A look at selected art exhibitions worldwide.
Millet, Barbizon and Fontainebleau Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine
Arts. Through Aug. 31.
The artists of the Barbizon school, who painted in France in the
mid-19th century, aimed to expand landscape painting beyond
mythological and aristocratic scenes to include depictions of
peasant life. Sixty-four paintings appear in this exhibition,
including a number by Jean-Francois Millet (1814-75), whose self-
portrait is shown above. The show provides a thorough overview of a
style -- more realistic than its predecessors -- that paved the way
for Impressionism. nagoya-boston.or.jp
Richard Serra QMA Gallery, Katara and ALRIWAQ DOHA. Through
The American artist Richard Serra has produced imposing
sculptures in lead, steel and other industrial materials since the
1960s. These solo exhibitions bring together work from across his
career (along with a new sculpture, "The Passage of Time") at two
prominent Doha venues. To coincide with the exhibitions, Mr. Serra
has created another new work, "East-West/West-East," a series of
four steel pillars, roughly 50 feet high, placed across an expanse
of the Brouq Nature Reserve, 40 miles from Doha.
The Illusion of Light; Irving Penn: Resonance Palazzo Grassi.
Through Dec. 31.
Two exhibitions are running simultaneously at the Palazzo, a
space owned by the French businessman and collector Francois
Pinault. "The Illusion of Light" displays work by artists who use
light itself as a medium -- including the installation artist Doug
Wheeler and Dan Flavin, who worked primarily with flourescent
lights. The Palazzo is also hosting "Resonance," a retrospective of
the American photographer Irving Penn's work. One hundred and thirty
photographs are on display, including diverse portraits and a small
selection of still-lifes. palazzograssi.it
From Picasso to Jasper Johns: Aldo Crommelynck's Workshop
Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Through July 13.
In the course of his long career, the printmaker Aldo Crommelynck
worked closely with some of the 20th century's most prominent
artists, including Le Corbusier, Joan Miro and Jasper Johns. In
1963, he set up a studio near Picasso's home in the south of France,
and the two created prints there until Picasso's death. This
exhibition showcases several of them, as well as work from artists
like David Hockney and Chuck Close who worked in Crommelynck's
ateliers in France and New York. Above, Richard Hamilton's
"Picasso's Meninas," a reimagining of Velazquez's "Las Meninas," is
on view in the show. bnf.fr
Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See DHC/ART. Through Aug. …