Vilhelm Hammershøi in London

The Royal Academy of Art is presenting a retrospective of Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi(1864-1916), who was known for depicting austere interiors in a dour range of grays. Over sixty paintings, borrowed from museums and private collections in Europe, the United States and Japan will be presented. In The Guardian, Maev Kennedy reports that little is … read more… “Vilhelm Hammershøi in London”

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From Russia in London

“From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings 1870-1925 from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” Royal Academy of Arts, London. Through April 18. See images of the show. Because André-Marc Delocque-Fourcaud and Pierre Konowaloff, heirs of two of the most assiduous Russian tsarist-era collectors whose art was confiscated by Lenin in 1918, claimed to be the rightful … read more… “From Russia in London”

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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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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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