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From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia (Dulwich Picture Gallery)

Tuesday, 11 November, 2014 by Costanza Beltrami

From the Forest to the Sea brilliantly turns the disadvantages of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s small exhibition space into an opportunity: the gallery’s long vista — a corridor rather than an enfilade of rooms — and its changing wall colours firmly … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision (National Portrait Gallery)

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014 by Thomas Hughes

The idea that an exhibition of assorted paintings, photographs and objects can constitute a ‘portrait’ of someone is an interesting one. Bloomsbury biographer Frances Spalding’s exhibition on Virginia Woolf has added another chapter to the interdisciplinary history of Bloomsbury by … Continue reading

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Rembrandt: The Late Works (National Gallery)

Friday, 24 October, 2014 by Evy Cauldwell-French

Many an exhibition will market itself as “once in a lifetime”. The National Gallery’s Rembrandt blockbuster is no different, clearly marking out the rare accumulation of a vast amount of canonical works in one place. Exhibitions of this size take … Continue reading

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Constable: The Making of a Master (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Thursday, 23 October, 2014 by Chelsey Randall-Wright

John Constable is one of those artists who will stay forever loved among the English, but is unfortunately often relegated to obscurity abroad. When I visited the V&A for this major new exhibition of his painting, I was struck by … Continue reading

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Anselm Kiefer – A View from a critical distance?

Tuesday, 14 October, 2014 by Sarah Hegenbart

I need to begin with a declaration of interest. First, I am German. Second, I am currently writing a dissertation on another post-war artist. This could explain why I might be a bit more sensitive towards these topics than the … Continue reading

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Jenny Saville (Gagosian Gallery)

Monday, 14 July, 2014 by Lisa Moravec

The latest large-scale works by the British painter Jenny Saville (*1970) are for everyone who makes a fetish of delicate fingers and toes.  The strong, but at the same time tender, black outlines of bodily endings and coloured heaps of … Continue reading

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Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, Leighton (National Gallery)

Friday, 30 May, 2014 by Lindsay Wells

If you plan on visiting the National Gallery this summer, you won’t want to miss the sun-drenched Mediterranean landscapes currently on view in “Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, Leighton.”  The paintings in this display reconstruct the interactions between three of Europe’s … Continue reading

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Thank Francis It’s Friarsday: Art, Architecture and the Friars: New Work and Future Prospects (23rd May 2014)

Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 by James Alexander Cameron

This was no Friday, but a Friarsday, when the lecture theatre became like a plenary general chapter meeting of scholars working on mendicant art and architecture, discussing the large amount of scholarship that has recently appeared on the friars in … Continue reading

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Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America (Saatchi Gallery)

Thursday, 22 May, 2014 by Izzie Hewitt

‘Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America’ is a moving, intriguing exhibition of wide-ranging art from sixteen contemporary artists, often with complex socio-political influences. The diversity of media and raw talent of several of the artists on display promised … Continue reading

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Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice (National Gallery)

Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 by Susannah Smith

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice is the first monographic exhibition of the artist’s work to be held in the UK. The expansive selection of works clearly aims to reposition the master alongside his better known Venetian counterparts Titian and Giorgione; … Continue reading

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