REMBRANDT’S JAN SIX PORTRAIT AT RIJKSMUSEUM
Rembrandt’s world-famous portrait of Jan Six will be brought to the Rijksmuseum specially for the Rembrandt & Jan Six. An Amsterdam Friendship exhibition. The portrait has been part of the private collection of the Six family from Amsterdam since the 17th century and it is rarely available for public viewing. Twenty works on paper, which tell the story of the development of the portrait, will also be exhibited in the Print Room.
ALLEN JONES ‘PLAYBILL’ EXHIBIT AT MARLBOROUGH FINE ART LONDON
The Directors of Marlborough Fine Art announced a forthcoming exhibition of new paintings by Allen Jones one of Britain’s most distinguished pop artists.
The Theatre, and its relationship to painting, fascinates Allen Jones. “Space in the theatre is activated by actors, in painting it is activated by the viewer” this opening statement in a text by the artist published in the exhibition catalogue is informed by some 50 years of theatre going; from attending performances of Stravinsky conducted by Stravinsky and the first staging of Under Milkwood to witnessing Mohammed Ali regaining his title at Madison Square Garden.
“Like the depth of field in a camera, there is a zone of engagement particular to every painting that will vary according to the size of the picture and the eyesight of the viewer. Within this zone the image will always remain in focus rather as a performance does in the theatre, even when we change our seat”. The new paintings develop the concept of a viewer’s “zone of engagement” as distinct from the experience at the cinema or live performance.
In The Mind
The exhibition will run through October 8, 2010.
About the artist: Allen Jones was born in Southampton, 1937 and educated at Hornsey College of Art, London, 1955-59, and the Royal College of Art, London, 1959-60. His first solo exhibit was in 1963 at Arthur Tooth and Sons, London.