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We are very excited to announce the launch of our Emerging Art Writers Competition, in association with Apollo, the International Art Magazine. It is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring art writers to showcase their work to movers and shakers from the British art world. To enter, write an essay of between 1,500 and 2,500 words which answers the question: What, if anything, […]
Posted onStanley Spencer’s paintings aren’t always easy to like, but they are hard to ignore. As the sub-title of Andrew Causey’s new book (my Book of the Week) implies, Spencer’s paintings don’t set out to please, but rather to reflect the artist’s own singular internal vision. ‘Stanley Spencer explored fundamental issues of life with an urgency and persistence unique among British artists […]
Posted onBritish artist Stanley Spencer’s (1891-1959) cycle of 19 paintings from Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere have gone on display at Somerset House in London (until 26 January 2014). It is only the second time in 80 years that the canvasses, painted to commemorate the First World War and based on Spencer’s own wartime experiences (as an orderly […]
Posted onHow best to summarise the achievement of Paul Nash? There is so much. We think we know him from those iconic paintings of the desolation of the First World War, or the famous Surrealist Landscape from a Dream in the Tate, or his more recognisably English landscapes, or the Second World War painting Totes Meer. But […]
Posted onThose of you who keep an eye on our Facebook page or Twitter feed might have noticed our recent suggestion that 2013 is the unofficial year of Modern British sculpture. Certainly a quick glance at the exhibitions opening in the UK this month would confirm that suspicion. In addition to shows focussing on those artists […]
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