Edward Burne-Jones at the Tate

Edward Burne-Jones at the Tate

I don’t believe one can quite like Burne-Jones. He is the Victorian equivalent of Marmite. As I emerged from this large retrospective, I thought that if I saw one more fey, pouting, miserable looking maiden, I would pull my hair out and poke my eyes out with a pencil. One...

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Mantegna and Bellini at the National Gallery

Mantegna and Bellini at the National Gallery

The Bellini family were arguably the most important and influential of Italian painters in the second half of the 15th century, the head of which was Jacopo, who had a thriving studio in Venice and two sons, Gentile and Giovanni, both of whom excelled in the the art of painting,...

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Christian Marsh at Plus One Gallery

Christian Marsh at Plus One Gallery

As the 20th Century gave way to the 21st, Hyperrealism evolved from an art dealer buzzword into a unique and striking genre all of its own. Whilst its progenitor Photorealism focused on producing work that exactly recreated its subject matter, Hyperrealist artists moved beyond rote replication; photographs became part of...

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‘Tales of Ramion’ at The Cello Factory

‘Tales of Ramion’ at The Cello Factory

Frank Hinks: Tales of Ramion 26 October – 4 November 2018 The Cello Factory 35A Cornwall Road London SE1 8TJ London QC, illustrator and children’s author Frank Hinks will showcase over 100 colourful hand-painted illustrations in a new exhibition opening this week at The Cello Factory. Hinks has transformed his...

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Renzo Piano: The Art Of Making Buildings

Renzo Piano: The Art Of Making Buildings

At 81, Piano is remarkably sprightly for his age, articulate, relaxed, urbane and charming, still heading up the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, which he founded in 1981, and still involved in all aspects of the design development of their projects. He was born into a family of builders, and soon...

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Paula Rego: From Mind to Hand

Paula Rego: From Mind to Hand

  Paula Rego grew up under the anti-communist Catholic dictatorship of Salazar’s corporatism Estado Novo in Portugal, with shadows of the secret police around every corner. It is hardly surprising that her images resonate with menace, ambiguity and the threat or actuality of violence. The Maids is a painting based...

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New portrait of Malala goes on display in National Portrait Gallery

New portrait of Malala goes on display in National Portrait Gallery

Malala Yousafzai, the girls’ education activist, has had a portrait publically displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. The work which was commissioned by the Gallery; was completed by Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, Shirin Neshat. This is the first of three commissions supported by Outset over the last few years. Acquired...

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Ribera: The Art of Violence

Ribera: The Art of Violence

If your predilections are flaying, flagellation, torture, hanging, upside-down crucifixions and human suffering generally, then head on down to Dulwich, where there is an array of the art of violence or the violence of art in all its shocking forms. Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) was a Spanish-born painter from Valencia,...

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Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York

Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Rd,  London SW10 9ED Until Saturday 27 October Tickets: https://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2018/a-funny-thing-happened.php   Frankly it would be amiss of me to start a review of this play without addressing its interminable title. Perhaps there is something our American friends find hilarious about it that got lost somewhere on...

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The Outsider at The Coronet

The Outsider at The Coronet

The Outsider The Coronet 14 Sep – 20 Oct 2018 The Outsider by Albert Camus   Tickets: https://www.the-print-room.org/ The Outsider is Albert Camus’s first and perhaps most famous novel.  A deeply interior novel, it has never been performed on stage in a significant production...

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