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The Secret to a Good Life: showing until 3 Feb. 2019 at the Royal Academy

This fun exhibition – which your kids will certainly enjoy – celebrates the life and work of Deirdre Borlase (1925 – 2018).   The display includes a selection of historic paintings by Borlase from the 1940-80s, as well as a portrait of her by her husband, Frederick Brill. So, what is the secret to a good […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australia’s Impressionists: National Gallery – and – KidsArt! Competition

“A Holiday at Mentone”, Charles Conder, 1888. Oil on canvas 46.2 x 60.8 cm. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide South Australian Government Grant with the assistance of Bond Corporation Holdings Limited through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation to mark the Gallery’s Centenary 1981. © Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide The Australian Impressionists were a […]

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 […]