Pre-Raphaelite Treasures in London and Canberra

Feb 1st, 2019 | Dr Michael Adcock

A Mystical Lady, a Profound Secret and a Drowning Maiden With the simultaneous opening of the exhibition Edward Burne-Jones. Pre-Raphaelite Visionary in London (Tate Gallery, 2018-2019) and Love and Desire. Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate in Canberra (National Gallery of Australia, 2018-2019), the moment is ripe for a fresh evaluation...

The Master of Light – Joaquín Bastida I Sorolla

Jan 18th, 2019 | Elena Ortega

In 2009 the El Prado museum in Madrid broke a 10-year record in attendance, surpassing blockbuster exhibitions on El Greco and Goya in previous years. The artist who attracted such striking success was none other than the painter Joaquín Bastida I Sorolla (1863 - 1923), whose style and seemingly mundane...

Hong Kong & Shanghai – a new landscape for contemporary art

Jan 4th, 2019 | Dr Mikala Tai

Although known today as vibrant centres of contemporary art, the entrepots of Hong Kong and Shanghai have very deep, traditional artistic roots, stretching back to the Song Dynasty and earlier. Curator, academic and gallery director Dr Mikala Tai gives us a snapshot of the contemporary art scene in each city,...

Nine Masterpieces in the Northeast, and How they Got There

Dec 14th, 2018 | Dr Matthew Laing

Though far younger than their European contemporaries, the great American art galleries of the Northeast have amassed collections of art that rival anything to be found in the Old World. The American tradition of philanthropic bequests, an insatiable curiosity with the art of the European masters, prescient predictions about the...

The Isles of Scilly: of helicopters, gardens and shipwrecks

Nov 30th, 2018 | Michael Turner

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Isles of Scilly, early one misty, summer’s morning more years ago than I care to remember – from a helicopter. On what promised to be a glorious day we took off from Penzance for the 15-minute flight. As we rose into...

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