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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 […]

The Martyred St. Sebastian – newly discovered drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, est. 1480s.

A 7.5 x 5” (19.3 x 13 cm) pen and ink sketch found by a retired French doctor among his late father’s collection of unframed drawings is believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci.  The work depicts the muscled St. Sebastian bound to a tree, hand and foot, eyes pleading towards heaven.  Da Vinci referred to eight drawings of […]