Archive for the ‘Paintings and Sculpture’ Category

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

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

An innovative approach in the campaign for the Parthenon Marbles

An innovative approach in the campaign for the Parthenon Marbles
. The novel Plunder with Intent was released on 9 November 2017. It made its pre-launch debut at a dinner of the Greek Press Association-UK, at the Greek Larder Restaurant at King’s Cross, London, on Friday 20 October 2017. The author, Joanna D’Este Clark, was present at the dinner. She...
November 24th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Clubs, Events, Insight, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Social Columns, Story of the Week | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thirteen ports in the running for the ESPO Award 2017

Thirteen ports in the running for the ESPO Award 2017
ESPO Award painting – Exclusively for ESPO, Sasja Hagens develops a new series about the tantalizing interaction between wild nature and harbour. 04 July 2017 – The ESPO secretariat received 13 submissions for the 9th edition of the ESPO Award. Focusing on “Art and Cultural involvement...
July 4th, 2017 | Awards, Paintings and Sculpture, Ports & Terminals | 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

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

Monument to the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus Unveiled in Piraeus.

Monument to the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus Unveiled in Piraeus.
An aerial view of the Pontian Monument at Alexandra square Piraeus, Greece, May 21, 2017. A new Monument to the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus was today officially unveiled in Piraeus, and the newly reconstructed Alexandra Square was opened, in the presence of hundreds of people The Monument is...
May 21st, 2017 | Events, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More