Art news in April

28 April, 2023

1. Exhibition of Javier Caraballo at the Duque Arango Gallery

Caraballo, in his exhibition “Visual Polyphony” deals with some of the most important and recognized works in the history of art. The artist appropriates the paintings of the great masters and also those of the children who are really the focal points of his work. Their presence, exercising the role of painters who intervene or copy the paintings that Caraballo has “taken over”, gives his works an air of innocence and spontaneity characteristic of childish acts, but it is also a reminder that the human body is the contour, support and vehicle of our personal and collective experience.

The exhibition will be in Medellin from April 13 to May 13.

2. Venezuelan artist Gego at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

More than 200 works by the abstract artist Gego have been on display since April at the renowned museum in the art capital as a retrospective of her work through her organic forms, linear structures and systematic investigations of space.

Gertrud Goldschmidt, better known as Gego, was a modern Venezuelan artist and sculptor of Jewish origin. She is considered the most important sculptor of the twentieth century in Venezuela and is a reference of abstract and modern art in Latin America.

The exhibition “Measuring Infinities” shows the rebelliousness of the Latin American artist.

Three Monet in Mexico

The exhibition “Monet: Lights of Impressionism” will be at the National Museum of Art in Mexico City from April 26 to August 27 of this year.

The museum will present an exhibition with three paintings by the French painter contrasting them with other works by 11 Mexican painters who were highly influenced in their work by the Impressionist movement.

The works on view are Landscape in Port-Villez, from the Soumaya Museum, Valle Buona, from the Dallas Museum of Art, and one of his Water Lilies.

One of the artist’s works will be in Mexico for the first time.

4. Three Van Gogh exhibitions

This month three major exhibitions of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, one of the most recognized painters in the world and one of the most influential in post-impressionism, are being prepared. These exhibitions will take place in Amsterdam, Chicago and New York.

In total, more than 100 works by the artist will be presented and will take a look at Van Gogh’s career, with works from different museums and collections. They review his life: they shed light on particular aspects of his career: paintings made during his ten weeks concentrated in Auvers-sur-Oise, works painted on the banks of the Seine by Van Gogh and four radical colleagues, and representations of one of his favorites. reasons, cypress.

Exhibitions will open in May

5. Fernando Botero celebrates his 92nd birthday

The Colombian artist, with six decades of artistic career, celebrated his birthday this April 19.

Botero was born in Medellín on April 19, 1932, the second of three children of his parents David Botero Mejía and Flora Angulo de Botero. As a child he was influenced by the baroque style of colonial churches. He attended elementary school at the Ateneo Antioqueño and continued his secondary education at the Bolívar School. Influenced by his family, Botero grew up with a great appreciation for bullfighting, an activity that led him to begin drawing.

Today he is one of the most recognized living artists worldwide, his work is present in all continents.

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