Richter’s automaton paintings

Gerhard Richter’s new project, “4900 Colours,” comprises 196 square panels of 25 coloured squares that can be reconfigured in a number of variations, from one large-scale piece to multiple, smaller paintings. Richter has developed a new configuration of the panels especially for this exhibition, formed of 49 paintings of 100 squares.“In The Telegraph, Alastair Sooke … read more… “Richter’s automaton paintings”

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David Hockney update

Time’s critic/blogger Richard Lacayo chats with David Hockney about his living situation, designing theater sets, landscape painting, the big British press and more.“Lacayo: When I saw you two years ago you thought you might be involved with landscape painting for just a year, a single cycle of four seasons. But obviously you’ve stayed with it.Hockney: … read more… “David Hockney update”

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Crime-obsessed Walter Sickert’s paintings of prostitutes

“Walter Sickert: The Camden Town,” curated by Barnaby Wright. Institute of Art Gallery, London. Through Jan. 20. In the Telegraph, Richard Dorment reports: “Reacting both to the slick academic nudes exhibited at the Royal Academy and to the tepid Impressionism of artists associated with the New English Art Club, Sickert developed a gritty, tactile art, … read more… “Crime-obsessed Walter Sickert’s paintings of prostitutes”

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Modeling for Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud’s “Ria, Naked Portrait 2007,” Tate Modern, London. From October 5. Ria Kirby modeled for Lucian Freud, and Martin Gayford watched the work as it progressed over sixteen months, seven days a week. In Telegraph Magazine, he tells the story. “Often – especially with new sitters – he begins with the head even if … read more… “Modeling for Lucian Freud”

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Talking with Baselitz

“Georg Baselitz,” Royal Academy of Arts, London. Through Dec. 9. The exhibition includes works produced over the five decades of Baselitz’s career, from his earliest paintings, dealing with his own existential problems within German society in the post-war period, to his ‘Fracture’ and ‘Upside-Down’ paintings. Also included are some recent works which revisit themes explored … read more… “Talking with Baselitz”

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