NEW FILMS: KLIMT’S ADELE BLOCH-BAUER

NEW FILMS: KLIMT’S ADELE BLOCH-BAUER

The story of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer is made into a new film     Between Monuments Men, Mr Turner, and Effie Gray, films about art and artists have been coming thick and fast lately and have been a mixed bunch in terms of quality. Another...
EASTMAN JOHNSON

EASTMAN JOHNSON

Eastman Johnson’s paintings and drawings Eastman Johnson was an early American painter who I only came across recently – I like his very natural painting entitled ‘Portrait Of A Child’ c.1879 (see bottom of page) which was modelled by his...
REMBRANDT’S CHILD PORTRAITS

REMBRANDT’S CHILD PORTRAITS

‘Child in a Tantrum’ or ‘The naughty child’ and other Rembrandt drawings of children I love Rembrandt’s brilliant sketches of different sorts of people, clearly made from life. There are some lovely ones of children. But this one (known...
MANET’S ‘LE PRINTEMPS’

MANET’S ‘LE PRINTEMPS’

Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps (SPRING)     This portrait painting by Manet called Le Printemps (‘Spring’) from 1881 has just fetched an astonishing $65.1 at Christie’s in New York. The flowery portrait which depicts the actress Jeanne Demarsy...
BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2012

BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2012

Review: ‘BP portrait award 2012’ at the National Portrait Gallery • 21 June – 23 September 2012 There weren’t too many stand-out portraits for me at the BP Award at the National Portrait Gallery this year and as usual it seemed that in an...
THOMAS LAWRENCE

THOMAS LAWRENCE

Review: ‘Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power And Brilliance’ At The National Portrait Gallery • 21 October 2010 ∼ 23 January 2011 Thomas Lawrence, born in Bristol in 1769, was in his time an artistic superstar. And yet most people visiting this new exhibition...
BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2010

BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2010

Review: ‘Bp Portrait Award 2010’ At The National Portrait Gallery • 24 June ∼ 19 September 2010 • Figurative painting isn’t fashionable in modern art and portrait painting even less, so it wasn’t a big surprise that most of the papers...

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