Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse and Warhol to be exhibited in Dubai
At the Opera Gallery
The Opera Gallery, Dubai has announced the arrival of a new limited run exhibition opening in January 2015 titled 'Icons of Art.' The aptly named exhibition will put on an impressive display of almost 70 crucial works from irreproachable contemporary masters who have left an indelllible mark on the history of art. This showcase will be the first of its kind for the gallery, focussed exclusively on the contemporary artists who significantly influenced the landscape of 20th century art.
Alexander Calder – Cattails and yellow moon (1968) – Gouache on paper – 74.6 x 109.8 cm
The retrospective exhibition will constitute a meticulously curated selection of works from the pioneers of contemporary art who opened the doors for a succession of new forms and techniques. The line up reads like a journey through the modern history of art and as such, a reflection of cultural developments across the same time frame.
In addition to works from Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger and Henri Matisse, celebrated work from Andy Warhol, Fernando Botero and Alexander Calder will also be unveiled to illustrate the works of genius from impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, expressionism, abstract art, cubism, futurism among other modern art styles.
Andy Warhol – Bald Eagle from endangered species (1983) – Screenprint in colours on Lenox Museum Board – 96.5 x 96.5 cm
The centrepiece of the exhibition will be Deux Filles Dans un Pré (Deux Femmes Dans L'Herbe - 1910), an oil on canvas piece by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a contemporary of Monet and one of the founding fathers of impressionism. The painting illustrates all the hallmarks of original impressionist style with its analysis of the effects of colour and light.
Bernard Buffet – Tête De Clown (1955) – Watercolour, gouache and india ink over pencil on paper affixed on board – 65 x 50 cm
"With the impending arrival of prestigious art institutions such as the Louvre and the Guggenheim to the region as well as a burgeoning local art scene, now is the time to showcase the acclaimed artists who have forever shaped and defined modern art. We are thrilled to present 'Icons of Art' at Opera Gallery Dubai this January. Showcasing an exhibition of this caliber demonstrates the gallery's on-going commitment to offer the region a diverse selection of global contemporary art." said Sylvain P. Gaillard, General Manager, Opera Gallery Dubai.
Fernando Botero – Circus Musicians (2008) – Oil On Canvas - 140.5 x 100 cm
Joan Miro – Femmes dans la nuit (1977) – Pastel and pencil on board – 24.1 x 45.7 cm
Nikki de Saint Phalle – Chat (1988) – Painted resin and light bulbs
Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Deux filles dans un pré (circa 1910) – Oil on canvas – 47.3 x 56.8 cm
Raoul Dufy – Nice le casino (1925) – Watercolour on paper – 50.5 x 64.1 cm
Robert Longo – Study of tiger head 16 (2012) – Graphite and charcoal on vellum – 60 x 47.9 cm copy
Picasso – Tête de faune (1958) – Coloured wax crayons on paper – 32.8 x 25.7 cm
The Opera Gallery is located in Dubai Financial Centre and is one of 11 galleries in the international Opera Gallery network. 'Icons of Art' will be on display from January 14 through February 4.