Archive for the ‘Art and auctions’ Category

Matisse in the Studio. Royal Academy, London

Matisse in the Studio. Royal Academy, London
The Italian Woman. by Henri Matisse – detail Matisse in the Studio. Royal Academy, London By James Brewer Taking ship for North Africa in 1906 marked a turning point in the development of Henri Matisse, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, who at the time had already chalked up success...
August 2nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Yao Cong’s immersive works retranslate human feelings

Yao Cong’s immersive works retranslate human feelings
Still from ‘Uncertain Game.’ Yao Cong’s immersive works retranslate human feelings By James Brewer A Chinese artist working in London, Yao Cong produces innovative video work challenging viewers to rethink gender, fantasies, and the power of demonisation and cliché. He has again shown his flair...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Photography | Read More

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister
Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons (left) speaks with BDA CEO Ross Webber BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister, affirms positive partnership, “Bermuda open for business” Hamilton, Bermuda, July 27, 2017 – Following a meeting with the Minister...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Holidays, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Oceanology, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Tourism | Read More

Anything Goes?

Anything Goes?
Anna McNay and a Susie Hamilton canvas. Anything Goes? Contemporary British Painting at Art Bermondsey Project Space By James Brewer For more than a century, pundits have avowed that contemporary painting has reached the limits of its possibilities, but, to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of its death...
July 27th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Anne Wright’s paintings of Calabria, plus works by Liza Brett, Tanya Brett and Henry Brett

Anne Wright’s paintings of Calabria, plus works by Liza Brett, Tanya Brett and Henry Brett
Anne Wright. Anne Wright’s paintings of Calabria, plus works by Liza Brett, Tanya Brett and Henry Brett By James Brewer London artist Anne Wright, who has captivated her followers by painting evocative scenes from Greek islands and other fondly-appreciated localities, has turned her attention to the...
July 22nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Galassie – a galactic network named after Loch Ness monster

Galassie – a galactic network named after Loch Ness monster
Shigetoshi Furutani. Galassie – a galactic network named after Loch Ness monster By James Brewer Here comes the Loch Ness monster, exerting inter-planetary influence. The legendary sea creature is appropriated symbolically in a dramatic installation by Japanese-born artist Shigetoshi Furutani as his...
June 28th, 2017 | Academia, Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Dulwich Gallery pavilioned in splendour

Dulwich Gallery pavilioned in splendour
Dulwich Picture Gallery pavilion. Dulwich Gallery pavilioned in splendour By James Brewer Dulwich Picture Gallery is celebrating 200 years since it opened to the public with a lively programme of activity centred on its new pavilion, which opened on June 2 2017, serendipitously just ahead of an unexpected...
June 25th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Events, People and Places | Read More

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolours, at Dulwich Picture Gallery

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolours, at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Italian sailing Vessels at Anchor. John Singer Sargent: The Watercolours, at Dulwich Picture Gallery By James Brewer A marvellous watercolourist in between commissions for genteel society portraits, John Singer Sargent was when young a marine painter as much as anything. Throughout his life marine elements...
June 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

A Handful of Dust: true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery

A Handful of Dust:  true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery
Cover of Minotaure magazine, 1935. A Handful of Dust:  true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer An accumulation of dust in the studio of an artist a century ago has left a long trail. This is tracked in a new exhibition which sweeps up into a diverse panorama the unexpected impact that a...
June 16th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew

Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew
Main installation Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew By James Brewer  “Do you know that sinking feeling? It’s real,” protests a woman in an installation video clip amid deafening blasts of sound. She typifies a pervading sense of disorientation evinced in...
June 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017: surveying a sea of talent

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017: surveying a sea of talent
Amy Remixed. Mixed media. By Sarah Gwyer. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017: surveying a sea of talent By James Brewer One of the curators speaks of being confronted “by an almost overwhelming sea of works.” Truly the staging of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy is a tour de force. The...
June 13th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Memories from the Market…

Memories from the Market…
Covent Garden wholesaler Trevor Clackett. Memories of the Market: old and New Covent Garden By James Brewer Let me take you down, ’cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields, sang the Beatles.  Unlike the dreamy haze in the Lennon-McCartney song from the psychedelic rock era, everything was real...
June 10th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Winners announced for “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” art contest

Winners announced for  “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” art contest
Finalist Rachel Pizzolato, a 7th grader at John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, Louisiana, holds her winning artwork titled “In Balance”. Rachel’s artwork and the artwork of 11 other winning students will be featured in the 2018 “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” Calendar. Annual...
May 12th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Environment | Read More

Only Connect: Between Time and Place.

Only Connect: Between Time and Place.
Endless River. Oil and gouache on paper. Only Connect: Between Time and Place. Perceptive paintings by Caroline McAdam Clark By James Brewer Ethereal visions of coast, rivers, land, sky and elegant birds of the air are captured by Caroline McAdam Clark in her new solo London exhibition. She sees the...
May 10th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Chrysa Dellaporta’s passion for art and for the marine craft she depicts

Chrysa Dellaporta’s passion for art and for the marine craft she depicts
Chryssa Delaporta and her ships Greek artist Chrysa Dellaporta has spent “endless hours” in shipyards, fascinated by the structure of ocean-going ships, of yachts and of sailing boats. She displays in her work what she has learned about restoration and maintenance of vessels, depicting “proud...
May 9th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Digital art fills the ‘merry go world’ of Shigetoshi Furutani

Digital art fills the ‘merry go world’ of Shigetoshi Furutani
Shigetoshi Furutani. Photo by Suzanne Hennie Tennes. Digital art fills the ‘merry go world’ of Shigetoshi Furutani  By James Brewer Adopting its title from a computing function, this is an art exhibition decidedly of the techno-age. Dimensions of what is on display are measured in pixels rather...
April 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Hope on canvas

Hope on canvas
Hope, oil and acrylic, by Christine Jamil. London artist Christine Jamil captures Hope on canvas By James Brewer Her eyes are anxious, a little wary of her surroundings, but there is quiet determination in the face of the young girl in the painting by Christine Saleh Jamil. Above all, her bearing signifies...
April 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Our Mob, God’s Story

Our Mob, God’s Story
Seven Days of Creation, by Safina Stewart. Our Mob, God’s Story: awe-inspiring art of indigenous Australians By James Brewer Pulsing with life-force and spirituality, this is as remarkable a collection of fine art as anyone is likely to encounter. A handsome volume that is a publishing milestone features...
April 11th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, News | Read More

Light Catching Fire…

Light Catching Fire…
Sarah Butterfield. Light Catching Fire: Sarah Butterfield paintings at D Contemporary Gallery, Mayfair By James Brewer One feature dominates the paintings of Sarah Butterfield – the bright, buoyant colours with which she gloriously illuminates such themes as sunrise and sunset over the ocean. Almost...
March 31st, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro

Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro
Silvana Salinaro (right) with Carola Syz. Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro By James Brewer As a committed artist, Silvana Salinaro feels the psychological pull of the sea that surrounds her Sicilian homeland despite her family lacking the maritime connections of...
March 26th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair

Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair
Belgin Bozsahin. Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair By James Brewer Artistically creative hands have been gracing one of the world’s leading financial centres, Canary Wharf, thanks to a temporary, contemporary design fair installed at its core. Moreover, the very symbol of “hands”...
March 22nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?

Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?
ESPO Award painting 2016 by Sasja Hagens Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city? Submit your project for the ESPO Award 2017! 17 March 2017 – The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its ninth edition. The theme of this year is “Art...
March 17th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Paintings and Sculpture, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition

Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition
Capturing ghostly images. Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition By James Brewer Looming at the viewer from unforgiving mists are ships of all types and sizes dating from the years before the container age. The transports nudge forward from a background of horizon-less sky and...
March 14th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982)…

André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982)…
André Tchaikowsky. André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982): The Man Behind the Skull Polish-born British composer and pianist André Tchaikowsky never cared about having a career. Had he done that, his name would be much better known today, and he would be remembered as one of the most prominent musicians of...
March 11th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Music | Read More

Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes…

Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes…
Georgina Allen. Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes: Georgina Allen’s new paintings By James Brewer A new stage in the oeuvre of London painter Georgina Allen took shape – almost by chance – on one of her frequent trips to the Pembrokeshire coast. As she sheltered in her car which she had stopped...
March 11th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More