OMNP lists a few more exhibitions hitting up the big museums in the US and Europe in the upcoming months.
Exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook and other priceless Renaissance artifacts from the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in “Medieval and Renaissance Treasures,” on view at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta [High Museum official website] [Art Knowledge]
Eastern art isn’t a focus for OMNP, but the complexity of some these landscapes looks to be enchanting. An effectual review of the show by Roberta Smith is linked below.
The Prado owns only one Rembrandt, and has never put together a show of his work-this exhibition brings together several works on loan.
The National Gallery has put together what looks to be a fantastic survey of over 70 works surveying the development of portrait painting throughout the Renaissance.
Finally OMNP would be remiss if it did not mention the ongoing exhibition of Jeff Koon’s art at the Palace of Versailles. This exhibition, along with the coup d’ etat taking place at Sotheby’s in the past couple of weeks have been controversial ones for brand-name artists. Despite the clamours of art world purists, both of these events have appeared to prevail. OMNP must admit that while Koons’ art may appear vacuous, the glitzy, pristine shine and playfullness of his sculptures signify the opulence of an affluent age. This is what Jerry Saltz presciently deemed as the “Nouveau Versailles aesthetic,” which certainly meshes well with the ornate backdrops of Versailles.