Tag Archives: Gustave Courbet


Retrospective
The Met Breuer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annex for modern and contemporary art, opens today.COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

‘In the Spirit of the Present Day’: The Met Gets Modern With a Major Donation of 19th-Century Painting, in 1930

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens the Met Breuer, its hotly anticipated annex for modern and contemporary art. Many have seen the Met Breuer as a way of bringing the Met up to date, making it an encyclopedic museum … Read More


Reviews
Wang Gongxin, Whose Studio, 2014, 9-channel video installation, 9 minutes. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Wang Gongxin at OCAT

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News
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It All Leads Back to Duchamp

Francis Naumann and 'The Visible Vagina'. Read More


Investigations
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The Mysterious Journey of an Erotic Masterpiece

Femme nue couchée, one of several Courbets owned by the Hungarian Jewish collector Baron Ferenc Hatvany, disappeared after World War II from a Budapest bank vault. The painting resurfaced 50 years later in Slovakia, setting off a cat-and-mouse game that resulted in its restitution to Hatvany’s heirs—who loaned it to the Courbet retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. Read More