Top Art Exhibitions: February 2018

Stay out of the cold and visit these wonderful exhibitions happening around the world this month:

 

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

February 3, 2018 – June 10, 2018, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world’s greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, and the Queen Mary and the Canberra, and discover how these impressive vessels still loom large in our cultural imagination.

Passengers on a Liner Wearing Patou and Lelong Dresses, fashion plate from ‘Art Gout Beaute’, February 1926 (pochoir print), French School, (20th century) / Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Images

 

Murillo: The Self Portrait

Feb 28, 2018 – May 21, 2018, National Gallery, London, UK

See the only known self-portraits by Spanish master Esteban Murillo, reunited for the first time in over three hundred years.

Self portrait, c.1670-73 (oil on canvas), Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1618-82) / National Gallery, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

 

James Foot: Watercolours

February 1st – February 12th 2018, The Image Gallery, Athens, Greece

Enjoy this exhibition of beautiful Grecian watercolours by Bridgeman Studio artist James Foot, exhibiting in Greece this month.

Two swimmers, Kyparissi, Greece, James Foot / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Corot, Painting the Human Figure

February 8th – July 8th 2018, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

Renowned painter of landscapes Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (July 16, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was also a highly accomplished painter of the human figure. This exhibition explores this underrated area of his work –  greatly admired by artists such as Degas –  which seem to bridge the gap between the traditional and modern styles. With some sixty masterpieces from the most important public and private collections in Europe and the United States (Louvre Museum, Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, Museum of Art and History of Geneva , the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington), the exhibition aims to highlight original and brilliant aspects of one the great masters of the 19th century.

 

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Greek Girl, Mlle. Dobigny, 1868-70 (oil on canvas), Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) / Shelburne Museum, Vermont, USA / Gift of the Electra Havemeyer Webb Fund, Inc. / Bridgeman Images

Art in the Making

8 Feb – 6 May 2018, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

How is a work of art made? How does an artist move from the initial idea to the finished masterpiece? This is the question that the exhibition Art In The Making seeks to answer. Presenting around 200 works of art dating from the fifteenth century until the present day by Rembrandt, Veronese, Degas, PellegriniEl Greco, PiranesiKrøyer and many more, visitors get the opportunity to follow the artistic process through a range of masterpieces and rarely seen drawings and sketches.

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Seated Female Nude, 1660-62 (pen & brown ink & brush & brown wash on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laid card), Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-69) / The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA / Clarence Buckingham Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: the Golden Age in the Museo del Prado

February 24th – May 27th, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan

The Golden Age in the Prado Museum will showcase 70 masterpieces from the Golden Age of Spanish painting borrowed from the Museo Nacional del Prado, including 7 paintings of the great Spanish master Diego Velázquez. It will also be transferred to the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe from 13 June – 14 Oct, 2018.

 

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All Too Human, Bacon and Freud and a Century of Painting Life

February 28 – August 27, 2018, Tate Britain, London, UK

Capturing the sensuous, immediate and intense experience of life in paint, All Too Human celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways. It features artists including Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon alongside rarely seen work from their contemporaries including Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Many of them lived or live in London, drawn to the multicultural capital from around the world. Three important works by Francis Bacon will be shown in the UK for the first time in at least three decades.

 

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Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, 1995 (oil on canvas), Lucian Freud (1922-2011) / Private Collection / © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Image

 

 

A Window on Italy – the Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence

February 24th – June 18th, 2018, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Introducing the private art collection of one of Florence’s most eminent families, the Corsini family. Featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Pontormo – these extraordinary works of art have been preserved over centuries, surviving the devastation of World War II and the great flood of Florence. This personal collection includes portraits, landscapes, mythological and religious paintings, plus fascinating decorative objects and furniture from the Palazzo Corsini. Leaving the city it has called home for 600 years, this is the first time this collection has toured outside Italy and will be the only showing in Australia.

 

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Supper at Emmaus, 1606 (oil on canvas) , Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) / Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy / Bridgeman Images

 

Emma Haworth: My Bright New Boots Squeaking into the White World

January 31st – 24th February, 2018, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London, UK

Bridgeman Studio artist Emma Haworth’s work is being exhibited at the  Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery on Conway Street, London. A painter of the urban scene, Emma Haworth’s oil on linen compositions are built from her meticulous observation of the ebb and flow of modern metropolitan life. Her work has received wide critical recognition. She was awarded the Woodhay Picture Gallery Prize by the New English Art Club in 2001, and was nominated for the Hunting Art Prize at the Royal College of Art in both 1999 and 2000. In 2010 she won joint First Prize in the National Open Art Competition, as well as First Prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.

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As Night Falls, 2017, (oil on linen), Emma Haworth / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Eileen Cooper: Under the Same Moon

February 1st – April 1st, 2018, Letitia Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

The new gallery debuts with an exhibition by British Bridgeman Copyright artist Eileen Cooper RA, marking the start of a discourse around culture in the Middle East. Her paintings and prints are visual interpretations of Lebanese myths, depicted within impressive landscape scenery and expressive figures.

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In the Moment, 2015 (oil on canvas), Eileen Cooper (b.1953) / Bridgeman Images

 

Calum McClure: Somewhere Becoming Rain

February 24th – April 8th, 2018, Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland

Our Bridgeman Studio artist’s first major solo exhibition with the Glasgow Print Studio, featuring his paintings and prints that portray the ideas of transience, nature and place. His works also examine the human emotion that we sometimes attach to particular types of weather.

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The Alster in High Summer, Hamburg, 2013, (oil on board), Calum McClure / Bridgeman Studio

 

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