Archive for the ‘Paintings and Sculpture’ Category

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

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

Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris…

Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris…
…  Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris, we thank you for everything you have contributed for the protection of the environment in our country. With great sorrow we were informed of the passing away of Niki Goulandris. Τhe Museum of Natural History will remind us all, in the years to come, of her...
February 11th, 2019 | Charity, Environment, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, News, Obituaries, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | 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

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

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

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans
Kira Phoenix K’inan Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans Kira Phoenix K’inan talks to James Brewer about her innovative glass creations. London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together art and craft through her glass sculptures, many of...
November 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Environment, Exhibitions, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, News, Oceanology, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Reflections: The Hornshaw Gallery boosts emerging artists

Reflections: The Hornshaw Gallery boosts emerging artists
Sarah Hornshaw Reflections: The Hornshaw Gallery boosts emerging artists By James Brewer This was an exhibition entitled Reflections – and it reflected the enormous variety and painstaking quality of work coming from emerging UK artists. The Hornshaw Gallery, which mainly markets its wares online,...
November 19th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

BDI’s contained fall at 1,470; Wets ’R fine and Geopolitics with corruption et al rule the day…

BDI’s contained fall at 1,470; Wets ’R fine and Geopolitics with corruption et al rule the day…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 20 points at 1,470  earlier on today – a contained fall so to speak… Geopolitics though and the  issue of corruption remains the name of the game… For the sake of Art though the day ended more than harmoniously at the After Nyne Gallery in...
November 1st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Klimt/Schiele: Royal Academy shows drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

Klimt/Schiele: Royal Academy shows drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna
Klimt, Study for The Three Gorgons. Klimt/Schiele: Royal Academy shows drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna By James Brewer Even in sketched outline they are seductive: three turn-of-the-century drawings of the Gorgons, who in versions of the Greek myth are the beautiful but dangerous daughters...
November 1st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The Women of the 20th Century…

The Women of the 20th Century…
Valentin Kardamski. The Women of the 20th Century: Valentin Kardamski’s dramatic portraits on show in London  By James Brewer Dashing portraits in acrylics of two dozen of the most recognisable female faces of the 20th century are on display in a new show in London. They introduce dramatically to...
October 23rd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Carolyn Gowdy’s Scrapbook: Life is an adventure… life is a gift

Carolyn Gowdy’s Scrapbook: Life is an adventure… life is a gift
Carolyn Gowdy. Carolyn Gowdy’s Scrapbook: Life is an adventure… life is a gift By James Brewer  Illustrator and painter Carolyn Gowdy invites us to board with her what she calls the Dreamboat, so that we can explore together the reaches of human existence. Sound and seaworthy, the Dreamboat’s...
October 21st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Konstantin Molteninov: honoured Russian painter of nautical and sports scenes and daily life

Konstantin Molteninov: honoured Russian painter of nautical and sports scenes and daily life
Konstantin Molteninov. Konstantin Molteninov: honoured Russian painter of nautical and sports scenes and daily life By James Brewer Like the restless waves of the Baltic, Russian painters are constantly experimenting with ways of using the resources of their palette to illustrate the foaming sea. Their...
October 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

3rd Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair

3rd Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair
3rd Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair   22-25/11/ 2018 We are ready to announce the 3rd edition  of Art Thessaloniki Fair at TIF-HELEXPO (pavilions 10, 9 & 8)  about 6000sq.m, starting on Thursday 22 – 25 November 2018. Art Thessaloniki invests in the strategically important...
October 2nd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

Ribera: Art of Violence, the first UK exhibition of Baroque master

Ribera: Art of Violence, the first UK exhibition of Baroque master
Apollo and Marsyas. Ribera: Art of Violence, the first UK exhibition of Baroque master By James Brewer Prepare for portrayals of pain: Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibition turns to a man who illustrated  the everyday story of torture, retribution and martyrdom in 17th century Naples. A procession...
September 28th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Oceania: Royal Academy voyages through 500 years of Pacific culture

Oceania: Royal Academy voyages through 500 years of Pacific culture
Papua New Guinea launch-day greeting. Oceania: Royal Academy voyages through 500 years of Pacific culture By James Brewer In 1768, Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook left Plymouth on HMS Endeavour on the first of three voyages to search for the fabled Terra Australis Incognita and to map the southern...
September 27th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Seven artists scintillate in 81:18 exhibition in London

Seven artists scintillate in 81:18 exhibition in London
Carolyn Gowdy. Seven artists scintillate in 81:18 exhibition in London By James Brewer Long-lasting friendships forged by art students in London more than three decades ago are celebrated in an exhibition of their current work in the West End. It is called, by way of a palindrome (something that reads...
September 19th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Staging Jackson Pollock

Staging Jackson Pollock
Trevor Dannatt Staging Jackson Pollock – Whitechapel Gallery relives great moment in modernist art By James Brewer Trevor Dannatt is a modernist architect celebrated for involvement in projects ranging from the Royal Festival Hall, to repurposing the Royal Naval College buildings at Greenwich, to being...
September 10th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi
The sculpture by Kostas Ananidas An early tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi Nearly 10 years ago – 20 September 2008, in a  unique gathering of the international shipping community at Galaxidi, at the centre more or less of the Corinthian Gulf in Greece, the unveiling ceremony of the...
August 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More