London art exhibitions
Now, right off the bat, I had concerns with this show. The promo for this new exhibition at Saatchi Gallery said that the
In comparison to the big blockbuster shows at Royal Academy and the National Portrait Gallery, this isn't one of those shows
Simply put, this exhibition overwhelms you. All art looks to make an impact, but Kiefer's works are mind-blowing. Emotional
If I were to describe to you images of animate skulls ravenously tearing apart a herring with their teeth, or a living skeleton
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, about 1603-4, Oil on canvas. The Nelson - Atkins
Where to begin when you don't know where to begin... Simply put, the Abstract Expressionism show at the Royal Academy of Arts is extraordinary, utterly extraordinary. Wandering around these large galleries - the beautiful high-ceilinged walls smothered, crammed to capacity, with these vast revolutionary canvases - I felt both lost for words and completely overwhelmed.
What strikes you most about this show are two things: the impressive list of over forty artists who have been brought together to contribute to this exhibition, and the effort that has gone into making this a dynamic experience.
he National Gallery has scored a real winner with its summer show, Painters' Paintings, which explores great paintings from an unusual perspective - that of the artists who owned them. The collection on display is mightily impressive.
The Tate's continuing commitment to platforming female artists continues apace with this Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition, the
It's probably no surprise that Damien Hirst owns a lot of works by Jeff Koons. After all, these two have common ground - they're both provocateurs, both divisive artists. And now, Damien has put his own collection of Jeff Koons works on display in his Newport Street Gallery, which opened last year.