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Arts & Culture

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

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

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

Ragnar Kjartansson & Barbara Kruger, The Hirschhorn, Washington DC

Ragnar Kjartansson & Barbara Kruger, The Hirschhorn, Washington DC

Arriving at the eye-catching and doughnut-shaped Hirschhorn Museum one can hardly miss its wonderful recent sculptural acquisition. Still Life with Spirit & Xitle from irreverent artist Jimmie Durham sits right outside the main entrance wittily capturing the clash of ancient and modern spirits – a lump of Mexican volcanic rock painted […]

by × November 28, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016

‘Liverpool Biennial 2016 explores fictions, stories and histories taking viewers on a series of voyages through time and space, drawing on Liverpool’s past, present and future’ – Biennial Guide If this summary makes this years Liverpool Biennial sound rather complicated, well, actually it is. And that is not all; when you add […]

by × July 12, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Vogue 100: A Century of Style which has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London, is a major new exhibition celebrating 100 years of fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue. The magazine was founded in 1916 when the First World War made transatlantic shipments of American Vogue impossible. […]

by × February 16, 2016 × 0 comments

Fashion

Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, Fashion and Textile Museum

Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic, Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile museum have mounted the first serious exhibition to showcase the work of fashion designer, Thea Porter. For nearly two decades, from 1968, Porter created clothes made from sumptuous fabrics that drew much of their inspiration from an exotic view of the Middle East. Born in Jerusalem […]

by × February 8, 2015 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Adrian Ghenie – Golems at Pace London

Adrian Ghenie – Golems at Pace London

Adrian Ghenie is one of the chief figures of The Rumanian ‘Cluj School’ (Victor Man, Mircea Cantor and Ciprian Muresan are others), a painter who’s star has been rising exponentially since his relatively recent arrival on the art scene. His latest exhibition, Golems at Pace London, provides ample evidence of […]

by × July 19, 2014 × 1 comment