Jaroslav Valečka

Jaroslav Valečka is a contemporary painter from Northern Bohemia whose work captures thedark landscape of the region from his childhood and adolescence. His pieces, part of the international stucco movement, offer insight into the history and existence of the area through their clarity of form and classic painting techniques. The Regional Museum and Gallery in Most currently has his work in an exhibition, with other collection items from the area. It highlights the importance of preserving the local heritage for future generations and provides students a chance to view this powerful representation of their history.

Quido Kocián

Quido Kocián

Quido Kocián, a Czech artist born in 1874, was a painter and sculptor whose artwork has been auctioned multiple times and has sold for prices ranging from 700 USD to 2,262 USD. His artwork, Úděl umělce, was auctioned off in 2019 for the record price of 2,262 USD. Quido Kocián passed away in 1928, but his art continues to live on and influences modern-day art.

Saint-Léger Art Museum

The Fernand Léger Museum, French: Musée national Fernand Léger, is a French national museum in Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, in south-eastern France. It is dedicated to the work of the twentieth-century artist Fernand Léger. Wikipedia

Regional Museum and Gallery in Most: Josef Honys

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Josef Honys byl český básník, výtvarník a představitel českého experimentálního umění 60. let 20. století. Spojoval výtvarné umění s psaným textem, zabýval se experimentální poezií, je autorem vizuálních básní a kaligramů. V oblasti výtvarného umění vytvářel mimo jiné zejména koláže, asambláže a seriáže. Jeho malířská tvorba rozvíjí zejména princip psychologického vnímání rozvoje čáry: čára večera, čára sfingy, definice portrétu čarou.More at Wikipedia (CS)

Pop-Up Museum TLV

Is an innovative event, the first of its kind in Israel. Its purpose is to gather dozens of young artists under one building and to provide a platform for art and kicking creativity, with an emphasis on the art and graffiti culture that does not always receive exposure in classic art institutions.
The event provides a platform and roof for blurring the boundaries
Whether it is introducing the art of the street and the art of underground art into the space of a home and providing a museum platform for artists, and whether it is creating an open space that allows us to break the rules and paint on the walls of the house

Adam’s: Important Irish Art

James Adam and Sons Ltd, which trades as Adams, is a Dublinbased company that specializes in fine art and antiques. The company was founded in 1887 and has been located on St. Stephens Green in Dublins city center for over one hundred and thirty years. Adams offers a variety of specialist auctions, including auctions for important Irish art, fine period furniture, decorative arts, fine jewelry and watches, silver, and historical memorabilia. The company also provides valuation services for individuals and institutions.

Diocesan Museum Wooden Gallery

The Diocesan Museum in Udine is housed in the Patriarchal Palace, current seat of the Bishop of Udine. The 18th-century structure has roots in the 15th-century residence, which was begun as the residence of the Patriarchs of Aquileia. The collection of the museum includes about 700 works.

This exhibit explores the history of wooden sculpture in Udine from the 12th through the 18th centuries. Especially notable pieces include the statue of Saint Euphemia (circa 1350) in the first room, an altarpiece by master sculptor Domenico da Tolmezzo dating to 1488 in the second room. In the third room of Renaissance sculptures, don’t miss the statue of the Saviour by Giovanni Martini. The final two rooms present Mannerist sculptures (with animated expressions and gestures) and Rococo works. (Matterport)


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Art Paris 2017

Art Paris is a major springtime exhibition dedicated to Paris’ thriving arts scene. Host to some 130 modern and contemporary art galleries at the Grand Palais. Open to all forms of artistic expression including design, Art Paris Art Fair provides an overview of art from the postwar years to the current day with a theme-based approach that emphasizes discovery. This edition puts African art under the spotlight and features monographic exhibitions in the Solo Show section and up-and-coming artists in Promises. Captured by: IMMERSION 3D


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Berengaria Hotel

Once, the Berengaria Hotel was the most luxurious hotel in Cyprus, a royal one in the full meaning of the word. Even its name reveals luxury, a name given to the hotel in honor of Queen Berengaria, wife of Richard the Lionheart, who was married in the Limassol castle.

Local residents were honored to supply foods to the kitchen of the hotel, and winemakers competed for the right to submit their nectar to the royal table. After all, the hotel served as a haven for the royal and other titled guests.

Here, they used to go down to dinner in velvet gloves, and the stairs and halls still keep the hotel’s former greatness. It seems that we are talking about the “Titanic”, which sank in the deep sea, but its legends are still alive. So what caused the “flood” of this magnificent mountain hotel?

Its owner – a resident of Prodromos village – built it in 1930. “Berengaria” was the first major hotel in Cyprus. Realizing that holidays in the mountains was gaining popularity among the English, he gathered the available funds, borrowed some money from friends and invested in the construction of a luxury hotel that was developing quickly.

In the middle of the twentieth century (50’s-70’s) Berengaria hotel was at its peak. Locals came here for the weekend, and hundreds of Europeans fled here from the hot beaches of the island.

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Acorn Theatre, Penzance

In 1969 the former Wesleyan Methodist chapel was bought by Gay Sagar-Fenton who donated it to a local charity, Penzance Arts Centre, to enable them to run it as a theatre.  In 1987 the trustees of Cornwall Theatre Company Ltd., a small scale touring theatre company, took over the assets and liabilities of the Penzance Arts Centre. Their aim was to increase and expand the audiences by injecting a new enthusiasm for the arts into the community and widening the spectrum of arts provided.

In June 1996 the Acorn Arts Centre was awarded a significant grant from the National Lottery to undertake essential refurbishment of its premises and re-design the internal layout including improved access. Building works were completed in 1998 and the Acorn Arts Centre re-opened as a flexible venue with a 170-seat main theatre and a smaller basement bar/theatre with an 80 seat capacity.

After a brief period of closure in 2010, The Acorn Theatre has come back to life and once more occupies a vital place in the community as the main centre for music, theatre, dance and other live arts in West Cornwall. (The Acorn) Captured by: Perran3D


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The National Gallery: Sainsbury Wing

In 1985 Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover and his brothers The Hon. Simon Sainsbury and Sir Timothy Sainsbury generously agreed to finance the construction of a new wing for the Gallery.

A site next to the Gallery had been vacant since the Second World War when a furniture shop was destroyed by bombing. The new Sainsbury Wing was opened in 1991, to display the entire early Renaissance collection.

This followed on from the Northern Extension, which opened in 1975, providing considerable extra exhibition space: nine large rooms and three smaller ‘cabinet’ rooms. These new galleries made use of natural lighting as far as possible.

The Sainsbury Wing was added to the National Heritage List for England (Grade 1) in 2018.

Following the completion of the Sainsbury Wing, the Gallery has a total floor area of 46,396 metres squared – equivalent to around six football pitches. It would be big enough to hold over 2,000 London double-decker buses. (The National Gallery)

The Sainsbury Wing was built to house the National Gallery’s world-class collection of Early Renaissance paintings. Comprising 16 rooms displaying over 270 works from 1200 to 1500, it first opened to the public in July 1991.

Take a virtual tour of the collection and immerse yourself in spellbinding works of art, including ‘The Wilton Diptych’, van Eyck’s ‘Arnolfini Portrait’, Botticelli’s ‘Venus and Mars’ and Leonardo’s ‘Virgin of the Rocks’.

Please note that some paintings are not available as part of the tour; other paintings shown in the tour may not be on physical display in the Gallery. (Matterport)


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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BM&AG) is a museum and art gallery in Birmingham, England. It has a collection of international importance covering fine art, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery, natural history, archaeology, ethnography, local history and industrial history. The museum/gallery is run by Birmingham Museums Trust, the largest independent museums trust in the United Kingdom, which also runs eight other museums around the city. Entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery is free, but some major exhibitions in the Gas Hall incur an entrance fee. (Wikipedia)


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Fallero Museum of Valencia

The Fallero Museum of Valencia is installed, since 1971, in the old convent of the mission house of San Vicente de Paül, which was finished in 1831, which is why it retains part of a structure of corridors and old cells. Subsequently had multiple uses, such as prison, barracks or warehouse. The Fallero Museum was rehabilitated and restructured in the early nineties of the twentieth century, being reopened in 1995. In 2016 the Fallero Museum was approved as the official Museum of the Valencian Government, being restructured again in its museological and museographic approaches. One of the novelties of this restructuring was the start-up of the temporary exhibition hall “Josep Alarte”, dedicated to anthological exhibitions of the work of Fallas artists. (Wikipedia)


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Zair Azgur Memorial Museum & Workshop

Here’s yet another “classical” museum with plenty of Soviet artifacts. One of Belarus’ most famous sculptors, Zair Azgur authored many sculptures in Minsk, including Lenin’s monument and statues of poet Jakub Kolas and his literary heroes. Housed inside the sculptor’s former workshop, the museum allows you to feel as a Lilliput in the country of Soviet-made Gullivers. If you are lucky, you can also get some alternative culture experience. The museum’s management is open to creative ideas and cultural initiatives that are allowed to organize events here. Just imagine: a hall with giant sculptures along the walls turns into a stage for Belarus poetry evenings, indie music concerts and art performances. (ctv.by)

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Christie’s 20th Century Week

Created by: Christie’s

20th Century Week brings together a breathtaking array of Impressionist and modern art across six auctions in London this June, ranging from masterpieces by Monet and Malevich and monumental British sculpture to works on paper and Picasso ceramics.

The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale is headlined by Picasso’s rarely exhibited Femme dans un fauteuil, an arresting portrait from 1942 of his great muse of the period, Dora Maar, alongside Monet’s Le Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure, one of 12 paintings from the artist’s seminal series depicting the bustling life of the Parisian station. Other highlights range from an important Malevich landscape to vibrant studies by Chagall, Matisse, and Miró. The Evening Sale is complemented by captivating works in the Day Sale by Klee, Matisse, Ernst, and Serusier, amongst others.

The exceptional sculpture on offer in the Modern British Art Evening Sale will be showcased in our annual Sculpture in the Square exhibition, featuring works by Barry Flanagan, William Turnbull, Elisabeth Frink and more. Alongside this, the Evening and Day auctions will offer superb paintings by the likes of Edward Burra, C.R.W. Nevinson, Pauline Boty, Frank Auerbach, Ben Nicholson, David Hockney and L.S. Lowry.