Spring 2014 looks to be a phenomenal season for art exhibitions throughout Europe. Whichever city you might find yourself in, you are sure to be met with an abundance of choice. Here is a selection of the highlights.
Henri Cartier Bresson at Centre Pompidou – The granddaddy of photography Henri Cartier Bresson is having a major show at the Centre Pompidou. Many of Paris’ iconic and much beloved images have been captured by this artist so seeing this show is not only a must but easily enjoyed by all.
Paris 1900 at Le Petit Palais – Who does not love and imagine the Paris of 1900. A major exhibition to indulge our fantasies is here!
The Glamour of Italian Fashion at the Victoria & Albert Museum – Whether its Dolce Vita or Dolce & Gabbana its in here! Valentino, Pucci and Gucci are just some of the many fashionable names that are showcased in this ultra stylish show. Focusing on the rise of Italian design since after the Second World War, it highlights the talent of the designers and the sheer craftsmanship of the art they do. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser as who doesn’t love all things Italian.
Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice at the National Gallery – Keeping with the Italian theme, the National Gallery has put on a monumental exhibition on Veronese. Grand, like the paintings themselves, if you don’t already appreciate the magnificent talent of Veronese’s opulent detail or the imperial statue of his subjects you will now.
Giacometti La Scultura at Galleria Borghese – Critical Surrealist artist Giacometti’s lithe primordial styled sculptures are being exhibited at the lush Borghese Gallery. Talk about a clash in styles, it should make for perfect viewing!
Klimt The Origins of a Legend at Palazzo Reale – Vienna Secessionist artist Klimt’s sensual paintings are on display in this major show near the Piazza del Duomo. After you can stop for a caffe in a similarly style and of the period Zucca in the Galleria.