4 March 2020

Aubrey Beardsley: A Sensual Sometimes Erotic Divertissement – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the exhibition catalogue notes, the Beardsley show that just opened at Tate Britain is the first comprehensive survey of his work to have found a place there, since an exhibition of his drawings in 1924. That is to say, very nearly a century ago.

19 June 2017

Alphonse Mucha And The Art Nouveau Movement Opens At The Walker Liverpool

A major exhibition of works of art by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) one of the most influential artists of the Art Nouveau movement is on view at the Walker Art Gallery.

30 May 2012

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Google Doodle Creates Peter Carl Fabergé Egg Extravaganza

Peter Carl Fabergé  the iconic Russian jeweller famous for creating bejewelled eggs  some which sell for  over a million pounds each has been honoured on his 166th birthday with a Google doodle. The California based search engine has fashioned their logo with his trademark Easter eggs. He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia to the […]

21 September 2011

Postmodernism Pastiche and Subversion

Victoria & Albert Museum move on to the next chapter The V&A’s autumn show ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990’ represents the climax of a  long-running series of exhibitions devoted to exploring the ‘style movements’ of the twentieth century. From Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, through Modernism and Post-war Modernism, we have now arrived […]