Entries by Barbara

Revolution: Russian Art 1917—1932 at the Royal Academy: 11 February – 17 April 2017

Andrey Golubev, Red spinner, 1930.  Cotton Print, direct printing chintz. 17.5 x 27 cm. The Burilin Ivanovo Museum of Local History Photo © Provided with assistance from the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO. Spanning the 15 years between the start of the Russian Revolution (1917) and Stalin’s clampdown (1932) on the flourishing new ‘art of […]

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 – Royal Academy – to 17th April 2017

Boris Kustodiev, The Bolshevik, 1920. Oil on canvas. 101 x 140.5 cm. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Photo © State Tretyakov Gallery The 15-years from the 1917 October Revolution to the devastating collectivisations and industrial reforms in the early 1930’s was a transitory golden age of Russian art, when State and idealistic artists had the same dream of […]

Art, Politics and Brexit – Grayson Perry unleashed!

To coincide with the first anniversary of the EU Referendum,  Grayson Perry’s exhibition ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever’, will be held at the Serpentine Gallery in June 2017. Centre piece will be 2 enormous pots decorated with ideas, images, phrases and photographs contributed by the public, each celebrating the diametrically opposed views of pro-Brexit and […]

February 2017 Half Term Art Camp

Banksy, “There is Always Hope” South Bank, London c. 2002.  For further Banksy works and locations visit canvass art rocks Monday 13th February: Learn to Draw – Harry Potter themed (including a free set of 4 assorted sketch pencils to take away after the session to practice new skills!) – Children will learn how to produce an […]

Christmas 2016 Art Camp – Highlights!

View highlights of our 2016 Christmas Art Camp from Warhol to Matisse, Cezanne to Dali, Native American Art to French Impressionists, Expressionism, Surrealism and much more, showcasing the work of kids from 5 to 12+ in paint, oil pastel, watercolour, lino print and clay.  “Thank you Barbara for the brilliant classes. D learnt much and thoroughly […]

Tove Jansson (Finnish creator of the Moomin characters) exhibition – Autumn 2017 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Tove Jansson, Sleeping in the Roots, 1930s, gouache and Indian ink on paper, 22.1 x 26.7 cm, Tampere Art Museum, Moominvalley. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis. The UK’s first major retrospective of Tove Jansson’s works, including not only some of her Moomin illustrations and comic strips but paintings spanning her work over 50 years, arrives at […]

David Hockney at Tate Britain: 9 February – 29 May 2017

David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1972 Private Collection © David Hockney Born in Bradford in July 1937 the fourth of five children, Hockney remains one of the most popular and influential British artists of the 20th century.  One of the founders of the British pop art movement of the 1960s, in 1964 […]

National Portrait Gallery announces major exhibition of Cézanne Portraits: October 2017

The major new exhibition, Cézanne Portraits, will bring together over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world.  Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) painted almost 200 portraits, including 26 of himself and 29 of his wife, Hortense Fiquet.  Cézanne is considered one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century.  Generally categorised as a ‘Post-Impressionist’, he has […]