art exhibitions - Autumn 2013, British Library - London, Bundeskunsthalle - Bonn, Georgian England, Georgians Revealed - exhibition, modern art, Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom - exhibition, The Avant-Gardes at War - exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum - New York
The first Hanoverian king of Britain
ascended the throne in August, 1714
establishing the Georgian era of British history
from 1714 to 1830.
This period encompassed the reigns of the four Georges
George I to George IV
The British Library, London will present
Life, Style and the
Making of Modern Britain
8 November 2013 – 11 March 2014
(images from historyextra.com):
Tom and Jerry at the Exhibition of Pictures at the Royal Academy
A Morning Ramble or The Milliners Shop
Over 200 works will be displayed, highlighting
Georgian interests, achievements and proclivities.
It was an era of complexity/innovation
in politics, entertainment, fashion, urbanisation
which established socio- cultural
foundations of present-day Britain.
The Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
is venue for the exhibition
The Avant – Gardes at War
8 November 2013 – 23 February 2014
Before the beginning of the Great War (WWI), 1914 – 1918
the dominant European avant garde art movement
was Cubism as championed by Pablo Picasso and George Braques-
(as inspired by the landscapes of Paul Cezanne).
The innovative expression of the Cubists was that of
abstract representation: art need not be literal.
This was a new and exciting visual interpretation:
figures/objects of geometric forms.
(images from radford.edu):
Portrait of Daniel Kahnweiler
Pablo Picasso, 1910
My Pretty One
Pablo Picasso, 1911/12
Reservoir at Horta de Ebro
Pablo Picasso, 1909
Still Life with Violin and Pitcher
Georges Braque, 1909/10
Houses at L’Estaque
Georges Braque, 1908
(image from ibiblio.org):
Bords d’une Riviere
Paul Cezanne, 1904/5
Cubism predated WWI.
With the outbreak of fighting
war-influenced artistic expressions,
such as Dadaism were realised.
Rather than paint and paintbrush,
the tools of some Dadaists were scissors and glue:
cutting and pasting of paper images then
reassembling in collage fashion.
Dadaist works seemed nonsensical, even absurd
in their rejection of traditions of
form and beauty.
Hannah Hoch, 1919
The extreme tragedy of the war resulted in
the lost of many lives-
including those of the generation’s creatives.
Others who were spared front-line involvement
often painted in seclusion.
The Bundeskunsthalle exhibition examines
the avant garde artists and art movements existing
immediately pre-dating the war
during the war and immediately post-war.
Discover the treasures of Korea
dating from 400 AD to 800 AD at the
Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Korea’s Golden Kingdom
4 November 2013 – 23 February 2014
examines the gold laden treasures of
the Silla Dynasty (57 BC – 935 AD)
one of the three kingdoms of ancient Korea.
(image from staff.pausd.org):
The pieces are on loan from the
National Museum of Korea, Seoul and Gyeongju.
(image from metmuseum.org):
Crown, Silla Kingdom, second half of 5th century
Belt with pendants, Silla Kingdom, second half of a 5th century
Pair of ear-rings, Silla Kingdom, 6th century
Jar with stamped geometric and floral decorations
Silla Kingdom, 7th – 8th century