Tag: Art

Hammershøi: The Poetry of Silence with the Nikolaj Hess Trio

From Scandinavia House: Reflecting on the silence, beauty, simplicity and magic of Vilhelm Hammershøi’s poetic universe, internationally-renowned jazz and improvisational artist Nikolaj Hess paints a modern impression of one of Denmark’s most celebrated artists together with his trio, in a...

/ February 22, 2016

Bernini: Impresario

A lecture on sculptor, painter and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini by Franco Mormando of Boston College. Mormando is the author of the first Englih biography of Bernini, Bernini: His life and His Rome. Via Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright,...

/ February 22, 2016

The Silent Uncanny

From Scandinavia House: Vilhelm Hammershøi’s canvases seem at first glance to be a direct record of the material world of turn-of-the-century Denmark. Yet, his depopulated cityscapes, distanced landscapes, and strangely vectored interior scenes imbue the potential coziness and familiarity of...

/ February 20, 2016

“Painting Tranquility” Gallery Tours

From Scandinavia House: Spend the afternoon at Scandinavia House exploring the exhibition Painting Tranquility: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark. Drawn from the extensive collection of SMK, the exhibition features a wide selection of...

/ February 17, 2016

Picasso and Abstraction: Encounters and Avoidance

Why did Picasso hate abstraction? What did he find so infuriating about abstract art? Yve-Alain Bois discusses Picasso’s “encounters” with abstraction—and later abstract artists encounters with Picasso.

/ February 16, 2016

Performance Art in Ireland: A History

A slide show presentation by performance artist Áine Phillips on the place of performance art in Ireland from the 70s to today. RSVP by visiting the Facebook event listing.

/ February 10, 2016

“The Guardian of Mercy”

Terence Ward presents his new book, The Guardian of Mercy: How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today.” In a book that blends history, biography, memoir and journalism, Ward tells the twin stories of Caravaggio and the...

/ February 8, 2016

Visualizing Love in the Renaissance

A lecture by Dr. Sonia Evers, a board member of Save Venice, on art, romance and marriage in the Renaissance. From Casa Italiana: Many of the most famous Renaissance works of art were made to celebrate marriage and family. However,...

/ February 4, 2016