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From the Renaissance to Modern Art, new Benton exhibits celebrates the beauty of drawings through the centuries

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On the evening of Feb. 17, visitors gathered at an “Adventures in Collecting Drawings” reception to celebrate the opening of two new exhibits at Pomona College’s Benton Museum of Art. Titled “500 Years of Italian Drawings” and “Infinity on Paper,” the two vastly different collections put drawing on the map in the world of art curation.

“In [a] museum context, drawings are at once acknowledged as the basis for all artistic expression, architecture, sculpture, painting, printmaking and yet they rarely get featured as the protagonists of art historical narratives,” Victoria Sancho Lobis, director of the Benton, said.

Curated in partnership with the Benton’s AllPaper Seminar fellows, “Infinity on Paper” aims to highlight the enduring relevance of line drawing as an accessible, universal art form. 

Read more: https://tsl.news/benton-drawing-exhibits/

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Old Masters Triumph Over Modern Art in 2023 Luxury Investment Shift

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The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) 2023 analysis has spotlighted an intriguing shift in the luxury investment landscape, with Old Masters artworks outshining Modern Art in attracting the affluent’s capital. This change underscores a notable deviation in investor preferences towards more traditional artistic expressions, amidst a backdrop of fluctuating market conditions.

Revival of the Old Masters

2023 marked a year where the allure of historical artistry gained unprecedented momentum among high-net-worth individuals. According to the KFLII, Old Masters paintings, characterized by their craftsmanship and historical significance, emerged as the top-performing asset class. This surge is attributed to a record-setting sale of a Bronzino painting, which fetched £8.56 million at Sotheby’s, epitomizing the renewed interest in classical art. Sebastian Duthy of AMR highlighted the stark contrast in performance between Old Masters and contemporary pieces, with the latter experiencing a significant downturn in the latter half of the year.

Read more: https://bnnbreaking.com/world/uk/old-masters-triumph-over-modern-art-in-2023-luxury-investment-shift

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Exhibition review: Fairy Tales, Gallery of Modern Art

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This exhibition has a congested quality, one I would ordinary critique as a negative gallery experience. However, in the exhibition Fairy Tales – which has just opened at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) – that congestion is in keeping with, and almost a metaphor for, the foreboding that is the very essence of fairy tales.

We all grew up with them and, despite a world that has changed drastically since the Brothers Grimm were first penning their dark life lessons via bewitching tales, fairy tales have remained persistent. Indeed, this exhibition demonstrates that they are as popular as ever.

At the exhibition’s opening, the two lower galleries at GOMA were buzzing with visitors of all ages, leaning in to read labels, sitting watching snippets of films or salivating over iconic objects, such as Cinderella’s glass slipper (2015), made from Swarovski crystal and on loan from The Walt Disney Company.

Read more: https://www.artshub.com.au/news/reviews/exhibition-review-fairy-tales-gallery-of-modern-art-2686478/

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