Must see: TMoCA collection and Hieronymus Bosch in Berlin

Without a doubt, 2016 was the year of Hieronymus Bosch. The manieristic painter died exactly 500 years ago and is one of the most impressive and enigmatic artists in the history of art. Born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Hieronymus created artworks for the urban elite as well as for royal clients like Philip the Fair. In the recent exhibition, you can see one of the major works from Bosch named John of Patmos beside the astonishing copy of the triptych The last judgement, painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Next to these impressive masterpieces also works from Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers the Younger und Frans Francken the Younger are shown, as Bosch’s Ouvre had a strong influence on the following generations. The paintings are accompanied by a series of rare copperplate engravings, that haven’t been exhibited to the public since more than 15 years. 

Until 26 February 2017 there is also a second exhibition, that is worth a visit: The TMoCA collection. The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, that owns one of the biggest collections of western art outside Europe and the United States, shows more than 60 masterpieces of Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and many others. Besides popular western artists, also Iranian artworks from painters like Faramarz Pilaram, Mohsen Vaziri Moghadam or Behjat Sadr are shown. The collection was established by the newly opened TMoCA in 1977, by the second Shah of the Pahlavi dynasty. This exhibition of the so called Tehran Collection is one of the very rare opportunities to see Iranian contemporary art in dialog with modern western art pieces.

UPDATE: The exhibition of the TMoCA collection has been cancelled because of a missing  export licence!

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Art of the day… Faramarz Pilaram (iraian, 1937 – 1983) Untitled Oil on canvas 200 × 200 cm 1975 The Collection of TMOCA …. فرامرز پیلارام (۱۳۶۲ – ۱۳۱۶) بدون عنوان رنگ روغن روی بوم ۲۰۰ * ۲۰۰ سانتی متر ۱۳۵۴ ه.ش مجموعه موزه هنرهای معاصر تهران #faramarzpilaram #iraniancontemporaryartist #iraniancontemporaryart #tehranmuseumofcontemporaryart #TMOCA #tmocacollection#caligraphy #iraniancaligraphy #contemporarycaligraphy #saqakhanamovement #فرامرز_پیلارام #موزه_هنرهای_معاصر_تهران #هنرمعاصرایران #هنرمندان_معاصر_ایران #گنجینه_موزه_هنرهای_معاصر #نقاشیخط #جنبش_سقاخانه

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