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Arts & Culture

Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

The latest show at the Royal Academy is entitled simply Antony Gormley. This is probably because an awful lot of what you get is actually representation of the artist himself. We have seen him before, standing on the foreshore at Crosby, looking from London’s rooftops and amongst the ancient ruins at […]

by × November 28, 2019 × 0 comments

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Lucian Freud: Self Portraits – the Royal Academy, London

Lucian Freud: Self Portraits – the Royal Academy, London

Lucian Freud is not an easy person to nail down. He had no interest in ‘family’ yet had fourteen children. He could be witty and charming, yet could be rude and impatient. He was often accused of being unkind to his wives, and lovers whilst being able to inspire devotion. […]

by × November 1, 2019 × 0 comments

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Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option – Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option – Blenheim Palace

It is fair to say that Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option at Blenheim Palace has been rather more notorious than the average art exhibition. It captured newspaper headlines when one of the art installations America – a gold toilet – was stolen following a break-in shortly after its […]

by × October 29, 2019 × 0 comments

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Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

If ever there was a perfect show for the National Portrait Gallery, then surely this is it. In gallery after gallery we see Cindy Sherman in all her guises and disguises – she occupies hosts of characters from enigmatic film stars to ageing flappers, via Renaissance royalty and vulnerable models. […]

by × July 18, 2019 × 0 comments

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Van Gogh and Britain – Tate Britain, London

Van Gogh and Britain – Tate Britain, London

‘I love London’ Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother during his on and off stays between the spring of 1873 and the winter of 1876. Van Gogh and Britain looks to expand on this in the first half of this exhibition, claiming his stay exerted a deep artistic influence […]

by × June 27, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Fashion

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – V & A Museum, London

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – V & A Museum, London

‘There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking.’ – Christian Dior – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is the V&A’s biggest fashion exhibition since Alexander McQueen: […]

by × May 7, 2019 × 0 comments

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Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory – Tate Modern, London

Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory – Tate Modern, London

For the first time in twenty or so years the Tate gives us a major Bonnard exhibition, Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory. The exhibition spans four decades from 1912 to his death in 1947, and gives us a chance to take a closer look at a painter who seems to split […]

by × March 31, 2019 × 0 comments

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Photo London at Somerset House, London

Photo London at Somerset House, London

In the London photography world May is the biggest month of the year. The biggest photographic galleries wheel out exhibitions of their biggest names, the main auction houses have their photographic sales and UK’s largest – OK, pretty much only – photo fair, Photo London, pretty much takes over Somerset House. Amongst numerous photo-related satellite […]

by × May 18, 2018 × 0 comments

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America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Most histories of modern art in the USA seem to skip through the period after the Great War in Europe. It is easy to do, after all the huge burst in European art movements that occurred in the early part of the 20th Century had by then subsided. The war […]

by × April 30, 2018 × 0 comments

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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

The V&A have excelled in their reimagining of the golden age of ocean travel with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. Three years in the making, sponsored by Viking Cruises, and co-organised by the V&A with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, it is the first ever exhibition to explore the […]

by × April 16, 2018 × 0 comments

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Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

“I am rather like a Dr. Frankenstein, constructing paintings out of the residue or dead parts of other artist’s work. I see their worlds from multiple or schizophrenic perspectives, through all their eyes. Their sources of inspiration suggest things I would never normally see – rocks floating in far-off galaxies, […]

by × February 20, 2018 × 0 comments

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Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

Anyone familiar with the work of Wim Wenders may suspect that he has more than a passing interest in photography. In two of his movies in particular the use of Polaroid cameras is a vital part of the narrative: in the road movie Alice in the Cities there is a photo-obsessed protagonist […]

by × November 7, 2017 × 0 comments