Highlights

Round Up of Art Private Views, Previews and Openings
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

MAKE_SHIFT is a group exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery so titled, according to curator Rosalind Davis, because the artists create by ‘making, shifting and utilizing the provisional or rudimentary materials to construct their work.’ Across the broad area of mediums and techniques there is a focus on the mechanized. Make_Shift, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London […]

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Features

Artists Painting London: How Matisse & the Fauves Brightened Up the Capital
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, People, Places, Unused

You’re not going to have to look too far and hard to find figurative paintings with bold colour, even before the birth of pioneering colourist Matisse. So when the Fauve artists emerged in 1905, led by Matisse himself and creative ally Andre Derain, their paintings would have been pretty OTT by standards of the day […]

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Reviews

Renaissance Italy

  • The Black Prince of Florence (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    Historical accounts since the 1500s claiming that Renaissance Florence was ruled by a ‘half negro’ duke called Alessandro de Medici are examined with meticulous scrutiny by author Caroline Fletcher. He was also the first duke of Florence so any reader would naturally be curious to discover how a black nobleman reaching that landmark fared in […]

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