XKH141316 The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818 (oil on canvas) by Friedrich, Caspar David (1774-1840); 98.4x74.8 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; (add.info.: Le Voyageur contemplant une mer de nuages; Wanderer uber dem Nebelmeer); German,  out of copyright

Top Art Exhibitions: December 2017

This month we highlight exhibitions in the UK, USA, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Finland. Stay out of the cold and visit these wonderful exhibitions happening around the world this month:

In the Tower: Anne Truitt

November 19, 2017 – April 1, 2018, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

 

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Minami Invitation Card (recto), 1967 (colour litho), Anne Truitt (1921-2004) / © annetruitt.org / Bridgeman Images

Bridgeman Copyright artist Anne Truitt – a key figure associated with minimalism of the 1960s – is the subject of a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. This exhibition is a survey of Truitt’s sculpture, painting, and works on paper from 1961 to 2002.

A Wessex Scene

December 2 – December 31, 2017, Messums Wiltshire, UK

 

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A Temple and Vines (w/c on paper), Simon Fletcher / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Bridgeman Studio artist Simon Fletcher will be exhibition his work in an exhibition called A Wessex Scene, featuring a number of artist’s work and their representation of the Wessex landscape.

 

Academicians in Focus: Anthony Eyton RA: Avalanche

Until January 2018, Royal Academy, UK

 

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Skiers, Anthony Eyton RA (b.1923) / Private Collection / Browse and Darby, London / Bridgeman Images

The Royal Academy present their seventh exhibition of their Academicians in Focus series, displaying the work of Bridgeman Copyright artist Anthony Eyton RA.
Carrying his dynamism and creative passion into his 95th year, these expressive studies of place and time offer a detailed view of the artist’s world.

Peter Brown: East Coast and London

December 6 – 23 2017, Messum’s, Cork Street, London UK

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Afternoon on the Beach, Studland, 2014 (oil on canvas), Peter Brown RA (b.1967) / Bridgeman Images

Bridgeman Copyright artist Peter Brown’s recent journeying in East Anglia, which produced a series of new paintings from Norfolk down to Essex, has revealed a natural affinity for landscape that might surprise those more used to his well-known city scenes. His latest exhibition incorporates both.

Bernard Dunstan RA

November 23 – December 21 2017, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London UK

 

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Self Portrait, c.1962 (oil on board), Bernard Dunstan RA (1920-2017) / Private Collection / Photo © Piano Nobile Fine Paintings, London / Bridgeman Images

As one of the the oldest surviving Royal Academicians at age 97, Bridgeman Copyright artist Bernard Dunstan RA sadly died in August 2017. This exhibition is devoted to Bernard Dunstan’s smaller works from the early 1960s to 1990s.

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed

November 15 – February 4, 2018, Metropolitan Museum, NYC, USA

 

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Self-portrait, Between the Clock and the Bed, 1940-1942, by Edvard Munch (1863-1944), oil on canvas, Norway, 20th century / Munch-De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Images

 The latest exhibition showing the work of Edvard Munch concentrates on some of his more personal pieces. Still portraying the angst and existentialism of his more famous work, such as The Scream, this collection of paintings often refer to more personal tragedies.

Romanticism in the North – from Friedrich to Turner

December 9 2017 – May 6 2018, Groninger Museum, Netherlands

 

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Arthur and Aegle in the Happy Valley, 1849 (oil on canvas), John Martin (1789-1854) / Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK / © Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums / Bridgeman Images

The first international survey exhibition of northern European Romantic landscape painting. Dramatic scenes of raging seas, imposing mountains and erupting volcanoes alternate with quiet moonlit nights and peaceful fields where lonely figures pause to rest. Discover more than 95 magnificent works from the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia and Great Britain.

Amsterdam Light Festival

November 30 – January 21 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Amsterdam Nocturne, 22nd November, 2017 (photo), Max Ferguson / Bridgeman Images

The water exhibition will take place in Amsterdam from 30 November until 21 January. During this time, various artworks will light up the canals of Amsterdam. The light art installations will be illuminated daily, from 17:00 until 23:00 p.m. (Except for New Year’s Eve, when the works will light up Amsterdam until 20:00 p.m.).

Alvar Aalto Paimio Sanatorium

August 25 – January 21 2018, Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen

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ALVAR AALTO (1898-1976) Finnish architect. Photograph, n.d. / Photo © Granger / Bridgeman Images

The world-renowned architect and designer Alvar Aalto’s (1898-1976) Paimio Sanatorium from 1933 is a modernist masterpiece. The Design Museum in Copenhagen will show a pop-up exhibition focusing on Aalto’s outstanding work.

Abstract! 100 Years of Abstract Photography, 1917 – 2017

November 1, 2017 – January 14, 2018, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

 

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Photogram Self-Portrait, 1926 (gelatin silver print), Laszlo  Moholy-Nagy, (1895-1946) / National Gallery of Australia, Canberra / Bridgeman Images

The Abstract! exhibition celebrates the hundred-year history of photographic abstraction. With over 100 works, the exhibition presents a large number of Finnish artists from different periods, as well as the famous early international abstractionists’ László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, and August Strindberg.

The Modern Woman

November 23 – January 8, Millesgården, Stockholm

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Self-Portrait with Black Background, 1915 (oil on canvas),  Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland / Bridgeman Images

Produced by the Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, The Modern Women presents four leading artists of Finnish modernism: Helene Schjerfbeck, Sigrid Schauman, Ellen Thesleff and Elga Sesemann. From the late 19th century and for the greater part of the 20th century, these artists played a crucial role in Finnish art history. The exhibition will be presented in 2017 to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence.

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