Art News: Italian Renaissance Drawings Exhibit, Mona Hatoum in Paris and The New York Artexpo

13 Mar
2010

FRA ANGELICO TO LEONARDO: ITALIAN RENAISSANCE DRAWINGS EXHIBITION

Opening April 22 and running through July 25, 2010 is the Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings, a special exhibition at The British Museum. From the two foremost collections in the field, this major exhibition features 100 exquisite drawings by Italian Renaissance artists including Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Verrocchio.

Infrared and other technology used in conservation research provide fresh insights into how drawing allowed painters to experiment and explore with a freedom not always reflected in their finished works. Examples in the exhibition show the trend towards depiction of movement and expression of emotion, often inspired by classical antiquity.

Andrea del Verrocchio Head of a Woman

Anonymous Lombard (Workshop of Giovannino de’Grassi)

MONA HATOUM EXHIBIT AT GALERIE CHANTAL CROUSEL PARIS

Mona Hatoum (born 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a video artist and installation artist, who in 1975 on a trip to London, was forced into exile when civil war broke out in Lebanon. She stayed in London, training at both the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art (University College, London) between the years 1975 and 1981. In 1995 she was nominated for the Turner Prize for her exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and for her show at the White Cube.

In 1989 Hatoum exhibited her first major scuptural work ‘The Light At the End’ in the Showroom Gallery, with the same piece shown the following year in the British Art Show.

Mona Hatoum’s new exhibit of installations at the Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris opens today and runs through April 24, 2010. For more information visit Galerie Chantal Crousel.

Impenetrable 2009

Conversation Piece 2009

THE 32ND INTERNATIONAL ARTEXPO NEW YORK 2010

Pier 94 on the Hudson River is gearing up for the upcoming 32nd Artexpo, opening March 25 through March 28, 2010. The International Artexpo is the world’s largest fine art trade show, providing dealers with access to thousands of wholesale works from artists and publishers in one single venue. Over its 30-year history, Artexpo New York has hosted many of the world’s most renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indiana and Leroy Neiman. This year the show plans to host more than 25,000 buyers and art enthusiasts.

For more information visit artexponewyork.

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