Louvre gets loan from Leonardo, Art and Climate Change, and more

From the Vitruvian coup at the Louvre to the art world’s action against climate change, we bring you the most important headlines from the last seven days in the art world.

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man”

The Louvre finally obtains the loan of key works by Leonardo to Italy

The Louvre in Paris eventually secured the loan of several important drawings by Leonardo, including the sketch known as “Vitruvian Man”, for their successful celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of the master’s death. The last-minute deal follows months of difficult talks with the Italian government.

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Legendary Lebanese artist Huguette Caland has died aged 88

Lebanese painter Huguette caland died at the age of 88. Her bright and lively paintings were a crucial development in Lebanese and feminist art during the 20th and 21st centuries.


Artemisia Gentileschi’s “new” painting auctioned in France

Another version of Lucretia by the Renaissance Renaissance painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, will be on sale in France at the auction house Artcurial. The work has been in a private collection for over 40 years and is expected to raise around € 600,000.

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Taipei Dangdai Announces 2020 Gallery List Alongside Robin Peckham Nomination

January 2020 will see the second edition of the exciting Taiwan Art Fair, Taipei Dangdai. This week, organizers announced the list of participating galleries, as well as the appointment of Robin Peckham, who will act as co-director alongside co-founder Magnus Renfrew.

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New arts and science fund aims to save world’s oceans as climate crisis escalates

Olafur Eliasson was recently appointed the first Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program on Climate Change, and the arts organization TBA21-Academy has followed the UN’s lead in helping to involve the arts in the climate activism. A new Ocean Academy fund was announced this week for artistic and scientific projects related to the preservation of the world’s oceans.


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