A playground of digital creativity, full of lights, noise & adventure... The Barbican seeks to propel the digital revolution beyond the lowly metaphor it has come to represent commenting on the disposable culture assimilated to modern day society & advance it into the interactive world of the revolution. This much anticipated Summer exhibition has proven controversial in many circles as your engagement is dependant on whether you view technology as a true art form. A case is certainly put forward by the gallery &...Read more..
...& so the innovative Matisse arrives at the Tate Modern for this much anticipated review of the artist's final works. It is with a hint of sadness and celebration that this show is greeted. Fore the artist is presented in such glorious fashion, though focused on the pieces, which ultimately lead us to his death. This is inspiring as opposed to sobering when reflecting upon what the artist managed to achieve during these final spirited years. Matisse resided in an industrial town in Northern France far removed from the...Read more..
The National Gallery has successfully negotiated the loans of a great Renaissance master marking the first exhibition dedicated to the artist Paolo Caliari, known as Veronese, in the UK. This 16th P margin-bottom: 0.2 Century artist was born in Verona in 1528 before moving to Venice in the 1550s rising to prominence as he chronicled the opulence of venetian life at that time. Veronese was able to set the scene in each of his works featuring people gathered in religious, or mythological ceremonies, whilst...Read more..
Welsh artist Richard Deacon is the focus of a new exhibition, which has opened at Tate Britain's gallery. The show features 34 works, which have been made over the past 40 years representing the most comprehensive observation of his work to date. Deacon is known for his alternative use of materials in his sculptures. This was initially born from a lack of money, whch led him to include items such as wood, steel, ceramics, rubber, suede, marble & foam, many of which were rescued from the rubbish. < 'Restless', 2005 He was a...Read more..
This collaboration between the Courtauld Gallery & the Morgan Library (New York) brings together collections of Romantic landscape drawing hailing from Britain & Germany respectively. The relatively small exhibition features just 26 watercolours, oil sketches & drawings dating from the 1760s up until the 1840s. The limited number of works included in this display is made up by the quality of that on offer. Artist's such as J.M.W Turner, Samuel Palmer, Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Philipp Fohr & Karl Friedrich Lessing provide a sample of the romanticism effect that swept through Europe during this period. Carl...Read more..
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German collage artist, Hanah Höch was a driving force in bringing the art of photomontage to the forefront of the artistic community with her commentary on social issues presented with a wry humour & political charge. The Whitechapel Gallery offers the first major exhibition of the artist in Britain featuring over 100 works spanning her entire career from 1910 up until her death in 1978. Paintings of the artist do not feature instead preferring to concentrate on available photomontages, woodcuts and watercolours brought together from various collections...Read more..
The Unit London has teamed up with Shelter, the Housing & Homelessness charity, to make a difference this Christmas. With a focus on raising funds & awareness of the issue of homelessness, whilst taking a look at it from an alternative perspective through the eyes of emerging artists. This independent pop-up gallery space has amassed attention in the suburb of West London known as Chiswick detached from the core London art scene. This alternative location is beginning to garner a reputation for new exciting contemporary art, which The...Read more..