Tag: The Times

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Calling all Robert Mangold fans

Today the Times has a feature called “Modern Art Explained” in which they ask people to send an email note responding to an image of Robert Mangold’s painting, “X Within X.”“What do you think of this painting?” the Times asks readers. “View it here or in person at Parasol Unit, […]

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The Constructivist’s battle against aestheticism

In case you’ve heard the term “constructivism” bandied about in discussions of Shepard Fairey and ObamArt, but aren’t quite sure what it actually means, check out the Tate Modern’s current exhibition, “Aleksandr Rodchenko and Liubov Popova: Defining Constructivism.” In the Telegraph Richard Dorment reports that Rodchenko and Popova thought abstraction […]

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Reactionary painter puts money where his mouth is

Well-known Scottish landscape painter John Lowrie Morrison, speaking in National Gallery of Scotland on the Mound, has launched the second Jolomo awards, which offer a £20,000 first prize to the best young emerging landscape artist in Scotland. Morrison, whose own prolific output ensures that he earns about £2million a year […]

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7 painters tell us their secrets

Next week the 25th winner of the John Moores Painting Prize, the UK’s largest contemporary painting competition with a first prize of £25,000 and total fund of over £35,000, will be announced. The Times’ Nancy Durrant rounded up seven leading painters, including former winner Peter Doig, to “reveal the secrets […]

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Mid-century British abstraction redux

Roger Hilton (1911-1975) is one of the second wave of St. Ives artists who succeeded the Ben Nicholson generation in the 1950s and 1960s. Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Peter Lanyon were among his contemporaries. A notoriously difficult alcoholic, Hilton was influenced by both American Abstract Expressionists and Piet Mondrian, […]

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Dada London

This spring the Tate Modern presents a big Dada show that includes over 400 works, among them Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase (No21) , Fountain 1917, L.H.O.O.Q , Man Ray’s rayographs, and Picabia’s paintings. The Times gives the show four out of five stars. “As far as art history is […]

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Striking nude models in Rome

Richard Owen and Ben Hoyle report in the Times that the nude models are striking for better pay and improved working conditions. “Doing nothing for a living is not as easy as it looks. That was the militant message from Italy yesterday where artists’ nude models climbed back into their […]