Maíno’s Adorations. Heaven on Earth
National Gallery, London
28 September 2016 – 29 January 2017
For the duration of the National Gallery’s Beyond Caravaggio exhibition the Museo Nacional del Prado has lent the National Gallery two of its masterpieces by Fray Juan Bautista Maíno (1581-1649) for a display in Room 1. Both paintings — The Adoration of the Shepherds and The Adoration of the Kings — were painted between 1612 and 1614, after the artist’s return from Italy, as part of the high altar of the Dominican church of San Pedro Martír in Toledo. Not only do they display Maíno’s Caravaggesque naturalism, which he had seen at first hand in Rome, but they also combine that with the classicising style of Anibale Caracci and Guido Reni, both of whom Maíno new personally.
National Portrait Gallery, London
6 October 2016 – 5 February 2017
Major exhibition of over eighty works focusing on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers from all periods of his career and in all media. Works on show range from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. Includes celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time.
Exhibition co-organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.
Picasso and his Printers
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
23 July – 27 November 2016
The stimulus Picasso received from his printers was critical to his exploration of his graphic art and this exhibition, largely drawn from LACMA’s collections, covers seven decades of his career, from his conventional early drypoints to the radical approach to etching of the 1930s when he began his close association with Roger Lacourière and his later innovative collaborations with Fernand Mourlot for lithography and Hidalgo Arnéra for linocut printing.
1st London Design Biennale: Utopia by Design
Somerset House, London, 7 – 27 September 2016
The first London Design Biennale will open this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating, including Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, the Biennale explores big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. Engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world.
The Spanish Pavilion’s VRPolis Diving into the Future aims to show viewers, via virtual reality goggles, the future of the city of Santander in 2100, focusing especially on its port, bay area, Plaza Porticada and the calle Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola.