Great Masters In Warsaw

Royal Castle in WarsawThis summer a selection of paintings by Dutch masters is open for the public to see and enjoy in Warsaw. Famous “Lady with an Ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci, and the “Landscape with the Good Samaritan” by Rembrandt van Rijn, and dozens of paintings from the collection of Dutch masters of the Princes Czartoryski Museum in Krakow can now be viewed at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

The exhibition is accompanied by beautiful arts and crafts from Europe, and the Middle, and Far East. Presentation of these masterpieces in Warsaw will allow completing the renovation of the building of the Princes Czartoryski Museum in Krakow (30 September 2010).

Due to the exceptional nature, the exhibition is presented in the exhibition halls on the first floor of the castle. The tour was designed so that you can also see Rembrandt’s paintings “Scholar at the desktop” and “and the “Girl in the picture frame” belonging to the collections of the Royal Castle It is therefore a unique opportunity to see in one place all the Polish Rembrandts.

For more information go to www.warsawtour.pl

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German Expressionism in Leicester

Horse & Donkey (Zwei Blaue Esel), 1912, Gouache, Franz Marc
Horse & Donkey (Zwei Blaue Esel), 1912, Gouache, Franz Marc

This autumn, Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery welcomes A Journey out of Darkness, an exhibition of over 100 artworks, exploring the development of Leicester’s German Expressionist art collection.

On display from the 31st October until 28th March 2010, this exhibition celebrates the 65th anniversary of attempts to save the collection from destruction by the Nazis in 1944.  Outlawed in Hitler’s Germany, expressionism was considered revolutionary and pivotal in the evolution of modern art.  The works were brought to the UK for safe-keeping by artists and private collectors.

Showcasing some of the finest examples of German Expressionist art, with additional works which prefigured or were influenced by expressionism, the exhibition features works by Marc, Kandinsky, Münter, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff, Kirchner, Kollwitz, Dix, Feininger and Grosz.

Admission to the gallery is free of charge.

For further information telephone: 0116-225 4900 
or log onto www.leicester.gov.uk/museums

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