Art in NYC: Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian Gallery on West 21 Street — arts-ny

Transition from Cool to Warm Anselm Kiefer Les extases féminines (The Feminine Ecstasies), 2013 Watercolor on paper 65 3/4 × 60 5/8 inches (167 × 154 cm) © Anselm Kiefer. Photo © Georges Poncet. Courtesy GagosianAnselm Kiefer is known for digging deep into…

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Centennial Celebrations: Klimt and Rodin – An Artistic Encounter

Centennial Celebrations: Klimt and Rodin – An Artistic Encounter
Nuda Veritas, G. Klimt, 1899 (oil on canvas) / Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

A dialog between grand masters on grace, beauty and sensuality The year 2017 is rich with the anniversaries. Centennial of the Russian Revolutions (March – November 1917), 150 years of the Alaska Purchase (March, 1867), 500 years since a publication of 95 Theses by Martin Luther that…

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Beyond NY: Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, PA — arts-ny

The Cathedral, Rodin Museum

As the world celebrates a centennial of August Rodin death this year, its a good occasion for a visit to Rodin Museum in Philadelphia. The museum opened in 1929, has more than 140 pieces covering all stages of artist’s oeuvre. Walking through the formal French…

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Jazz in NYC: Eric Alexander Quartet at Smoke Jazz Club in July, 2017 — arts-ny

Jazz in NYC: Eric Alexander Quartet at Smoke Jazz Club in July, 2017 Engaging mix of high energy performance, transcendent tones and distinctive rhythm section for a summer night out in the city Eric Alexander; photo by Jimmy Katz / image source ericalexanderjazz.comEric Alexander Quartet featuring a pianist David Hazeltine, an impressive rhythm section including…

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Art in NYC: Photography by Michel Houellebecq at VENUS Over Manhattan Gallery — arts-ny

French Bashing: First New York exhibition of photographs, photomontages and more by French writer Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq France #014, 2016; courtesy VENUS New York

Michel Houellebecq is undoubtedly the most talked about french writer. However his artistic oeuvre is not limited to…

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Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Frescos at the Oculus, World Trade Center, NYC

View the Sistine Chapel ceiling pictures at the ground level at the World Trade Center’s Oculus

 

Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel at the Oculus, World Trade Center, NYC
Sistine Chapel, Vatican / photo by Patrick Landy (FSU Guy)

Michelangelo’s frescos on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Vatican City are conveniently brought down to earth by the very modern means of digital photography and are displayed in the Oculus of NYC World Trade Center Transportation Hub.  The visitors have the convenience of enlarged images to see all the details of historical paintings, the spacious and well-lit hall housing the freestanding plinths with good labels to follow the Creation story from the Book of Genesis and the modern architectural design of the Hub by a Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava all in one place. No hurrying up by the guards and neck craning necessary.

Sistine Chapel in Vatican was built in 1477-1480 by Pope Sixtus IV for whom the chapel is named. The Chapel is used for special ceremonies of the close circle of the Pope and is a place were the Papal Conclave of Cardinals meets to elect a new Pope.

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