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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...
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...
Ugly Cities TransformedDecember 13, 2019
Seeing a place, object or person through the eyes of an artist can change our perception of the subject of the artwork. So, if art is such a powerful and emotional medium, can we use art...
W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine at the Annenberg Space for PhotographyNovember 13, 2019
“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” Robert Frost begins. His poem Mending Walls is emblazoned next to the entrance, setting the tone for the Annenberg Space for Photography’s latest exhibition. Even before stepping inside,...
Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of ShallotNovember 10, 2019
Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world through a mirror and recreate life through the weaving of...
The Works of Yves Klein: Lover of BlueOctober 22, 2019
Yves Klein was born in late April of 1928 in Nice, France. His mother, Marie Raymond, was a renowned member of the Art Informel movement, which involved abstract styles and gesture painting. His father, Fred Klein,...
John Paddison – the Quiet Stone-CarverOctober 19, 2019
John Paddison was a celebrated stone carver in the tradition of Jacob Epstein and Eric Gill, but his name is not as well known. Paddison was born in Wolverhampton, England in 1929. He studied initially at...
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