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Lubaina Himid – Tate Modern until 2 October 2022!

Lubaina Himid Le Rodeur: The Exchange 2016 © Lubaina Himid Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London (detail) Catch this fantastic exhibition at the Tate: which unfolds in a sequence of scenes designed to place visitors centre-stage and backstage.  Lubaina Himid remains dazzling, fun, expressive – a joyful voice of the British Black arts movement and cultural activist! Exhibition […]

Raphael at the National Gallery until 31 July 2022!

Tapestry directly based on Raphael’s ‘Vision of Ezekiel‘, 1518 (detail) “.. painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet, Raphael captured in his art the human and the divine, love and friendship, learning and power.“ This exhibition spans Raphael’s career up to his death at the age of 37, including his paintings and drawings, as well as […]

The Young Cartoonist of the Year….. closing date 5 January 2022

 © Daniel Meikle, aged 11 – winning entry in the under 18 category 2021 – detail ONE CARTOON PER ENTRANT COLOUR OR B/W HAND OR DIGITALLY DRAWN MAX A4 SIZE ♦♦♦ Please send your entries to: The Cartoon Museum 63 Wells Street London W1T 3PT or email:  hello@cartoonmuseum.org © KidsArt Limited, 2021 

Alice : Curiouser and Curiouser V&A

Alice in Wonderland was published in 1865 by Charles Dodgson under the pen name Lewis Caroll, a story of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world of strange creatures and topsy-turvy adventures – Alice has been translated into 170 languages, sold millions of copies, inspired films, art, pop and […]

“Gauguin Portraits” at The National Gallery until 26 January 2020

Paul Gauguin, ‘Christ in the Garden of Olives’, 1889 Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903)  Father of Modern Art, with hyper-real colours, exaggerated body proportions, strong contrasts and mystical symbols.  A banker turned artist, he abandoned his middle-class life and family and sailed to Tahiti  seeking primitive beauty.  He dreamed of pursuing art in paradise.  French born, […]

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 […]