A current installation at the Louvre is particularly exciting because it merges the old and new in a curious way. The design of the sculpture in Japonisms 2018 Kohei Nawa, Throne is a nod to ancient materials and designs. There is a stunning amount of gold leaf shining out from the pyramid of the gallery. However, the structure beneath is actually 3D printed.
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Basquiat’s tragic death at the age of 27 means that he was part of the New York art scene for only 8 years. However, he poured himself into his work and created thousands of painting and other pieces. The current exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton pays tribute to this talent with an impressive retrospective of his life. The show continues through the year until January 14th.
Sérusier’s « The Talisman »: A Prophecy of Colour is an upcoming show at the Musee d’Orsay. It showcases the painting and its significance within French art. Art lovers get a chance to learn more about the painting, the artist and the finer details in the use of colour and form. This educational show begins on January 29th and continues until April 28th.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is one of the leading French artists when it comes to portraits and female figures. He captured subjects and social scenes with great skill and sympathy. Among his subjects was his son, Jean Renoir.
The art collection of the Marquis Campana is one of the more high profile private collections of the 19th century. At the time, he aimed to bring together the best of Italian culture. However, a conviction for embezzlement in 1857 saw the collection seized and broken up. A significant amount fell into the ownership of Tsar Alexander II, the rest with Napoleon III.