20 December 2017


Italian Artist Andrea Martinelli The Return Of Humanism In Portraiture

Over the next few months, we will be profiling a number of international artists of importance. The Italian artist, Andrea Martinelli, is highlighted here by our New York correspondents Gina Hanson and Jerry Kaye, who met the artist in Italy. Artists have a duty to bring man back to the centre of everything We met […]

18 June 2015


BP Portrait Awards: A Non Starter Slippery As An Oil Slick

The genre ‘portraiture’ is as open ended as the limitless expanses of landscape, history painting, still lifes, and abstract: yet while on paper the BP award is as thematically open, and democratically open to everyone to enter, whether amateur or professional, the selection, style and favouritism remains curiously conservative and hideously prescriptive. I’ve been several […]

8 September 2013


Jack Beal Leading NY Realist Movement Painter Dies Age 82

Jack Beal a leader of the NY Realist movement, in the 1960-1970s has died age 82. He first came to prominence as part of a group of artists which included Philip Pearlstein and Alfred Leslie, in New York. They rejected Abstract Expressionism for a return to a figurative and narrative painting genre. The group was […]

5 March 2013


Photo Realist Chuck Close Touring Exhibition Opens At White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey is presenting an exhibition of the Photo Realist titled; ‘Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration’ This is a touring exhibition of the artist’s graphic oeuvre, curated and organised by the Parrish Art Museum, USA. Close made his first print in 1972 and, since then, has tirelessly explored the possibilities and limits of […]