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Pride in the Pandemic: Remembering Keith Haring, Our Rainbow AngelJune 30, 2020
If life is a moving picture, then the current pandemic would be one of the darkest chapters. We are witnessing death, experiencing claustrophobia or alienation, and losing track of time. Today, living in such a dark...
Empty Paintings of QuarantineMay 20, 2020
We’ve all heard of the personalities who made history during quarantine: William Shakespeare wrote King Lear while in quarantine, Isaac Newton developed calculus and his theory of gravity while in quarantine, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote The Decameron...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Richard Saltoun Gallery: Bodily Objects – ReviewMay 20, 2020
Bodily Objects, curated by Philomena Epps, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London. 1.05.2020 – 30.06.2020, access online viewing room here. The business of an online exhibition is certainly very topical. You would be forgiven six weeks ago for...
Tableaux Vivants: A Long History of Recreating ArtMay 1, 2020
A fanciful costume, a theatrical pose, the right light… and for a few seconds the viewer is immersed in a “living picture.” You have probably recently seen in social media some pieces of art recreated from...
Nikko Toshogu ShrineApril 30, 2020
Among one of the most scenic areas of Japan, in the middle of the Honshu island, and at the foot of the Mt. Nantai volcano, lies the small city of Nikko. Besides the beautiful surroundings, it...
Art and Justice: The Forgotten Case of Bird in Space by Constantin BrancusiApril 6, 2020
In 1926, Bird in Space crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Paris to New York City for an exhibition at the Brummer Gallery, curated by one of Brancusi’s most trusted friends – Marcel Duchamp. But what was...
Walking the Line: Sofia Mitsola’s WomenFebruary 7, 2020
For Condo London 2020, Pilar Corrias shares its space with Matthew Brown Gallery, LA. Whilst works by Sedrick Chisom largely occupy the downstairs space, the viewer firstly enters a fictional island of desire and pleasure in Sofia Mitsola’s Darladiladada. Taking...
The Joy of Lucian Freud. The Self-portraitsDecember 27, 2019
Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is regarded as the pre-eminent British figurative painter of the last sixty years. Francis Bacon, two decades older, and David Hockney, a decade younger, are his main rivals. For years I hated Freud’s...
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