“Belle Epoque”

Forlì and Ferrara to host two Boldini retrospectives

The works of portraitist Giovanni Boldini will be exhibited at both the Musée San Domenico at Forlì and at the Château d’Este at Ferrara, from 1 February until 14 July 2015. This collaboration between the two cities will allow the public to discover more than 350 important works by from the Belle Époque, a greatly influential period both artistically and culturally, including a number of paintings by one of the 18th century’s most accomplished portrait artists, Boldini. The exhibition at Forlì, entitled “Boldini. The show of modernity”, will present 34 paintings by the artist, along with 240 works on loan from the city of Ferrara. At the same time, the Castello Estenese near Ferrara will present a refurbished collection of works by the master portraitist, along with paintings by Filippo de Pisis, on loan from the Palazzo Massari gallery, which has been under construction for the past two years. This second exhibition, “Art for Art” aims to bring to light an age of artistic heritage which has long been overlooked. Boldini is well-known for his works which capture their female subjects in a moment in time, through seductive and immediately recognisable...

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“Misia, Paris Queen” at Orsay Museum

Paris, 12 June 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA) The Musée d’Orsay is today opening an exhibition dedicated to the mysterious and intriguing Misia Godebska. The exhibition is open until September 9. Misia Godebska (1872-1950) is a legendary figure of the “Belle Epoque” to “Années Folles” French artistic life. After marrying Thadée Natanson, director of “La Revue Blanche” in 1983, she became very influential, becoming the most depicted woman of her time, posing for Bonnard, Vuillard, Valloton, Toulouse-Lautrec and Renoir. A friend of Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Stravinski, Cocteau and Chanel, she financed the Ballets russes for more than ten years. Muse, patron and arbiter of taste for decades, she was the incarnation the ideal elegant Parisian woman and gathered the artistic elite around her. In the centre of a group of creator advocating a symbolist and decorative art, her testimony allows a trip from 1900 to 1950. This multidisciplinary exhibition brings together portraits by Misia, her circle of friends as well as works, documents and other evidence illustrating the abundance of creation at that time. The exhibition will then be presented at the Bonnard Museum, in Le Canet, from October 13 to January 6...

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“Portraits of the Belle Époque” on View at CaixaForum in Barcelona

Barcelona, 20 July 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). The CaixaForum is presenting “Portraits of the Belle Époque” until 9 October. The event was made possible due to a partnership with the Consortium of Museums. A great variety of works and artists will be presented to the viewers: 76 pieces by 40 different artists. The term Belle Epoque designates the period from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of World War I in 1914. During these years, European art underwent great and far-reaching changes. A notable development was that of portraiture techniques. The exhibition underlines the modernity of this century-old genre. The works were lent by several international institutions: the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Sorolla Museum, National Heritage, Casa de Alba Foundation, Giovanni Boldini Museum, Galleria degli Uffizi, Metropolitan Museum, Hispanic Society, Leopold Museum in Vienna, Nasjonalgalleriet in Oslo, Nationalmuseum of Stockholm, Musée d’Art Moderne du Petit Palais, Royal Academy and Tate Britain, Musée de Toulouse-Lautrec and State Tretyakov Gallery of Moscou. Private collections will also be on view. The selected artists include Sargent, Sorolla, Zorn, Corinth, Munch, Repin, Serov, Vrubel, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vuillard, Kokoschka, Schiele and...

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