Tate Britain | Ends 5th March 2017 | £16.50 Wartime landscape painting has been interpreted by many distinguished artists such as L.S Lowry, Henry Moore and John Piper either aiding the use of propaganda in the First World War, or as a lasting memorial to conflict. The Tate Britain's winter exhibition 2016/17 sees Paul Nash take centre stage. The Tate presenting their second Paul Nash retrospective since their 2003 exhibition held in Liverpool. Nash's distinctive palette, comprising of browns, greens and washed-out pinks, are all...Read more..
National Gallery | Ends 26th March 2017 | £7.50 This event can be descirbed as a mini-exhibition comprising of 41 paintings by 4 artists revealed as the leading impressionists of their time in Australia. Arthur Streeton (1867-1943), Tom Roberts (1856-1931), Charles Conder (1868-1909 and John Russell (1858-1930). Tom Roberts and John Russell were of particular influence having studied in Europe before returning to apply their new-learned techniques to their native land. With Australia doused in unified compatriotism in the run-up to forming a federation in 1901 impressionism became a symbol of national...Read more..
Tate Modern | Ends 6th November 2016 | £12.00 If ever there was an example of an exhibition that splits opinion it is the Tate Modern's Bhupen Khakhar; You Can't Please All. The title itself suggests the Tate anticipated such a response to this retrospective featuring five decades of Khakhar's work . This is somewhat due to the lack of cultural references available in the show to provide the western viewer with insight into this Indian artist's influences. A culture removed is left with limited context in which to view the show. Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003) is recognised as a key figure in the modern...Read more..
Rule of Law - (2014) - part of a series... £15,000 Cleon Peterson continues to provoke his audience with these savagely brutal paintings hinting at the illusionary value of a 'civilised' society. Rich in symbolism commenting on status, fear, power & aggression his work contains an almost tribal sensation chronicling a history of conflict that is so central to our identities. The viewer is immediately confronted in battle thrusting them into alligning their senses to a particular contingence. Simultaneously reacting with applause & dismay...Read more..
The Tate Britain's exhibition Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for the Modern World has been unveiled as the largest London show of Hepworth's work since 1968. Although this is true, it appears slightly misleading & implies the Tate are rediscovering this notable modernist sculptor/artist, rescuing her work from obscurity. In fact Hepworth's work is reasonably well travelled in recent times providing the basis for which to compare the Tate's presentation of the artist's major works. Hepworth is intrinsically ed to the Modernist movement adopting a distinct style baring little...Read more..
'Art 16 presented 134 galleries from 41 countires in its 4th edition of the contemporary art fair. Passion Palette was there to sample some of the leading artists' on display... Todor Tamas: At the Thuja. Tamás Todor, 1989, belongs to a new wave of Romanian artists appearing in the European Art scene. His work is becoming a regular presence at leading Art Fairs across the continent alongside peers such as Radu Baies. Todor's work creates a compelling atmosphere as he merges surrealist qualities with abstraction & the figurative form. He explores nature & Society's...Read more..
The National Gallery take the innovative step of shifting perspective to the art dealer to reveal the narrative behind the art on display in this exhibition. Fore it is Paul Durand-Ruel who takes center stage here, credited with the rise of impressionism & all that it associates. The show tells the story of the hostile criticism that this art form provoked throughout it's early history as one of the radical movements in modern art. Critics of the time slated.... Durand-Ruel (1831-1922) not only believed in the artists he came to represent he...Read more..
Royal Academy | Ends 10th April 2015 | £16.50 The headlining flemish Master painter is in good company at the Royal Academy's latest exhibition showing him alongside a selection of those who are known to have studied his work. P margin-bottom: 0.21c The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Academy in London have successfully brought together the works of prestigious names in art history. P margin-bottom: 0.21cm; The likes of Rembrandt 1606-1669, Constable 1776–1837 P margin-bottom: 0.21cm;...Read more..