Little known outside his native Norway, Astrup, a contemporary of Edvard Munch, was a talented painter and printmaker, and his skills are amply demonstrated in this atmospheric exhibition.
As if an extraordinary imagination for fantastic, unsettling monsters and a genius ahead of his time for sensitive, naturalistic depictions of ordinary people weren’t enough, Hieronymous Bosch also had a modern knack for successful branding.
This exhibition brings together two artists successful in their own eras. Each works in a different medium yet both are similar in pushing artistic boundaries.
Poems written in response to atmospheric paintings by the American artist Howard Fritz whose work is now on show at the Torriano Meeting House
Howard Fritz – Paintings & Drawings At the Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London, NW5 2RX from January 12th 2016
The illustrator Tom Adams shares some insights into how he produces his memorable book jackets
Wry, strange, self-mocking, subversive, acerbic, ironic, cynical, sarcastic, bitter, unconventional and of course surreal – are just some of the adjectives that spring to mind as you browse the unsettling Belgian art on display in a central Brussels venue until 24th January.
William Marshall & Wendy French are enthusiastic about the Eric Ravilious exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery (running until August 31st)
The exhibition Drawing the Line features David Harker’s drawings & paintings, with accompanying poems by Tamar Yoseloff
With their green goats, giant roosters and bridal couples flying through the air, Marc Chagall’s works appear fantastic, but he insisted he only painted direct reminiscences of his own life.
Faces Then focuses on the 16th-century, regarded as the golden age of the portrait, when it was the rich, the powerful and the burgeoning bourgeoisie who could afford to have their portraits taken. Faces Now confines itself to the period since 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and, with it, the collapse of ideologies and artistic parameters.
This is a thought provoking exhibition that aims to go beyond the surface of simply putting faces to the famous names. It suggests an art form that continues to find ways of revealing the self but also reveals the artist as a conduit for all human emotion.