I must admit that before I visited the Kawanabe Kyosai exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, I wasn’t familiar with his work, and expected to see something in the vein of the revered Japanese artist Hokusai. Kyosai is considered to be a close successor of Hokusai, however, the exhibition felt more like looking at the work of an illustrator and satirist than a fine artist.
For the first time in a decade, a major retrospective of paintings by 20th Century master Francis Bacon (1909-1992) is on display in London.
At a recent General Assembly meeting, the Royal Academy of Arts elected three new Royal Academicians: Michael Armitage, in the… Read More
RA to present an exhibition of Kawanabe Kyosai one of the most exciting & popular Japanese painters of the late 19th century.
Kawanabe Kyosai (1831–1889) was the most exciting and popular Japanese painter of the late 19th century. A child prodigy and… Read More
A flickering crossing, a bejewelled oil barrel, intense emotions and activism.
The real gem of a show can be found upstairs in the Sackler Wing. Filling the walls of the Sackler galleries with a collection of huge, sumptuous paintings featuring a cacophony of colourful animals and characters, is Michael Armitage.
Rush out to the shows you’ve missed while museums have been closed.
The Royal Academy of Arts to open David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 comprising a new body of work created by David Hockney RA during a period of intense activity at his home in Normandy charting the unfolding and progression of Spring.
String Theory, Pre-Raphaelites, a black eye, Sultans, fashion and bright lights.
A fun house, selfies, creepy vitrines, Smiths, a foil tiger and chunky sculpture.
A mustachioed tiger, tied to a lamppost, heaven and hell, precarious sculpture, helmets, tarred toys and an immense painting.
Killing lions, Medusa, a Gothic castle, Swastikas, a creepy house, glowing slugs and mountains.
This weeks Top 7 art exhibitions to see includes A lion, a stag and a unicorn, disembodied limbs, Trump. nudity, a robot face, lights and figures.
The Royal Academy of Arts, the world’s foremost artist and architect-led institution, will celebrate its 250th birthday on Monday 10 December 2018, exactly 250 years after the ‘Instrument of Foundation’ was signed by King George III in 1768.
Mayfair Art Weekend: Mayfair & St James’s throws open its doors for a free weekend of art & events to celebrate 250 years of creativity
Mayfair & St James’s throw open their doors for a free weekend of art & events to celebrate 250 years of creativity across a world-leading cultural district: Mayfair Art Weekend.
A mirror maze, a deer skull, giant feet, grief, Londoners, top painters and colour.
For art at Christmas and New Year look no further than art critic Tabish Khan’s Top 7 Art Exhibitions to see in London.