After Impressionism,National Gallery

Religion and Spirituality in Post Impressionism National Gallery – Revd Jonathan Evens

After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art explores the period in modern art from the last Impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1886 to the eve of the First World War in 1914. In the words of co-curator MaryAnne Stevens, it’s a period that can “claim to have broken links with tradition and laid the foundations for the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.” The exhibition seeks to explore the complexities of this period and its wider cultural manifestations.

26 March 2023

Alice Neel, Barbican Art Gallery

Alice Neel Collector Of Souls Barbican Art Gallery – Sara Faith

Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle opens at the Barbican Art Gallery this week. The exhibition is the study of American figurative painter Alice Neel (1900-1984), who Barbican Artistic Director Will Gompertz describes as ‘a radical, creative artist undervalued for much of her six-decade career’.

16 February 2023

Making Modernism Royal Academy

Women Making Modernism A Revisionist History – Royal Academy – Sue Hubbard

The title ‘Making Modernism’ implies that the artists included in this Royal Academy exhibition were at the forefront of the avant-garde. That they were an essential component in breaking the boundaries of 19th-century academic art for new freedoms. They would probably be very surprised to find themselves seen thus. It has taken more than a century for their importance to be re-evaluated and appreciated. Why? Because they were women.

16 November 2022

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