Reviews

 

12 February 2018

Sean Scully – Newcastle Where It All Began – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Sean Scully show in Newcastle is spread over two galleries, the Laing and the Hatton, and contains no new work. In fact,...

7 February 2018

Henri Michaux Indefatigable Experimenter Guggenheim Bilbao – Sue Hubbard

Modern psychology has shown considerable interest in understanding the self. Investigations into the problems of selfhood spread during the 20th century from clinicians and...

5 February 2018

BRAFA Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair 13 Of The Best By Paul Carey-Kent

Reviewer at large Paul Carey-Kent reports on BRAFA Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts fair (BRAFA), which ran from 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018.

2 February 2018

Glenn Brown: Fragments Repeated With Twiddly Bits Added – Edward Lucie-Smith

The more I looked at Glenn Brown's latest show, the more I felt that I was both the right and the wrong person to...

30 January 2018

Charles I Commemoration Of A Doomed King – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith

The R.A.’s new exhibition, devoted to the role of Charles I, the most unfortunate of the Stuart monarchs, as collector of art

29 January 2018

Steven Campbell: Large-Scale Collage Work Rich In Formal Invention – Clare Henry

When Steven Campbell arrived at Glasgow School of Art in 1978 age 25, he was a man in a hurry, fiercely ambitious and with...

27 January 2018

Andreas Gursky: Presentations Of The Real World – Hayward Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

For those of us who remember the state of the Hayward Gallery before the just completed rehab, the current Andreas Gursky show, which celebrates...

22 January 2018

Bridget Riley – A Seductive Collaborative Invitation – By Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Bridget Riley show at David Zwirner is a knockout.

21 January 2018

London Art Exhibitions Winter 2018 Investigated By Zoltan Alexander

Art galleries opening all over the city with art as international as innovative. Given London, more than 1.500 galleries, its current art scene is...

20 January 2018

London Art Fair 2018 Sue Hubbard Has The Last Word

There was a time when the London Art Fair was the glitziest thing in the capital's art world calendar.

17 January 2018

Philip Pearlstein: The American Lucian Freud’s Triumphant London Exhibition – Edward Lucie-Smith

Philip Pearlstein is one of the truly major figures in the history of 20th (and now 21st) century American art. He is now 93...

6 January 2018

John Piper Primaeval Haunting Surrealism – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

There is something very exciting about John Piper's early works at Tate Liverpool.

2 January 2018

London Art Exhibitions For January 2018 By Paul Carey-Kent

With Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 behind us we return to the normality of the London art gallery offerings.

1 January 2018

Can Art Transform Society? – Two Exhibition Reviews By Revd Jonathan Evens

Two current exhibitions seem to suggest that art can transform society.

14 December 2017

Edward Lucie-Smith Chooses Ten Exhibitions That Made A Difference In 2017

What were the best exhibitions in 2017? What's on my list of ten? The answers to this pair of questions really depend on which...

8 December 2017

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Dissidence In Russia – Edward Lucie-Smith

How times have changed! In the 1980s, during the closing decade of the Soviet Union, Russian dissident artists, emerging on to the world stage...

8 December 2017

Ten Recommended London Art Shows By Paul Carey -Kent December 2017

It’s hard to complain about the big institutional shows on display just now

2 December 2017

Becoming Henry Moore: The Birth Of Immutable Stone – By Paul Black

Once lauded as the greatest British artist of the 20th century, Moore has - in recent years - been usurped by the great sadomasochistic...

1 December 2017

Rose Wylie: Forget Age And Gender The Message Is The Painting – Edward Lucie-Smith

Rose Wylie is 83 years old. Her rise to fame has been fairly meteoric. Ten years ago few had heard of her, either in...

27 November 2017

ParisPhoto – Women House And Lyon Biennial – Virginie Puertolas-Syn – French Update

Autumn is always a hectic yet enjoyable season for the art lover in France - my favourite time of year in the busy art...

26 November 2017

Leftovers Exhibition Explores What Is Left Of Women When Mothering

The exhibition focuses on the idea of what is left of women when mothering.

22 November 2017

Modigliani: Inhabiting The Floating World – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Modigliani show that just opened at Tate Modern is a very splendid affair, which doesn’t seem to offer a single weak link....

21 November 2017

Lubaina Himid: Lost Voices Of Slavery – Walker Art Gallery – Alice Lenkiewicz

Lubaina Himid's significant starting point for her exhibition 'Naming the Money', at the Walker Art Gallery is

20 November 2017

Focusing Real Life: London Photography Exhibitions Autumn 2017 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Having been downgraded by the early 20th century Modernists, portraiture is now, a hundred years later, making a significant comeback.

18 November 2017

Hannah Ryggen: Crafty Resistance Hidden In Plain Sight – Modern Art Oxford – Paul Black

The outstanding Scandinavian artist Hannah Ryggen finally receives her first major UK presentation at Modern Art Oxford. This hidden gem has finally been revealed,...

17 November 2017

Art Of Post-Soviet Actionism Explored At Saatchi Gallery

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism is perhaps the most interesting and relevant exhibition and performance event mounted at The Saatchi Gallery since its launch in...

10 November 2017

Reflections: Pre-Raphaelite Smoke and Convex Mirrors – Edward Lucie-Smith 

In a way, it’s a bit of surprise to find the Pre-Raphs, even some of the grander ones, on view at the National Gallery.

9 November 2017

Sean Scully: The Noble Legacy Of Constructivism MAMM Moscow

Sean Scully has been a driving force in Abstract painting since the 1980s.

8 November 2017

Red Star Over Tate Modern – Soviet Art In Context – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Red Star show comes rather late in a series of exhibitions here in Britain, designed to celebrate – or commemorate – the Russian...

7 November 2017

Monochrome Set: Painting in Black and White – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Monochrome show at the National Gallery has gained less coverage and generated much less enthusiasm that the current Living Gods show at the...

1 November 2017

French Impressionists: Refugee Painters In London – Edward Lucie Smith

Like quite a lot of grand museum exhibitions in London recently, this new show at Tate Britain doesn’t quite tell its announced story.

30 October 2017

Art Since 9/11 Capturing The Age Of Terror By Edward Lucie-Smith

The new show, 'Age of Terror: Art since 9/11' on the top floor of the London branch of the Imperial War Museum struggles to...