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Mantegna and Bellini – at The National Gallery: October ’18 – January ’19

Mantegna, The Dead Christ supported by Two Angels, 1485–1500 © Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (detail) Andrea Mantegna (1431 – 1506) and Giovanni Bellini (1430 – 1516) are regarded as two of the most influential artists of the Renaissance, ground breaking for their innovative use of perspective, composition and colouristic style.  Brothers-in-law and rivals, the Exhibition […]

The rise .. and rise .. of Edward Hopper

Chop Suey, 1929. 32 x 38 in. © 2018 Heirs of Josephine Hopper / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. (detail) Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) – admired and instantly recognisable for his portrayal of the loneliness and alienation of early 20th century America pre-World War II, a fading world of small […]

Edward Bawden at Dulwich – until 9 Sept. 2018

Brighton Pier – linocut, 1958 awarded first prize in the Giles Bequest competition for colour prints from linoleum and wood Edward Bawden (1903-89) master printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist and designer, best-known for his commercial work for companies, including Twinings and Fortnum & Mason*, and his linocuts of English every day life. The F&M 1957 Christmas Catalogue cover […]

Alberto Giacometti – UK’s first major retrospective at Tate Modern until 10 September 2017

Alberto Giacometti with his plaster sculptures at the Venice Biennale, 1956. Photograph: Alinari/Roger-Viollet Alberto Giacometti was born in the Swiss Alps in 1901, eldest son of a well-known Impressionist painter.  He is famous for his tall, thin, bleak figures – humans honed almost to knife sharpness. He began his artistic career as a Surrealist but […]

Turner Prize – Demystified

Hurvin Anderson, Is it OK to be black?  2016.  (Detail) The Turner Prize was set up in 1984 to encourage wider appreciation of contemporary art and has become one of the best known visual art prizes in the world.  Each year 4 artists are short-listed. They must be “British” which means either working mainly in […]

America After the Fall – at The Royal Academy until 4th June 2017

Edward Hopper, Gas, 1940. Oil on canvas. 66.7 x 102.2 cm. Collection of Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, 1943 Photo © 2016. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence The Fall  was the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 which triggered the greatest economic depression in US history. […]