A look at selected art exhibitions worldwide.
Master of Impressionism: Claude Monet K11 Art Foundation. Through
Forty Monets have left their Parisian showcase to go on view for
the first time in China, at a space in a trendy Shanghai shopping
mall. The Musee Marmottan Monet has lent about half of its Monet
holdings -- including some "Nympheas" and a dozen other
Impressionist paintings. The works, arranged chronologically, will
attract crowds eager to mix art with a buying spree. gewara.com (in
Pontormo and Rosso: Diverging Paths of Mannerism Palazzo Strozzi.
Through July 20.
They both painted in the Cinquecento period Vasari called "the
modern manner." The Mannerist artists Jacopo Carucci, also known as
Pontormo (1494-1557), and Giovan Battista di Jacopo, a.k.a. Rosso
Fiorentino (1494-1540), trained in the workshop of Andrea del Sarto
but embraced different ideological and stylistic approaches. The
show of about 80 paintings, frescoes, drawings and tapestries traces
their history in parallel, chronological monographies. Above,
Pontormo's "Visitation" (1528), top, and Rosso Fiorentino's "Virgin
and Child Enthroned With Sts. John the Baptist, Anthony Abbot,
Stephen and Jerome" (1518). palazzostrozzi.org
Divisionism From van Gogh and Seurat to Mondrian Aichi
Prefectural Museum of Art. Through April 6.
Divisionist, or Neo-Impressionist, artists painted with tiny dots
of different colors that would mix optically into a single color.
The movement, initiated by Georges Seurat, influenced contemporary
and later artists well beyond French borders. About 90 paintings and
works on paper, spanning the years 1885 to 1915, from van Gogh, van
Rysselberghe and Jan Toorop to the abstractions of Mondrian,
illustrate a display that is all about color, the quintessence of
Bruce Nauman: Words on Paper Art Gallery of Ontario. Through May
Words, assembled into what could be called truisms, have always
inspired the American artist (born 1941), particularly in his neon
works. His works on paper from the 1970s and 1980s -- known as word
images -- explore that fascination. They are complemented by a video
installation, "Good Boy Bad Boy" (1985), and a neon sculpture,
"Double Poke in the Eye II" (1984). ago.net
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures From the National Museum, Kabul Art
Gallery of New South Wales. Through June 15.
The gold, silver and ivory objects in the display, from 2200 B. …