Portraits inspired by Napoleon by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David come together for the first time ever

When you see Kehinde Wiley’s Napoleon leading the Army over the Alps, it is reminiscent of Jacques-Louis David’s 19th century painting, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, in more than just its name. Wiley’s 2005 reinterpretation of the 1801 painting takes the original and runs it through a process of modernization creating a vibrant 21st century take […]

Tate Britain features John Hoyland in ‘Spotlight’ series

Sometimes, to get the feel for an artist’s progression as they develop through their career, you don’t need to look at hundreds of works. Sometimes, it only takes a few as is the case of one of Tate Britain’s newest exhibitions of works by British artist John Hoyland. Six works by Hoyland (1934-2011) went on […]

Banksy comments on the removal of 2017 Brexit mural

Earlier today Banksy took to Instagram to comment on the fate of the artist’s 2017 Brexit mural in Dover. ‘Oh,’ wrote Banksy, ‘I had planned that on the day of Brexit I was going to change the piece in Dover to this.. But seems they’ve painted over it. Nevermind. I guess a big white flag […]

‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ continues to flourish at Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Since Leaving Neverland, a 2019 documentary, shook the core of many fans of the singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, his reputation has been tinged for some. You might expect that an exhibition of works centring on the ‘King of Pop,’ then, might receive negative feedback these days. However, so far, it seems it hasn’t after […]

18 Shades of Gay going grey- iconic Montreal installation ending

For the last decade, if you were to take a walk through Montreal’s Gay Village- the vibrant and strongly LGBTQ+ neighbourhood along St. Catherine Street- you would be privy to a brilliant icon of joy and pride hanging above you. A vast stringing of multicoloured resin balls, aligned in spectral order, an atomized pride flag […]

Blockbuster King Tut show breaks French attendance record

A major exhibition showing artefacts discovered in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun in Paris has broken visitor records for any French exhibition, after its show time was extended to meet its unprecedented levels of demand. The La Villette Hall in Paris has issued over 1.3 million tickets for “Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh”, […]

Musée d’Orsay receives paintings that once belonged to Gustave Caillebotte’s bulter

A set of five artworks by Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) now grace the walls of the Musée d’Orsay. Though little known, the works of art show an intimate side mainly because of their subject matter and provenance. The artworks were a gift given to the museum by Marie-Jeanne Daurelle, the great-granddaughter of Jean Daurelle, Caillebotte’s butler […]