The start of a new month kicks off with some exciting new exhibitions all across the globe. In London, modern master Lucian Freud and contemporary artist Sebastian Chaumeton are the stars at the Royal Academy and Maddox Gallery, respectively. Freud’s portraits highlight the artist’s unique lens on himself and those in his orbit, while Chaumeton brings a fresh take to pop culture.
Also in London, the Saachi Gallery breathes new life into ancient Egypt with an exhibition highlighting the treasures of Tutankhamun. In Paris, the Louvre celebrates Leonardo da Vinci with a large-scale display on the 500th anniversary of his death. In addition to housing numerous pieces, the museum has also created a one-of-a-kind VR experience to view the Mona Lisa—over 10 million people visited and viewed the piece in 2018—and learn about its history.
And the Prado champions female old masters Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana who emerged as pillars of painting in the second half of the 16th century. Below, a roundup of all the happenings to keep you in the know and remember to share your discoveries using the hashtag #worldofVB and you may see it appear in an upcoming edition.