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Sian Norris reflects on the female gaze as captured in Zinaida Serebriakova’s At the Dressing Table, 1909, and when looking at Dorothea Tanning’s Self-Portrait, 1944, she considers the lack of freedom we have during lockdown.
Read More “Postcards in Isolation 11: Zinaida Serebriakova’s At the Dressing Table, 1909 and Dorothea Tanning’s Self Portrait, 1944”
Isabel Radford reflects on one of Frida Kahlo’s best known works, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940, and sees the artist as a source of empowerment for our current times.
Read More “Postcards in Isolation 10: Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940”
Toni Roberts discusses how Mona Hatoum’s radiant red sculpture, Hot Spot III, 2009, has become a relevant work of art during her time in lockdown and a metaphor for our cage-like existence.
Read More “Postcards in Isolation 7: Mona Hatoum, Hot Spot III, 2009”
Dismissed in his lifetime as mad, William Blake is now lauded as a visionary genius, one whose art and poetry has influenced many generations of creatives. Shamini Sriskandarajah visits Tate Britain’s recent retrospective to find out why.
Read More “Tracing the ‘bounding line’: William Blake at Tate Britain”
The Hayward Gallery’s current exhibition, Kiss My Genders, displays an array of international artists whose daring and thought-provoking works open up infinite possibilities with regard to gender.
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Our use of pottery for everyday rituals dates back to before the Neolithic period, but today we appreciate the subtle beauty of ceramics. Here, Julia Bagguley discusses the history of pottery in relation to artist Jennifer Lee’s work, currently on show at Kettle’s Yard.
Initially termed as ‘a minor producer of charming still lifes’, the late artist Mary Fedden OBE went on to sell her work for six figure sums. Our arts contributor, Julia Bagguley, reflects on Fedden’s journey from mural maker to internationally known painter.
Read More “A Painter’s Life: Mary Fedden, an artist of ‘thought & imagination’”
Tate Modern opens a door into the deliciously dark, intimate and, at times, comical world of Dorothea Tanning, a surrealist for our times.
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The Royal Academy’s latest exhibition traces the artistic influence of Gustav Klimt on his protégé, Egon Schiele, by displaying their drawings side-by-side.
Read More “Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, at the Royal Academy”
Jessica Lim delights in seeing the work of sibling artists, Mantegna and Bellini, in the National Gallery’s latest exhibition.
Read More “Review of Mantegna and Bellini at the National Gallery, London”