Geneva Readies for the Art en Vieille-Ville

Mosaic representing the battle of Alexander the Great against Darius (III) the Great, possibly at Battle of Issus or Battle of Gaugamela, perhaps after an earlier Greek painting of Philoxenus of Eretria. This mosaic was found in Pompeii in the House of the Faun and is now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples). It is dated first century BC.

Geneva will soon be the place for art lovers to enjoy (even more than usual) as the Art en Vieille-Ville (AW) starts in Old Town. This is a biannual event that takes place both in May and November where galleries and museums present unique displays. It’s a chance to enjoy antiques, contemporary art and so much more.

A new participant on the scene is Galerie Salomon Lilian. They are a specialist in Dutch Old Master painting. They are having a themed exhibition of Northern Renaissance artists that will take place from May 8 until September 30th. Paintings that will be on display include Roelandt Savery’s Adam and Eve in Paradise and works by Rubens and Abraham Bloemaert.

Phoenix Ancient Art will be presenting Alexander the Great and his World from May 8th through July 31st. The exhibition comes on the heels of its presentation at the Gstaad Palace, Salle Baccarat which took place from February 9-11 2015. This video offers a glimpse of the beauty of the display that took place at the Palace, and of what visitors may expect from the exhibit at Phoenix Ancient Art, owned by Hicham Aboutaam and Ali Aboutaam.

For those who love gouaches, the Galerie Grand-Rue, they will be having the exhibition ‘Voir Naples et rêver’ from May 8 through June 5. They will feature gouaches by Saverio della Gatta and by other 18th and 19th century artists. This year they will feature a pair of gouaches by Della Gatta.

In total, 14 galleries and three museums will have exhibitions and displays, creating a feast for the eyes for anyone able to make it to Geneva.

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