THE QUEENS GALLERY : LONDON, Buckingham Palace.
Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
Explore the beauty and tranquillity found when art and nature collide with Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
This enchanting exhibition looks at how the humble (and often not so humble) garden has been celebrated in art throughout history. Used variously as places to find solitude, to seek sanctuary or to just pass time pleasantly, the garden is the perfect meeting point between mankind and nature.
Drawing on the Royal Collection‘s extensive treasures, this wide-ranging exhibition features paintings, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts that have been inspired by beautiful gardens, many from royal landscapes.
Going back to the origins of the garden as it is known today, the story begins in the 6th century BC, when the notion of an enclosed, earthly paradise can be traced to Persia. This exhibition features many historic and incredibly rare works, including an illustrated Islamic manuscript from the 16th century.
TATE Britain : Millbank, LONDON
Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie at Tate Britain FREE
Don’t miss the highly anticipated Tate Britain Commission 2015, as Christina Mackie takes over a space with her singular artistic vision.
This annual event sees a leading artist selected to react and respond to the works already hanging in the gallery, coming up with a distinctive creation of their own that reflects their feelings about the space.
This year’s candidate, Christina Mackie, was born in 1956 and is known for her interest in and use of pigments and the application of colour. Unveiling the new works, it is expected that her enthusiasm for complex installations that combine natural aspects with manufactured pieces are likely to be the dominant theme. Many of her previous works have attempted to create a balance between these elements, arranging them in such a way that they counter each other in both a physical and compositional sense.
With creations that are always surprising and thoughtful, her response to Tate’s collection of British and international art is an intriguing prospect.
Galerie Max Hetzler : BERLIN
GROUP SHOW : OPEN SOURCE
NY-based artist Cory Arcangel wants to preserve the disappearing artefacts of the early internet. He brings his nostalgic brand of net-influenced art to Galerie Max Hetzler for their group show Open Source.
Probably best known for his surreal adaptations of Nintendo classics, the Brooklyn-based artist also works in a wide range of other unexpected media: Photoshop, tweets, found images and Youtube videos are just a few examples. Time is a pervasive theme in Arcangel’s work, which often has a nostalgic feel (think 1990s internet). At age 33, Arcangel was the youngest artist to ever have a whole floor to himself in the Whitney Museum, for his 2011 show Pro Tools. Starting March 12, he’s showing work at Galerie Max Hetzler’s future-themed Open Source exhibition, which also opens at Max Hetzler’s Paris gallery on March 13. – See more at: http://www.exberliner.com/culture/art/cory-arcangel/#sthash.kbSzVcPF.dpuf
Born in Seville in 1599, Velázquez is one of the most important figures in the history of art, all styles and periods together. The leader of the Spanish school, official artist to King Philip IV at a time when Spain dominated the world, he was a contemporary of van Dyck, Bernini and Zurbarán, although his art gave him a timelessness that is rivalled only by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio and Rembrandt.
An exhibition produced jointly by the RMN-Grand Palais and the Musée du Louvre, in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Curator : Guillaume Kientz, curator in the Department of paintings, Musée du Louvre
Exhibition design : Maciej Fiszer
– See more at: http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/velazquez#sthash.YLpWMwfd.dpuf