Arts

Mondrian painting hanging upside down for 77 years

A painting by Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down for 77 years, says a curator at the German museum.

A large retrospective of the avant garde artist's work went on display Saturday at the Kunstsammlung museum in Dusseldorf, and one of the pieces on show is "New York City 1," painted in 1941.

Jean Paul Gaultier sued by Uffizi in Botticelli bottoms row

The Uffizi museum in Florence said on Oct. 10 it was suing French fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier for "unauthorized use" of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," its Italian Renaissance masterpiece.

Painted by Sandro Botticelli in the mid-1480s, it shows the nude goddess Venus standing on a giant scallop shell, covering her loins with her long blonde hair.

‘The Living Pyramid’ at Sakıp Sabancı Museum

The Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) is hosting "The Living Pyramid" by Agnes Denes, a pioneer of ecological art.

Along with "The Living Pyramid," portraying our relationship with nature as a metaphor for our existence in the world, Denes' Manifesto, written in 1969, is also on display in the SSM garden.

Spain, France kick off anniversary celebration of Picasso

Against the backdrop of Picasso´s iconic anti-war painting, "Guernica," the culture ministers of France and Spain gathered on Sept. 12 in Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum to kick off a year of commemorative acts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist who revolutionized the world of art.

Irwin, NSK founder Uranjek dies

Ljubljana – Roman Uranjek, one of the founders of two the most influential Slovenian contemporary arts collectives, Irwin and Neue Slowenische Kunst, has died aged 60, several media have reported. Born in Trbovlje in 1961, Uranjek entered the art scene with the Irwins in 1983, creating an an arts phenomenon whose influence stretches from the 1980s to the present.

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