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Abstract Expressionism – Royal Academy

Jackson Pollock, Blue poles, 1952. Enamel and aluminium paint with glass on canvas, 212.1 x 488.9 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2016. Don’t miss the Royal Academy’s fantastic new blockbuster exhibition. Abstract Expressionism was the first all-American art movement or, as the RA explain, “art phenomena” – not […]

Picasso Portraits! National Portrait Gallery

Portrait of Olga Picasso & Woman in a Hat (Olga)

Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous 20th century artists was fascinated throughout his life with the human figure, and also with the way children paint “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. The new exhibition looks at Picasso’s portraits from his teenage years, through […]

Red Star over Russia – a Revolution in Visual Culture, 1905–55 – Tate Modern until 28 February 2018

Adolf Strakhov, Emancipated Woman – Build Socialism!  1926.  Lithograph on paper.  The David King Collection, Tate  The Exhibition includes propaganda posters, prints and photographs from the vast collection of David King, photographer and graphic designer, who died last year, including works by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei.  The collection covers the […]

Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904) at Tate Britain from 2 November 2017

Giuseppe De Nittis Westminster, 1878 Featuring works by Tissot, Pissarro, Dalou, Sisley, Derain, Legros and, most famously, Monet, the exhibition draws together the works of the French artists who fled France in the 1870’s to escape war for refuge in England.  Featuring works painted over a 30 year period, the exhibition provides “a fascinating insight into how London […]

Soutine’s Portraits: “Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys” at The Courtauld until 21 January 2018

Soutine, The Groom  – or –  The Bellboy, 1925-6 (98cm x 80cm) (Detail) A small, but fascinating, collection of the portraits of Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943) – close friend of Modigliani (1884-1920) and often described as the ‘heir’ to Vincent van Gogh – of the cooks and waiting staff of French hotels and restaurants in Paris in the 1920s […]