An easy display to miss, Drawing on Arabian Nights at the Courtauld Gallery is a thrilling analysis of Europe’s obsession with Orientalism and the impact of the folk tales in Edward Lane’s translation of One Thousand and One Nights (ألف ليلة و ليلة) on 19th-century artists. An illustrated edition of the Arabian Nights executed byContinue reading “REVIEW | Drawing on Arabian Nights – Courtauld Gallery, London”
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THE BIG REVIEW | Raphael and his School: Drawing Connections – British Museum, London
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”
REVIEW | Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection – Leighton House Museum
This article was first published (without images) in The Courtauldian. Leighton House Museum’s latest exhibition is a commemoration of a promised gift to the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, from one of the most significant private collections in North America. The group of eighty drawings was collected by Dr Dennis T. Lanigan, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon whose fascinationContinue reading “REVIEW | Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection – Leighton House Museum”
‘England’s Michelangelo’ comes to Canterbury!
To coincide with the Studio 3 Gallery’s Alfred Drury exhibition, the Beaney Art Museum in Canterbury – also a finalist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year award in 2013 – has set up a small exhibition on yet another Alfred: that of Alfred Stevens. Dubbed ‘England’s Michelangelo’ this one room display features theContinue reading “‘England’s Michelangelo’ comes to Canterbury!”