7 June 2017

Turner’s Relationship To The Sun In Paintings Explored In Hampshire Exhibition

The sun appears in many different guises in Turner’s work. Sometimes it is something very natural and elemental, at others, it is more mysterious and mystical. Turner was working in an era when the sun – what it was, what it was made of and the source of its power – was still a source of mystery and wonder.

13 March 2017

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Howard Hodgkin A Road Trip Through India By Paul Carter Robinson

I met Howard Hodgkin in New York at the opening of his first US solo show at the Jill Kornblee Gallery, when I had just turned 18. As a first-year Fine Art student at the Boston Museum School, I had travelled down to NY with Stuart Cary Welch a Professor at Harvard, who by special arrangement with the Museum School and Tufts allowed […]

25 February 2017

Mersad Berber: Pera Museum Launches An Opulent Allegory of Bosnia

Mersad Berber (1940 – 2012) is one of the greatest and the most significant representatives of Bosnian – Herzegovinian and Yugoslav art in the second half of the 20th century

17 February 2017

Maria Lassnig New Painting Survey 1950 – 2007 At Hauser & Wirth London

A new survey exhibition of painting by Maria Lassnig, at Hauser & Wirth, spanning a period from the 1950s to the end of the artist’s life opens in early March.

11 January 2017

Andrew Salgado Talks Painting Ahead Of His Forthcoming London Survey Exhibition

ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) is one of the most promising young figurative painters working today. His forthcoming solo exhibition TEN is a survey of his work at The Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London. The show opens this week (Jan-Feb 2017) an artist monograph of the same name accompanies the show. – Interview

28 November 2016

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American Depression Era Painting Chronicled In New Royal Academy Exhibition

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s is a new RA exhibition chronicling the turbulent economic, political and aesthetic climate that dominated the decade following the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

20 October 2015

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Mandy Payne awarded top prize in New Light Prize Exhibition 2015

New Light, a forward thinking charity that supports talented contemporary artists in the North of England, is delighted to announce that Broken Brutalismby Mandy Payne has been awarded the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award at the New Light Prize Exhibition 2015.   A Sheffield-based artist, Mandy studied for a BA in Fine Art with the University […]

29 September 2015

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Artists shortlisted for largest open prize dedicated to art from the Northern regions

New Light, a forward thinking charity that exists to support talented contemporary artists in the North of England, is delighted to announce the artists selected to exhibit their work in the New Light Prize Exhibition 2015, which this year will tour to a trio of high profile galleries across the country, opening at the Bowes […]

14 August 2015

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Stolen Picasso Cubist Masterpiece Returns To The Pompidou

A Picasso oil painting valued at $15m (£10m), that was stolen from a Paris museum 14 years ago has been returned by US authorities. The painting titled, La Coiffeuse (The Hairdresser) is considered a cubist masterpiece from Picasso’s most important period.  Created in 1911 the canvas was found in a shipment from Belgium to Newark, New Jersey, in December 2014. The […]

2 May 2015

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Paint Jobs

A paint job is a working class term that describes an economic work of painting by a contracted painter/decorator that emphasises paint’s cosmetic capacity to cover up, to decorate, to provide surface appeal and a high finish. A “good paint job” conceals its brushstrokes: the customer does not want to see dribbles and accidental marks […]

21 December 2014

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About the ‘Real’ in ‘Portraiture’ Rembrandt van Rijn and the observer

  “Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, knew from the outset, with a sublime compromise, how to fuse the entirety of their personality with the flesh of their subject sitting before them, how to animate it with their passion while it resembled others, to glorify their dreams or their sadness. This, I cannot do, I want to be […]

16 October 2014

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What Makes Canvas Prints Look Better?

An individual who is a follower of poster art and adores bigger flaunts of photos, it’s most expected that he or she have begin to consider about canvas prints. Many artists aren’t pleased about canvas prints, as these prints offer fine-looking artistic work much economical than a painting. In today’s world, canvas printing work is […]

30 May 2014

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Antiques Roadshow Van Dyck To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Christie’s has announced that a striking head study by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), which was recently re-discovered on the BBC television progamme The Antiques Roadshow, will be offered at Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale, on Tuesday 8 July (estimate: £300,000-500,000, illustrated above). This work is a preparatory sketch for van Dyck’s […]

20 November 2013

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LAST DAYS TO ENTER THE 8. ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE

Final deadline midnight of Tuesday, November 26th Only a few days are left to the final deadline to enter the eight edition of the international contest enabling artists to exhibit their works in one of the most prestigious art venues in the world: the Arsenal of Venice. Choose your section among painting, sculpture and installation, […]

4 July 2013

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Ian Dury: Royal College Graduate Honoured With Retrospective Exhibition

Jemima Dury, the daughter of the late, great musician/songwriter and visual artist, has spent the last two years putting together a collection of her Dad’s art work in order to hold the first ever Ian Dury retrospective. When Dury formed his band Kilburn and the High Roads in 1971 he retired from painting and pursued […]

2 May 2013

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George W Bush Joins David Hockney In Creating Tablet Art

This week former president George W  Bush dedicated his library and Museum to the US nation. It has become an American tradition, to build a museum where documents and presidential papers are stored for posterity.  The library and museum, along with Bush’s policy institute, are housed in the George W. Bush Presidential Center. It is […]

17 April 2013

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Painting in a Post-Communist Era

Although the Berlin Wall started coming down over twenty years ago and, by then, Communism as an ideology became a thing of the past in Europe, the influence over a young, and not so young, generation of painters remains. The New Leipzig School in East Germany, and the Romanian school, seem to have a common […]

19 October 2012

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Tarpey Gallery Midlands Open Exhibition 2012 Call for Submissions

Midlands Open 2012 is Tarpey Gallery’s annual open submissions exhibition, this year taking place from 24th November – 22nd December 2012. The fourth annual Midlands Open aims to offer a visually stunning and diverse exhibition presenting a dynamic array of artworks from all Contemporary Fine Art disciplines. This years exhibition will feature the very best […]

29 March 2012

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Lorena Balbinot: a Studio75 Artist

  Lorena Balbinot makes collages and paintings that express her perception of global events that she receives through the mass media, processed and reified into “news product” and then re-authored into art.   Lorena exhibited her collages at Studio75 and has published a limited-edition book of the collages, ”Reality Show(N)” (2012)   Lorena’s recent series […]

22 July 2011

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Spotlight on Jina Wallwork by Tread Softly Ink

Jina Wallwork studied art at Staffordshire University where she received a BA(hons) degree in Fine Art.  She has exhibited her artwork in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. In January 2011, as part of a project by the artist John Baldessari, Jina’s name appeared in lights across the Australian Museum in Sydney. […]

25 April 2010

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Continuum

CONTINUUM written by Mik Godley Review of Marek Tobolewski, Continuum exhibition at The Hive Gallery, Barnsley UK   Originally for Nottingham Visual Arts November 2009   I’m no formalist, and I have little appreciation for “process art” if that’s what this is, so for the last twenty years I’ve often wondered “what on earth is […]

6 April 2010

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The Split Kingdom

Certain motifs recur in these small works, subtly changing, half reappearing, as if they are not so much instances of the same things as memories of those instances. Figures emerge – from rooms, landscapes, other figures – involved in mysterious or impossible tasks, fighting their way through dense fogs produced in the fluidity and plenitude […]

30 January 2010

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Organic Form Impressions

Trying to understand the phenomenon of an Organic Form in the Built Environment, I have made a series of paintings which would fall into the category of architectural impressions. The following notes reflect my thoughts on this subject. The aesthetic quality of an organic form is directly determined by its inherent metaphor and appeals both […]