start small – Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter works across a wide variety of textures and formats: painting over photographs, painting from photographs but blurring, mirrors, versions of a major Titian painting...... where do you even begin? On what basis do you choose your format? I choose depending on the way I feel; randomly, in other words. When I haven't done anything …

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David Bomberg (1890-1957) current Exhibition

David Bomberg currently has an exhibition at Pallant House, Chichester until 4 February 2018.  It then reopens at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne  (17 February -27 May) before going on to the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London NW8 in the summer of 2018.  Bomberg drew and painted in a variety of styles throughout his life: …

John Singer Sargent – painter

New exhibitions opens 24th June at Dulwich gallery to celebrate the work of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) - who is famous as a portrait painter.  Here, his watercolour pictures are shown - and they are also fabulous, with a great sense of light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bUPem9z9pA There's an article on this exhibition by the co-creator (and Sargent's great nephew) Richard …

Australian painter: Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984)

I had never heard of this woman painter before - despite having a copy of the excellent “Women Artists” by Nancy Heller – which is a great starting-place for finding out about many unsung women artists. In Australia, apparently, there are examples of her work in most major art galleries. However, the Antipodean world will …