Farleys House and Gallery, Home of the Surrealists, Muddles Green. Revue by Barbara Lewis. In pandemic times Farleys House visits have slowed to a trickle, throwing the economics into jeopardy.
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”.
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. Victoria and Albert Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. The complex evolution and rich cultural significance of the kimono are thoroughly explored in the exhibition at the V&A.
Towner, Eastbourne. Alan Davie and David Hockney: Early Works – plus other exhibitions. Review by Barbara Lewis. From sentimental, ornately-framed Victorian works to John Virtue’s monochrome contemporary land and seascapes, Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery in normal times organises tours of its store every second Sunday that demonstrate the range of its 5,000-strong collection.
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.
by Barbara Lewis • art, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles, year 2020 • Tags: art, Barbara Lewis, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles •
The risk for any exhibition at Two Temple Place – a glorious late Victorian mansion at Temple, central London – is that the wood carving and stained-glass beauty of the building will steal the show.
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.
The revolutionary attitude that Mary Quant’s iconic outfits convey strikes the viewer at the V&A retrospective exhibition. She is considered one of the most influential fashion designer of the 1960s.