Vernissage

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What does vernissage mean? A private showing held before the opening of an art exhibition.

  1. Case in point, the invitation only Wednesday night event at Art Basel Miami Beach called Vernissage. Vernissage is French meaning varnishing. It is a term used for a preview of an art exhibition.
  2. ‘The vernissage is on Sept.13 at 2 p.m., runs until Oct.18.’ ‘‘This isn't a vernissage,’ says MarieLyne Tarabulsy matter-of-factly.’ ‘Tomorrow Philgood and partner db will be hosting a vernissage at their own Center Records store on St-Laurent (north of Laurier).’.
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Vernissage, Salon (Paris), 1866.

A vernissage (from French, originally meaning “varnishing”) is a term used for a preview of an art exhibition, which may be private, before the formal opening.[1] If the vernissage is not open to the public, but only for invited guests, it is often called a private view.

History[edit]

Racerender gopro. At official exhibitions in the nineteenth century, such as the Royal Academy summer exhibition, artists would give a finishing touch to their works by varnishing them. The custom of patrons and the élite of visiting the academies during the varnishing day prior to the formal opening of the exhibition gave rise to the tradition of celebrating the completion of an art work or a series of art works with friends and sponsors. In the twentieth century it became an opportunity to market the works on view to buyers and critics.

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Geheimat Multinational Gallery, Berlin-Charlottenburg – Finissage, 2003.
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Related terms[edit]

There is a comparable ceremonial ending of art exhibitions, called a finissage,[2] from the French word meaning 'finishing'. Larger art exhibitions may also have an event halfway through their residency called a midissage. These latter terms are rare in English; they are more commonly used in German but not in French.[citation needed] The term finissage was first used in this context in 2003 by Walter Hilliger and Sabine Sallarsaïb for Geheimat Multinational Gallery in Berlin.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^'Vernissage'. Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  2. ^'Invitation: Finissage in Venice'. Retrieved 11 April 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada


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Vernissage, Salon (Paris), 1866.

A vernissage (from French, originally meaning “varnishing”) is a term used for a preview of an art exhibition, which may be private, before the formal opening.[1] If the vernissage is not open to the public, but only for invited guests, it is often called a private view.

History[edit]

At official exhibitions in the nineteenth century, such as the Royal Academy summer exhibition, artists would give a finishing touch to their works by varnishing them. The custom of patrons and the élite of visiting the academies during the varnishing day prior to the formal opening of the exhibition gave rise to the tradition of celebrating the completion of an art work or a series of art works with friends and sponsors. In the twentieth century it became an opportunity to market the works on view to buyers and critics.

Geheimat Multinational Gallery, Berlin-Charlottenburg – Finissage, 2003.

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Invitation card to a vernissage.l

Related terms[edit]

There is a comparable ceremonial ending of art exhibitions, called a finissage,[2] from the French word meaning 'finishing'. Larger art exhibitions may also have an event halfway through their residency called a midissage. These latter terms are rare in English; they are more commonly used in German but not in French.[citation needed] The term finissage was first used in this context in 2003 by Walter Hilliger and Sabine Sallarsaïb for Geheimat Multinational Gallery in Berlin.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^'Vernissage'. Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  2. ^'Invitation: Finissage in Venice'. Retrieved 11 April 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada

Vernissage Glendale Ca


Vernissage
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