Art News: Robert Rotar Exhibit, Art Review of Picasso at the MET & Roman Sculptures at Indianapolis Museum of Art

11 Jun
2010

ROBERT ROTAR EXHIBIT AT COSAR HMT

Cosar HMT in Düsseldorf is currently running an exhibit of German artist Robert Rotar’s work through July 9, 2010. Since his artistic beginnings in 1950, he dealt with the theme of the spiral . They are dynamic, expansive, or whirling in a circle ending spiral forms, extending or contracting. The spiral was to him the motive, in which “combine space” and “time” at the most memorable and visually could implement. He has painted often in trance-like, meditative state.

Robert Rotar was born June 24, 1926 in Berlin and died August 13, 1999 in Düsseldorf.

ART REVIEW: PICASSO AT METROPOLITAN MUSUEM OF ART

If the Metropolitan Museum of Art had not decided to display together the 34 paintings, 58 works on paper, two sculptures and sundry items including prints that make up its Picasso collection, some truths and questions that many would prefer to remain unspoken about the most important figure of 20th century Western art might not have been aired.

“Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ” running through Aug. 27, is both the title of the exhibition and the highly important catalog, which provides a detailed history of each work in the show. In the introduction to that volume, the eminent museum curator Gary Tinterow writes that “the Metropolitan’s collection developed by happenstance rather than by design. The result is that it is strongly skewed toward Pablo Picasso’s early work.” Read whole article: nytimes

INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART TO SHOW ROMAN ART SCULPTURES

The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced that it will receive a long-term loan of several ancient sculptures from the Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome in January 2011. On loan for a renewable two-year period, the objects include three life-size portrait busts and a marble funerary urn from the Vigna Codini Columbarium II, a major Roman tomb discovered in 1847.

The loan of the Vigna Codini Tomb group is an example of new types of loans that the Italy-US Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2003, is intended to foster. While other major U.S. museums have recently had long-term loans from Italy, most have been in connection with the return of objects discovered to have been illegally exported. Read whole article: artdaily

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