Archive for the ‘Paintings and Sculpture’ Category

Hungarian sculptor inspired by the life-force of womankind, and by art of ancient Greece…

Hungarian sculptor inspired by the life-force of womankind, and by art of ancient Greece…
Allegorical figure, Déri Museum, Debrecen. Hungarian sculptor inspired by the life-force of womankind, and by art of ancient Greece: Ferenc Medgyessy is honoured in an exceptional museum in Debrecen By James Brewer Ferenc Medgyessy, one of the most admired personalities of 20th century European sculpture,...
October 3rd, 2015 | Academia, Art and auctions, Exhibitions, HR, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

The ‘mad scientist’ who was a physics genius…

The ‘mad scientist’ who was a physics genius…
The Professor, sculpted by Imre Varga. The ‘mad scientist’ who was a physics genius is celebrated among skilfully-crafted public sculptures in Debrecen, Hungary By James Brewer Under a huge oak tree which must be 150 to 200 years old, among the greenery outside the main building of Debrecen University,...
September 30th, 2015 | Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Growing up in the USSR: Images of a Bygone Age…

Growing up in the USSR: Images of a Bygone Age…
Study for ‘Turbulence’ 1968. Oil on board. By Viktor Otiev. Growing up in the USSR: Images of a Bygone Age. Paintings selected by British art dealer John Barkes  By James Brewer Sentiment and tenderness, and splashing about in the sea on sunny summer days are rarely associated by outside observers...
September 27th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith…

A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith…
Monument to the galley slaves. A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith is saluted in Hungary’s second city Debrecen  By James Brewer To residents of the Hungarian city of Debrecen, the great Dutch 17th century admiral Michiel de Ruyter is a hero. He is known as...
September 27th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion | Read More

The emergence of modern Arab art…

The emergence of modern Arab art…
Nubian Girl, oil on canvas, by Ervand Demirdjian. Image courtesy of Safarkhan Art Gallery, Barjeel Art Foundation. The emergence of modern Arab art: Whitechapel Gallery shows emotionally-charged works from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection By James Brewer Creativity, a spirit of optimism, artistic...
September 9th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Venetia Norris will show her finely detailed artwork at north London venue…

Venetia Norris will show her finely detailed artwork at north London venue…
Venetia Norris will show her finely detailed artwork at north London venue, where Handel composed anthems and progressive  education for women flowered,  By James Brewer London artist Venetia Norris has an eye – and pens, pencils and a good deal of brass rubbing paper – for detail. Her first love...
August 31st, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Paintings from Hiroshima…

Paintings from Hiroshima…
The waves by Kayoko Ishinoro, aged 15, Hiroshima Girls’ School Paintings from Hiroshima: an extraordinary and touching exhibition in London at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation By James Brewer Tranquil street scenes, village landscapes, pig farming, chickens, festival fireworks – such are the...
August 6th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Painting the Modern Garden…

Painting the Modern Garden…
Lady in the Garden, 1867. Oil on canvas. By Claude Monet. State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, which holds photo copyright (Vladimir Terebenin). Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. Royal Academy in London and Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio to present new exhibition tilling fertile themes,...
July 8th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Pink-Me-Ups!

Pink-Me-Ups!
Old Brompton Gallery frontage featuring artist Woozy’s portrait Elizabeth. Pink-Me-Ups! New exhibition at Old Brompton Gallery is a window on three extraordinary contemporary artists,  By James Brewer Three provocative painters parade their sometimes startling works in the second exhibition at...
July 8th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

How the Aegean Sea and its dazzling colours inspired British artist Sue Tritton Brown

How the Aegean Sea and its dazzling colours inspired British artist Sue Tritton Brown
Sailing Terms. Digital fine art print. By Sue Tritton Brown. How the Aegean Sea and its dazzling colours inspired British artist Sue Tritton Brown London artist Sue Tritton Brown is captivated by the friendliness of the Greek people and intrigued by the beauty of the islands, especially Skiathos. Here...
July 5th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Leading international sculptor Li Chen ‘creates happiness’…

Leading international sculptor Li Chen ‘creates happiness’…
Sky. 2012. By Li Chen. Leading international sculptor Li Chen ‘creates happiness’ with his sublime black-lacquered bronze figures,  By James Brewer London has enjoyed a close-up chance to appreciate the work of sculptor Li Chen, work which seems at home wherever it is on display. So far that has...
June 20th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, HR, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Triple challenge as outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei prepares to ship work…

Triple challenge as outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei prepares to ship work…
Straight, 2008-12. Steel reinforcing bars.by Ai Weiwei. Lisson Gallery,  London/image and copyright the artist. Triple challenge as outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei prepares to ship work to London for Royal Academy solo show in September 2015,  By James Brewer One of the greatest living artists,...
June 16th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015 features 1, 200 artworks amid an ‘explosion of colour’

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015 features 1, 200 artworks amid an ‘explosion of colour’
View of the Central Hall. Photo John Bodkin, Dawkins Colour. Copyright Royal Academy. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015 features 1, 200 artworks amid an ‘explosion of colour’ By James Brewer The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition for 2015 bursts on the scene as a disjointed blend of the bold...
June 14th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Coins from ancient Thouria and the Syria Godess

Coins from ancient Thouria and the Syria Godess
A full house honouring the event! In early June at a full house at the Lilian Voudouri Room at Athens’ magnificent Concert Hall the Athenian Society and beyond attended one of the special events, of great importance and significance, organised jointly under the auspices of the Society for the Study...
June 12th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

London artist Durlabh Singh scrutinises the human condition…

London artist Durlabh Singh scrutinises the human condition…
Mother and Child. By Durlabh Singh London artist Durlabh Singh scrutinises the human condition, with his exhibition of oil paintings set for July 20 2015 at London’s Nehru Centre,  By James Brewer A magnificent creative force – Durlabh Singh is thus described by those who know him, and the next...
June 3rd, 2015 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, HR, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

In Conversation: a ‘Call and Response’ art exhibition by the NOHO collective of seven artists…

In Conversation: a ‘Call and Response’ art exhibition by the NOHO collective of seven artists…
Blandine Bardeau and Rod McIntosh In Conversation: a ‘Call and Response’ art exhibition by the NOHO collective of seven artists at Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden,  By James Brewer A group of artists who scarcely knew each other a year ago are now very much “in conversation” – producing outstanding...
May 29th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

West London’s Griffin Gallery gives free rein to six Japanese-born artists…

West London’s Griffin Gallery gives free rein to six Japanese-born artists…
Becca Pelly-Fry watches presentation by Yukako Shibata. West London’s Griffin Gallery gives free rein to six Japanese-born artists in new exhibition entitled Two Truths,  By James Brewer One of the most ambitious group exhibitions in London to feature Japanese-born contemporary artists has opened...
May 27th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Max Mara Art Prize for Women…

Max Mara Art Prize for Women…
Max Mara Art Prize. View of Corin Sworn’s installation. Photo Stephen White.Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery. Max Mara Art Prize for Women: Glasgow-based Corin Sworn explores traditions of the Commedia dell’Arte,  By James Brewer Winner of the fifth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, established...
May 21st, 2015 | Art and auctions, Associations, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Monika Veriopoulos and Alexandra Buhler show charcoal drawings, oils and oil pastels at Piers Feetham Gallery

Monika Veriopoulos and Alexandra Buhler show charcoal drawings, oils and oil pastels at Piers Feetham Gallery
Alexandra Buhler (left) and Monika Veriopoulos. Mother and daughter, Monika Veriopoulos and Alexandra Buhler, show charcoal drawings, oils and oil pastels at Piers Feetham Gallery in Chelsea,  By James Brewer  They are affectionate mother and daughter, both practising artists, but their work occupies...
May 20th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Victoria Hislop tells of her devotion to the work of Greek artist Harikleia Papapostolou

Victoria Hislop tells of her devotion to the work of Greek artist Harikleia Papapostolou
Diane Soames and Harikleia Papapostolou Opening London exhibition, Victoria Hislop tells of her devotion to the work of Greek artist Harikleia Papapostolou,  By James Brewer Victoria Hislop, a leading novelist who delights in frequently setting her writings in the Greek landscape, has spoken of her...
May 13th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Russia’s veteran artists are (re)discovered…

Russia’s veteran artists are (re)discovered…
A Girl from Tuva on the Volga. 1969. Oil on board. By Valentina Savelieva. Russia’s veteran artists are (re)discovered on the London and international scene,  By James Brewer Gradually, a series of remarkable Russian artists are becoming known far beyond the country’s borders. Reaching artistic...
May 11th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Associations, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Identities: major launch exhibition in London of Colombian-born artist Dairo Vargas…

Identities: major launch exhibition in London of Colombian-born artist Dairo Vargas…
Dairo Vargas and Carola Syz. Identities: major launch exhibition in London of Colombian-born artist Dairo Vargas wins top-drawer plaudits By James Brewer London’s diplomatic community was strongly represented at the major launch into the international art world of Colombian-born artist Dairo Vargas. Four...
May 5th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness…

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness…
Christopher Williams Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness. A challenging exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery.,  By James Brewer “To represent is not to endorse, ” says photographic artist Christopher Williams, whose imitations of commercial and industrial images show promotional...
April 29th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Person Profiles, Photography | Read More

Quayside cranes invested with punchy personality…

Quayside cranes invested with punchy personality…
Industrial Conversation. Mono-print and screen print. By Clare Johnson. Quayside cranes invested with punchy personality: industrial architecture is brought ‘to life’ by print artist Clare Johnson,  By James Brewer It might seem an odd question, but can the sturdy cranes that are a vital part of...
April 29th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Cart before the Horse at The Other Art Fair 2015

Cart before the Horse at The Other Art Fair 2015
God Save Me. Mixed media. By Orson Kartt. Cart before the Horse at The Other Art Fair 2015,  By James Brewer It was as though royalty was taking a bow at the latest edition of the up-and-coming show The Other Art Fair, staged for the first time in the prime London location of Victoria House, Bloomsbury. Her...
April 27th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, News, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More