Oblique space

In anticipation of the exhibit beginning on January 17, 2019 dedicated to the geometric abstract painter Geneviève Claisse who died in April of last year, the Denise René Gallery’s Marais space offers an exhibit focusing on the oblique. The gallery, which will soon be celebrating its 75th anniversary, draws on its impressive collection of abstract […]

MK Gallery set to reopen in March

The newly revamped MK Gallery will celebrate its first year back in the art scene with some exciting exhibitions.     ‘Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance,’ a major retrospective of Portuguese artist Paula Rego will bookmark the newly revamped MK Gallery in Milton Keynes as second in a series of exhibitions to celebrate the gallery’s […]

‘Put it back’: San Francisco house by architect Richard Neutra to be rebuilt

At 49 Hopkins Avenue in San Francisco, one would expect to find a white, modern house that today looks fairly typical of 20th century modern architecture. The house was built in 1936 by Richard Neutra, one of the defining architects of the modernist movement and a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. Named the Largent House […]

After 44 years, Herculaneum’s Antiquarium opens

The angular, white, modern Antiquarium was completed near Naples in 1974. Designed by a team of Neapolitan architects the building was approved by the Italian government and built for 12 billion lira (about €6 million). For the next 44 years, despite modifications after the museum was finished and an investigation into the Superintendency of Pompeii […]

Picasso and Rutault, the great divergence

As its title indicates, the “Picasso-Rutault: Divergence” exhibit compares two painters with approaches that are so different that to go from one to the other would be an acrobatic feat. The exposition invites us to make this leap between two distinctive artistic techniques but, more importantly, between two periods of painting history. It was in […]

Twitter favourite Sue the T. Rex gets new digs in Chicago’s Field Museum

In case you aren’t up to date with Twitter, Sue the T. rex has been tweeting up a storm in the last nine years and has quickly found itself as the most beloved dinosaur on in the Twitter-sphere. Most recently, though, the 67-million-year-old dino has been flaunting its new digs at Chicago’s Field Museum. After […]

In memoriam: Ralph Koltai, groundbreaking British stage designer, passes away at 94

One of the twentieth century’s most influential stage designers, Ralph Koltai passed away in December at the age of 94 in the city of Châtellerault, France. In a career that spanned seven decades, Koltai revolutionized British theater, designing more than 250 productions for ballet, opera, and theater that eschewed convention. He created a new vocabulary […]