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Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain
#About the Cartier Foundation Gallery

The Cartier Foundation is located in a unique building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The architecture of the building is characterized mainly by transparencies. The facade of the transparent structure, surrounded by Lebanon cedar, surrounds a huge glass fence. In its gallery, the foundation presents more or less familiar contemporary artists, from all fields of art and design.

The building consists of six floors of offices, the first two floors make up a space of 1,200 square meters dedicated for displays.

It is recommended to go outside in the direction of the botanical garden and sit on the grass behind the building. From here you can see the gallery as if it was a spectacular glass showcase.

To know which exhibition is displayed on the days you visit the gallery, you may want to visit the foundation's website.
Spazio Forma
Spazio Forma
#The Gallery for Those Interested in Artistic Photography

The gallery of the Spazio Forma (Fondazione Forma), is a gallery dedicated to photography and modern design. The most well-known permanent exhibition reviews the history of photography and its development as an art.

There are also various and often fascinating other exhibitions. Among them are quite a few, of course, in a city like Milan, unique fashion exhibitions.
The gallery was originally set up in 2005, in the south of the city, in the former tram station of Milan. It had moved from its previous place in Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro.

This is a gallery for photography lovers. Some critics point out that although this is an excellent gallery, it tends to be quite spartan and does not elaborate on the photographs that are exhibited in the exhibitions that take place in it, which is also quite expensive.



#Tips

Check the site (below) to see if there is a temporary and unique exhibition that interests you during your vacation in the city.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/9RaDUuyDIzc
East Side Gallery
East Side Gallery
#About Berlin’s Open Gallery

The East Side Gallery, is a gallery for graffiti art painted on the Berlin Wall, conveying various messages, social, political and universal.

The gallery is located on Mühlenstraße Boulevard in the Friedrichshain district, in the center of Berlin, Germany. The wall here, as you can see, is completely covered with beautiful, colorful, graffiti. These colorful, aesthetic and expressive paintings are full of creativity and ingenuity. Like graffiti should be, but with permission and often even invitation. All the artists were invited to paint on the Berlin Wall.

The East Side Gallery is the longest surviving remnant of the Berlin Wall. The paintings on the wall were painted by 118 artists from 21 countries, there are 105 paintings in all. In 2009, the colorful paintings were restored and preserved to ensure they will continue to be as beautiful and unique as in the past.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeZ80um0GdI
Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts
#About the Academy

This important British Art Institution is located in Piccadilly Circus in London.

Surprisingly, the academy was founded out of conflict. There were two leading architects, Sir William Chambers and James Payne, who argued over the leadership of the Artists' Association. Payne won and became the leader of the association and Chambers, who tried to retaliate, created a new artistic institution - the Royal Academy, which was inaugurated and opened to the public in 1769.

The academy is not funded by government funds and therefore its main sources of income is from hosting art exhibitions which are open to the public. The exhibitions are very high quality. In the permanent summer exhibition over 1,000 works are offered for sale, sometimes even by anonymous artists. The academy also has a school for art studies, painting, sculpture and prints. Only select students are accepted to the school and the curriculum is in the form of personal tutoring.

Interestingly, the number of Academy members is limited to 80 and they can only be active artists in a number of selected areas: painting, printing, sculpture and architecture. The new members are selected by the existing members. People who are not artists can be part of the academy as "friends of the Academy”. This title is bestowed after a donation to the institution, a contribution that is an important source of income for the academy.

Galleries

Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery
#About the Museum

Whereas most galleries pay homage to ancient artists and classics of old, this special gallery focuses on modern, and at times anonymous, artists. This is what is special about this museum. The gallery was established in 2008 in a prestigious building, with the collaboration of Charles Saatchi, an adman and art collector, and the Phillips de Pury auction house. It is important to emphasize that it was opened earlier but was located on the southern bank of the River Thames.

The gallery, which has been around for 25 years, is located on the prestigious Chelsea Street and receives approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. It is a small building, and its three floors can be viewed within an hour. Its large, light-flooded white spaces invite visitors for a pleasant and enriching tour.

The entrance to the gallery and exhibitions are free of charge, occasionally there are closed events for the public or for paid exhibitions.



#Charles Saatchi

The founder and owner of the gallery was a collector and dealer of art. In 1985 he opened the gallery to display his collections. The original collections presented in the gallery had many works of art, mainly by British and American artists. Later, the gallery expanded to a show of artworks from around the world, including Chinese art.

During his years in the gallery, Saatchi sold many items from his original collection. He supported young artists and invested in a new generation of British artists, some avant-garde artists, whom he financed and promoted. One of the best-known artists of the time was Damien Hirst in 1988.



#Rolling Stones Exhibition

An exhibition was held here in 2016 of more than 500 art objects, costumes, rare recordings and a behind-the-scenes peek at the famous Rolling Stones. The exhibition spanned over the two upper floors of the gallery, and the visitors were able to enjoy an interactive and enriching tour of the band’s journey over time. This gallery took three years of work to put together. The exhibition's reference, incidentally, is less to the band members and more to the accessories they used, their instruments and their objects.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ6asMnc3D4
National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
#About the Portrait Gallery

The gallery displays portraits of important figures in British history. The gallery was established in 1856 and in its early years presented mainly kings, statesmen and generals. However in time, temporary exhibitions were opened offering a variety of color and other interesting figures. Amongst the portraits: William Shakespeare, Paul McCartney, Princess Diana, Charles Darwin, King Edward VI and many others.

Though the gallery is surrounded by equally significant museums (the National Gallery and the Tate Modern), is considered one of London's most important art museums. The locals arrive mainly for nighttime showings on Thursdays and Fridays.

The gallery moved to this very place in 1896. In the following years, two more wings were developed. The gallery houses over 11,000 paintings, 220,000 photographs, sculptures and various multimedia exhibits. Though the building was destroyed during World War II as a result of a German attack, it was restored relatively quickly.
Courtauld Institute of Art
Courtauld Institute of Art
#The Famous Gallery Known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Artwork

This is one of London's most special galleries. The fact that it’s not crowded by tourists is an added bonus and therefore suitable for a pleasant and quiet tour, a small distance from the bustle of the city. The Institute belongs to the University of London and specializes mainly in the history of art and conservation. It is one of the most prestigious institutions in its field.

The Courtauld Institute of art is home to a rich variety of works collected from the Renaissance all the way to the 20th century. It is located in the Somerset house, an elegant building that became the home of the art works over the years. By strolling through the gallery, you will come across a large range of paintings, sculptures, prints, furniture, silver and ceramics and decorative arts.


Yet the hallmark of the gallery is its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. You will also find pictures and prints by the artists from earlier periods.

The esteemed collection was donated by Samuel Courtauld, one of the most enthusiastic collectors of Impressionist art. Courtauld was a descendant of a family of silversmiths who had fled from France, and after much effort on his behalf, the gallery was finally established in 1932. In this Institute, he presented his art collection.

Among the celebrated works that you will find at the Institute is the world-renowned self-portrait by Van Gogh featuring his cut ear, the Gilbert collection, rare pieces of silver and gold, and more.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/GhlsQm7w7hU
Whitechapel Gallery
Whitechapel Gallery
#Jack the Ripper's Neighborhood Gallery

The oldest gallery in the Whitechapel neighborhood is in the Art Nouveau building, featuring a variety of temporary exhibitions - both veteran artists and young artists only starting out.

The gallery was designed by Charles Townsend Harrison and opened in 1901 with the aid of public funding. Aside from art and exhibitions, fundraisers, master classes and poetry readings are held here. The exhibitions and events here are of particular interest to the local community.

There is also a café with a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.



#About the Neighborhood

The gallery is named after the neighborhood where it is located, Whitechapel. The neighborhood is crowded, filled with diverse ethnic groups. There are many residents of Bengal (50% of the population), Irish and Jews. These tenants live in poverty and difficult conditions. One of the familiar stories in this neighborhood is attributed to the years 1888-1891. It is the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper, a serial killer who was never caught.

Young artists were drawn to the industrial park zone, mainly because they found large spaces to rent at low prices. The artists converted the space to galleries where they exhibited their works.



#An Interesting Story

In 1938, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" was shown here as part of an exhibition organized by Roland Penrose in protest against the Spanish Civil War. Surprisingly, there was no entrance fee at the door. Instead, visitors were required to hand over boots with some wear left in them, which were sent as a contribution to the regiments of the Republican Army.



A Closer Look at the Gallery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cWgUlDRh88


Serpentine Gallery
Serpentine Gallery
#About the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Serpentine Gallery is located in Kensington Gardens in central London. This elegant building served as a tea house at the beginning of the century. The gallery opened in 1970 and in the early years only received visitors during the summer months.

In 1989 the gallery was renovated by Julia Peyton Jones, who was appointed director of the gallery. After the renovation the gallery was opened year round . The entrance is free, and the 750,000 visitors every year prove it is very popular.

The gallery offers top-notch artists and it also facilitates cultural and artistic events and community projects. The gallery features pieces by artists such as Man Ray, Henry Moore, Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, Alan McCollum and Damien Hirst. One of the permanent pieces is an exhibit by Ian Hamilton Finlay, dedicated to Princess Diana who was a sponsor of the gallery. The work includes eight benches and a carved stone circle. Near the entrance to the gallery, a memorial site was also erected in the Princess’s memory.

Every summer an architect or artist (one or more) are invited to design a structure with a unique stabilization outside the gallery, the summer pavilion. The pavilion is opened to the public for a few months each year.

The gallery also has a bookstore, with a variety of art books and catalogs of various exhibitions.



A Closer Look at the Gallery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsIMdoyiG-E
Boris Georgiev City Art Gallery
#About Varna's Art Gallery

The Boris Georgiev City Art Gallery is an impressive and modern gallery for artworks by Bulgarian and international artists, most of them from the 20th century.

No known world-class modern works are here, however, gallery is a modest yet impressive place for modern art, with a strong focus on the Bulgarian point of view on 20th-century art.

After its establishment in 1885, in 1944 the gallery moved to its current placement in the impressive neo-Gothic building, that is as fascinating as its design. In the gallery's garden visitors can also see a variety of works, mostly modernist and special sculptures.


A Gallery Exhibition:

https://youtu.be/r9u0bNPs3jw
Brera Art Gallery
#The Palace with the Huge Painting Collection and Art School

The Brera Art Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera), in the heart of the bohemian district of Brera, is one of the most important museums in Milan and is considered one of the best and most important art galleries in Italy and around the world. Here you will experience an impressive display of art, displayed in an equally impressive structure.

In the gallery you will see quite a few famous works of art made by the greatest Italian painters and sculptors from the Renaissance, Baroque and up to the 20th century. Rafael and Caravaggio to Rembrandt and Francisco de Goya, some of the works here are very famous and are likely to be easily identified make visitors excited to see them.

By the way, Napoleon is the one to give credit to for having this place. During the 18th century, when he conquered Italy, he confiscated many works of art in many places and transferred them to Milan, which would become the Brera Art Gallery. As a result, the museum has grown into one of the richest and most impressive museums in the world.

The gallery, also known as the Pinacoteca Museum, is on the top floor of the Milan Art Academy. This is a 17th-century palace with a large collection of paintings, one of the most abundant in Italy. The building also houses the Di Belle Academy, the Milan Academy of Art, an art school established in 1776 by the Emperor's wife in Austria, Maria Theresa. This is an art school, considered the most important in Milan and northern Italy as a whole.



#Selected Works in the Gallery

Within the museum's vast collection there are Italian paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages until now. There are works from the 13th to the 20th century.

Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio, Raphael and many others - you can see works by well-known and respected artists, such as the religious paintings of "Dead Jesus" by Andrea Mantegna, or Giovanni Bellini's sorrowful "Pieta". Alongside them, a number of interesting archaeological findings are found in the gallery.

There are some particularly impressive religious works in the Brera Art Gallery that should not be missed:

Hall 6 - "Cristo Morto" by Mantegna, where Mantegna painted the expression of Jesus in a very emotional way and includes an innovative painting angle for the first time, painted from the feet up.

Hall 9 - the painting of Tintoretto from 1562, "Il Ritroframeo del Corpo di San Marco." Notice Michelangelo's chilling lighting for the burial cave and the heroic positions of the characters.

Hall 24 - In the magnificent painting of Della Francesca, “La Vergine con il Bambino e Santi”, Maria sits with the sleeping baby Jesus on her knees. Saints and angels surround her and next to her, kneeling, is Duke Federico. A masterpiece of meticulous description, great use of geometrical perspective, gentle lighting and great picture design, along with icons like the egg, a symbol of birth, and shells as a symbol of life.

Hall 24 - Raphael's "Sposalizio della Vergine," painted when he was 21, is a masterpiece of Renaissance art, which is expressed in amazing abstract symmetry and amazing dramatic movement.

Signorelli's "Flagellation" demonstrates a moment of dynamic action when the tortured six are whipped. The lashers lift the whip that is about to land on Jesus' chest. A wonderful description of a position for the same character, from different directions.



#Tips

Entrance is free under the age of 18.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/1oXneQqTAmI



The Gallery's Architecture:

https://youtu.be/MxUNMzaKEo0
HangarBicocca
#The Excellent Gallery of Contemporary Art

HangarBicocca, launched in 2004, is a huge industrial hangar, not far from the center of Milan, which has become the center of contemporary art.

The hangar, one of the largest centers of contemporary art in Europe, displays Avant-Garde and Pop Art paintings and sculptures, made of all possible material and of every conceivable size.

The most interesting work here is a permanent installation by the artist Anselm Kiefer. The work is displayed in a dark space called "Seven Heavenly Palaces." This exhibit is just one of a number of huge exhibits by artists such as Boccalini with “Melting Pot 3.0” and “Boltanski”, which are presented here in a great way.

Notice the design work, Avant-Garde industrial style, which also characterizes the museum and restaurant shop "Bistro HB." This is the work of the renowned Italian design team Contempo, who is also responsible for the design of "Diesel" stores around the world.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kUOWQfwO6n8
CaixaForum Madrid
#About the Modern Exhibits and the Hanging Gardens

CaixaForum Madrid is an art gallery, most of the exhibits here are temporary and constantly changing, dedicated to modern art. Every now and then retrospective exhibits are shown in the 6-floor gallery, dedicated to known artists that are not necessarily modern.

Not any less than the modern art displayed here, the CaixaForum Madrid received its fame from the eclectic and interesting design.

This begins with the hanging gardens that cover the walls that have been expertly planted here. The verticle garden here is in touch with Royal Botanical Gardens of Madrid, located in El Retiro Park nearby.

To combine this verticle garden with the building, the best architects were brought to design the building, the well-known Swedish architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. French botanist Patrick Blank, who is also an expert in these gardens, was also brought to help.

The building, which in the past was used as a powerhouse, the architects added more floors that were painted red. With the additional space, the architects created a modern and colorful space, interesting and special, which corresponds to and does not deny the materials and usability of the original structure and also preserves green and respectful awareness of the environment, while creating a contrast between its part and the time.



#Tips

The entrance to the gallery is totally free.


A Look at the Face of the Gallery:

https://youtu.be/fwkPsH2D4Yw


Another Look at the CaixaForum:

https://youtu.be/tHh3SMsJkZE


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