6 July 2017

G.F. WATTS – Not Quite Michelangelo By Edward Lucie-Smith

The G F Watts Gallery, near Guilford, with one of very few art spaces in Britain that is basically dedicated to a single artist. Equivalents, perhaps, are Leighton House in Kensington, the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, and maybe – just maybe – Damien Hirst’s splendid new gallery in Newport Street, Vauxhall. There, however, the great Damien has been careful to show work by artists other than himself, though most of what is on view comes from his own collection.

23 January 2017

Michelangelo And Sebastiano del Piombo Collaborations Explored At London’s National Gallery

The first ever exhibition devoted to the creative partnership between Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Sebastiano del Piombo (1455-1547), featuring exceptional loans, some of which have not left their collections for centuries is to open at London’s National Gallery in the Spring.

1 May 2015

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Curator Amanda Geitner Talks To Artlyst About Francis Bacon And A Very Personal Patronage

The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by the great British painter Francis Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of the celebrations […]

25 April 2015

Francis Bacon And The Masters: The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts – Essential Appropriation

The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition of works by the renowned British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of […]

22 April 2015

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Thierry Morel Talks To Artlyst About Francis Bacon, Influence, And Memory

Francis Bacon and the Masters is the latest exhibition of works by the late-great British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking […]

19 March 2015

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Extensive Francis Bacon Exhibition To Open At Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts

Francis Bacon and the Masters is a groundbreaking exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by Francis Bacon with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum, St […]

27 October 2014

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Domus Aurea In Rome Reopens After Six Year Restoration

Italian authorities have partially reopened Rome’s magnificent Domus Aurea (House of Gold) on Sunday some six years into a decade-long restoration effort – Reuters reports. The structure consists of 300-rooms now mostly underground, and was built by Emperor Nero after fires decimated much of Rome in 64 AD. The grand building takes its name from […]

4 August 2014

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Michelangelo’s David Statue Could Collapse As Stress Cracks Appear

The iconic statue of David by Michelangelo could crumble under the stress of its own weight because of “weak ankles” in the original construction of the masterpiece, warns  the National Research Council (CNR) and Geosciences Institute at the University of Florence. Micro-fractures in its legs have appeared on the sculpture which weighs 5.5 tonnes and […]

9 March 2014

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Italy Condemns Tasteless Ad Showing Michelangelo’s David Holding Assault Rifle

Outrage over an advert by an American weapons firm showing Michelangelo’s David holding an assault rifle has been expressed by Italy’s Culture Minister. Dario Franceschini stated yesterday that the image was ‘offensive and violated the law’. Italian media was buzzing with condemnation of the photo depicting the iconic sculpture with a bolt-action rifle in his […]