If you can embrace it, lockdown’s shift from the real to the virtual is a liberation that makes anything possible.
by Carla Scarano • art, books, drawing, exhibitions, painting, sculpture, society, tapestry, textiles, year 2020 • Tags: art, books, Carla Scarano, drawing, exhibitions, painting, sculpture, society •
Tantra: enlightenment to revolution, British Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. culture and tradition are as alive as ever today, as the comprehensive and exhaustive exhibition at the British Museum shows.
Hastings Contemporary. Quentin Blake: We Live in Worrying Times. Victor Pasmore: Line and Space. Review by Barbara Lewis. The short history of Hastings Contemporary art gallery has so far been troubled. Before it was built, it divided opinion.
Pallant House Gallery. Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain. Review by Barbara Lewis. Painter and teacher Paul Nash referred to the group of artists he taught in the early 1920s as “an outbreak of talent”.
The exhibition was organised in collaboration with the Uffizi Galleries and acts as a flash-back to Raphael’s life and career. It starts from his sudden death in Rome five hundred years ago.
Léon Spilliaert was an insomniac. He walked a great deal in the dead of night and developed an appreciation of all the shades of darkness that establish the still, silent, brooding atmosphere of his work displayed in a long overdue first British monograph exhibition at the Royal Academy.
The fascinating venue of Chiostro del Bramante at Arco della Pace near piazza Navona in the centre of Rome again hosts an exhibition in collaboration with Tate Britain. This time, the artworks of two major British painters, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, are together on display.