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


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 […]