Archive for the ‘Paintings and Sculpture’ Category

Aubrey Beardsley draws the crowds to Tate Britain

Aubrey Beardsley draws the crowds to Tate Britain
The Peacock Skirt. 1893. Aubrey Beardsley draws the crowds to Tate Britain By James Brewer Aubrey Beardsley by turns charmed, shocked and aroused late-Victorian Britain with his elegant and erotic drawings, but one of his most important stylistic influences dated back 2,200 years to the early classical...
March 9th, 2020 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

British Surrealism: strange dreams in the frame at Dulwich Picture Gallery

British Surrealism: strange dreams in the frame at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Composition. 1936. By John Bigge. British Surrealism: strange dreams in the frame at Dulwich Picture Gallery  By James Brewer  “Delve deeply, fly faster, love to your heart’s content; what do your dreams reveal?” This is the invitation to a voyage through one of the 20th century’s most influential...
March 2nd, 2020 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Royal Academy’s homage to Léon Spilliaert, Ostend artist fascinated by the North Sea

Royal Academy’s homage to Léon Spilliaert, Ostend artist fascinated by the North Sea
Woman at the Shoreline. By Léon Spilliaert. Royal Academy’s homage to Léon Spilliaert, Ostend artist fascinated by the North Sea By James Brewer Looking out to the North Sea from his home in Ostend was endlessly fascinating for the artist Léon Spilliaert. From 1908 he rented an attic studio close...
February 23rd, 2020 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions

At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions
The Last Shipwreck. By Cecily Brown. At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions By James Brewer Contemporary artists are elated that painting is back in style. Yes, full-blown painting! To the dismay of some in artistic circles, the application of paint to canvas was “pronounced...
February 17th, 2020 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Tate Britain’s majestic new exhibition ‘British Baroque: Power and Illusion’

Tate Britain’s majestic new exhibition ‘British Baroque: Power and Illusion’
The Sea Triumph of Charles II. Tate Britain’s majestic new exhibition ‘British Baroque: Power and Illusion’  By James Brewer A flagship painting sums up with a grandiose flourish Tate Britain’s ambitious new exhibition, British Baroque: Power and Illusion. Brought forth around 1674 by Neapolitan...
February 10th, 2020 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Picasso and Paper exhibition unfolds its allure at the Royal Academy in London

Picasso and Paper exhibition unfolds its allure at the Royal Academy in London
Pablo Picasso drawing in Antibes, 1946. Picasso and Paper exhibition unfolds its allure at the Royal Academy in London By James Brewer Pablo Picasso is famed for his blue, rose and African periods and his multi-decade compulsion for Cubism – but even more fundamental was what might be called his life-long...
January 26th, 2020 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines
. Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines What an excellent work is that written by Evridiki Livada-Duca that enthrallingly kept me awake many nights over the festive season; as most of you know, I am very much a lover so to speak of charts and in particular cartography ever since I studied...
January 10th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Story of the Week | Read More

Royal Academy hails Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency

Royal Academy hails Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
Island House in Laguna Grande. Royal Academy hails Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency By James Brewer A world at the point of no return. Climate shocks devastating landscapes and populations, noxious emissions beyond control and species threatened. The warnings are frequent...
December 3rd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Anselm Kiefer’s super-show ‘Superstrings, Runes, The Norns, Gordian Knot’ at White Cube, Bermondsey

Anselm Kiefer’s super-show ‘Superstrings, Runes, The Norns, Gordian Knot’ at White Cube, Bermondsey
Anselm Kiefer and The Veneziano Amplitude. Anselm Kiefer’s super-show ‘Superstrings, Runes, The Norns, Gordian Knot’ at White Cube, Bermondsey By James Brewer Bleak scenes are infused with the dried-out devastation of what might be the beginning of the end of the world. In a new exhibition in London...
November 17th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles

How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles
Geoffrey Robertson QC delivering his speech How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles Greece can have the Parthenon Marbles returned to the Acropolis Museum if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister on 12th December, says Geoffrey Robertson QC today. Otherwise, the only way to force future Conservative...
November 12th, 2019 | Archaeology, Books, Events, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Wales Contemporary winners at the Mall Galleries, London

Wales Contemporary winners at the Mall Galleries, London
Winning streak: Day Bowman. Wales Contemporary winners at the Mall Galleries, London By James Brewer Prize-winners among the best contemporary Welsh artists – whose work includes reminders of a past industrial era and coastal and seaside singularities—have been celebrated in London. Wales Contemporary/Cymru...
November 6th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation brings new contemporary glory to Athens

Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation brings new contemporary glory to Athens
The late Basil and Elise Goulandris. Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation brings new contemporary glory to Athens By James Brewer Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Cézanne – the modern masters and more are to the fore in a new setting, thanks to the opening of a world-class gallery in the heart of...
November 5th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Events, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Reds continue to govern falling Dry and Wet Markets

Reds continue to govern falling Dry and Wet Markets
Anny Zade and John Faraclas                             Reds continue to govern falling Dry and Wet Markets The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 22 points earlier on today despite a contained fall of the Capes and now stands at...
November 4th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Press and Media, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

ArtCan has done it again! Open Call : Counter l Balance

ArtCan has done it again! Open Call : Counter l Balance
Kira Phoenix K’inan with Attract Repel on Three Frames ArtCan has done it again! Open Call : Counter l Balance  As part of a very proactive programme set out by ArtCan, every year they run an Open Call for artists in all mediums. This year the name and theme of the exhibition is Counter l Balance....
November 3rd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Awards, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins…

The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins…
John Faraclas The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost a point and now stands at 1,801 points despite the upwards Capes’ mode as all other indices fall. Very cynically, unless we see a war – any war, which we believe that same will...
October 29th, 2019 | Academia, Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IT and Communications, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Special Surveys, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London

“Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London
Illustration by Alexandra Bissa “Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London Distinguished academics and designers from Europe come together at the Museum of London to showcase the everlasting influence of the Minoan culture at the global contemporary creation...
October 24th, 2019 | Accessories, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Consumers Market, Events, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food and Drink, Jewelry, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Nam June Paik: an avant-garde genius and his ‘topless cellist’ collaborator commemorated at Tate Modern

Nam June Paik: an avant-garde genius and his ‘topless cellist’ collaborator commemorated at Tate Modern
Charlotte Moorman with TV Cello and TV Eyeglasses. Nam June Paik: an avant-garde genius and his ‘topless cellist’ collaborator commemorated at Tate Modern  By James Brewer Visionary artist Nam June Paik was among the first to foresee the rise of a new mass media as a many-headed Goliath, to hail...
October 20th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

Rembrandt’s Light. Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the inextinguishable artist

Rembrandt’s Light. Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the inextinguishable artist
A Woman in Bed. Rembrandt’s Light. Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the inextinguishable artist By James Brewer Boom and bust. That was the economy of Amsterdam in the mid-17th century, and so it was with the career of Rembrandt, despite the wide recognition of all his brilliance at the time. Rembrandt...
October 15th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Wales Contemporary at Milford Haven’s Waterfront Gallery harbours winning artworks

Wales Contemporary at Milford Haven’s Waterfront Gallery harbours winning artworks
Scott Abandons Cardiff 1910 AD. Wales Contemporary at Milford Haven’s Waterfront Gallery harbours winning artworks  By James Brewer  A nautical setting is framing an inaugural international art competition named Wales Contemporary, or in the Welsh language Cymru Gyfoes. The competition, open to...
October 13th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary. Whitechapel Gallery retrospective

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary. Whitechapel Gallery retrospective
Anna Maria Maiolino. Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary. Whitechapel Gallery retrospective By James Brewer Crossing the Atlantic in the early 1950s on a passengership that rolled and pitched unnervingly was a daunting experience for a 12-year-old girl who with her mother and sister were seeking...
October 11th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

The BDI@1,803; market correction? Volatility or what…?

The BDI@1,803; market correction? Volatility or what…?
The BDI@1,803; market correction? Volatility or what…? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points amid Geopolitical uncertainty and Environmental hype… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI was down just a point at 3,231 Hooray Hooray! The Panamaxes’ fall continues with the BPI...
October 2nd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Markets, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbole to Belfast

Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbole to Belfast
Stena Line Knotted Gun Belfast* Dan Sten Olsson donates peace symbole to Belfast THE City of Belfast has been warmly welcomed into an illustrious group of locations around the world that have embraced The Knotted Gun sculpture and its supporting organisation, the Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF). The...
September 16th, 2019 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

William Blake: visionary exhibition at Tate Britain

William Blake: visionary exhibition at Tate Britain
The Sea of Time and Space. William Blake: visionary exhibition at Tate Britain  By James Brewer William Blake aspired to be the Michelangelo of England. He was never to achieve that ambition: some of his patrons were wealthy, but insufficiently so to sponsor his grander projects, and since he was unable...
September 15th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

WAY OF SEEING

WAY OF SEEING
WAY OF SEEING The exhibition is a summer pop-up group show of 12 artists. The show seeks to represent a varied selection of artist’s work. This group of artists from different backgrounds, experiences and styles are brought together around a shared ethos of collaboration, respect and sharing. They...
August 11th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.

Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.
John Faraclas Dry Market bounces back… but Geopolitics might spoil the broth.. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 28 points and now stands at 1,748; on a weekly basis though same was down 4o points – from 1,788… Geopolitics continue to cause headaches and ultra CAUTION should be observed. John Faraclas’...
August 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More