Jon Kelly

A middle aged upstart with a passion for art history - "art can be a force for good if employed at the correct angle!" Likes Surrealism, jazz and socks.

Articles by Jon

Theater & Cinema

The Art of Polish Film Posters

The emergence of the poster as a fresh, creative medium was a timely episode in an unfolding age of consumer expendability. In an era of conveyor...

Jon Kelly 16 June 2022

Expressionism

Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of human form. But alongside his startlingly...

Jon Kelly 12 June 2022

Museum Stories

Review: The Colour of Abstraction at Grove Square Galleries

The latest exhibition at London’s Grove Square Galleries, The Colour of Abstraction, is a vibrant group presentation of colorful abstract art.

Jon Kelly 23 December 2020

Artist Stories

Trouvelot and his Unique Art of the Cosmos

First published in 1881, Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s portfolio of astronomical illustrations is an exceptional collection of majestic...

Jon Kelly 20 December 2020

Museum Stories

Metal, Ink and Dye: New Exhibition of Late Rauschenberg Works

A selection of late works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition at London’s Bastian Gallery.

Jon Kelly 16 December 2020

Talk about the Passion – Exploring Art at Easter

Easter Holy Week and The Crucifixion The final days of Holy Week are traditionally associated with the trial and execution of Jesus, culminating in...

Jon Kelly 10 April 2020

Museum Stories

Life In Motion Review: Egon Schiele And Francesca Woodman At Tate Liverpool

The current Life in Motion exhibition at Tate Liverpool features a dual display by two equally compelling artists. Captivating studies by Austrian...

Jon Kelly 2 August 2018

Surrealism

Free as a Bird – Max Ernst, Lop Lop and the Art of Chance

The unconscious mind can serve as a revealing personal landscape. Feeding our dreams, shaping our personalities and informing our behaviour; the...

Jon Kelly 4 May 2018