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The new exhibition Bill Woodrow RA opens tomorrow at the Royal Academy’s Burlington Gardens site and runs until 16 February 2014. Long overdue, this full survey show features 50 works spanning the sculptor’s entire career. It explores the many themes evident in Woodrow’s oeuvre , from the early 1970s to the present day, highlighting his humour […]
Posted onBritish artist Edward Burra (1905-76) features surprisingly prominently in the publicity for the Royal Academy’s current exhibition Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940. A number of the reviews of the show feature Burra’s watercolour El Paseo (c.1938), a wonderfully stylised and slightly sinister snapshot of night-time street-life in the Mexican city. I haven’t yet seen the exhibition, but I’m […]
Posted onHad enough of the great British heat wave already? Cool off at one of this summer’s great British art shows… Like Wimbledon and the Proms, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, now in its 245th year, has long since gained the status of a British institution. Which is not to say that all of the 1000 plus […]
Posted onLast night saw the launch of Philip Trevelyan’s new monograph on his father, celebrated British painter and printmaker Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988). The event took place in the Fine Rooms at the Royal Academy of Arts on London’s Picadilly. The fabulous surroundings and the opportunity to see various works by Trevelyan, courtesy of Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, […]
Posted onJulian Trevelyan: Picture Language – Philip Trevelyan’s new book on his artist father, and my Book of the Week – opens with an insightful Foreword by art critic Mel Gooding, who commends the book for bringing out as never before ‘the double-sided aspects of Trevelyan’s artistic impulses’. There is indeed a fascinating duality in the art of Julian Trevelyan […]
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