March Exhibition

Coming Exhibition: Inventing Impressionism

“Inventing Impressionism”

Who:  National Gallery (London)

When: Mar. 4, 2015 – May. 31, 2015 (View Hours Here)

Where: 

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London, UK

How Much:  (View Pricing Here)

More Information: Here

“So universally popular are the Impressionists today, it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t. But in the early 1870s they struggled to be accepted. Shunned by the art establishment, they were even lambasted as ‘lunatics’ by one critic.

One man, however, recognised their worth from the beginning. Paul Durand-Ruel, an entrepreneurial art dealer from Paris, discovered this group of young artists – including Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley – and gambled.

Realising the fashionable potential of their derided ‘impressions’ of urban and suburban life, Durand-Ruel dedicated the rest of his life to building an audience for their work – creating the modern art market in the process.

Such was his perseverance, Durand-Ruel nearly bankrupted himself twice, before successfully globalising his operation with outposts in London, Brussels and New York, and establishing the one-man show as the international norm for exhibitions.

The ‘Impressionists’ – a term first used derogatively by critics – was to become the household name that stands today.

‘Inventing Impressionism’ features 85 masterpieces from the movement, all but one having passed through Durand-Ruel’s hands, including three of Renoir’s famous ‘Dances’ and five from Monet’s ‘Poplars’ series.

Coming Exhibition: Art Basel ~ Hong Kong Art Show

I shared an article last year talking about how Art Basel has played an ever-increasingly significant role in the Hong Kong (and Asian) art markets.  If you are interested in that area of the Art field, you might want to check out Art Basel’s upcoming art show! ** DB

“Art Basel ~ Hong Kong Art Show”

Who:  Art Basel 

When: Mar. 15, 2015 – Mar. 17, 2015 (View Hours Here)

Where: 

Art | Basel
Asian Art Fairs Ltd. 
6/F Luk Kwok Centre
72 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

How Much:  (View Pricing Here)

More Information: Here

“From emerging talents to the Modern masters of both Asia and the West, Art Basel in Hong Kong traces twelve decades of art history across its six sectors: Galleries, Insights, Discoveries, Encounters, Magazines and Film. On display will be the highest quality of paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works from the 20th and 21st centuries, by more than 2,000 artists from Asia and around the globe. 

The show will also offer extensive opportunities for intellectual discovery, through discussions and presentations, creating a platform of cross-cultural exchanges for artists, gallerists, collectors, and visitors.”