Guinness Family to Auction Masterpiece by Francesco Guardi

The Venetian view painting by Francesco Guardi capturing the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal is expected to be sold for £25m this July during Christie’s Old Master’s Evening Sale in London. The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi catches the setting that would have welcomed tourists entering Venice…


TRAVELLING LIGHT Exhibition – Artists’ thoughts

Travelling Light is a group exhibition of 7 French female painters living in the UAE. Their artwork in this show is an examination of the complexities, emotions and aesthetics of light. The full details of the exhibition can be found here.   Below, the artists give some insights into their…


Yiannis Roussakis in-depth interview: Songs for Everyone

Yiannis Roussakis is currently showing with a solo exhibition at Etihad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi. His signature style of mostly black and white social photography with a pensive and soulful compositions comes alive in Songs for Everyone with exceptionally beautiful portraits of indigenous faces captured in Asia. We interviewed…


Art that moves me – Sir Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton 1921 Reginald Grenville Eves (1876 – 1941)   This is a painting that I always return to whenever I visit The National Portrait Gallery in London (which is at least twice a year). I wouldn’t say that the artwork is innovative or imaginative in any way. It…


Yiannis Roussakis featured in Al Tashkeel Magazine

Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi participated in the international art fair ‘Art Market Budapest’ in the autumn of 2016. The latest issue of Al Tashkeel Magazine highlighted this promotion of Emirati art in an article (see photos below) written by Dr Judit Bartha. Dr. Bartha is a Hungarian philosopher,…


The Seddiq Collection to go on show for the first time

A selection of the finest contemporary art owned by EMAG founder and owner H.E. Khaled Seddiq Al Mutawaa is now on show at Etihad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi in our current exhibition, Jewels of the Seddiq Collection. On display in 6 galleries, there are paintings and sculptures featuring…


Yiannis Roussakis explains new exhibition

In February 2017, photographer, Yiannis Roussakis will open his new exhibition at EMAG in Abu Dhabi. ‘Songs for Everyone’ is a progression of the exciting and introspective socially-aware themes that is the hallmark of all work by Yiannis. Here, he explains the concept behind his latest theme. Humans. We are…