Britain.
Some highlights of the exhibition:
Downton Abbey is moving to big screen
After almost 4 years, The gate of Downton Abbey is finally opening again, for His Majesty King George V and Queen Mary, as well as for us! The year will be 1927, and Carson the Butler will have to come out of his retirement to help Mary prepare for the royal visit......
A brief refreshment on how the characters in Downton Abbey the TV series left us:
Robert and Cora: After serious sickness, Robert took a step back from running Downton Abbey and the estate. His wife Cora became hospital president.
The Dowager Countess: Violet (played by Maggie Smith) reluctantly gave up her position of hospital president.
Lady Mary: Lady Mary re-married after falling for dashing racing driver Henry Talbot (played by Matthew Goode) and was running Downton herself.
Lady Edith: married Bertie Pelham, forming a family of three with her illegitimate daughter Marigold, meanwhile starting a career in magazine publishing.
Anna and Bates: they had a baby
Tom Branson and Sybbie: Tom and his daughter returned from America to make Downton their home. He and Mary’s husband Henry set up an automobile shop in York – named Talbot and Branson Motors.
Isobel Crawley: Matthew Crawley’s mother, now called Isobel Grey decided to marry Lord Merton against the wishes of his daughter-in-law Amelia.
Carson and Mrs Hughes: The two of them tied the knot, but Mr Carson developed palsy and had to retire.
Thomas Barrow: Survived his suicide attempt, returned to Downton Abbey and stepped into Carson’s shoes as butler.
And the good news is, all of the main characters will be coming back, and played by the same actors, what a joy!
-Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Downton
-Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora
-Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess
-Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
-Jim Carter as Carson the butler
- Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates.
-Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith
-Lesley Nicol as Mrs Patmore
-Allen Leech as Tom Branson
In Downton Abbey the TV Series, the Dowager Countess, Violet said: "I hate Greek drama, where everything happens off-stage." And now perhaps she will be more satisfied, because Downton Abbey will be on stage again, with her, of course.
The film is scheduled to open in theatres on 13 September 2019 in the UK and on 20 September 2019 in North America.
Watch the Downton Abbey official trailer 2019 here:
Title: Goethe, transformation of the world
Time: 17 May - 15 September 2019
Place: Museumsmeile Bonn
Patron: Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Art is a mediator of the unspeakable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) is Gerrmany's most famous poet and writer whose works have been translated into every major languages, and characters like Faust and Werther as references can been seen in every genre of art. In his long and pro folic life, he had also been playwright, botanist, geologist, optical scientist, politician, philosopher, literary historian, art critic, theorist and collector...During and after his life, he had also served as inspiration for other writers and artists like painters, sculptors as well as composers, photographers and even film directors.
The exhibition: Gothe, transformation of the World is the first major Goethe exhibition in 25 years held at Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle (the last major show of Gothe was held at Schirn Kunsthalle in 1984), featuring more than 300 works—including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, memorabilia, film and music—will present a synthetic account of Goethe’s life and work in nine thematic sections, mostly with historical examples. Among these are portraits of Goethe by Angelika Kauffmann and Heinrich Christoph Kolbe, Goethe’s notes for Werther, his annotated German translation of the Koran, Goethe’s own drawing of the appearance of the Earth Spirit from Faust, plus selections from his collections of minerals, maiolica and seals.
These works will shed light on Gothe's life, the dawn of our modern world and on the history of the reception of his singular work.
The modern and contemporary works in the exhibition will help demonstrate how Goethe is “relevant”, both directly or indirectly.
The exhibition has been organised by Johanna Adam, a curator at the Bundeskunsthalle, and Thorsten Valk, a curator at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, and is a collaboration between the two institutions.
Exhibition: ‘The Tale of Genji’: A Japanese Classic Illuminated, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, through 16 June 2019
He made a show of dressing modestly in a hunting cloak, of changing his costume, and of giving her no look at his face, and he never came to her until everyone in the house was asleep. He was so like a shape-changing creature of old that he caused her acute anguish, although his man- ner with her, and her own sen8se of touch, made her wonder how great a lord he might be.
They first see one another in the light of the autumn full moon and at that moment Genji impulsively decides to whisk her away to a deserted mansion where they can enjoy the rare luxury of a whole day and night together. Even then, Genji attempts to hide his face.
She was thoroughly offended that he still had his face covered, and he agreed that this was unnatural by now.
The flower you see disclosing now its secrets in the evening dew glimmered first before your eyes in a letter long ago.
He said, “Does the gleam of the dew please you?”
With a sidelong glance she murmured,
The light I saw fill the dewdrops adorning then a twilight beauty. Was nothing more than a trick of the day’s last fading gleam!
He was delighted.
-Excerpt, Chapter 4, The Tale of Genji
“The Tale of Genji,”(源氏物語) is a novel in Japan’s Heian period (794-1185), written by a noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the court of Empress Sh¬shi (988–1074) roughly between the years of 1006 to 1010. And Prince Genji, the main character of the first part of the tale is the favorite son of the Emperor.
The story, written in more than 1,000 pages, unfolds in 54 chapters with a large cast of three generations that includes beautiful live-in mistresses, part-time lovers, children, devoted retainers and Genji's brothers.
Written in a period which was considered the golden age of Japanese culture, as it was mainly ruled by aristocratic families which paid more attention to rituals and beauty, the novel is universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative, perhaps the earliest true novel in the history of the world.
Murasaki Shikibu is not the real name of the author, but a sort of a pen name. It is a combination of Murasaki, one of the main heroines and an office title of her father, Shikibu (Bureau of Rites), because her father held a post at one time in that bureau.
Over the centuries, many Japanese artists have tried to give its scenes visual form in illustrated “Genji” albums, handscrolls, hanging scrolls, large folding screens and miniaturized version of colorless ink-line painting.
This is the first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan's most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji. Covering the period from the eleventh century to the present, the exhibition features more than 120 works, including paintings, calligraphy, silk robes, lacquer wedding set items, a palanquin for the shogun's bride, and popular art such as ukiyo-e prints and modern manga. Highlights include two National Treasures and several works recognized as Important Cultural Properties. For the first time ever outside Japan, rare works are on view from Ishiyamadera Temple—where, according to legend, Shikibu started writing the tale.
Title: l’exposition de la collection Courtauld à la Fondation Vuitton
Time: 20 February - 17 June 2019
Place: 8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris
Organizer: Louis Vuitton Foundation
L'exposition présente la collection de l'industriel et mécène anglais Samuel Courtauld, l'une des plus significatives collections de peintres impressionnistes, rassemblés pour la première fois à Paris depuis 60 ans.
L’exposition témoigne de l’extrême exigence et de l’engagement artistique de Samuel Courtauld. Elle réunit quelque 110 œuvres – dont une soixantaine de peintures, mais aussi des œuvres graphiques, ayant toutes appartenu à Samuel Courtauld et majoritairement conservées à la Courtauld Gallery ou dans différentes collections publiques et privées internationales. Elle présente également un ensemble de dix aquarelles de J.M.W. Turner qui ont appartenu au frère de Samuel Courtauld, Sir Stephen Courtauld.
Occasion unique de découvrir quelques-unes des plus grandes peintures françaises de la fin du XIXème siècle et du tout début du XXème siècle (Manet, Seurat, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin), l’exposition réunit des chefs-d’œuvre tels que :
Bar aux Folies-Bergère de Manet (1882)
Nevermore de Gauguin (1897)
La Loge de Renoir (1874)
La femme se poudrant de Seurat (1889)
L’autoportrait à l’oreille bandée de Van Gogh (1889)
The exhibition presents the collection of the British entrepreneur and art patron Samuel Courtauld, which hasn't been showed in Paris for the past 60 years.
“The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism” brings together some 110 works, including 60 paintings and graphic pieces, which are mainly conserved in the Courtauld Gallery or in different international public and private collections. It features some of the greatest paintings from the end of the 19th century and from the very beginning of the 20th century.
These works include "Un Bar aux Folies Bergère" (1882) by Manet, "La Jeune Femme se poudrant" by Seurat (1889-90), "Les Joueurs" de cartes by Cézanne (1892-96), "Autoportrait à l’oreille bandée" by Van Gogh (1889), "Nevermore" by Gauguin (1897), as well as a set of ten watercolours by J.M.W. Turner which belonged to Samuel Courtauld’s brother, Sir Stephen Courtauld.
The exhibition of the Courtauld Collection embodies the Fondation’s aim to showcase the role of emblematic collectors from the history of art, following on from previous exhibitions such as “Keys to a passion” (2014-2015), "Being Modern : Moma in Paris" (2017-2018), "Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection" (2016-2017) which brought together great works of Modernism, collected by prestigious institutions and visionary collectors.
Samuel Courtauld (1876 - 1947) est un industriel anglais, collectionneur d'art et fondateur du Courtauld Institute of Art et de la Courtauld Gallery à Londres en 1932.
Samuel Courtauld joue un rôle fondamental dans la reconnaissance de Cézanne au Royaume-Uni, en rassemblant le plus grand ensemble du peintre, dont la Montagne Sainte-Victoire au grand pin et l’une des cinq versions des Joueurs de cartes. Seurat constitue l’autre point fort de la collection avec un ensemble significatif de quatorze œuvres, dont La Jeune Femme se poudrant.
Samuel Courtauld (1876 –1947) was an English industrialist who is best remembered as an art collector. He founded the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Courtauld Gallery in London in 1932.
Samuel Courtauld played a fundamental role in the recognition of Cézanne in the United Kingdom, by building up one of the greatest collections of the painter’s work, including Montagne Sainte-Victoire au grand pin and one of the five versions of the Joueurs de cartes. Another strong point of the collection was the work of Seurat, with a significant collection of fourteen pieces, including La Jeune Femme se poudrant.
FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON Du 20 février au 17 juin 2019
8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris
Du mercredi au jeudi de 11:00 à 20:00
Du samedi au dimanche de 10:00 à 20:00
Du lundi au jeudi de 10:00 à 20:00 du 22 avril au 5 mai 2019
Le vendredi de 11:00 à 21:00
Le lundi de 11:00 à 20:00
Le vendredi de 10:00 à 21:00 du 22 avril au 5 mai 2019
TARIFS Billets expositions temporaires
Plein : 16 €
Réduit : 10 €
- 26 ans
Réduit : 5 €
- 18 ans
Artistes professionnels, Guides interprètes nationaux et régionaux, Conférencier nationaux
Demandeurs d'emploi et bénéficiaires de minimas sociaux
Forfait famille : 32 €
De 1 à 2 adultes et jusqu'à 4 enfants au maximum (de moins de 18 ans).
Moins de 3 ans
Personne en situation d'handicap + 1 accompagnant
Membres de l'ICOM, Membres de l'ICOMOS, Journalistes et critiques d'art français et étrangers
Title: Monet: Impression, Sunrise
Time: 7 June - 1 September 2019
Place: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Claude Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840 but his family moved to Le Havre in 1845 where he passed his early years, and showed strong interest and talent in drawing.
In 1859, Claude Monet went to Paris with the encouragement of his friend Eugène Boudin to study painting.
It was also Boudin, who encouraged Claude Monet to paint outdoor in the open air.( "En plain air")
"It was Boudin", said Monet, "who initiated me... He revealed me to myself and started me on the right path". And from then on he spent "… his life expressing his own instinctive way of seeing"
In 1872, Claude Monet finished his painting Port du Have: Impression, Soleil levant ( Impression, Sunrise).
Two years later, in 1874, Claude Monet and his artist friends held their own show for the first time, and Monet's painting Impression, Sunrise, was among the paintings on show.
One of the Critics at the time, Louis Leroy for Le Charivari, wrote an article "The Impressionist Exhibition" in the form of a dialogue from the imaginary perspective of an old-fashioned painter, shocked at the works of Monet and his associates:
-...What is this a painting of? Look in the catalogue.
-Impression-- I knew it. I was just saying to myself, if I'm impressed, there must be an impression in there… And what freedom, what ease in the brushwork! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more labored than this seascape!
And without realising it, Leroy gave the name to one of the most famous art movement in the history: Impressionism.
Together with Monet's own paintings, the explosion will also include some paintings by other artists who have influenced Claude Monet like JMW Turner and Eugène Boudin, or who are related to him like Alfred Sisley and James McNeill Whistler.
For more details and tickets, please visit:
National Gallery of Australia
Exposition: Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism
Place: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
Period: 14 March 2019 - 9 June 2019
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (later known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and art critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The three founders were joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form the seven-member "brotherhood". Their principles were shared by other artists, including Ford Madox Brown, Arthur Hughes and Marie Spartali Stillman.
A later, medievalising strain inspired by Rossetti included Edward Burne-Jones and extended into the twentieth century with artists such as John William Waterhouse.
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882), generally known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti (/rəˈzɛti/), was a British poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Rossetti was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.
Rossetti's art was characterised by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism. His early poetry was influenced by John Keats. His later poetry was characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling, especially in his sonnet sequence, The House of Life. Poetry and image are closely entwined in Rossetti's work. He frequently wrote sonnets to accompany his pictures, spanning from The Girlhood of Mary Virgin (1849) and Astarte Syriaca (1877), while also creating art to illustrate poems such as Goblin Market by the celebrated poet Christina Rossetti, his sister.
The exhibition showcases 150 Pre-Raphaelite paintings, tapestry pieces, furniture and more, selected from private and museum collections in the U.K. and U.S.
For more information about the exposition in Japanese, visit Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum.