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Cabinet: a wondrous group show at Espacio Gallery curated by Jenny Timmer

Cabinet: a wondrous group show at Espacio Gallery curated by Jenny Timmer
Jenny Timmer.* Cabinet: a wondrous group show at Espacio Gallery curated by Jenny Timmer By James Brewer An upturned apple tree gave a new twist in a London art exhibition to the concept of “cabinet of curiosities,” which began as a 16th century fancy of aristocrats and merchants. Such cabinet collections,...
April 22nd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

INTERTWIST 30 April – 16 May

INTERTWIST 30 April – 16 May
Kira Phoenix K’inan  / INTERTWIST / 30 APRIL – 16 MAY / London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together fine art and craft through her glass sculptures, works on paper and multi-exposure photography in her solo exhibition at The Hellenic Centre, INTERTWIST. INTERTWIST...
April 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

HELMEPA Junior members “dive into the ocean and discover…”

HELMEPA Junior members “dive into the ocean and discover…”
1st Prize of the drawing competition in the category of children 5-7 years old and special Education Schools HELMEPA Junior members “dive into the ocean and discover…” With the theme “I dive into the ocean and discover…”  2,521 children members of the HELMEPA Junior...
April 8th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Environment | Read More

Hooray hooray, the Capes gain ground despite a falling BDI now@672… Expecting major developments on BREXIT…

Hooray hooray, the Capes gain ground despite a falling BDI now@672… Expecting major developments on BREXIT…
John Faraclas Hooray hooray, the Capes gain ground despite a falling BDI now@672… Expecting major news on BREXIT… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down two points since yesterday at 672… Geopolitics still in turmoil with the BREXIT saga in a decisive point. John Faraclas’ early evening news: The...
April 3rd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Food and Drink, Markets, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Van Gogh and Britain: a star-studded spectacular at Tate Britain

Van Gogh and Britain: a star-studded spectacular at Tate Britain
Monumental van Gogh show.  Van Gogh and Britain: a star-studded spectacular at Tate Britain By James Brewer Behind Vincent van Gogh’s expression in luxuriant brushstrokes of the unflinching energy he identified in nature is a large helping of the creativity he drew from his experience of British life...
March 31st, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold…

What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold…
John Faraclas What an odd BDI@690; geopolitics getting sour with BREXIT’s outcome still on hold… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “gained” seven points and makes all interested parties wonder… Geopolitics turning sour with BREXIT’s twists and turns. CAUTION. John Faraclas’ early brief recap: The...
March 27th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Charity, Chartering, Communication, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food and Drink, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, Markets, Military, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Royal Academy unveils outstanding show The Renaissance Nude

Royal Academy unveils outstanding show The Renaissance Nude
The Three Graces. By Raphael. Royal Academy unveils outstanding show The Renaissance Nude  by James Brewer  Consider this cool, clear image of feminine beauty –  lightly sketched and off-centre. Drawn in 1517 or 1518 in red chalk on paper, The Three Graces is a life study delineated by Raphael...
March 3rd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Irene Panagopoulos: how merchant shipping connects with the art world

Irene Panagopoulos: how merchant shipping connects with the art world
Irene  Panagopoulos Irene Panagopoulos: how merchant shipping connects with the art world By James Brewer “Shipping takes me everywhere in the world. Art helps me understand the world,” says Irene Panagopoulos, alluding to the indissoluble link between these great achievements of humanity. Ms Panagopoulos...
February 22nd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Interviews, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Is This Tomorrow?

Is This Tomorrow?
Phoenix Will Rise by Rana Begum and Marina Tabassum Architects. Is This Tomorrow? Visions of the future by architects and artists at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer A decade after the end of World War II, London was making its lopsided recovery. The City and its institutions – the stock exchange,...
February 22nd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Social Columns | Read More

CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery INSPIRED

CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery  INSPIRED
Lisa Pettibone CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery INSPIRED 31st May – 15th June 2019 London Glass Blowing Gallery are hosting an exhibition by CGS members with a challenging theme. London Glass Blowing asked CGS to invite its members to apply to this imaginative show INSPIRED. Members were asked for...
February 21st, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Being an Islander

Being an Islander
Cypro-Archaic (750-475 BC) terracotta head and shoulder of a male beardless figure from Salamis, Cyprus © Fitzwilliam Museum Being an Islander Art and Identity of the large Mediterranean Islands The Fitzwilliam Museum is pleased to announce a 3-year research project (2019-2022) in the department of...
February 19th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Charity, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Berlinale 2019: And the winner is… Synonymes! The ceremony and the first reactions

Berlinale 2019: And the winner is… Synonymes! The ceremony and the first reactions
Eva Marda Berlinale 2019: And the winner is… Synonymes! The ceremony and the first reactions by Eva Marda The glamorous awards ceremony of Berlinale 2019 that lasted an hour and a half began with a tribute to and standing ovation for Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who starred in the role of Adolf Hitler...
February 17th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Awards, Events, Film Industry, News | Read More

Dulwich Picture Gallery shines dreamlike light on Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway

Dulwich Picture Gallery shines dreamlike light on Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Fisherman’s Cottage by Harald Sohlberg. Dulwich Picture Gallery shines dreamlike light on Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway By James Brewer  Tall and slender but sturdy trees are the sole witnesses to many of the dramatic scenes painted by Norway’s Harald Sohlberg. He had no need to insert the...
February 14th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The BDI@608: Revival?

The BDI@608: Revival?
John Faraclas For a second day the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) saw a light improvement  since yesterday despite the continue fall of the Capes. Developments in Geopolitics must be watched as they might produce unwanted detrimental situations… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: These 10 points today was...
February 13th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum

Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum
Line Clausen Pedersen with Degas bronzes, photo by Ana Cecilia Gonzalez, Glyptotek. Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum By James Brewer One of Europe’s most imaginative fine art curators, Line Clausen Pedersen, has begun 2019 with a career...
February 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World

Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World
Dr. Kanellos Charalambous with Dr. Maray Georgousis Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World by Maray Georgousis, Dr. Art Historian* Modern Vietnamese art inherits rich elements from a culturally diversified past. Starting with the world-known bronze drums and impressive artilleries of the...
February 8th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Featured, Insight, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@610: enter the abyss?

The BDI@610: enter the abyss?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 19 points mainly due to another asymmetrical fall of the Capes. Geopolitics maintain its momentum and we warn for dangers ahead; John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was a bit upsetting at 846 – minus 83 points as the 900 points-threshold has...
February 7th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@668; come hell or high water…

The BDI@668; come hell or high water…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 53 points today as well as the 700 points threshold; the Wets suffered too in a red day for all. Geopolitics as always enigmatic and perplexed and we are sending a warning, a red alert as things might get off hand; an economic war is far worse than...
January 31st, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Exhibitions, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Truth: the BDI@797

The Truth: the BDI@797
John Faraclas “ ‘Tis strange- but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction !” Lord Byron was absolutely right… So here we go with yet another Market total fall; The BDI lost 55 points and things are getting sour but cool; cheer up the worse is yet to come. The geopolitics still...
January 29th, 2019 | Academia, Art and auctions, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Fashion, Headlines, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists

Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists
Naval cadet. Oil painting by Grigori Minski. Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists By James Brewer Posing a little nervously, the cadet stands solitary and proud on the deck of his ship, which presumably lies close to the Ukrainian shore of the Black Sea. He is...
January 28th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Jittery Markets with the BDI@905…

Jittery Markets with the BDI@905…
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell substantially from what one proportionally can calculate – do please the analysis and see the fall percentage-wise as well as historically-wise… Triple-digit losses the name of the game… The Geopolitical issues...
January 25th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Roots & Rifts at Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery

Roots & Rifts at Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery
Marta Boros. Roots & Rifts at Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery  By James Brewer Polish-born painter Marta Boros continues her autobiographical journey with a new work at the latest group exhibition at Espacio Gallery in London’s trendy Shoreditch. Her bold contribution is entitled Lost in Space,...
January 25th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth

Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth
Double billing at new Royal Academy exhibition. Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth By James Brewer In what might strike some people as an odd pairing, the Royal Academy of Arts has put together in one spacious show productions of the California-based video artist...
January 23rd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Edward Burne-Jones: a wealth of myth and romance on show at Tate Britain

Edward Burne-Jones: a wealth of myth and romance on show at Tate Britain
Edward Burne-Jones: a wealth of myth and romance on show at Tate Britain By James Brewer  Entrancing exhibition at Tate Britain. Sir Edward Burne-Jones loved to immerse himself in depicting dreamscapes, Greek myths and Biblical scenes, and he could evoke Mother Earth and the underworld within the wood...
December 19th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art

Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art
Carola Syz and Marco Carnaroli with ‘Lagonda.’ Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art By James Brewer Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, Morgan, Lagonda, Mille Miglia… a convoy of classic automobiles of desire. Here are those exalted marques, though,...
December 2nd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Automobiles, Exhibitions, People and Places, Photography | Read More