Doig retrospective opens in London

Using photographic images from newspapers or snapshots as a starting point, Peter Doig recasts everyday imagery to make imaginary landscapes and figure scenes. All are imbued with a strong sense of atmosphere – his figures seem out of time, and his landscapes possessed of a strange, haunting presence. (See images of his work at Werner … read more… “Doig retrospective opens in London”

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British fantasy illustration at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

“The Age of Enchantment: Beardsley, Dulac and their Contemporaries 1890-1930,” curated by Rodney Engen. Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Through Feb. 17. This group of artists was intent upon borrowing from the past, especially the fantasies of the rococo, the rich decorative elements of the Orient, the Near East, and fairy worlds of the Victorians. Artists … read more… “British fantasy illustration at the Dulwich Picture Gallery”

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Jonathan Jones dubs “Renaissance Siena” souvenir shop kitsch

“Renaissance Siena: Art for a City,” National Gallery, London. Through Jan. 13. A hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, manuscripts and ceramics are presented. Artists include Matteo di Giovanni, Francesco di Giorgio, Benvenuto di Giovanni, the Master of the Legend of Griselda, Signorelli, Pintoricchio and Beccafumi. In The Guardian, Jonathan Jones suggests that the curators are chasing … read more… “Jonathan Jones dubs “Renaissance Siena” souvenir shop kitsch”

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Warhol vs. Banksy: celebrity, satire and voyeurism

“Warhol Vs Banksy,” The Hospital, London. Through Sept. 1. Louise Jury in the Evening Standard reports: “Duncan Cargill, The Hospital’s creative director, said: ‘Implicitly, Warhol is defending his title, but Banksy makes for a formidable challenger as he has received maximum exposure since 2000. As soon as we announced we were going to do this … read more… “Warhol vs. Banksy: celebrity, satire and voyeurism”

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