The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux Presents Two Collectons-One Passion
Paul Flandrin, Paysage de Rome, 1874. Huile sur toile 22 cm x 26cm. Collection du Musée.
BORDEAUX.- The Frac Aquitaine and the Bordeaux musée des beaux-arts cross their views of their collections to mark the acquisition of new works by the Frac Aquitaine in 2009. They propose to shed new light on a selection of their works: old works viewed in the light of the present, and contemporary works seen as a reflection of the past. The complete collection of Frac Aquitaine’s 17 new acquisitions is being presented for the first time in contrast with 19 works from the musée des beaux-arts collection from different schools (French, Flemish, Italian, English) and different periods (from the 17th to the 20th century).

Retrospectively, this exhibition brings together the oldest work, by Jan Josephsz Van Goyen (1596-1656), Le Chêne foudroyé, also known as La diseuse de bonne aventure (1638) and the most recent, Faire le mur (2008), a film by Bertille Bak (born in Arras in 1983), the youngest artist in the exhibited.

All the works in the exhibition, whether old or contemporary, come from European countries and cultures (Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands), with a considerable proportion of French artists from Bordeaux (Odilon Redon, Albert Marquet, Paul Antin, Louis Sue, Louis Ferdinand Chaigneau) and the Aquitaine region (Robert Wlérick, Anne-Marie Durou,Laurent Le Deunff).

This contrasting of old an recent works highlights the permanence of certain themes despite the evolution of techniques: artists from earlier periods worked according to defined codes, on different supports, first wood, then canvas, and in formats and volumes that have varied throughout the history of painting and sculpture. Although two-dimensional supports are still used today (drawings, paintings), we are progressively witnessing the appearance of works that stand out from the wall, described variously as installations (Isabelle Cornaro) or «systems» (Maurice Blaussyld). Similarly, although sculpture was traditionally presented on a pedestal (Robert Wlérick), it is progressively abandoning its pillar in preference for the floor (Laurent Le Deunff).

By modifying their practices, artists transform their own vocabulary, thus creating a new formal language that they constantly renew as their methods are progressively integrated into the ongoing history of art. Seen from a perspective of several centuries, their preoccupations seem to mirror each other because, although the genres portrait, landscape and still life continue to evolve, artists continue to question human nature and all its multifarious forms via a personal destiny that strives to achieve a universal dimension. The fortune-teller in Josephsz Van Goyen’s (17th century) diseuse de bonne aventure seems to whisper the same torments to the grimacing faces of Daniel Schlier’s characters.


Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux | Frac Aquitaine | "Two Collectons-One Passion" |


Today's News

May 10, 2010

Pera Museum Welcomes Colombian Artist Fernando Botero's First Encounter with Istanbul

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux Presents Two Collectons-One Passion

Gavin Brown's enterprise Presents a Major Exhibition by Martin Creed

Exceptional Group of Works by Uta Barth at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Luhring Augustine Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Group Exhibition

Darren Almond Debuts Six-Screen High-Definition Video at Matthew Marks Gallery

Silkscreens from LeRoy Neiman's Archives at Franklin Bowles Galleries

'Museums at Night' Announced at the National Gallery on May 14

Ryan Gander Offers a Pin-Ball Like Journey through His Art at Lisson Gallery

Solo Gallery Debut of Hilary Berseth at Eleven Rivington

Picasso's "The Actor" Returns - Repaired and Glazed - After Four Months

Johnny McIntosh Appointed Chief Financial Officer at Birmingham Museum of Art

Mark Bradford Featured in First Museum Survey at Wexner Center

Punk Montages, Photography and Collages 1976-1981 at Boo-Hooray Gallery

The Powerful Beauty of the Palace of Versailles at Camera Work

Dali in the Third Dimension: New Publication Excites the Artworld

Captivating Exhibition Exploring the Notion of Time in Photographs Opens in Melbourne

Dale Chihuly Works Featured in Eight-Month Exhibition at Frist Center

Carla Accardi, Key Figure of Abstract Art in Italy, at Haunch of Venison

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site