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..
Tate Britain | Now Ended | Turner's work has been adored for many years connecting generations in their pleasure like a creative bloodline, but this was not always the case. In his time Turner encountered much criticism due to his background, technique & style. This led to him being known as a controversial figure in the art scene of his day. That which many disapproved of back then has become celebrated in the modern day, which has launched him as a revered figure in the romantic landscape art scene. There is not much that can compare to the sudden excitement one...Read more..
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..
P margin-bo Tate Britain | Now Ended | 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. He was a student...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..