Two Artists, Two ActressesOn view now at Robilant+Voena's space in New York, 980 Madison, Suite 303
An exhibition pairing portraits of two women whose powerful performances captured the popular imagination of their times. Although painted 400 years apart, Francesco Clemente’s Scarlett Johansson (2008) joins in conversation with Giulio Cesare Procaccini’s seventeenth-century portrait of the actress Orsola Cecchini.
These two painters of different eras are united by their Italian roots and the lens through which they have chosen to capture female agency. Clemente and Procaccini do not focus on their subjects' surface beauty, but delve beneath to show them in serious and perhaps conflicted contemplation. Both sitters challenge the viewer with a direct gaze, in turn challenging their respective societies' views on women and celebrity.
Johansson and Cecchini are joined by a selection of old and modern masterworks depicting empowered woman whose allure and grace endures across time.
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British Portraiture of the Georgian PeriodA Golden Age of British Painting 26 May - 30 July 2021
The eighteenth century was a golden age of British portraiture, with artistic giants such as Sir Martin Archer Shee, Sir Thomas Lawrence and George Romney defining the era through their grand depictions of the country's rich and famous. Looking back to the techniques and compositions of the old masters who had come before them, they created enduring images which immediately evoke the spirit of their times.
Lost in melancholy reverie, captured in idyllic pastoral landscapes, or discovered in a tender maternal embrace, the sitters in these portraits capture the power and beauty of a superlative era of British painting.
Stephen Appleby-BarrPaintings and Sculptures in Paris
We are pleased to present a new portrait by contemporary artist Stephen Appleby-Barr in our Paris space, accompanied by a trio of atmospheric still lifes and a display of his unique and intricate sculptures. Appleby-Barr's plaster figures and architectural fantasies are a key part of his process, giving an insight into the development of his dreamlike and otherworldly universe.
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