A large-scale tapestries depicting Pablo Picasso's painting L'Aubade
Woven Icons: Nelson Rockefeller's Picasso tapestries celebrate the Spanish master's greatest hits
Between 1958 and 1975, Nelson Rockefeller, he commissioned Picasso to create large-scale tapestries based on some of the Spanish-born artist's best-known paintings to hang in Kykuit, the Rockefeller family estate in Westchester County, New York. Providing a spectacular panorama of Picasso's greatest hits, 14 of the 18 tapestries are on view through March 8 at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Works by Leonardo daVinci, the legendary master of art history, is joining a special collection exhibit on artistic innovation next month at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg.
“Dalí & daVinci: Invention as Art,” featuring a number of rare daVinci’s pieces, will open to the public starting March 8. The show follows the popular “Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso” exhibit, and will run until July 26.
Here's something you may have in common with Kate Middleton: she majored in art history while in college. Here's something you definitely don't have in common with Kate Middleton: her major helped her bag a prince (sort of). Somehow, the rest of us just got saddled with student loans... Cait Munro
Costa del Sol branch of Saint Petersburg’s State Art Museum to open in March
AN OUTPOST of the Russian State Museum in Saint Petersburg is due to open in Málaga just two days before the red tape is cut on the Costa del Sol branch of Paris’ Centre Pompidou in March.
Five centuries of Russian art from Mediaeval icons through to surrealist painters such as Kandinsky, Chagall and Malevich will be on display permanently in the old Tabacalera building, with three different exhibitions per year... more
More than any other artist of his generation, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is associated with the vibrant world of fin-de-siècle Montmartre. An art student from an aristocratic family, Lautrec arrived in Paris in 1882, the same year that the infamous cabaret Le Chat Noir opened its doors for the first time. This area, which had long been a gathering place for artists, writers and musicians, was now a place where the middle classes came to observe and mix with a cast of characters from the lower echelons of society, and he was soon immersed in its cabarets, dance halls, brothels and circuses. He wrote to his grandmother, “I’d like to tell you a little bit about what I’m doing, but it’s so special, so ‘outside the law,’ Papa would call me an outsider.”