Hockney @ Royal Academy

The hotly anticipated arrival of David Hockney’s A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy doesn’t fail to disappoint. On show is over 150 works, most of which have been completed within the last decade. The main galleries of the academy were offered to the artist to show landscapes after he showed Bigger Trees near Warter […]

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Mystery of Appearance @ Haunch of Venison

Inscribed on the walls of the Haunch of Venison gallery in mayfair are the words: ‘To me, the mystery of painting today is how appearance can be made. I know it can be illustrated, I know it can be photographed. But how can this thing be made so that you catch the mystery of appearance […]

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Gesumtkunstwerk @ Saatchi Gallery

The literal translation from German into English of Gesamtkunstwerk is complete artwork. It was first used by Richard Wagner to describe a new type of art in the 19th century, which brought together many different types of art – including painting, literature and music, a new all-inclusive, modern art form. The newest exhibition at the […]

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George Condo @ Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery is currently hosting the first major retrospective of New Yorker George Condo. Showcasing work spanning three decades, beginning in 1982, the appropriately titled ‘Mental States’ juxtaposes raw emotion with the fantastical and grotesque. The show is set out thematically, with three foci: portraiture, abstract figuration and mania and melancholy. Condo, the […]

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Rothko @ Whitechapel

Currently on display at the Whitechapel Gallery in east London is a replica of the first solo British exhibition by Russian-born American, Mark Rothko. The show was originally displayed at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1961 and the 2011/12 display marks its 50th anniversary. The reconstructed version however, is not an exact reproduction; it is a […]

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Secret @ Royal College of Art

Now in its 18th year, the Royal College of Art’s Secret Exhibition is home to over 2,900 original postcard sized artworks. Designs by artists, fashionistas, film makers and up and coming artists from the Royal College of Art itself feature in the impressive collection. From Emin to Erdem, the exhibition boasts an impressive display of […]

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postmodernism @ V&A

The V&A is a dab hand at staging exhibitions on style, culture and fashion. In the past it has given the public insight into everything from surrealism to couture. The exploration of postmodernism is a chance to revisit, or in my case discover a period of colour, attitude and rebellion, in a grand departure from […]

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