Category Archives: Art

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse opens January at the Royal Academy of Arts

It’s time to start filling up your diary for the fall and winter!  Though it seems far off now, why not book tickets to the Painting the Garden exhibit at the RA? According to the RA: “This major exhibition examines … Continue reading

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Joseph Cornell at the Royal Academy of Arts opens July 4th

From the RA: “From a basement in New York, Joseph Cornell channelled his limitless imagination into some of the most original art of the 20th century. Step into his beguiling world at this landmark exhibition. Cornell hardly ventured beyond New … Continue reading

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Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy of Arts

According to the Guardian, the Royal Academy’s new exhibit is “a beautifully arranged overview of Richard Diebenkorn’s work, from blazing California abstracts to figuration and back again, dazzles and delights” The RA is bringing the work of a man described … Continue reading

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ArtRooms 2015 – a new concept in Art Exhibition, January 23-26

ARTROOMS2015 is a new art fair that will convert the entire first floor of the Meliá White House Hotel into an exhibition space.  According to its organisers, the new art fair has been conceived around the importance of the visitor’s … Continue reading

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Rembrandt: The Late Works at The National Gallery Oct 15 – Jan 18th

From the National Gallery: “Rembrandt’s later years were turbulent and marked with controversy, but they also produced some of his most soulful deeply moving and strikingly modern works. Having already suffered the early loss of his wife and three of … Continue reading

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Art of Imperial India at Sotheby’s October 3-7th

Next week Sotheby’s will have its second sale of Art of Imperial India, focusing on fine paintings, jewellery, photographs and works of art from the Mughal and Rajput courts as well as the period of the British Raj. A highlight … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery – Snowdon: A Life in View through June 2015

                      Antony Armstrong Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon and once the Queen’s brother in law, had access to society unrivaled by any contemporary photographer.  His position as the go-to portraitist … Continue reading

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Take an Art Tour this Fall to support the children’s charity at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

This autumn the St. Nicolas Fund is organising 5 Art Tours in London museums, in aid of the children’s charity of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The St. Nicolas Fund was set up over 60 year ago to provide some … Continue reading

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Art of the Brick -LEGO at Old Truman Brewery Sept 2014-Jan 2015 Sept 2014

Over one million LEGO® bricks Nathan Sawaya’s ART OF THE BRICK exhibition is created with millions of LEGO building blocks and is unique in its scope which ranges from new conceptual pieces to replicas of iconic classical artwork. This travelling … Continue reading

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Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album at the Royal Academy of Arts June 26 – October 19

From the RA  “Dennis Hopper carved out a place in Hollywood history, with roles in classic films like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, True Romance and Easy Rider.   He is less well known, though no less respected, for his work … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibition 2014 at Royal Academy of Arts June 9-August 17, 2014

From the RA “Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. This … Continue reading

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Henry Moore/ Auguste Rodin at Compton Verney

The Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by exhibiting the works of both Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin amidst the stunning setting of its Capability Brown landscapes. Inside the gallery, visitors can gain insights into the … Continue reading

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The 600 year old Harmondsworth Barn

 According to the IanVisits blog, “A tiny shade under 600 years ago, Winchester College needed a new barn to replace an older one on some land it owned just outside what is today Heathrow Airport.  Today that barn is still … Continue reading

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Take an East London Art Tour one weekend

From the Art Tour website: “Tours of east London’s most exciting and often hidden contemporary visual arts venues: a unique chance to meet emerging artists, see cutting-edge work and encounter art projects which stimulate, challenge and occasionally baffle the viewer. … Continue reading

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THE SUN by Dale Chihuly

Devoted reader SW suggested visiting Dale Chihuly’s  The Sun which has been unveiled in  Berkeley Square. The 5.5 Metre installation consists of 1,573 hand-blown glass elements, weighs 2,000 Kilos and is illuminated each night.  The Sun has been on view … Continue reading

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Anh Duong exhibit at ROBILANT + VOENA through March 21st

This is  the first UK exhibition of paintings and sculptures by French-American artist Anh Duong .    From R+V “Duong describes her self-portraits as biographical and intensely personal: ‘they’re a record, a narrative of a particular moment in my life, but … Continue reading

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Renegade Craft Fair November 9th and 10th 11am-6pm, Old Truman Brewery

Christmas Shopping Idea: The Renegade Craft Fair  is a curated indie-craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design. The fairs bring hundreds of makers out of their studios and workshops and into the spotlight for a festive … Continue reading

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Rare Romano-British sculpture unveiled at Museum of London Archaeology

    An “exceptional” Roman sculpture thought to have adorned the tomb of a wealthy man in the 1st or 2nd century AD has been found under the building site of a new boutique hotel near Aldgate tube station and … Continue reading

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Van Gogh in Paris, Eykyn Maclean Gallery, September 29-November 29th

Van Gogh believed that “the whole future of modern art is to be found in the south”, so in 1888 he moved to Provence to provoke on his canvases extreme effects of light and colour that would force a new … Continue reading

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An American in London: Whistler and the Thames – Dulwich Picture Gallery 16 October 2013 – 12 January 2014

    From the Dulwich “Whistler first arrived in London in 1859 and his early paintings of this period mark one of his most successful and profound assaults on the art establishment of his day. This major exhibition devoted to … Continue reading

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