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Arts Guide

Newspaper article International Herald Tribune

Arts Guide

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A look at selected art exhibitions worldwide.

Arts Guide

A partial selection of exhibitions opening before yearend.

Rovereto, Italy

Antonello da Messina Mart. Oct. 5-Jan. 12.

A rare survey of the artist and his times, of his collaborations, imitators and masters. About 20 works by Antonello (c. 1430-79) are complemented by works by contemporaries, such as Colantonio.


Michelangelo Buonarroti: The Making of a Genius and the 500th Anniversary of the Sistine Chapel National Museum of Western Art. Sept. 6-Nov. 17.

Sixty sculptures, reliefs and drawings by the versatile Michelangelo (1475-1564), on loan from the Casa Buonarroti in Florence, the collection of Michelangelo's descendants.


Durer Stadel Museum. Oct. 23-Feb. 2.

A major show of 190 works by Durer (1471-1528), enhanced by 60 works by Hans Baldung Grien, Jacopo de' Barbari, Giovanni Bellini, and Lucas van Leyden. Above, Durer's "Portrait of Barbara Durer, nee Holper, 1490."


Anish Kapoor Sakip Sabanci Muzeci. Sept. 10-Jan. 5.

A first in Turkey. Norman Rosenthal, responsible for Mr. Kapoor's (born 1954) show in Berlin (through Nov. 24), is curating the assemblage of new ponderous sculptures in marble and alabaster, and other works.


Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 The National Gallery. Oct. 9-Jan. 12.

Paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka illustrate the central role portraiture played in the flourishing of Viennese modern art before 1918.


Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde Stedelijk Museum. Oct. 19-Feb. 2.

A well-documented tribute (about 500 works) to the Russian Suprematist artist (1878-1936) and his contemporaries. It will travel to London. Above, Malevich's "Self-Portrait, 1908-10."

New York

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-38 Museum of Modern Art. Sept. 28-Jan. 12.

Eighty paintings, collages, objects, and photographs, as well as periodicals and early commercial work offer fresh insight into Magritte's (1898-1967) identity as a modern painter and a Surrealist artist.

Balthus: Cats and Girls -- Paintings and Provocations The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sept. 25-Jan. 12.

An illustration of the French artist's (1908-1991) focus on felines, and of his lifelong fascination with the intriguing side of children hovering between innocence and seduction. …

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