London Art

Exhibition Review: Sonia Delaunay, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Tate has opened a wonderful new exhibition on Sonia Delaunay, the exciting avant-garde artist whose bright and colourful works spanned not just painting, but also textiles, fashion, theatre and design.

Incredibly Cool Richard Diebenkorn Exhibition at Royal Academy

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Richard Diebenkorn is celebrated as a post-war Master in his native United States - Obama even selected one of his works for the private residence of the White House. In Europe though, he's not that well-known. In fact, the only major solo exhibition of his work was at the Whitechapel Gallery back in 1991.

Sotto Voce: The Best Art Show in London Today

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Sotto Voce, an art exhibition at the on until the 18th of April, in Bond Street, London, had the ambitious idea of investigating these simultaneous events when artists started experimenting with the abstract white relief with a focus on the 1930s to 1970s.

New John Singer Sargent Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Away from the pressures of commissions these works show Sargent experimenting with styles and settings. Some of the work is quite radical for its time and shows a painter with immense variety and skill.

History is Now at Hayward Gallery Searches for British Identity

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Seven artists were invited to curate their own section of this exhibition, choosing particular periods and subjects from post-war British cultural history. Over 250 objects are included in this vast exhibition, with every media possible included - from paintings to photographs, from sculpture to scientific surveys, and everything in-between.

Dark, Haunting and Extraordinary: Marlene Dumas at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Marlene was born in South Africa at a time of apartheid and censorship, where simply a picture of Nelson Mandela was considered to be so dangerous that it was banned. This deep and profound relationship between banning an image and infusing it with power and meaning must have made an impact on Marlene as it has shaped her work.

Rubens Exhibition at Royal Academy Is Very Light on Works from, Well, Rubens

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The name 'Rubens' may be in the title of the exhibition but I counted maybe only about a dozen works from Rubens actually on show. Maybe a few more. What few Rubens works there are though are incredibly impressive.

Top 10 London Art Exhibitions to See in 2015

Victoria Sadler | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It was a great year for art shows in the capital but, frustratingly, the big exhibitions were dominated by white male artists. So it is with great delight that the calendar for 2015 sees this challenged in a big way. Here is my list of those art exhibitions in London to put in your diary for 2015.

Top 10 Art Shows of 2014

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

There have been some fantastic art exhibitions this year and the popularity of box office draws such as Rembrandt and Matisse warms the heart. However as I compiled this list, I couldn't help but notice that the list is dominated by white men - a sore reminder that diversity and representation remains a challenge that must be addressed...

Exhibition: Giovanni Battista Moroni, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Moroni is widely regarded as one of the finest painters of the 16th century, and a critical innovator in portraiture, in particular. Yet his name is not widely known by the general public so this new exhibition at the Royal Academy, the first ever large-scale display of his work outside Italy, is an important contribution in correcting this.

The Legacy of War Examined in New Exhibition at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Timed to coincide with the First World War centenary, the Tate Modern has opened a new exhibition that examines wars and conflict in photography. But this is not a simple display of photojournalism.

So, What to Make of Allen Jones?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Allen Jones is considered to be one of the finest pop artists of the 1960s but as creator of pieces such as Chair and Table, where female sex doll figures are contorted into everyday pieces of furniture, have secured him a reputation as a figure of controversy.

Grayson Perry Who Are You? At National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Celebrated artist Grayson Perry has been examining identity and how we define ourselves in his programme on Channel 4, Who Are You? The 14 works of art he created off the back of the interviews and experiences he had on this journey are now on show in a free exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

Artists Explore the Digital Age in MIRRORCITY at Hayward Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The exhibition presents artworks in a wide variety of media, from paintings to film, from sculpture to sound. But all of it questions that gap between our virtual lives and our reality.

Wonderful Sigmar Polke Retrospective at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Sigmar Polke was one of the most radical, experimental and influential artists of the past 50 years. And the Tate has brought together an extraordinary and vast collection of Polke's works for this comprehensive retrospective.

Brilliant and Moving Rembrandt Exhibition at the National Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The new Rembrandt exhibition at the National Galley is not only an extraordinary collection of works from this great artist, but also incredibly moving.

Stunning Anselm Kiefer Exhibition at Royal Academy

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Anselm Kiefer is widely considered to be the most influential artist working today. However he is not a household name. With this in mind, this new exhibition at the Royal Academy succeeds in not only showcasing a broad range of Kiefer's extraordinary work, but also in bringing much depth and context to the pieces on show.

Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

John Constable remains one of Britain's best-loved artists and I don't think you will ever see a more thorough examination of his approach to and design of his work than this new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Late Turner Exhibition at Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Late Turner exhibition at the Tate Britain is the first ever museum exhibition of the later works in Turner's career. The works he produced in his 60s and 70s were some of his most remarkable as his understanding of light and colour, which he'd developed throughout his career, reached its climax.

The Line - £141,000 Raised in Less Than Eight Weeks

Megan Piper | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Megan Piper

You may have read that The Line successfully reached its crowdfunding target on Friday 28th March. What you won't have read is the nail-biting rollercoaster that was the mad dash to the deadline...

Terrace Wires: Who Is Responsible for Keeping London Beautiful?

Nicola Shaw | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

David Batchelor's Chromolocomotion has been well received since it's unveiling on 7 April. The bright colours definitely stop the St Pancras International visitors in their tracks and bring smiles to the early morning commuters as they make their way through the station.

Sculpture in the Home - Pangolin London

Bob Chaundy | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The Pangolin London has transformed itself into a time capsule for the next few weeks with its exhibition Sculpture in the Home. The show consists of three rooms exquisitely decked out in furniture, drawings, textiles, wallpaper and sculpture dating mainly from the 1940s and 1950s.

Female Artists Front and Centre at the Affordable Art Fair

Victoria Sadler | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The focus on female artists is not superficial either. The Fair is dedicated to supporting established and up-and-coming female artists from all over the world so on Friday March 14th, the Fair will be teaming up with fashion house Gudrun Sjoden, whose spring collection has been entirely inspired by strong, artistic women, and host talks from Susan Mumford, Founder of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

A Beginners Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art

Sheila McGregor | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sheila McGregor

There comes a stage in life when clip frames and old art posters just don't cut it anymore. You yearn for something different in your living space, art that doesn't bear the hallmarks of former student living or décor on the cheap. But you don't have a lot of money and, assuming you're not after a landscape painting to match the curtains, you don't know where to start.

New Tate Britain Unveiled at No Cost to the Tax Payer

John Nickson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Nickson

This week, Tate's original building re-opens after a £45million face-lift. Tate Britain is glamorous once more, a temple of cool and contemplation. Tate was a gift to the public from Henry Tate, a sugar baron. He donated his great collection of British art to the nation as well as £110,000 to pay for a new gallery on condition that the state would look after it.