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30 August 2012

August 30, 2012

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Nothing to be spared. Apparently my last post with some ideas about the MNAC was well received, so I am closing these longer summer pieces (instead of the customary seven short news items) with some lines about the star museum of this blog. For those who want it in one sentence: the point I am […]

23 August 2012

August 23, 2012

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The name as a challenge – or why it is a bit too early to change MNAC’s name. This summer’s longer piece (instead of the usual seven shots post) is about museum names. Just like people’s names, they are a link to its history, and a lead to its current place in the world. One of […]

9 August 2012

August 9, 2012

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 1. Resurfacing Goya.   I learn via Artdaily, via The Telegraph and finally stopping at Koller Auktionshaus’s website, that this Zürich auction house will include the painting shown above in its sale on September 21, 2012 (lot 3034, Francisco de Goya, Lot and his daughters, oil on canvas, 91 x 125 cm). It was presented […]

2 August 2012

August 2, 2012

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1. Hilda comes back home.  Thanks to trustee Andrew de Mille, I discovered, in early July, Sir Stanley Spencer RA’s (1891-1959) fascinating art and Gallery in Cookham, Berkshire, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary and is still entirely run by volunteers – entertaining a special relationship with the V&A, and some other important institutions. The […]

26 July 2012

July 26, 2012

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1. Which is by whom?   Only until October 7th, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao exhibits this pair or portraits of Isabella of Valois (1546 – 1568), third wife of the Phillip II of Spain (1527-1598). Both come from the noted Madrid private collection Várez-Fisa. The first of them (oil on canvas, 104,5 […]

19 July 2012

July 19, 2012

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1. Shaken, not stirred. It is already half a year that the new director of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Josep “Pepe” Serra, has been sitting in his new chair. Not exactly sitting, since the dynamic forty-something has been actively seeking public awareness and consent with his ideas and plans. If I grasped them […]