For the next few months, there is a sweet little opportunity to sample the British Museum’s collection of drawings by Raphael and his workshop, including Giulio Romano, Giovanni Francesco Penni, Giovanni da Udine, Perino del Vaga, and Polidoro da Caravaggio. On the Raphael side, a thematic highlight of this display is their collection of hisContinue reading “THE BIG REVIEW | Raphael and his School: Drawing Connections – British Museum, London”
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THE BIG REVIEW | Raphael – National Gallery, London
For a concise review of The Credit Suisse Exhibition: RAPHAEL, please click here. The Early Umbrian Years Opening the National Gallery show is an elusive, faintly drawn portrait of a young boy whose features are generally believed to be that of a 15/16-year-old Raphael (British Museum, London). His eyes show an ambition and determination thatContinue reading “THE BIG REVIEW | Raphael – National Gallery, London”
REVIEW | The EY Exhibition: Cezanne – Tate Modern, London
The EY Exhibition: Cezanne at Tate Modern, London, is practically a flawless presentation of the artist’s best landscapes, nudes, portraits, and still lifes. It’s impossible to overstate the outstanding quality of work exhibited and the excellent groupings of related pieces. Impressively, the show manages to highlight the materiality of Cezanne’s oil paintings and watercolours. DueContinue reading “REVIEW | The EY Exhibition: Cezanne – Tate Modern, London”
REVIEW | Raphael – National Gallery, London
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: RAPHAEL at the National Gallery, London, is not your typical survey of the artist’s works. Instead, it is a silver sampling dish featuring every aspect of Raphael’s artistic personality. Consisting of a rigorously selected portion of autograph works, the exhibition succeeds in balancing some of the highlights of his career withContinue reading “REVIEW | Raphael – National Gallery, London”
Top 5 London Art Exhibitions 2017: A Personal Selection
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! As festive cheer spreads throughout the country, let’s look at some of the best exhibitions this year. Below are my top 5 exhibitions of 2017 in London, in addition to some special honourable mentions:
There’s more to Marcantonio Raimondi than just porn!
‘[…] Giulio Romano caused Marc’ Antonio to engrave twenty plates showing all the various ways, attitudes, and positions in which licentious men have intercourse with women; and, what was worse, for each plate Messer Pietro Aretino wrote a most indecent sonnet, insomuch that I know not which was the greater, the offence to the eyeContinue reading “There’s more to Marcantonio Raimondi than just porn!”
2 Weeks in Paris – Day 7: Mona Lisa
Saturday 21st June: The first day away from seminars and the freedom to do whatever we want in this wonderful city – how about an early morning? Early morning queue into the Louvre.
Behind the glass…the British Museum Print Room.
Have any of you ever felt irritated by the impatient crowds behind you as you strive to appreciate a work of art in detail? Have you ever wished the print in front of you was hung in a better light without any issues with glare and annoying reflections? Have you ever hoped to cross thatContinue reading “Behind the glass…the British Museum Print Room.”