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Looking at the New Mexico desert, Georgia O’Keeffe found a new home. In the thirteenth Postcard piece, Emily Garbutt considers O’Keeffe’s vivid, evocative painting, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II, 1930, and asks when she will have the opportunity, post-lockdown, to survey a foreign landscape.
Read More “Postcards in Isolation 12: Georgia O’ Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie’s II, 1930”
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”
Julia Bagguley reflects on the life and work of Lucian Freud in light of the current Royal Academy exhibition of his self portraits.
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The Barbican’s Lee Krasner: Living Colour is a long overdue celebration of an indomitable artist whose ingenious eye offers a kaleidoscopic perspective on the inner and outer worlds that shape our lives, writes our arts contributor Dr Lottie Whalen.
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Tate Modern’s latest retrospective of the Russian avant-garde artist, Natalia Goncharova, is a triumph of colour, style and artistic brilliance, writes our arts contributor Gabriela Frost.
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Tate’s latest exhibition, Van Gogh and Britain, reveals the extent to which the artist was inspired by British culture and in turn, influenced it. In her review, Jo Hemmings asks why we’re still captivated by Van Gogh and his work.
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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’”
Dangerous women, failed relationships, melancholic landscapes and the death of loved ones all haunt the work of artist Edvard Munch, as seen in the British Museum’s latest exhibition.
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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”
The National Portrait Gallery’s latest exhibition, Gainsborough’s Family Album, captures the artist’s affection for his family, says our contributor Jessica Lim.
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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”