It is always difficult to choose between all the art exhibitions organized by galleries and museums around the world in a single calendar year. The great offers and the international scope is broad, and the aesthetic qualities and heritage value of these shows is insurmountable. We dare suggest seven exhibitions for the frequent traveler who appreciates great art.
The Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
Since May 31, The Prado will be presenting a broad retrospective on Hieronymus Bosch to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death. The exhibition will include major triptychs produced by the artist; as well as miniatures, drawings, carvings and burin engravings. El Bosco—as the show has been called—is one of the most significant and anticipated exhibitions in Spain this year.
Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy
From March 19th, Palazzo Strozzi opens Da Kandinsky to Pollock. La grande arte dei Guggenheim. Over 100 masterpieces of European and American art from the Solomon and Peggy Guggenheim private collections will be on display at the Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi. The work on view covers the period from the 1920s to the 1960s. Visitors will appreciate major works by modern art masters, such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Alberto Burri, Jean Dubuffet, along with paintings and sculptures by great artists of the stature of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Wilhelm de Kooning, Alexander Calder, and Roy Liechtenstein.
Metropolitan Museum of New York, USA
The Metropolitan presents starting February 15 Vigee Le Brun. Woman Artist in Revolutionary France. This is the first retrospective devoted to Le Brun. The exhibition depicts her as a proficient, self-taught portrait artist who became famous in Europe in a convoluted period.
National Gallery in London
On February 17, the National Gallery in London debuts Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art. A large show addressing Delacroix‘s influence on other artists of his generation as Courbet or Géricault; and among later artists who also found inspiration in Delacroix. These include Manet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Renoir, Matisse and Kandinsky.
Eugene of Savoy’s Winter Palace, Vienna, Austria
In Olafur Eliasson: Baroque Baroque, the Winter Palace of Vienna displays a set of stunning pieces by this Danish artist known for his sculptures and installations made from materials such as light and water, that leave viewers astonished. The unusual exhibition, which opened in late November 2015, runs until March 6, so there is still time to see it.
View of sculpture at Frankfurt Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung
Frankfurt Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung
From November 2015 to March 28, 2016, the Museum of Ancient Sculpture in Frankfurt presents key works of the French Rococo in a special exhibition titled Dangerous Liaisons. The show explores the seductive embodiment of rococo and other artworks that arose circa 1750 with over 80 masterpieces. There will be sculptures, porcelain figurines, paintings, prints and objects from renowned international collections.
Tate Modern in London
The great London institution offers—this summer—a major retrospective of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. A century after her New York debut, this wide-ranging review will explore the artist’s work in depth, reassessing her place in 20th-century art through her paintings of New Mexico, her skulls, and her great flowers. The show will run from July 6 to October 30 of this 2016.
In following editions, azureazure.com will include more cultural events taking place this year around the world. ■