My posts which review exhibitions I see will continue to be posted in "Who's made a mark this week" and will also be referenced in this post as well.
One of the advantages is that it also allows me to signal in advance those exhibitions which have events, talks and demonstrations. While they normally happen with the major galleries events at art society exhibitions are a bit more ad hoc.
|George Catlin - American Indian Portraits the entrance into a Facsimile of|
Catlin's Gallery of Portraits of North American Indians
at the Egyptian Gallery in Piccadilly
Exhibitions highlighted will include:
- major exhibitions in major art galleries and museums in LONDON. (Plus other places if I have the time). The reason I highlight these is because they very often have a good micro-site about the exhibition which enables people to understand more about the subject of the exhibition even if they can't get to see it
- major art competition exhibitions - typically those which are listed in my page on Major UK Art Competitions in 2013
- major art society exhibitions - again on a global basis - as and when I become aware of them! Typically these are national level art societies rather than local ones. For the UK, these include Major UK Art Society Exhibitions in 2013
- Art bloggers should write to me with details and images as per How to highlight your exhibition - for artist bloggers ONLY
- Exhibitions notified to me by art galleries will only be included if I rate the work of the artist!
I should explain that "the bug" and then "the cough" followed by post viral fatigue has severely limited exhibition visiting since the beginning of the year. I was fine so long as I didn't move from home! I'm now trying to catch up on all those I missed when they opened.
- Until 27 May 2013 - Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 - has received rave reviews. Watch an introduction to the exhibition of paintings by a 19 year old precocious Picasso by Curator Dr Barnaby Wright.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
- Until 19 May 2013 - Murillo & Justino de Neve: The Art of Friendship
- Until 28 April 2013 Through American Eyes: Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch (Room 1). RECOMMENDED See Review: Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch
- Until 19 May 2013 Barocci: Brilliance and Grace
- 23 May – 24 November 2013 Michael Landy: Saints Alive
National Portrait Gallery
- Until 27 May 2013 - Man Ray Portraits - RECOMMENDED - see my Review: Man Ray Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery
- Until 23 June 2013 - George Catlin - American Indian Portraits - see my review this next week. This is an amazing exhibition - quite unlike any I have ever seen before.
- 30 March until 1 November 2013 Jacob Epstein: Portrait Sculptor (Room 33) Works on display include some of Epstein’s most celebrated portraits, notably his busts of Joseph Conrad, T.S Eliot, Vaughan Williams and George Bernard Shaw.
Royal Academy of Arts
- Until 14 April 2013 Manet: Portraying Life - see my Exhibition Review: Manet - Portraying Life at the RA
- Until 9 June 2013 - George Bellows (1882-1925): Modern American Life. I want to see the urban landscapes but have a problem as I am not a fan of boxing.
- 25 - 28 April 2013 - The London Original Print Fair - This is the the longest-running specialist print fair in the world and it's huge. It occupies the Main Galleries in Burlington House. Works are for sale.
- Until 28 March 2013 Breaking the Ice: Moscow Art 1960-80s
- Until 9 June 2013 Art from Russia - Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union: new art from Russia Having read the reviews by Waldemar Januszczak and Andrew Graham Dixon it all looks a bit grim to me. Or as AGD puts it "this is the
bleakest of exhibitions for the bleak midwinter"
- Until 12 May 2013 - Schwitters in Britain - I'm umming and erring on this one between thinking I ought to go and see it and not finding it very appealing based on what I've seen to date.
- Until 2 June 2013 Looking at the View - a thematic display which looks at continuities in the way artists have framed our vision of the landscape over the last 300 years
- Opens 25 March 2013 Basic Design - about the history and development of Basic Design teaching in art school education.
- Until 27 May 2013 Lichtenstein: A Retrospective The first full-scale retrospective of the artist in over twenty years
- Until 12 May 2013 Murillo at the Wallace Collection: Painting of the Spanish Golden Age
Art Society Exhibitions
|Sample artwork from the exhibition - as exhibited on the Bankside Gallery website|
Bankside Gallery (Open daily 11am - 6pm during exhibitions)
- 22 March - 20 April 2013 Royal Watercolour Society - Spring Exhibition 2013 at the Bankside Gallery Unlike other art societies, this is not an Open Exhibition and contains paintings by RWS members only. Images from the exhibition are avaialble on both the RWS website and the Bankside Gallery website.
- You can view a slideshow of work in the exhibition
- There are a range of events during the course of the exhibition
- 10 May - 8 June 2013 - Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - Annual Exhibition 2013 This includes work by most of the members
Mall Galleries (10:00 to 17:00 daily)
- 5 - 18 April 2013 Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours - 201st Annual Exhibition. Over 400 works on display which includes artwork selected from the open entry. The RI is also using their annual exhibition to highlight the plight of Britain’s woodlands with the special exhibition Trees & Landscape.
- 9 - 24 May 2013 Royal Society of Portrait Painters - Annual Open Exhibition. The show will also feature shortlisted works from SELF, the major new art competition which pushes the boundaries of self-portraiture.
Central Hall, Westminster
- 12 - 21 April 2013 - The Society of Botanical Artists - The Language of Flowers (Annual Open Exhibition) - see Julie's Botanical Art Blog for Julie Whelan's post about the Receiving Day. The Red Poppies by Ann Swan below are sat in front of me as I type - on the SBA Invite to the Private View on 11 April. I'm really looking forward to this as always. There are demonstrations every day during the course of the exhibition and SBA member artists artists are on hand to answer questions about both botanical art and the SBA's Diploma Course
|Red Poppies by Ann Swan SBA|