11 maaliskuuta 2019

Magritte & Kupka in Helsinki

There are tens of museums in the Helsinki region and we have this fantastic invention for 4th year now - Museum Card - that opens entrance to 280 museums all around the country. It is valid the whole year and costs 69 €. After visiting approximately four exhibitions, the following are ’free’. My husband gave me Museum Card as a Women’s Day present and I’ll tell you about two art exhibitions that I intend to visit next week. The photos and info come from the sites of these two museums - Ateneum and Amos Rex. I’ll post later on my impressions of the exhibitions.

The museum shows works of the Belgian painter René Magritte (1898-1967) for the first time in Finland. Magritte, who is considered a leading figure in Surrealism, is particularly known for his works that turn everyday reality upside down; an apple fills a whole room and a nose becomes a pipe. The familiar is suddenly bafflingly strange.

Amos Rex / Wikimedia Commons / Sino Yu

The Czech artist František Kupka (1871–1957) is known as a pioneer of abstract art. The retrospective of the painter, who enjoyed a long career in Paris, will enable viewers to explore the history of Western art: the step-by-step transition from traditional portraiture towards abstract expression. In his powerful and almost psychedelic works, Kupka applied Newton’s colour theory, as well as music theory: you can sense rhythm and movement in his paintings. Three of the exhibition galleries will show Kupka’s works with jazz and classical music playing in the background.

František Kupka: Piano Keys, Lake (1909). National Gallery in Prague. © ADAGP, Paris.

František Kupka: Planes by Colours, Large Nude (1909–1910).
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © ADAGP, Paris.
Photo: © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation / Art Resource, NY, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais.

František Kupka: Lipstick II (1908). Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, 
deposited at Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. 
© ADAGP, Paris. Photo: © Musées de Strasbourg / N. Fussler.

There is a book about Magritte - Lifeline, released in 2018 / Amazon


Happy new week for everybody!

17 kommenttia:

  1. Kävin katsomassa tuon Kupkan näyttelyn viime viikolla, vaikuttavaa. Amos Rexiin pitäisi myös mennä.
    Museokortti on huippujuttu, minulla on ollut se ihan alusta lähtien.

  2. Aivan upea näyttely!!
    Olisipa mukava käydä katsomassa.

    Mukavaa maaliskuista viikkoa sinne!

    1. Meillä on Helsingissä paljon kiinnostavia taidenäyttelyitä...

  3. Hello, what a coincidence...I was there in February too! (Post will follow).
    Quite an enjoyable exibition.
    We have the Museum Card too.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes, looking forward to your post Luisella!

  4. Hello, wonderful artwork and exhibit. Nice museum! Happy Monday, have a great day and new week ahead!

  5. Interesante exposición. Besitos.

  6. A fantastisc combination of Art. This exhibition is most interesting for me.

    HAPPY MosaicMonday to you, too dear Riitta

  7. ...you live in a visual wonderland!

  8. Kiinnostavia teoksia.
    Upea keksintö tuo museokortti.
    Miehesi muisti sinua tavalla, josta voit nauttia koko vuoden.

  9. Riitta - your husband clearly knows you well. What a wonderful gift. I look forward to hearing more about the exhibits and your impressions of them. Thanks for joining Mosaic Monday, as always!

  10. Hi Riitta,
    thank you for this wonderful Post! Such great Art!
    Wishing you a great week,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  11. What a thoughtful gift from your husband :D)
    How fabulous to see these art displays - with them being there for so long you can take your time.
    I loved seeing your post

  12. Art exhibitions can be a lot of fun and a way to learn about how others see the world, too. The museum pass was a wonderful gift.


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