The ability of a portrait to record the likeness of someone from the past is not its only allure; such a work also documents a particular moment in time, an encounter between artist and sitter and a level of engagement between the two individuals.
As Tate Britain unveils its highly anticipated David Hockney retrospective, an intimate display in St.
It seems there aren’t many things that can’t have an artist in residence programme attached to it nowadays.
Jamy van Zyl’s art is one that truly speaks to the soul.
When Ruffians Barbers opened in Marylebone this spring, it was always destined that the impressive space would be used for more than beard and barnet trims.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark recently showed a collection of etchings by one of the greatest British artists of the last century – Lucien Freud.
Venetian art, from a historical perspective, has a reputation for being bright, bold and dramatic.
Organisation of the work of MC Escher is a highly intriguing concept, and one that I imagine the curators of this touring show took extremely cautiously, as the work itself defiantly avoids classification.
A new series of works by internationally renowned American artist Jasper Johns, currently on display at the Courtauld Gallery, are unlike anything he has previously done.
We are told by Tracey Emin that ‘The Last Great Adventure is You’ is “…about rites of passage, of time and age, and the simple realisation that we are always alone”.
“The essence of drawing is in imagining what you are drawing.
In the space of 9 years he dropped out of Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts, created hundreds of finished works on paper, was thrown in jail for his art, succeeded Klimt as Vienna’s most prolific artist, and died tragically of Spanish flu at the height of his career aged only 28.