Introduction The paintings of Francis Bacon have been so often alluded to within post-1960s British cinema that it more often than not loses a sense of consistent meaning and turns more readily into a repeated meme for cultural acknowledgement. Since the art market has promptly recognised that Bacon’s work is of a very genuine commercial value, his style of imagery has been taken on board … Continue reading Cinematic Identity Crises and Francis Bacon – Part 1 (Performance).
One of the last truly great painters to come from British shores, Lucian Freud is an artist of such a high esteem that trying to coerce the experience of seeing his paintings into words seems sacrosanct in its futility. However the latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London demands to be seen and so an attempt at realising his paintings in words must … Continue reading Lucian Freud, Portraits – National Portrait Gallery.
John Kirby is a Liverpool born artist whose work in predominantly oils has found are large audience outside of Merseyside. After attending St. Martin’s School of Art and The Royal College of Art, a decision he made in his mid thirties, he has become a successful contemporary painter whose work is extremely popular in London. This exhibition is the first of his work to grace … Continue reading The Living And The Dead – John Kirby Retrospective (Walker Art Gallery)
As part of a new initiative, The National Gallery in London has arranged so called “tour dates” to showcase famous and beautiful classics of the art world in cities they have never been seen before. Titian’s splendidly powerful take on Diana and Actaeon is currently travelling around galleries all over the U.K. like a cultured hitchhiker and is well worth a visit to the Walker Art gallery … Continue reading Diana And Actaeon – Titian (Walker Art Gallery)
Perhaps it may be considered misleading to write this article as part of Art in Liverpool but it would seem that keeping strictly to Liverpool City Centre would mean missing out some of the best art available to see locally. Over the water on the Wirral side, two beautiful art galleries are housed in between the rustling green trees and quaint village streets. The Lady … Continue reading Cottage At East Bergholt – John Constable (Lady Lever Art Gallery)
Liverpool is currently one of best cities in the U.K. outside of London to see important, beautiful and mind-blowing pieces of art. Thanks in part to the 2008 Capital of Culture, the year of culture itself has left a wonderful legacy and a demand for art in Liverpool that has been growing for years even before the festival had started. With this in mind then, this … Continue reading Three Figures and Portrait – Francis Bacon (Tate Liverpool)