Entries by Barbara

Who are the ‘Camden Town’ painters?

Walter Sickert, Ennui c. 1914 (detail) The Camden Town Group were a British post-impressionist group founded in 1911 by Walter Sickert, who lived in Camden Town in the 1890s.  Artists include:   Walter Richard Sickert 1860–1942 Charles Ginner 1878–1952 Harold Gilman 1876–1919 Spencer Gore 1878–1914 Robert Bevan 1865–1925   ◊ KidsArt!™  teaches children art and art appreciation, publishes news/reviews of London art exhibitions, […]

Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) – sold at Christie’s New York on 15 November 2018 for $90.3m

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972 acrylic on canvas 84 x 120 in. (213.5 x 305 cm.) The sale earlier this week of Hockney’s instantly recognisable Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972, establishes an auction record for a work by a living artist.  It was painted when Hockney was 35 yrs. old […]

Studio Leader/Assistant – Your contract

Studio:  KidsArt! Studio in Finchley N12 or as otherwise agreed on appointment.  Fees:  Separate rates for term time classes and holiday programmes, each as from time to time agreed on appointment. Hours:  As agreed on appointment and to include sufficient time for set up and clearing.  Please allow sufficient travelling time to ensure prompt arrival. Injury […]

Finchley Christmas Holiday Programme 2018

  Thursday, 27th December:  Art of Legends – come and learn about the legend of King Arthur – to tie in with the major Pre-Raphaelite Edward Burne-Jones exhibition at Tate Britain (link here!), and the Anglo-Saxons Kingdoms: Art, Word, War exhibition at the British Library (link here!)   Friday, 28th December:  Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama is probably the world’s […]

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones at Tate Britain – until 24 February 2019

Laus Veneris [Latin: The praise of Venus or love], 1873-1878.  Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Edward Burne-Jones (August 1833 – June 1898) was a leading Pre-Raphaelite and one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th century.   The Pre-Raphaelite movement, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, […]

Yayoi Kusama – THE MOVING MOMENT WHEN I WENT TO THE UNIVERSE – at Victoria Miro until 21 December 2018

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (detail), 2016. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore, and Victoria Miro, London. © Yayoi Kusama.  The Cleveland Museum of Art. A major exhibition of new vibrant works by the Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), including painted large-scale pumpkin and flower sculptures […]

Going, Going, Gone ….. Sotheby’s ‘Banksy-ed’, 5 October 2018

GIRL WITH BALLOON sold for just over £1m. at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction… shredded moments later “With its striking simplicity and raw immediacy, Girl with Balloon, 2006, is one of the most widely recognisable images by the anonymous and world renowned artist Banksy. Unlike the other editioned iterations of this famous motif, the present work is […]