Trump Mexico Cartoons and Modern Sport in Germany

Two guests at the opening of Trump: A Wall of Cartoons at Mexico City's Caricature Museum. Image: Facebook

Two guests examine a wall of cartoons during the exhibition Trump: A Wall of Cartoons at Mexico City’s Caricature Museum. Image: Facebook


Trump: A Wall of Cartoons in Mexico and major art shows in Germany, and London

Compiled by KAZAD  

Mexico City

Trump: A Wall of Cartoons Caricature Museum, ongoing

Donald Trump, the Republican Party nominee for the president of the United States, is at the center of a major exhibition at Mexico City’s Caricature Museum. Titled Trump: A Wall of Cartoons, the show presents Trump as he is perceived by Mexican artists and cartoonists. Exploring some of Trump’s prominent features, the artists created the humorous depiction of this controversial figure. In one of the cartoons, Trump’s trademark locks are shaped into a tongue or a wall. Another cartoon depicts him as Adolf Hitler’s mustache.

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Yves Klein Tate Liverpool, through March 2017

Yves-Klein, Untitled Anthropometry 1960. © Yves-Klein, ADAGP, Paris, DACS, London, 2016

This exhibition brings together major artworks by Yves Klein that have never been seen before in the United Kingdom. In all, more than 40 artworks are on display. They include sculptures, planetary-reliefs, photographs and pure color monochrome paintings. An influential figure of the post-war era, Yves Klein was extraordinary creative and a major influence on the later generation of artists. The exhibition also includes his famous Fire Paintings. He created the Fire Paintings using flamethrowers. Tate Liverpool

Bremen, Germany

 Max Liebermann: From Leisure to Modern Sport, Kunsthalle Bremen, through June 26, 2017

This important exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen for the first time examines Max Liebermann’s depictions of leisure, physical activity, and sport. Although these activities are commonplace today, they were reserved for the upper class of the society during Liebermann’s era. The exhibition allows an insight into the history of tennis, horseback riding and polo around 1900. At the core of Liebermann’s images are the Wilhelminian upper classes for whom these new English sports were all the rage.  Max Liebermann was the ­first German artist to focus extensively on this subject in numerous works of art. Selected works by Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec reveals Liebermann’s influences and how he developed his own distinctive style.

Chichester, United Kingdom

Prints for the Pub: The Guinness Lithographs Pallant House Gallery, through January 15, 2017

In the De’Longhi Print Room at the Pallant House Gallery is the exhibition Prints for the Pub: The Guinness Lithographs. The show includes lithographs produced by Guinness Breweries to promote the first Guinness Book of Records. Launched in 1956, The Guinness Prints has come a long way. It began with a set of six lithographs created by artists including Edward Ardizzone, Bernard Cheese, and Barnett Freedman. Their illustrations were based on a record chosen from the first edition of the Guinness Book of Records (as it was originally known). Important as the illustrations were, they were largely forgotten until this recent exhibition. Produced in association with Emma Mason Prints, this is the first time the artworks have been displayed together in a public art gallery.

Frankfurt, Germany

Antoine Watteau: The Draughtsman Städel Museum through January 2017

Antoine Watteau, Standing Male Figure (Nicolas Vleughels?) (CA 1718 to 1719). Graphite and red chalk 29.4 x 18.4 cm. Image: Städel Museum

In the history of French art, French painter Antoine Watteau is considered one of the great masters of draughtsmanship. The show at Städel Museum emphasizes this point. Featuring fifty drawings by Watteau, the exhibition eulogizes Watteau’s sensitive depiction of female and male models. Using red, black and white chalk, Watteau’s lines captured the delicate forms before him. In addition to Watteau’s drawings, the exhibition also includes six of his paintings and a small selection of drawings by his contemporaries and successors.

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