Art Roundup – October 2013

Another month, another exhibition and round-up. What have we for October 2013?

  1. Here’s advance notice for a Boris Chetkov (1926-2010) exhibition – Reimagining Russia: the Landscape and Genre Paintings of Boris Chetkov – that will run November 22-24, as part of the Russian Art Week in London.
  2. In the magnificent Houghton Hall in Norfolk is a brilliant exhibition of works from the erstwhile Walpole Collection (which was acquired by Empress Catherine following his death, and is now in the State Hermitage Museum). Houghton Revisited: Masterpieces from the Hermitage runs until November 24, 2013.
  3. The Grad Gallery in London (which I visited a while ago for their SEE USSR – propaganda posters – exhibition) now has a remarkable set of displays of Constructivist machinations rendered in three dimensions by Henry Milner from the original blueprints of Tatlin, Lissitzky, Rodchenko and Klucis. Utopia Ltd runs till December 20, 2013.
  4. Check out some examples of Latvian Textile Art at the Virtual Art Gallery!
  5. The Art Museum of Estonia has an exhibition titled The Progress of Images: Interpreting Estonian Art and Photography of the 19th Century, which runs till January 12, 2014 in Tallinn.

    Sparks III, by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. (1906).

    Sparks III, by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. (1906).

  6. And, continuing the Baltic theme, we have I Dream of Lithuania, works by the great Lithuanian artist Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911), which will run at the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts in Belgium till December 15, 2013.
  7. The Jewish Museum in New York displays Marc Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, exploring the artist’s darker works from the 1930s through 1948. The exhibition runs till February 2, 2014.

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