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Around the galleries: Susannah Woolmer chooses highlights from June's wealth of exhibitions, from Cubism and the cinema in New York and Asian art in Brussels to Keith Vaughan in London.

Early film may have played a significant role in the development of Cubism. The first-ever exhibition to examine the work of Picasso and Braque in this context is at PaceWildenstein (32 East 57th Street, +1 212 421 3292) until 23 June. Nineteen paintings, drawings, prints photographs, books and films make up this intriguing display, which focuses on the years 1907-14, when cinema was a major preoccupation for both artists. Its influence is evident in the way that Cubism devised analogies to the physical processes of film-making--the multiple camera-angles and the layering and segmenting of images involved in the creation of a satisfying whole--but can also be inferred from the character types that populate many Cubist paintings: heroes, heroines, villains and musicians. Highlights of the show include Picasso's spectacular Female Nude of 1910, on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Braque's Mandora of 1909-10 from Tate.

Watercolours by the Austrian-Italian painter Johann Kniep rarely come onto the market, and when they do, they fetch high prices. It is not hard to see why, to judge by an exquisite exhibition of around 30 works on paper at Galerie Kovacek (Spiegelgasse 12, A- 1010 Vienna; +43 512 99 54). Delicate and minutely observed, they record the landscapes and buildings of northern Italy in 1804, when Kniep accompanied the Austrian Archduke Johann on a tour from Venice to Lake Garda (until 30 June).

Dealers from all over the world will be converging on Brussels this month for the third Brussels Oriental Art Fair (BOAF, 6-10 June, www.boafair.be). Held in conjunction with the Brussels Ancient Art Fair (BAAF), one year its senior (8-13-June), and the Brussels Non European Art Fair (BRUNEAF; 6-10 June), it is the only international fair specialising in Oriental art in Europe. It provides an opportunity to browse a spectacular array of objects from the near and far east in this most accessible of European cities. This year's exhibitors include Raimann & Raimann from Wiesbaden, who are showcasing this extraordinary standing bronze Shiva from 13th-century Cambodia.

The summer exhibition at Colnaghi (15 Old Bond Street, London; +44 [0]20 7491 7408) focusses on the Grand Tour between the 17th and early 20th centuries (13 June-18 July). Particular emphasis is placed on the Italian landscape and the impact that it had on both artists and cultural tourists across three centuries. One of the many highlights is a sumptuous painting of the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, by the 18th-century artist Giuseppe Zocchi. A series of free public lectures accompanies the exhibition: visit www.colnaghi.co.uk for details. The speakers will be Jeremy Howard of Colnaghi, Richard Verdi and Jon Whiteley.

Keith Vaughan is one of the pioneering figures of post-war British art, and his works are eagerly sought after by collectors, so it is surprising that the exhibition at Osborne Samuel (23A Bruton Street, London; +44 [0]20 7493 7939) (until 23 June) is London's first major Vaughan show since 1981. Over 60 paintings and drawings are included, many lent by private collectors worldwide, and some 40 are for sale. Let's hope that this gem of a show and its fine catalogue (with contributions from Andrew Lambirth, Veronica Godling and Keith Ball) galvanise Tate into staging a long-overdue retrospective, that Vaughan deserves.
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Date:Jun 1, 2007
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