Frances Aviva Blane has been included in 60 out of 2,700 applicants as an exhibiting artist in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize, the UK’s best-known painting competition. The exhibition, a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial, will be […]
If only the curators had given Impressionists in London a different name: “How some artists crossed the channel to escape from war-torn Paris with some sculptures and stunning riverscapes by Monet and Derain thrown in at the end”.
If only […]
Support for Syriza, the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left, has melted away. Despite its programme of support for the worst hit […]
Review: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Friday 9th June 2017
On the night of this […]
For the countless artists who enter open submissions, Samuel Beckett’s Worstword Ho may spring to mind: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
But for Frances Aviva Blane there was a kind of serendipity when her painting […]
Contemporary Ukrainian artists, film-makers and writers pay tribute to earlier generations who created a futuristic moment in 20th century art in the Postponed Futures show at London’s GRAD gallery.
What was their future is now our distant past – but the future […]
Last night I thought I was going to see a play – Incoming/Exodus. But as I was ushered in with the rest of the ‘audience’ I became aware that we were taking up the roles of immigration officers whose […]
With Vanessa Bell, Dulwich Picture Gallery, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, continues to shed light on women artists of the last century. They include Winifred Knights, Emily Carr and this October, Tove Jansson.
Before reaching the spaces dedicated to […]
Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is going from strength to strength.
Today’s 500-acre site once belonged to the aristocratic Wentworth family. They fought for the King against the Parliamentarians and were rewarded for their services after the restoration. […]
This year offers an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of artists in response to the 1917 Russian Revolution and many were looking forward to the Royal Academy’s show in London as part of a year-long series of events to […]
If there’s one artist who brought religious art down to earth to express spiritual torment and revelation in a way that 400 years later still shakes you, it’s Caravaggio.
When Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio arrived in Rome in 1592, an […]
Review by Giuseppe Marasco
Parallels to present-day Britain must echo in the heart like the hammer hitting the anvil in this production of George Orwell`s 1984. There are, along the […]