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We launched our first exhibition, Looking to the Stars, at The Brick Lane Gallery in the heart of east London’s creative district. Featured were some of the finest up-and-coming new artists, expertly selected by Sarah, the result of much passion and hard work.Read More
This is the first exhibition of Liotard’s work shown in London.
The exhibition comprises 6 rooms in the Sackler Wing.
Liotard was a sophisticate and prominent artist of the Enlightenment. He also travelled extensively throughout his career; there are portraits from his time in the Ottoman Empire and courts throughout Europe.Read More
The theme of power is interesting and complex: how should the sitter be represented? The sitter’s self interest in how they are presented to the world in contrast to the artist’s motives: displaying realism of the sitter’s appearance and insights into their psyche.
Notable portraits included ‘Queen Elizabeth I’ (The Ditchley Portrait), 2 photographs of Sir Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh in 1941 depict the charismatic war leader of Britain during WW2.Read More
Following the recent recession and fall of financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers there were some financial analysts who questioned the commodities of stocks, shares and the volatility of the stock market as a whole. In contrast, the art market is notably more stable and can achieve high returns on art works; particularly now with the emergence of ‘Tiger Economies’ such as China, India and Brazil. Indeed these new frontiers have released a wealth of artistic talents also.
Young emerging artists whose work parallels the fortunes as their countries ascent onto the world stage.
Will his artwork stand the test of time?
It is hard to say and time will tell. Yet, it should be acknowledged that Hirst should be praised for the success and celebrity he has achieved and the way this has generated interest in the arts – raising the profile of British art and contributing to the image of ‘Cool Britannia’ in the mid 1990s. The then-Heritage Secretary Virginia Bottomley described him as: a pioneer of the British art movement’. Janet Street Porter praised his originality, which has brought art to new audiences:
‘(he is) the art-world equivalent of the Oasis Concert at Earl’s Court’.
Giacometti is considered one of the preeminent artists of the 20th Century. The Swiss-Italian artist was a sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. This exhibition is the first retrospective on his portraiture.Read More
A fantastic collection of paintings! The exhibition was divided into chronological order starting from Goya’s early portraits through to paintings of the Spanish aristocracy, the Spanish Enlightenment, portraits of the Spanish court and governments to friends and associates and his final years in France.
It total there were 71 portraits, which is a considerable number of have on loan. The exhibition was 10 years in the making with a number on loan from the Prado in Madrid.Read More