Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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DEVOTION BY DESIGN – ITALIAN ALTARPIECES BEFORE 1500 AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY
July 19, 2011 – 9:59 am | No Comment
DEVOTION BY DESIGN – ITALIAN ALTARPIECES BEFORE 1500 AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY

by Annabel Howard
In Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces Before 1500, curators Scott Nethersole and Jennifer Sliwka have set out to examine the altarpiece – that familiar yet uncritically examined foundation of Western art. They have …

ART – JAN GOSSAERT’S RENAISSANCE
March 1, 2011 – 9:16 pm | No Comment
ART – JAN GOSSAERT’S RENAISSANCE

by Emily Summerscale
I was not sure what to expect as I went along to the National Gallery last week for the preview of this exhibition which began its days in New York’s Metropolitan Museum and …

ART – SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
November 30, 2010 – 11:45 pm | No Comment
ART – SOUTH LONDON GALLERY

By Vera Blagev

Venturing south of Thames can often lead to unexpected discoveries. One such surprise is the South London Gallery in Southwark. Around since 1891, the gallery’s building is constructed of Portland stone …

ART – ESTORICK COLLECTION
November 7, 2010 – 6:16 pm | No Comment
ART – ESTORICK COLLECTION

By Vera Blagev
Angel is one of the more fashionable areas of London. With a lively high street lined with quality restaurants and pubs and the home of Sadler’s Wells and several excellent theaters, Angel …

ART – CRYPT GALLERY
October 23, 2010 – 10:51 am | No Comment
ART – CRYPT GALLERY

by Vera Blagev
One of the most atmospheric venues in all of London is a home of the departed. But it’s not a Twilight-inspired vampire forum. Or a goth club. It’s the underground …

ART – ALEXANDER PONOMAREV AT CALVERT 22
October 5, 2010 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
ART – ALEXANDER PONOMAREV AT CALVERT 22

by Vera Blagev
One of the new kids on the block, with just over a year of exhibitions under its belt, Calvert22 has already grown into its niche quite nicely. Focused solely on contemporary art …

ART – CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE
September 29, 2010 – 10:32 am | No Comment
ART – CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE

by Vera Blagev
When most of us think of Camden, we think of the outdoor market, questionably cheap tattoos and piercing, and fantastic people watching. However, we don’t think of the other reason to head …

ART – SIR JOHN SOANE MUSEUM
September 24, 2010 – 10:40 am | One Comment
ART – SIR JOHN SOANE MUSEUM

It’s difficult to argue that the Sir John Soane Museum is one of London’s hidden gems. Occasionally showcased on telly and with an audio tour narrated by none other than Stephen Fry, this museum …

ART – GERARD MORTIMER
September 24, 2010 – 10:34 am | No Comment
ART – GERARD MORTIMER

My main consideration when planning a painting is the viewer’s experience. First and foremost my aim is to create paintings that are fun.
While studying philosophy at university, I was introduced to the idea that there …

Review of reviews: Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries
August 23, 2010 – 11:23 am | No Comment
Review of reviews: Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries

by Sam Rose
In this new review series, Sam Rose rounds up and comments on the reactions to major cultural events, leaving you informed and entertained.
People always like a good crime story and this exhibition, …

Interview – Learn Something Every Day
May 5, 2010 – 5:20 am | No Comment
Interview – Learn Something Every Day

What a lovely idea from some lovely people. Every day visitors to their site send them facts, and they pick one to turn into an illustration. Manchester based design agency Young have signed a deal …

ART – ASHILE GORKY AT THE TATE MODERN
March 2, 2010 – 4:11 am | One Comment
ART – ASHILE GORKY AT THE TATE MODERN

by Leo Kent

For an artist who paved the way for Abstract Expressionism in America, Armenian born Arshile Gorky should be more of a household name today. Hopefully this will be rectified in some small …

ART – WILD THING, ROYAL ACADEMY
November 13, 2009 – 9:04 am | No Comment
ART – WILD THING, ROYAL ACADEMY

by Leo Kent

Both Gaudier and Gill befriended and were heavily influenced by the innovative and progressive Epstein and all three can be regarded as pioneers of modern art through their radical creations. …

ART – ABATTOIR PAGES
October 26, 2009 – 10:04 am | No Comment
ART – ABATTOIR PAGES

by Gabriella Apicella
In recent years, Halloween has become sanitised by greetings cards companies into a cheap, plasticated cliché, and the myths, fables and sacred traditions that were once observed at this time of year are …

PHOTOGRAPHY – HOPPY, IDEA GENERATION GALLERY
June 13, 2009 – 9:41 am | No Comment
PHOTOGRAPHY – HOPPY, IDEA GENERATION GALLERY

Leo Kent

For those of you who are becoming a little weary of the constant barrage of iconic images from the 1960s then you wouldn’t be alone. This is not to deny the cultural significance of …

ART – FRAMING MODERNISM: ARCHITECTURE & PHOTOGRAPHY IN ITALY 1929-1965, ESTORICK COLLECTION OF MODERN ITALIAN ART
June 1, 2009 – 7:06 pm | No Comment
ART – FRAMING MODERNISM: ARCHITECTURE & PHOTOGRAPHY IN ITALY 1929-1965, ESTORICK COLLECTION OF MODERN ITALIAN ART

by Leo Kent
Initially it is hard to work out what form of art you are here to view: photography or architecture. In fact you are looking at not one or other but the symbiotic relationship …

ART – LUKE FOWLER, THE SERPENTINE GALLERY
May 13, 2009 – 9:05 am | No Comment
ART – LUKE FOWLER, THE SERPENTINE GALLERY

by Gabriel Byng

Some exhibitions bring together the most unexpected of combinations – Turner and Rothko at the Tate Britain, for example, or Hobbes’ Leviathan and Frith’s Victorian Derby Day in Picturing the …

ART – MADNESS AND MODERNITY, WELLCOME COLLECTION
May 5, 2009 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
ART – MADNESS AND MODERNITY, WELLCOME COLLECTION

by Gabriel Byng

At the turn of the 20th Century in Vienna, madness was in. Psychiatrists enjoyed a boom in business, academics mused on new and outlandish treatments for insanity and the fashionable classes frequented luxury, …

ART – KUNIYOSHI, ROYAL ACADEMY
May 3, 2009 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
ART – KUNIYOSHI, ROYAL ACADEMY

by Leo Kent

If you entered this exhibition without prior knowledge of the artist or the era and had to date these paintings, I guarantee most would say not before the mid-twentieth century, some would even …

ART RODCHENKO AND POPOVA: DEFINING CONSTRUCTIVIS
March 3, 2009 – 5:46 pm | No Comment
ART RODCHENKO AND POPOVA: DEFINING CONSTRUCTIVIS

by Leo Kent
Tate Modern
12 February -17 May 2009

In most circumstances art should stand on its own devoid of context and then be judged. But not so with Constructivism, so entangled is it with the Russian …