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April 28, 2018

 Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin, ‘Exhibition Room, Somerset House,’ 1808. Engraving. (Image: Wikimedia commons)

If we want to learn about the history and heritage of the British art world, we need look no further than the Royal Academy. Celebrating its 250...

April 27, 2018

Hiroki Ishikawa, Sediment of a Day, 2018. (Image courtesy of EWB)

For its thirteenth edition, SURGE, the East Wing Biennial has turned its focus not only to contemporary art but to the art of the future. Curated and organised by Courtauld students, this year’s exhibitio...

April 23, 2018

Illustration by Nia Thomas

The beloved Wallace Collection boasts a rich and exhilarating heritage, one that is intrinsically linked to the Hertford family. Surveying the grand galleries and the intimate setting of the first floor Oval Drawing Room, I was honoured to get...

April 17, 2018

Giorgio Vasari, The Lives of the Artists, 1568 Edition.

We look at objects, write about them, talk about them, consume them. They are the centre of our discipline - the focal point and its reason to be. For OBJECT No. 2 Elizabeth Craig from the Courtauld Book Library di...

April 16, 2018

The starting-point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and is ‘knowing thyself’ as a product of the historical processes to date, which has deposited in you an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory.

Antonio Gramsci, Prison Note...

April 12, 2018

After recently experiencing the wonder that is The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Kneehigh’s latest show; now on tour), I was very excited to see the revival of the company’s 2008 hit, Brief Encounter – the two shows, which are both directed by Emma Rice and deal with a lov...

April 11, 2018

The Evening Sun (Iphigenia), c 1860, by Oscar Rejlander 

The Victorians lived in a world flooded with new optical instruments and physiological investigations, provoking anxiety about technological progress and the nature of beauty.  Early photo...

After the success of Kollektsia, which unveiled the donation of more than 250 works from Soviet and contemporary Russia, the Pompidou Centre is now showing avant-garde productions from the period of Vitebsk’s School of Art (1918-1922). With a selection of works from th...

April 7, 2018

Kickstarter Preview Event 26 April 2018, 18.00-21.00, £5 tickets

Larry Amponsah, Hunger, Curiosity, & Urgency , Mixed Media Collage & Painitng on Somerset velvet paper, 342 x 180 cm, Royal College of Art, MA Painting

The 13th East Wing Biennial, an exhibition organis...

Unheard tape of Francis Bacon shredding Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol is revealed

A tape has been revealed in which Francis Bacon calls John’s painting False Start ‘ridiculous’ and Warhol’s works ‘very bad’. He goes on to say: “It is such a ridiculous thing”. “The whole...

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