Entries by Barbara

Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy: 20 July — 27 October 2019

Self-portrait, 1912 The UK’s first major exhibition devoted to the work of Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946), one of Finland’s greatest 20th century artists who painted well into her 80’s, having been recognised as a child prodigy from the age of 11.  The exhibition features over 60 portraits, landscapes and still lifes, including a sequence of self-portraits which […]

Félix Vallotton – Painter of Disquiet. At the Royal Academy of Arts: 30 June — 29 September 2019

Red Peppers (Poivrons rouges), 1915.  Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Dübi-Müller Foundation, Photo © SIK-ISEA, Zurich   The UK’s first major exhibition of Félix Vallotton (1865 – 1925), Swiss / French painter and print maker, drawing together more than 80 paintings and prints, including portraits, landscapes and satirical prints.  Contemporary of Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillardof, he is best known for his […]

Three Women Artists: María Berrío, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich at Victoria Miro: 7 June – 27 July 2019

María Berrío, Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope), 2019 (detail) In association with The Great Women Artists @thegreatwomenartists, the three artists featured are: María Berrío Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope) (detail), 2019, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice  Colombian  born and now living and working in New York, her works, crafted from layers of Japanese […]

Edvard Munch – “Love and Angst” at the British Museum: 11 April – 21 July 2019

Edvard Munch, The Sick Child 1, 1896 (detail) Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) is Norway’s most famous artist and father of Expressionism, his iconic Scream is a symbol of modern day anxiety and rivals Mona Lisa in “recognisability” even having its own emoji. Born in Kristiania (modern day Oslo), Munch – pronounced “Munc” – rejected his […]

Muswell Hill – Summer 2019!

Monday, 22 July:  “Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up” Pablo Picasso, greatest Modern artist – create a picture of a Picasso-style cockerel  Wednesday, 24 July:   Leonardo da Vinci invented the first Robot!  How to draw a Robot, value and tone in art, colour-mixing – paint […]

Swiss Cottage Studio – Summer 2019!

Tuesday, 23 July:  “Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up” Pablo Picasso, greatest Modern artist – create a picture of a Picasso-style cockerel  Wednesday, 24 July:   Leonardo da Vinci invented the first Robot!  How to draw a Robot, value and tone in art, colour-mixing – paint […]

Finchley Studio – Summer 2019 Programme !

Monday, 22 July:   Leonardo da Vinci invented the first Robot!  How to draw a Robot, value and tone in art, colour-mixing – paint a fab Robot and learn about art history’s greatest inventor!  Links with The Royal Collection Trust’s landmark exhibition Leonardo Da Vinci “A Life in Drawing” – link here Tuesday, 23 July:  Pop Art […]

Summer 2019 Programme!

National Gallery tours! (book either or both)   Tuesday, 30 July:  Day trip to National Gallery with sketchbooks – learn about some of the Gallery’s greatest paintings, the mythological stories behind them, and sketch! Thursday, 8 August:  Day trip National Gallery with sketchbooks – learn about some of the Gallery’s greatest artists, the stories behind their paintings, and […]