Winter Landscape, 1955. Copyright the Artist’s Estate
Winter Landscape, 1949. Copyright the Artist’s Estate
William Gear:The painter the Britain forgot
17 July – 27 September
This is a fabulous, ‘must see’ exhibition, a major retrospective of his work, with around 80 vibrant works.
William Gear is a previous curator of Towner and this exhibition runs alongside an exhibition of works acquired by Gear, for the Towner, including Sandra Blow, Alan Davie, Roger Hilton and Ceri Richards.
Blue Door & Nicola
Blue Door, 2009-12, oil on wood, 84.1x120cm
GAGOSIAN GALLERY, PARIS
If you are in Paris, or can jump on the eurostar, get yourself to Howard Hodgkin’s wonderful exhibition at The Gagosian Gallery on the rue de Ponthieu.
The exhibition has been extended until Saturday August 23.
Richly coloured and textured works produced between London, Normandy, and Bombay represent vibrant traces of location and experience—transcriptions of everyday encounters and memories.
4 rue de Ponthieu
Having had a lovely Easter with the family, baking bread and hot cross buns and eating lots of chocolate..! … I am back in the studio.
oil on paper
painting before Easter
This powerful retrospective of our best known American pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein, opens tomorrow at the Tate Modern.
125 paintings and sculptures are exhibited – many instantly recognisable and others a treat to see and study.
Lichtenstein is best known for his paintings based on comic strips, featuring bold lines and coloured with hand painted dots.
His late ‘Brushstroke’ paintings are just wonderful in their simplicity.
Should there be a homage to Howard Hodgkin…?!
After enjoying this fantastic exhibition, refreshments were served in the dramatic surroundings of the former Bankside Power Station, now the Tate Modern.
Roy Lichtenstein, A Retrospective is on at Tate Modern, from 21 February to 27 May 2013.
Last night I was lucky enough to attend a private viewing of the Royal Academy’s fabulous exhibition of Edouard Manet’s portraits.
Amongst more than 50 paintings collected from around the world, were many that were instantly recognisable and wonderful to see, having seen reproductions in books over the years.
Some paintings, never exhibited during Manet’s life, are unfinished. Even though most artists would hate the thought of unfinished works being exhibited, I thought they were beautiful and had a lovely free spirit, that can sometimes be lost when a painting is overworked.
I will have to re-visit this exhibition as one painting was missing – it’s arrival was delayed due to the snow and cancelled flights!
Portraying Life is on at the Royal Academy, London, from 26 January to 14 April 2013