Celebration of Trees in Art

Celebration of Trees in Art

Continuing the natural theme of the previous blog, the Beaux Arts Gallery in Mayfair has an exhibition closing this week which celebrates one of our most important natural assets – trees.  They shape our landscape, yet we take them for granted until a great natural or other disaster destroys astonishing numbers of them.  We use […]

Celebrating Marine Environments in Art

Celebrating Marine Environments in Art

Opening this week at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill in London is an interesting exhibition “Above and Below” by Celia Gregory who works with the Marine Foundation “to support a new vision of value, respect and appreciation of the resources and pleasures the oceans provides. However not in a judgmental way but through fun and […]

Art and Antiques in Berkeley Square

Art and Antiques in Berkeley Square

This year’s LAPADA exhibition had a rich selection of galleries showing art and antiques over several centuries from antique to up-to-date contemporary.   Already in the Square were the Rodin-esque statues of South African artist Dylan Lewis which provided a frontispiece to the main show.  Among the highlights in the Fair were the silver displays – […]

Australian art in London has mixed reviews

Australian art in London has mixed reviews

The Royal Academy blockbuster exhibition of the autumn is on Australian art of the last 200 years.  Arts journalists have given it mixed reviews with the the Sunday Times’ Waldemar Januszczak describes indigenous art as “tourist tat”, Frederick McCubbin’s famous The Pioneer as “poverty porn”, and Fred Williams’ desert landscape as “thick cowpats of minimalism”.  […]