While art institutions are limiting their access or sometimes keeping their doors shut worldwide because of the COVID-19 pandemic, internet users can still enjoy a culture shot from home. From Renaissance masterpieces to contemporary landscape art, here are several shows to enjoy from the comfort of your home.
“David Hockney: Ma Normandie” at Galerie Lelong & Co.
Since the global pandemic has compelled us to spend most of our time indoors, many of us are craving wide-open spaces and greenery. If that is you, David Hockney’s virtual exhibition, “My Normandy” at Paris-based Galerie Lelong & Co should suit you. It offers a stroll among the apple trees and timbered houses that the star British artist painted when he settled in the Normandy countryside in March 2019.
“David Hockney: Ma Normandie” is available on the Galerie Lelong & Co website and will welcome the public at the gallery’s Paris premises when the health situation allows. Note that this virtual exhibition is also adapted to virtual reality.
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#ONVIEW / The exhibition “David Hockney : Ma Normandie” is now on view in our three spaces. The show gathers eleven new paintings as well as a series of inkjet prints on paper by David Hockney. The access is free but limited due to the current health situation. It is highly recommended to book your ticket online, by clicking the link in our bio. Due to the current situation, there will be no opening reception event. David Hockney : Ma Normandie Until December 23, 2020 13 rue de Téhéran & 38 avenue Matignon, Paris © David Hockney Photo: © Fabrice Gibert / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris. #HockneyMaNormandie #davidhockney #exhibition #hockney #normandy #galerielelong
“From Renaissance to 20th century, French museums’ masterpieces” at the Universal Museum of Art
Sandro Botticelli, Tamara de Lempicka, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Vincent van Gogh, Berthe Morisot, Robert Delauna. Who would have imagined that such diverse masters could one day be visible under the same (virtual) roof? The Universal Museum of Art partnered with CLIC France to put together this giant virtual exhibition. In total, 150 works by 100 artists are presented in 11 thematic galleries, from “ideal beauty” to “sensual bodies.”
“De la Renaissance au XXe siècle, les chefs-d’oeuvre de la peinture dans les musées français” is on view on UMA’s website.
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Today’s a big day! We are releasing the biggest virtual exhibition ever made called “From the Renaissance to the 20th century, masterpieces of painting in French museums”. We’ve been preparing this for almost 2 years with love and care. It gathers 150 artworks, 100 artists, and 11 thematic rooms. Come discover it for free on your mobile on www.the-UMA.org 64 Museum have participated to the project, which makes it the largest digital project ever made in France, and the largest virtual exhibition ever made in the world! Come discover 500 years of history in a 3d scenography, curated with passion, and commented with style… #virtualexhibition #virtualmuseum #onlineexhibition #onlinemuseum
“The Advent of the Artist” at the Louvre
From craftsperson to artist, there is often just one step. This virtual exhibition from the Louvre showcases the progression of artists’ careers throughout the past centuries. This evolution is tackled following five themes: from signatures to self-portraits. A good way to admire Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn and Eugene Delacroix’s self-portraits from the comfort of your home.
“The Advent of the Artist ” is on view on the Louvre’s website. CC