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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

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition
Naval close encounter.  Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition By James Brewer Any exhibition that sets out “to celebrate everything that is wonderful and inspiring about the sea and the marine environment” enjoys a broad canvas. Participants in the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual...
October 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Elements III: rain, wind, sea,serpents and an eclipse…

Elements III: rain, wind, sea,serpents and an eclipse…
Sheila Malhotra with her canvas Swayambh. Elements III: rain, wind, sea, serpents and an eclipse, at Gallery 508 Kings Road, Chelsea By James Brewer Today’s artists – even those who live and work in city environments – are deeply attuned to nature, as is forcefully to be seen in a new exhibition...
October 8th, 2017 | Art and auctions | Read More

Dalí/Duchamp: Royal Academy reveals a deep dialogue

Dalí/Duchamp: Royal Academy reveals a deep dialogue
Lobster Telephone (red). Salvador Dalí and Edward James Dalí/Duchamp: Royal Academy reveals a deep dialogue By James Brewer In the April 1959 edition of ArtNews magazine, Salvador Dalí listed 13 reasons why a single title by Duchamp is “worth miles of pseudo-decorative modern painting.” The flamboyant,...
October 5th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

PAD London 2017 proffers desirable art and design

PAD London 2017 proffers desirable art and design
PAD London Fair gets under way. PAD London 2017 proffers desirable art and design By James Brewer Style and expressive elegance from 30 centuries is on display at PAD London, the big art and design fair pitching camp at Berkeley Square in its 11th edition, from October 2-8, 2017. A catalogue of 68 galleries...
October 4th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Peckham International Art Fair: profusion of talent

Peckham International Art Fair: profusion of talent
Junghyun Lee. Peckham International Art Fair: profusion of talent By James Brewer Passion in Peckham! An ambitious new feature on London’s arts scene – the Peckham International Art Fair, PIAF – is a triumph of collaboration, creative connections and commitment. The first PIAF hosts 15 characterful...
October 2nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, News, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery

Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery
Thomas Ruff. Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer To many who were born in the middle of the last century, it became clear as 1984 approached that Big Brother really was watching you. Anyone who had read or heard of Nineteen Eighty-Four, a novel by George...
September 27th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

The Lost Heaven…

The Lost Heaven…
Architect and designer Gaetano Borrelli. The Lost Heaven: a profoundly engaged project of London Design Festival By James Brewer From the Fall of Man to the modern fate of migrants traversing the seas, this installation highlighted as much as any the vast scope of subject matter under the wing of London...
September 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Something Resembling Truth

Something Resembling Truth
Flag, 1958. Royal Academy raises the flag on Jasper Johns show: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ By James Brewer Two slices of plain bread; a flashlight torch; an archery target board; the US flag. Representations in the art of Jasper Johns tend to be of subjects mundane, and he wants people...
September 20th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk

Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk
Archangel. By Feliks Topolski. Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk By James Brewer A magnificent depiction by the renowned artist Feliks Topolski of the first World War II Arctic aid convoy arriving at Archangelsk has drawn admiration on going on display...
September 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Charles I heads Royal Academy’s programme for 2018

Charles I heads Royal Academy’s programme for 2018
Charles I. By Anthony van Dyck Charles I heads Royal Academy’s programme for 2018 Long before he lost his head to victorious Parliamentary forces, Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland lost his head to masterpieces of art. He built a remarkable collection of pictures in a prolific spending spree...
September 9th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Tropical Thames

Tropical Thames
Anne Krinsky Tropical Thames – artist Anne Krinsky’s tribute at Crossrail Roof Garden to maritime history By James Brewer On the site of the once-bustling West India Docks, amid the towering blocks of the regenerated London Docklands development, Canary Wharf, lies a tranquil haven. Crossrail Place...
September 7th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Nautical air for Autumn 2017 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

Nautical air for Autumn 2017 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
SS Otranto and Prinses Juliana Nautical air for Autumn 2017 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair By James Brewer London’s largest event for antiques and period design, the Autumn 2017 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, is about to sail in with a nautical tack. For its foyer presentation,...
August 30th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017 by a yard

Winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017 by a yard
Robert Priseman, Louise Giovanelli and Narbi Price. Winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017 by a yard By James Brewer  A television series hugely popular half a century ago was remarkably the focus of the winning entry in the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017. Narbi Price, an artist...
August 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Film Industry, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Social Columns | Read More

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