London art exhibition reviews, news & musings
Constable has long occupied a tranquil, homely corner in the hearts of British art lovers. His leafy landscapes are famed for their easy celebration of the quiet drama of the countryside. His winding rivers and relaxed rural scenes seem to be straightforward recreations of idealised natural beauty.
There is no better story than that of triumph over adversity, and little can engender public adoration more effectively than an unlikely hero.
From music to oarsmanship to Ming, there’s loads going on in London this month. Moya Maxwell picks her favourites
It’s brand new, and you can
A small scale Francis Bacon triptych has sold for £26.7m at an auction in London.
Ah, the Summer Exhibition, as much a regular fixture of English summer as Wimbledon, picnics, stripy deckchairs and Pimms and lemonade. Except unlike all of those things, it is perfect on a rainy day.
How did one pen raise £300,000 in just its first day on Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform?
It’s not all stabbing people in the back
How the recession has subtly shaped our exploding Nordic scene
It was set to be a schmaltzy tale, full of hugs, pink unicorns, kindness to mankind and not a drop of blood spilled – perhaps. In fact, now we’ll never know what Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight would have featured, since the director has cancelled it.
It may be London Art Fair, but what about art theft, which costs the UK £300m a year?