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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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Mnuchin Gallery retrospective on Alma Thomas to open soon

In 2015, the White House acquired a painting by Alma Thomas entitled Resurrection (1966). The painting, which features concentric circles of bright colours in Thomas’ signature fashion, will soon share its name with an exhibition at the blue-chip Mnuchin Gallery in New York. In just a week, the gallery will open ‘Alma Thomas: Resurrection,’ which […]

‘Entirely hollow aside from the dark’: a one of a kind artwork and experience

Entirely hollow aside from the dark is harder to explain with pen and paper, or with a keyboard as is the case here, than it is to experience. The immersive installation, described as a ‘psychoacoustic sound event’, will briefly call Creswell Crags, in the East Midlands, home allowing visitors to experience and consider nature alongside […]