Tag: Bridgeman Copyright

“I am fascinated by the movement of people in New York and it’s that flux of energy that I paint about.”   Celebrated artist Bill Jacklin RA is the subject of shows at the Marlborough Fine Art : Bill Jacklin: Paintings from 1986 to 2016  (8 February 2017- 4 March 2017)   In 1985, Jacklin moved to Manhattan and found his muse in the subject…

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There is something incredibly intimate about looking into someone’s sketchbooks, a raw, naked exposure into the mind of an individual. This was the feeling that I had when I was invited to the National Portrait Gallery for a private viewing (and breakfast) at the Lucian Freud sketchbook exhibition, and I loved it.  Walking into the exhibition space it was nice to actually have some, space that is!…

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Lucian Freud’s moving paintings of his second wife are currently on show at Ordovas, London (until 1st August 2015). ‘Girl – Lucian Freud’ presents one of Freud’s most famous portraits in a completely new light: by displaying the woman in the painting alongside her actual image through archival photography.   The subject of this small but beautifully curated survey is Lady Caroline Blackwood, best known as…

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Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) is one of the most well-known and influential painters of the 20th century, yet in spite of his fame, he remained an intensely private figure. David Dawson, also an artist, met Freud in 1990 and worked as his assistant for the next 20 years, photographing the artist in every aspect of his life. He also directed a documentary film featuring rare footage of Lucian Freud…

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One of the UK’s most successful contemporary artists, we look at the rise and rise of this extraordinary painter and printmaker.  Originally trained as a stonemason, Tom Hammick is an example of a true polymath. A successful painter as well as a master printer, his training at Camberwell College of Art set him on a path of often-unexpected cross-pollination of creative practices with a real flair for…

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The difficulty with asking the question as to music’s influence on an artist is that a satisfactory answer is rarely achieved. At first the two seem at odds with one another; art has no problem ‘representing’ its subject but struggles to inject tangible emotion, while music’s conflict is the polar opposite. But the Bohun Gallery in Henley-on-Thames have taken this ‘question’ and broken it down,…

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