While some museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are currently open as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.
Completing her year as the National Gallery’s first artist in residence – the product of a collaboration between the gallery, the Contemporary Arts Society, and the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney – the Palestinian-British film-maker and painter Rosalind Nashashibi is presenting a series of four new paintings that respond to works of the Spanish Golden Age in the museum’s collection (3 December–21 February 2021). While the ostensible subjects are wide-ranging – from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to a sculpture of a dancer by Auguste Rodin and a film still of Ingrid Bergman – each draws inspiration from the emotional intensity of Zurbarán, Velázquez, Ribera and Murillo, among whose works Nashashibi’s paintings will be interspersed. Find out more from the National Gallery’s website.
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