There are two reasons why people are drawn to Rembrandt and his works. Firstly, there is his stylistic talent as an artist. Rembrandt built on Caravaggio’s use of light and shade, then applied looser brush strokes to create works arguably more evocative
‘Some day we shall no longer need pictures: we shall just be happy.’ — Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, 1966
Who says Germans have no sense of humour? OK, so their writers tend to be a pretty gloomy bunch — but like loads of other German artists
In the first days of communist Russia, artists created radical sets and costumes for a futuristic new era of theatre that inspired Fritz Lang and even Flash Gordon. A century on, theyre just as outrageous Continue reading...
We all romanticise the olden times. Those we think of as belonging to them are no different. The Castle of Otranto - by common consent, the first Gothic novel – was published a quarter of a millennium ago. “Otranto ‘lost its maidenhead’ today,”
White Cube, BermondseyThe body screams in Emins latest show, which moves from crumbling, fleshy paint to tortured bronzes, and shakes the tradition of the female nude to the core. She is now clearly the most important British artist of her generationTrace
Artist Ed Fornieles takes the title for his latest exhibition from the American sitcom Modern Family, which is set in LA. As part of the work he posted an animation image on Instagram of himself with his ex girlfriend (the actress Felicity Jones) and thei
London’s seen its fair share of Lego exhibitions in recent years. So what can bricksmith Nathan Sawaya give us that we haven’t seen before? Buckets of dark, playful fun that has some credibility as ‘proper art’, that’s what.
The show opens with