Independent and indispensable to Impressionism, Berthe Morisot is an UFO in the history of Art. Like Frida Kahlo, Niki de Saint Phalle, Artemisia Gentileschi or Suzanne Valandon, she’s a woman in a men’s world, who managed to impose herself and convert the difficulties of her existence into creative gunpowder.
A Frida Kahlo self-portrait will be auctioned in November. Sotheby's estimates it could fetch over $30 million. It would be the most expensive work by a female artist ever sold. The canvas was completed in 1949, five years before Kahlo's death. The painting will go on display in Hong Kong and London before making its way to New York later this month.
France will receive nine paintings by Pablo Picasso which are donated by his daughter, Maya Ruiz-Picasso, to help pay the inheritance tax. The works will enter the national collections at the Picasso Museum in Paris and will be exhibited in 2022.
The obligation to decorate public buildings, commonly known as "1% artistic", constitutes a specific procedure for ordering artistic works. All award procedures are integrated into the new public procurement code which entered into force on April 1, 2019.
The Louvre museum is organizing exhibitions of Islamic art to combat rising Islamophobia. The initiative, headed by the Louvre, seeks to foster a more nuanced understanding of Islam. 18 art exhibitions dedicated to Islamic art will be held in 18 cities over the next four months. Each of the 19 invited artists are international artist from Algeria, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt.
The Morozov collection will open its doors in Paris one year after the scheduled opening date. Manet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Picasso, Gauguin, Bonnard, Vuillard, Rodin etc. follow one another.
Afghanistan's first female street artist is Shamsia Hassani. The compositions of Hassani are both of women in a male-dominated culture and create an impression of the clash between light and darkness. However, she had to deal with cultural and social issues as well as a lack of spaces where graffiti could be done.
Monumental, ancient, and angry: what's the story behind this middle finger facing the Milan Stock Exchange? Today, Artmajeur brings you to the discovery of a public artwork, as curious as it is audacious: L.O.V.E by Maurizio Cattelan.