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Van Gogh and Hockney in Houston: a collision of superstars

David Hockney was 16 when he first came across the work of Vincent Van Gogh at Manchester Art Gallery. “I do remember thinking he must have been quite a rich artist. He could use two whole tubes of blue to paint the sky in one painting,” he remarked during an interview with Hans den Hartog […]

Montreal galleries reopen after months of restrictions

Over the past year, it’s been tough for art lovers to get their fix in reliable ways. With galleries and exhibition spaces in flux with the tide of the pandemic- and some finding their doors shuttered permanently because of it- there has been a revolving door of celebration and disappointment when it comes to viewing […]

Uffizi showcases 88 rarely seen illustrations of “The Divine Comedy” marking 700th anniversary of Dante’s death

In 2019, museums around the world celebrated the anniversary of Old Masters Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. Now, it’s Dante’s turn and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence has kicked off the year with an online exhibition of works in celebration. In total, 88 rarely seen 16th-century illustrations of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy created by […]

London’s best 2020 art exhibitions

Sure, we’re living through nightmarish times and next year doesn’t look to be entirely different, but in London, museum’s managed to put on some incredible exhibitions throughout the year, proving that art helps us in the darkest times. Here are the best 2020 exhibitions, along with a few still open through 2021. 5. Titian: Love, […]

Phi Centre’s ‘Connected by art’ brings community and art together

Throughout the ongoing closures of 2020, many galleries and exhibition spaces have pivoted to a digital presentation space. And while there are plenty of successful endeavours in this vein, some have dealt with the changes in a wonderfully smooth fashion. Montreal’s Phi Centre is so entrenched in the realm of virtual reality that it is […]

Josef O’Connor on “Going, Going, Gone”: his work in the RA Summer Exhibition that does more than take up wall space

An aptly named print hangs in the Royal Academy’s Winter Exhibition – this year’s rescheduled edition of the RA’s famed Summer Exhibition. Going, Going, Gone. (Lot 44 – The Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil) by British artist Josef O’Connor is as much about conservation as it is about working together. Art Critique had the chance to (virtually) […]

The Masked Bride reveals identity with new exhibit on domestic abuse

One positive that many gleam from the otherwise draining reality of the pandemic is having fathoms more time to spend with loved ones. While it may get tiresome at points or heighten some arguments, a lot of people have enjoyed the quality time that this situation has afforded them. But not everyone’s home situation is […]