Leonardo’s Last Supper is back on view at the RA. Or at least a copy of it is, made by his pupil Gianpetrino. And to celebrate the event, there’s now a website devoted to it – the copy not the original. You can find it Here
A 19th-century copy of a painting by the Baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s titled The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables has been destroyed by an amateur artist, in Spain. This is yet another example of works of art in Spain that have been updated by well-meaning Sunday painters. The incident is reminiscent of the restoration […]
Hackney Council has announced two public artworks to be unveiled celebrating the Windrush Generation.
Oriel College in Oxford, the epicenter for recent student protests, has announced that they will remove the controversial statue of the racist/imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The governors of the Oxford University college voted on Wednesday night to relocate the statue of the colonialist to a museum. Last week Louise Richardson, the vice chancellor of Oxford University, […]
17 June 2020
Giuseppe Penone (born in 1947) has made two generous gifts of 350 drawings to the Centre Pompidou and a similar number works on paper to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
On the third anniversary of the tragic fire which took seventy-two lives in the Grenfell tower block in West London, Artlyst thought it a good time to highlight an excellent project that the Turner Prize-nominated collective Forensic Architecture has put together using mapping technology.
As a sculptor who has used Victorian and other found sculptures in my work for some time, the increasingly heated debate on the future of public Victorian statues, buildings and street names across the country has resonated with me.
Sotheby’s announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually intimate, (about 17 x 22cm) and was painted in 1632 when the artist was 26 years old.
10 June 2020
Banksy, Bristol’s international artist/influencer has suggested a plan which should appeal to both critics of the sudden removal and dumping of the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston and the protesters.
Artworks acquire layers of meaning over time. André Daughtry’s Weight is a video work from 2014 that attempts ‘to visualise societal projections on the black male body’.
The first of the London mega galleries have announced they are to reopen after a three-month lockdown period. White Cube and Gagosian will open by timed appointment to comply with social distancing measures from next week.
A notorious statue dedicated to a slave trader in Bristol has been torn down and thrown into the harbour during a second day of anti-racism protests across the UK. Following a peaceful demonstration in Bristol
The elusive Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The sad news that the larger than life artist Christo passed away aged 84 was announced on his website on 31 May.
26 May 2020
“Through Arts We Rise” painted, sprayed and blessed by the world’s foremost street art lettering demi-god, Ben Eine
This year the Turner Prize will be replaced by a bursaries scheme In response to the COVID19 pandemic. Tate Britain has announced that it will be awarding one-off bursaries of £10,000 to 10 artists in place of this year’s Turner Prize. The jury will select the ‘Turner Bursaries’ at the end of June.
When an exhibition celebrating 800 years of spirit and endeavour at Salisbury Cathedral has to be installed against the clock and then its launch is halted by the COVID-19 lockdown, first emotions are primarily of devastation.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Serpentine Galleries, have been jointly awarded a transformational Grant of £150,000 for their collaborative work on ecology.
The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new task force aimed at helping Arts renewal by getting the country’s recreation and leisure sector up and running again.
Manifesta 13 Marseille the ‘European nomadic biennial’ is to go ahead at the end of August 2020. It was supposed to take place in the South of France 7 June – 1 December 2020. The event will now welcome audiences and participants to its three programmes: the central exhibition Traits d’ union.s; its education and […]
20 May 2020
The Royal Parks organisation in London has just put a remarkable site up on the Web. It enables the user to explore the long-gone Crystal Palace in Hyde Park.