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The most interesting exhibitions of 2017: Europe, part II

In the first part of our review, we announced the exhibition of the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the Orangerie, the Tate and Dalwich Gallery. Now it is the turn of the Albertina gallery (Vienna), the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums (Madrid), the Guggenheim (Bilbao) and Boymans museums - van Beuningen (Rotterdam). Retrospective of Egon Schiele, drawings by Raphael, "Picasso / Lautrec", Sonia Delaunay ... Meet the 2017 art-year in Europe!

Retrospective of Egon Schiele

Where: Albertina Gallery, Vienna
When: February 22 - June 18, 2017Mistresses Egon Schile1915, 47 × 21 cmEgon Schiele's masterpieces are both passionate and ruthlessly harsh, as well as highly subjective and allegorical. The Albertina Gallery devotes an extensive exhibition of the works of this fruitful artist to the 100th anniversary of his death. The exposition was based on paintings and drawings from the collection of the institution itself, supplemented by important works from Austrian and foreign museums and private collections. This exhibition is a unique look at Schiele's artistic development, which ended with the sudden death of the artist at the age of 28.
  • Egon Schiele, "Sitting naked in a red skirt" (1914)
  • Egon Schiele, "Nude in a green cap" (1914)

Drawings by Raphael

Where: Albertina Gallery, Vienna
When: September 29, 2017 - January 7, 2018
The Albertina Gallery will complete next year with the first in Austria monograph exhibition by Raphael. Approximately 150 drawings and 20 paintings will present the most important projects and stages of the artist's life - from the early period in Umbria (until 1504) to the time spent in Florence (1504/1505-1508), and then to the Roman years (1508/1509-1,520 ).The wedding of Alexander and Roxanes Raphael Santi1517, 22.8 × 31.7 cm

Raphael ranks with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo as one of the most important masters in the history of art. As an artist and architect, he was a true universal genius of the High Renaissance, striving to find a balance between naturalism and idealization.
Numerous works from the museum’s own collection, as well as from world famous collections will give an idea of ​​Raphael’s work, his thinking and working process - from idea to final composition.
Left: Rafael Santi, Self-portrait (1506). Uffizi Gallery

Do not miss: an exhibition of drawings of another genius of the Renaissance - Peter Bruegel the Elder. It will be held from September 8 to December 3, 2017 and will be an overview of the entire graphic heritage of the “second Bosch”.IdlenessPiter Bruegel the Elder1557, 21.4 × 29.6 cm Meanwhile, at the Holburn Museum in the British city of Bath, from February 11 to June 4, 2017, a special exhibition will be held on the Bruegel family. The center of the exhibition "Bruegel: the defining dynasty" will be the work "Wedding dances in the lap of nature." On her amazing story and in general about the exhibition, read our separate material.Wedding dances in the midst of naturePiter Bruegel the Younger1614, 36.6 × 49.1 cm

"Treasures of the Spanish Society of America"

Where: Prado Museum, Madrid
When: April 4 - October 9, 2017

The exhibition Treasures of the Spanish Society of America presents about 200 works from the foundations of this institution in New York. It was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington - a passionate collector of Spanish art. The Foundation has become home to the most significant collection of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American works outside the Iberian Peninsula.
The exhibits, which will arrive in Madrid this spring, include several pearls from the treasures of the Spanish society. Among them - archaeological objects, works of art of Muslims and the Spanish Middle Ages, as well as the Golden Age, the Latin American colonial period, the art of the XIX century and the masterpieces of Spanish painting XIX - XX centuries.
Left: Francisco Goya, "Portrait of Duchess of Alba" (1797)

"Renaissance in Venice. The triumph of beauty and the collapse of painting"

Where: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
When: June 20 - September 24, 2017Portrait of a girl, or BeautyJacomo Palma the Elder1520, 95 × 80 cmThe real “star parade” will be presented in the summer of 2017 by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. “Renaissance in Venice” is the masterpieces of such masters of the XVI century, as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Lotto, collected from large private collections and museums. Issues such as the importance of color, observation of real life through images of power and beauty, as well as the collapse of brushstroke and color in later works of this period, are illustrated with the help of portraits, pastorals, mythological scenes and religious compositions. Together they demonstrate the evolution of painting, created in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

"Sonia Terk-Delone. Art, Design and Fashion"

Where: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
When: July 4 - October 15, 2017

Sonja Terle Delone (1885 - 1979) - a Jewish-born artist from Odessa - was a key figure in the Paris avant-garde. Together with her husband - artist Robert Delaunay - she made an art journey from the contrasts of color and the imposition of forms to the light that defined abstraction.
“Sonia Terk-Delone. Art, design and fashion ”is the first monographic exhibition of the artist in Spain. Curators want to fully illuminate her multifaceted work. Pictures, design of clothes and fabrics will be accompanied by examples of innovative collaboration with poets and set designers. Particular attention will be paid to the period of the life of Sonya Delone with her family in Madrid, where she arrived exactly 100 years ago.
Left: Sonya Delone, “Three Women, Shapes, Colors”. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Do not miss: The exhibition “Masterpieces from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the avant-garde ”(February 21 - May 28, 2017). It will feature more than six dozen works from the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest - paintings, sculptures and drawings by Albrecht Durer, Raphael, Nicolas Poussin, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Leonardo da Vinci.Madonna and Child with John the Baptist (Madonna Esterhazy) Rafael Santi1508, 28.5 × 21.5 cm From October 17, 2017 to January 21, 2018 at the exhibition “Picasso / Lotrek” it will be possible to trace the fascinating relationship between the early works of Pablo Picasso and his older colleague Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "Red-haired in a white blouse" (1889)
  • Pablo Picasso, The Modest Meal (1904)

"Paris, the end of the century"

Where: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
When: May 12 - September 17, 2017 About a hundred paintings, drawings and engravings will be joined by the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao at the exposition “Paris, the end of the century: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and their contemporaries”. This exhibition will tell about the French avant-garde artists of the end of the XIX century - neo-impressionists, nabids and symbolists. It was a time of political upheaval and intense cultural transformation, as a result of which a wide range of new artistic trends emerged. The curators will analyze their influence on the example of the most famous artists of that period - Paul Signac, Maximilian Luce, Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Odilon Redon, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and others.People on the streetPierre Bonnard1894, 24 × 25 cm

"Passion for surrealism"

Where: Boijmans Museum - van Beuningen, Rotterdam
When: February 11 - May 28, 2017

This spring, the Boijmans-van Beuningen Museum will give its visitors an unprecedented opportunity to see the masterpieces of surrealism from four famous European private collections. Most of the works of the exhibition “Passion for Surrealism: Dali, Ernst, Magritte, Miro ...” are rarely shown or not shown to the public at all. And after the exhibition is over, they will disappear again behind closed doors.Reproduction is prohibited. Rene Magritte1937, 81.3 × 65 cm Exhibits are borrowed from four legendary collections. Two British collectors — aristocrat poet Edward James (1907–1984) and painter Roland Penrose (1900–1984) were friends of Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst. British collector Gabriel Keiller (1908 - 1995) owned not only paintings, but also an impressive library. And the German entrepreneurs Ulla and Heiner Pitch, having begun to collect the masterpieces of surrealism in the 1970s, are still doing this. In the third - final - part of the review of the most interesting exhibitions of 2017, we will go to North America. To be continued - do not miss it! According to the materials of the official websites of museums and galleries