New purchase by National Gallery London
The National Gallery has bought a rare painting by 17th Century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi for £3.6m.
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Two stories about forgeries today
The visual art market has some very amazing forgeries in circulation – and who knows how many yet to be detected.
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Contemporary Australian photography in London
Michael Reid Gallery has opened an exhibition of Australian Contemporary Photography at the Australian High Commission in London.
Another big splash in London!
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The Critical Visual Arts Review
There is not a lot of well written independent thinking reviews of the visual arts. Many are cautious as they need to be mindful of the next gig – more a comment on how the powerplay function in the contemporary art scene.
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Photographic Centre opening date announced
Opening on 12 October 2018
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Traces of Vermeer
We have uploaded a couple of times now on the research on whether Vermeer used a Camera Obscura as part of his process for some of his paintings. Now there’s more.. Continue reading “Vermeer”
one for the 2018 diaryVictorian Giants: The Birth of Art PhotographyNational Portrait Gallery (UK) 1 March – 20 May 2018
Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-33 review – August Sander and Otto Dix, masters of life and death
Tate Liverpool: Sander sees the humanity in everyone, Dix nothing but horror, in this superb show exploring Germany between the wars.
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designs for new V&A Photography Centre
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has revealed a visual of its new Photography Centre – click here
Sidelining of the visual arts by mainstream media
and to add to the heading – being sidelined by conservative governments and their agencies.
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Review Penny Craswell / The Design Writer
click on the image or here for Penny Craswell’s blog and her review of the new Design Museum in London
News for 2018 and 2020
Click here for news on upcoming works to be atop the Fourth Plinth on Trafalgar Square.
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Traces of Vermeer
Following a former post on a Vermeer exhibition, we received a comment and a link to a research site about Vermeer and how it is proposed that the artist used a Camera Obscura.
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Mat Collishaw – Thresholds
Re-staging the first photographic exhibition..
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Exhibition: Colour photographs 1977-1988
Beetles+Huxley (London) till 18 February 2017
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award for Outstanding Contribution to Photography
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John Berger, art critic author, death announced
Click on the image above for the announcement in The Guardian
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Jonathan Jones looks at Christmas cards – click on the image
Jonathan Jones on cherishing the landscape
Click on the image to see the point being made – it’s a good one!
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Jane Brown, photographer (UK) – dies age 89
Click on the image for the tribute in The Guardian
Review: Robert Rauschenberg at the TATE
I could spend hours writing about some of the stuff now being exhibited as being contemporary art.
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review: Australia’s Impressionists at National Gallery London
A good review of these Australian works in the London exhibition – click on the image for the link to The Guardian
Revisiting a review of a Tate exhibition of Late Turner
This 2014 exhibition at the Tate was a magnificent exhibition.
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Elton John on his photography collection
click on the image above for The Guardian story on Elton John’s collection
Great program for late 2016
check it out… click on the image above
The View from Here, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The View from Here, brings together 70 key works that chart the history of landscape photography over the course of 175 years. click here for more.
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Charles Jones photographed vegetables
Hundreds of them……. Here’s the story online – click here.
Yale Centre for British Art, 2016
From the gallery: This exhibition offered a glimpse of the lost architecture of preindustrial London, as captured in a series of carbon photoprints commissioned between 1875 and 1886 by the short-lived Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London.
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The V&A as a centre for photography
An update on the move of the Royal Photography Society’s collection to the V&A – and the V&A as a centre for photography. click here.
How does the weather affect us?
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New The Fourth Plinth sculpture unveiled.
The Fourth Plinth is the vacant plinth sitting in Trafalgar Square.
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The Image in Question at Michael Hoppen Gallery
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News on Photo London 2016
Photography is alive and very well –
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The Royal Academy of Art & Abstract Expressionism
Last time I saw Blue Poles it was on temporary exhibition alone in a room at the NGA.
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Take a tour of Photo London festival 2016
click on the image to take a virtual tour of the exhibitions at the Photo London festival in London.
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