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David Milne: Modern Painting enthrals at Dulwich Picture Gallery

David Milne: Modern Painting enthrals at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Red. 1914. By David Milne. David Milne: Modern Painting enthrals at Dulwich Picture Gallery By James Brewer For his voyage into modernity, the painter David Milne was in good company, his work being shown at an early stage alongside that of Matisse, Braque, Monet and Van Gogh. Since then, he has been...
February 17th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World
Mark Dion and Iwona Blazwick. Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World By James Brewer A material history of London dredged from the Thames going back to the 17th century and a tree-tall aviary with chirping birds manage to co-exist in the latest astounding exhibition mounted at the Whitechapel Gallery...
February 16th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

‘The Subconscious Body’

‘The Subconscious Body’
Aleksandra Karpowicz 2000 Visitors at the Opening in SA /Los Angeles Show I’m very pleased to share that over 2000 people came to the opening of my solo-exhibition ‘The Subconscious Body’ in Cape Town. It was a great success! The place was totally packed for 5 hours. The exhibition includes...
February 13th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Summer and Autumn: Russian art unfurled

Summer and Autumn: Russian art unfurled
John Barkes with a work by Valentin Smirnov. Summer and Autumn: Russian art unfurled By James Brewer When the British art dealer John Barkes discovered a magnificent painting that had been neglected in storage in a studio in St Petersburg for nearly half a century, he feared that it would be too fragile...
February 4th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Iris Xilas Xanalatos “Once and now”

Iris Xilas Xanalatos “Once and now”
.. IRIS XILAS XANALATOS “Once and Now” Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos Street, 118 54 Athens  From 07/02/2018 – to 11/03/2018 The exhibition presents works of the painter and printmaker, Iris Xilas Xanalatos, covering an artistic creativity of fifty years and over, for the first time. … The...
January 28th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Charles I, King and Collector. Majestic show at the Royal Academy

Charles I, King and Collector. Majestic show at the Royal Academy
Crowning glory for Royal Academy. Charles I, King and Collector. Majestic show at the Royal Academy By James Brewer At this sumptuous banquet of superlative painting and sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts, there are two eminent “hosts” from four centuries ago. One is the titular King Charles...
January 24th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Angelos: Let There Be Light

Angelos: Let There Be Light
Immersive retrospective exhibition of renowned Greek artist Angelos Opens Saturday 28 April 2018 “When we say that we are contemporary, we do not necessarily claim to be real. But when we are real, we will always be contemporary.” -Angelos Following the record-breaking sale of his work Girl with...
January 23rd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Person Profiles | Read More

Students Invited to Enter “Better Shipping for a Better Future” Art Contest

Students Invited to Enter “Better Shipping for a Better Future” Art Contest
SOUTHPORT, CT—January 19, 2018  Students in grades K–12 are invited to participate in the annual calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization...
January 19th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Beata Korabiowska takes the reins for Hilton exhibition

Beata Korabiowska takes the reins for Hilton exhibition
Beata Korabiowska. Beata Korabiowska takes the reins for Hilton exhibition By James Brewer Pegasus, winged and divine; and the unicorn with its purity of heart: these untamed, equine creatures of fantasy have long been colourfully depicted by image-makers. The London painter Beata Korabiowska is reinvigorating...
January 18th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Threesome and 3×3…

Threesome and 3×3…
Sadie Lee, Ursula Martinez, Roxana Halls and Sarah Jane Moon. Threesome and 3×3: exploring the gaze and gesture of gay women By James Brewer Any eroticism in these works is strictly intentional, says the publicity for the exhibition Threesome. Certainly, this fascinating spectacle is full of imagery...
January 14th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

The Sleep Quilt project: Tracy Chevalier and Fine Cell Work

The Sleep Quilt project: Tracy Chevalier and Fine Cell Work
Tracy Chevalier. The Sleep Quilt project: Tracy Chevalier and Fine Cell Work By Graciete Amaro An impressive new programme of bringing the skills of the quiltmaker into problem areas of society has been championed in a new book. The novelist Tracy Chevalier joined with a charity to commission a quilt...
December 27th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books | Read More

Family footprint: fine art through the generations

Family footprint: fine art through the generations
Talented trio: Suda, Tomiri and Sumi. Family footprint: fine art through the generations By James Brewer Sumi Perera, an award-winning artist, has had a joyful year with her installations gaining further acclaim in London and beyond; and above all in becoming, belying her youthful looks, a grandmother. Now...
December 26th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Georgia in her heart: London painter Anna Steinhouse’s paean to her homeland

Georgia in her heart: London painter Anna Steinhouse’s paean to her homeland
Anna Steinhouse with her daughter Sophie. Georgia in her heart: London painter Anna Steinhouse’s paean to her homeland By James Brewer Just four years after first taking in hand paint brushes and palette, former banking sector analyst Anna Steinhouse-Kandelaki is accruing acclaim in London fine art...
December 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

East London Printmakers make a marked impession

East London Printmakers make a marked impession
Joanna Pawlowska. East London Printmakers make a marked impression By James Brewer For 10 days in early December, the map of London – artistically speaking – took on an eastward tilt. A wealth of screen-printing and etching from more than 90 members of East London Printmakers decked the curvatures...
December 12th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner…

Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner…
Marguerite Horner. Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner for poignant painting of migrants’ church By James Brewer After surviving an arduous journey across North Africa and the Mediterranean and overland in France, only to be forced to bivouac on waste ground outside the port of Calais, a group...
November 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Charity, Exhibitions, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography | Read More

Invitation in London from the masterly handmade carpet company Miraraki

Invitation in London from the masterly handmade carpet company Miraraki
…carpets to be Despina Miraraki, one of the most formidable Greek entrepreneurs and successful businesswomen, brought the cream of her impressive handmade carpet collection to London for a limited few days’ exhibition.    The Miraraki carpet company has been around for 30 years. It is a company...
November 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Company Profiles, Consumers Market, Events, Exhibitions, Person Profiles | Read More

Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli: dramatic paintings and prints at Bankside Gallery

Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli: dramatic paintings and prints at Bankside Gallery
Daphne Casdagli (left) and Catherine Barnes. Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli: dramatic paintings and prints at Bankside Gallery By James Brewer Can one faithfully depict the sea in a work of art? The answer is that truly it is impossible. The sea “is a vehicle for drama – and what a challenge,...
November 24th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee

Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee
Adriana and her coffee art. Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee  By Graciete Amaro and James Brewer A caffeine boost is being administered by Colombia to the world of fine art. The coffee-cultivating republic is proud of its output of high-quality beans, and at its national...
November 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Paintings and Sculpture, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall
John Faraclas The BDI fell another 13 points earlier on today, a bit of  a milder fall as the losses for both Capers and Panamaxes as well as for the Supras have been halved. Geopolitics still an issue, greatly affecting the trade and, coupled with a real credit crunch, might lead to disasters. John...
November 16th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting

Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting
Minnie Churchill and Simon Bird. Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting By James Brewer Winston Churchill, “the British bulldog,” regularly packed paintbrushes and palette on his visits overseas. He even set to painting straight after a summit in Morocco with...
November 13th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Military, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork

London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork
Sumi Perera. London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork By James Brewer It is the most frequently uttered joke in the art shop – “2B or not 2B,” referencing grades of pencil and Hamlet’s great monologue as he ponders whether to take arms against a sea of troubles. The multi-disciplinary...
November 12th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand

Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand
Beata Korabiowska. Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand By James Brewer “My unique brand is SHE HORSE. It is all about sensuality,” says Beata Korabiowska, Polish-born multi-talented artist, poet and photographer living in London. The brand name says everything, or nearly everything:...
November 4th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography | Read More

Teddies all aboard for trans-European trip to Romania

Teddies all aboard for trans-European trip to Romania
Kate Barnes in her haberdashery. Teddies all aboard for trans-European trip to Romania By Graciete Amaro Once upon a time there were three bears, of the teddy variety, and now there are well over 170 of the cuddly creatures, on their way by road across Europe. The bears are carefully packed in a huge...
November 2nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Charity, News, People and Places | Read More

Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley

Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley
Jansson’s Keep Sweden Clean poster. Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley By James Brewer Devotion to the oceans and to the cause of cleaner seas – such are among the many facets of an artist best known for her creation of the intriguing Moomin characters. The lesser chronicled characteristics of...
October 26th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu

Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu
Articulating the cause. Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu By James Brewer Don’t ever give up. This resonant line from a poem by a principled labour activist in the thick of harsh repressions in 1920s and 1930s Japan typified his courage, his championing of the interests of his fellow...
October 16th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Insight, People and Places | Read More