Art Reviews

Jacob Epstein and Blackpool

Midway through its showing at Blackpool’s Grundy Art Gallery is the insightful, Jacob Epstein and Blackpool exhibition. This display tells the story of the controversial sculptor Jacob Epstein and his ground-breaking statue ‘Adam’, which was displayed in the holiday town throughout the summer of 1939. The exhibition examines through the media of press clippings, photography, film and ephemera how ...[Read More]

Fantasies, Follies and Disasters: The Prints of Francisco de Goya

There is still chance to catch a glimpse into Manchester Art Gallery’s impressive collection of over 90 Goya prints. The Fantasies, Follies and Disasters exhibition has been running since August, with a new display of 30 prints on show from early this year. Displayed in Gallery 11, which usually hosts the small and changing exhibitions, the collection pays homage to Goya’s controversial yet widely ...[Read More]

Turner & The Masters And Others

A selective somnolent stroll? An involved investigation? Spurred on by the knowledge that my annual subscription as a Tate member was on the brink of expiry, I decided, perhaps somewhat foolishly, to undertake an exhibition marathon; my goal – to visit all four of the current fee-paying exhibitions at Tate Britain and Tate Modern in a single day. Undoubtedly for some, the prospect of immersing one ...[Read More]

Anish Kapoor @ The Royal Academy Of Arts

From the magnitude of Marsyas back in 2002 in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall to the fluid-like elliptical outdoor sculpture Cloud Gate, completed in Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2006, Anish Kapoor has startled the world with simple yet unusual forms that inspire at the same time awe and meditation, surprise and comfort, interest and an unexpected sense of calm. The current exhibition at the Royal Ac ...[Read More]

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