Portrait of Charles William Lambton (1818-31) We are delighted to learn from the National Gallery this morning that a portrait of a boy by Sir Thomas Lawrence is destined to enter our national collections for a knock down price of a little under £10 million. The child’s portrait represents everything that we need to be calmly … Continue reading Old National Treasure
Sapling Gallery, Mayfair, installation shot Nestled among the red bricks of Mount Street Mews - not far from the splendour of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where Evelyn Waugh sought solace - there’s a new light filled gallery in London’s Mayfair, called Sapling. With potted plants outside, its sizeable glass façade provides a first glimpse of … Continue reading California’s Dreams of Coolness: the art of Eddie Ruscha
Explore the mesmerising world of David Hornung's new cyanotypes in artlicker.org REVIEWS
The Heart is Not a Home Could it be something to do with the fact that the eye is moving through ever finer, and often ever more finely layered, gradations of a single colour? And that the particular colour in question is of course blue, which drags along in its slow wake a long history … Continue reading Deep Down Blueness
Two series of new prints by Georg Baselitz at the Cristea Roberts Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London. explore his recent preoccupation with the fragility of the human hand - until 15 May
Georg Baselitz has been much preoccupied by the subject of hands, old hands, recently. His own hands? The hands of others? The hands drawn and painted by artists of the past? An amalgam of all three perhaps. Hands show off and encapsulate extremities of emotion – think of the reaching index finger of God's hand … Continue reading Georg Baselitz and the Graspability of Hands
Fancy a bit of visionary excess? Try the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain. You will never have seen so many Blakes gathered together. What a bitter and angry man he was though! So much hack work as a printer and engraver to earn a living! Pencil, courtesy William Blake The oddest thing about the … Continue reading Blake Pencil anyone?