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Halcyon Identifies 31 March 2022

 

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On Modern Art

Transporting the Sphinxes

 

To Bozar in Brussels in 2016 for the final days of the Facing the Future exhibition, which shed light on about 180 works created between 1945 and 1968 by artists from Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Notwithstanding the tensions between Eastern and Western Europe in the years following the Second World War, artists on both sides of the Iron Curtain experimented in similar ways: from media art to action painting, conceptual art and sound art.  

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On Pablo Picasso

Las Meninas

 

As the pioneer of Cubism, godfather to the Surrealists, and creator of the enduring anti-war painting Guernica, Picasso produced thousands of paintings in his lifetime, not to mention his sculptures, ceramics, stage designs, poetry and plays. A recent BBC Forum discussion looked at Picasso’s life and work.

Three of Picasso's many interpretations of Las Meninas by Velasquez stare down from our walls. This short video helps the non-expert interpret Picasso's works.

 

On Art Galleries

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To the Museums of Fine Art in Brussels on July 25th, 2015. A lovely afternoon, escaping from the summer rain, included several new highlights - in addition to the splendid Rembrandts, Gauguins, Seurats and Wouters - among them Spilliaerts' La Baigneuse and Mack's spellbinding Silber-Dynamo.