Old Masters Meet Contemporary Artists When Bernheimer-Colnaghi Exhibits at Masterpiece London

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LONDON.- Bernheimer-Colnaghi will show the unusual combination of Old Master paintings and contemporary photographs at the second staging of Masterpiece London, the luxury fair that was launched to great acclaim last summer and will take place in the South Grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3, from 30 June to 5 July 2011. The stand will be divided into two parts, the large photographic masterpiece by Candida Höfer from her Louvre series forming a bridge between the two disciplines. Amongst the Old Master paintings will be a selection of works inspired by artistic life in Rome in the 18th century. One of the highlights is the Architectural Capriccio with Figures discoursing among Roman Ruins by Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765), the leading 18th century painter of vedute in Rome . He worked exclusively in the Eternal City , where his patrons included Pope Innocent XIII, and his capricci of the ruined monuments