The best thing about the Victoria & Albert Museum is that their choices of exhibitions are always surprising. From Fashion, Photography, Architecture to Music icons, you never know what will be the next topic … And this unexpected Pink Floyd exhibition is definitely a must see in London for all nostalgic fans (and curious ones!) : you’ll be thrilled by its quality!
Alberto Giacometti was one of the great painter-sculptors of the 20th century. His singular Art always moves me. I like the way Giacometti was in constant search for new ways of expressing movement or feelings in his art. I was literally captivated by the sculptures and paintings I saw at The Tate Modern, some of which I discovered for the first time.
There is a new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts: “America after the Fall, painting in the 1930s”, showing how artists responded to the american social and economic changes in the 1930s. This is a great opportunity to see some paintings and artists we can rarely admire. I was very pleased to see how well designed and organized this event was, with focuses on several aspects of these important changes in the 1930s. Let me present you the paintings that I found particularly moving.
David Hockney is so famous that almost everyone has seen at least one of this artist’s paintings in their life. But at the same time, it is quite hard to define David Hockney’s style, as the painter has evolved technically and artistically during the last decades.
David Hockney’s exhibition at the Tate Britain is said to be the “fastest-selling one in the Tate’s history” and presents an extensive selection of the artist’s works. Let’s discover David Hockey’s first retrospective since 1988…
Ok, let’s pretend January is not as blue as it is at the moment… Here is an idea where to spend a good time, especially if you are fond of photography. Go to the Tate Modern and ask for the Sir Elton John’s Modernist Photography Collection. You’ll see masterpieces of photography there! And at the same time, you’ll discover the Tate’s new building. Follow the guide…
This is a must-see exhibition, which is being held at the National Portrait Gallery until next February. Picasso must have been the most prolific artist of his time and portraits represent a large part of his work, wether caricatures, portraits of relatives or self-portraits. The selection of great portraits made by the Portrait Gallery depicts Picasso’s evolution in pictural styles and enhances at the same time the important role of women in the artist’s life. Don’t miss it…you’d regret it!
I love Art. I think Art reveals its time and tells us a lot about the artists’ culture, history, level of freedom when it comes to create. I heard of the Affordable Art Fair quite recently, but this year marks the seventeenth return of the Fair to Battersea Park. I spent my day there, willing to figure out what means “Contemporary Art” today.
As I am a great fan of this iconic music group, I could not avoid this exhibition. I had some fear though, that according to its title, the exhibition would focus more on the media coverage of the group than on his creative process, which has made The Rolling Stones able to last over the last decades. But this exhibition depicts the group perfectly well and stresses in particular on the way they create and play which is so unique…
Delacroix has always been a great painter to me. This French romantic artist was fond of bright colours and energetic brushstrokes. His opposition to Ingres is well-known and justified as Ingres put more emphasis on the drawing and adopted a neoclassical style, whereas Delacroix stressed on colours and movement in his paintings. Delacroix marked a break with the past techniques and styles.
As its name suggests, this outdoor festival exposes Lanterns at Chiswick House & Gardens, in West London. This is a festival of light and illumination celebrating Chinese New Year 2016 and the Year of the Monkey. Is it magical? Certainly, it keeps its promises.