Post Tagged with: "David Hockney"

Arts & Culture, Books

Martin Gayford – Modernists & Mavericks and Man with a Blue Scarf

Martin Gayford – Modernists & Mavericks and Man with a Blue Scarf

Martin Gayford is a formidable voice in the record of 20th century British art. Alongside a deep scholarly knowledge gleaned from his studies at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute as well as art critic for The Telegraph, Bloomberg and Spectator, he has developed long and fruitful relationships with very […]

by × August 7, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Hockney – Tate Britain

Hockney – Tate Britain

Writing about the latest David Hockney exhibition at first seems rather like trying to write about a Stones concert. These cultural icons have established places in the audience’s hearts. Everyone knows exactly what to expect and that’s just fine and dandy although it leaves us struggling to find something new […]

by × March 7, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Wang Guangle: Yellow – Pace Gallery, London

Wang Guangle: Yellow – Pace Gallery, London

“The sensation of the passage of time always inspires me. Time changes everything, and when I can detect the pure movement of time, nothing else seems to matter. In these moments, there is very little else I would want to do.”  Wang Guangle The Pace gallery is one of the world’s leading […]

by × March 18, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Derek Boshier: Rethink/Re-wind, Thames & Hudson

Derek Boshier: Rethink/Re-wind, Thames & Hudson

Derek Boshier is one of more enigmatic figures of British Pop Art. He was an vital figure at its inception and yet has been one of the less recognised British Pop Artists since that time – an oversight that is beginning to be addressed, not least by this substantial and beautifully […]

by × October 22, 2015 × 2 comments

Arts & Culture

Derek Boshier Rethink/Re-entry Flowers Gallery London

Derek Boshier Rethink/Re-entry Flowers Gallery London

Pop art is very much alive and kicking. The World Goes Pop is currently at the Tate following on the heels of Post Pop: East Meets West at the Saatchi Gallery, the BBC ran a recent series BBC Four Goes Pop, Allen Jones was at the Royal Academy and Richard Hamilton had a solo […]

by × October 19, 2015 × 1 comment

Arts & Culture

Allen Jones RA at the Royal Academy

Allen Jones RA at the Royal Academy

It seems that any debate about the artistic merits of Allen Jones’s works are almost entirely overwhelmed by the public reaction to his infamous female nudes. Drawing on the imagery of bondage and rubber fetishism his highly sexualised sculptures were a sensation when first revealed to a shocked sixties public, whilst fifty […]

by × January 14, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

David Hockney – The Arrival of Spring at Annely Juda

David Hockney – The Arrival of Spring at Annely Juda

Following on from the excellent Yoshishige Saito exhibition (reviewed on CELLOPHANELAND* last month) Annely Juda are showing everyone’s favourite Yorkshire artist, David Hockney. Showing in the upstairs gallery are a series of sixteen bold and striking iPad drawings entitled The Arrival of Spring that were last seen in the impressive Hockney show at the […]

by × June 13, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Salts Mill, Bradford

Salts Mill, Bradford

Salts Mill opened in 1853, 4 miles north of Bradford. Designed by Lockwood and Mawson, it ‘gleamed in glass and golden sandstone’ and was the brainchild of Titus Salt, a manufacturer, politician and philanthropist who had made his fortune in textiles. Salt believed it was his social duty to improve […]

by × November 12, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

New Book by Celia Birtwell

New Book by Celia Birtwell

I have just finished reading Celia Birtwell’s fabulous new book. As one of Britain’s best-known and best-loved designers, it was such a treat to be able to delve into her work and personal life in such a fun way. Astonishingly, this is the first book to be published on the designer and not […]

by × September 23, 2011 × 0 comments

Travel

Barbados

Barbados

Barbados does old-school glamour like no other resort. Joan Collins, Simon Cowell, Michael Winner, Cilla Black, Cliff Richard, Michael Caine, Philip Green and the Aga Khan are representatives of a denomination who have all been sprinkled with Barbados’ unique blend of Bajan aqua-marine stardust. There’s the Caribbean and then there’s […]

by × January 4, 2011 × 0 comments