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LOVE BITES: CARICATURES BY JAMES GILLRAY │ Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford → 21 June 2015

Enchantments lately seen upon the Mountain of Wales, or Shon-ap-Morgan’s Reconcilement to the Fairy Princess (1796). Hand-coloured etching. Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford/Bridgeman
Enchantments lately seen upon the Mountain of Wales, or Shon-ap-Morgan’s Reconcilement to the Fairy Princess (1796). Hand-coloured etching. Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford/Bridgeman

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“Đ xîld Npołn wz rportd t hv sd ɖt ɖ Britiś ingrevr dd mr ɖn ol ɖ armiz v Yṛp t brñ hm dân.”

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James Gillray, The Gout, 1799 © Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford / Bridgeman Images
James Gillray, The Gout, 1799 © Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford / Bridgeman Images

Continue reading LOVE BITES: CARICATURES BY JAMES GILLRAY │ Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford → 21 June 2015

SALT AND SILVER: Early photography 1840–1860 │ Tate Britain, London → 7 June 2015

“Ɖs z ɖ frst xibiśn in Britn dvotd t sōltd-pepr prints, wn v ɖ rliist formz v ftogṛfi. A ynīcli Britiś invnśn, unveild bî Wiłm Henri Fox Tōlbt in 1839, sōltprints spred acrs ɖ glob, crietñ a ny viźl lanḡj v ɖ modn momnt.

Ɖs reṿluśnri tecnīc trnsformd subjicts fṛm stiļîfs, portrits, lansceps n sīnz v dêli lîf intu imijz wɖ ɖer ǒn sṗsific isʈetic: a soft, l’x́urı̣s ifct ptklr t ɖs foṭgrafic proses.

Ɖ fy sōltprints ɖt svîv r sldm sīn dy t ɖer fṛjiḷti, n so ɖs xibiśn, a c’laḅreśn wɖ ɖ Wilsn Sentr fr Ftogṛfi, z a snğlr oṗtyṇti t si ɖ rẹrist n bst rli foṭgrafs v ɖs tîp in ɖ wrld.

Orġnîzd in c’laḅreśn wɖ ɖ Wilsn Sentr fr Ftogṛfi.

Kretd bî Caṛl Jac̣bi, Kretr v Britiś Art 1850–1915, Sîmn Bêcr, Kretr, Ftogṛfi Inṭnaśnl Art, Caṛlîn Cōbo-Parsnz, Asistnt Kretr 1850-1915 n Hana Laynz, Asistnt Kretr 1850–1915.”

‘The Great Elm at Lacock’, 1843–45, by William Henry Fox Talbot
‘The Great Elm at Lacock’, 1843–45, by William Henry Fox Talbot

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Continue reading SALT AND SILVER: Early photography 1840–1860 │ Tate Britain, London → 7 June 2015

GOYA: THE WITCHES AND OLD WOMEN ALBUM │ Courtauld Gallery, London → 25 May 2015

Wicked Woman, c1819- 23. Photograph: PR
Wicked Woman (detail), c1819- 23. Photograph: PR

“Ɖs mêjr xibišn rīynîts ol ɖ svîvñ drōñz fṛm ɖ Wičz n Old Wimin Albm fr ɖ frst tîm, ofrñ a fasinetñ n inlîtnñ vy v a vri prîvt n prsnl Goia.

Drwn in ɖ last decêd v hiz lîf, ɖ albm wz nvr ment t b sīn bynd a sml srcl v frendz. Goia gev fri rein t hiz crı̣tiṿti, invntñ xtrōdnri imijz ɖt renj fṛm ɖ hymṛs t ɖ sinistr n ɖ mcābra.

In ɖs xibišn vizitrz r invîtd t dscuvr ɖ prîvt wrld v Goia’z bândls imajinešn, xprest ʈru vižnz n nîtmerz, sūṗstišnz, n ɖ probḷmz v old êj. Abv ol, ɖ drōñz rvil Goia’z peṇtretñ obẓvešn v hymn nêčr: âr firz, wīcṇsz n dzîrz.”

'Regozijo' ('Mirth'), c. 1819-23 (detail)
‘Regozijo’ (‘Mirth’), c. 1819-23 (detail)

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Continue reading GOYA: THE WITCHES AND OLD WOMEN ALBUM │ Courtauld Gallery, London → 25 May 2015

THE CURIOUS CONTRAPTIONS OF HEATH ROBINSON │ Derby Museum & Art Gallery → 1 March 2015

“Ɖ nem v Hīʈ Robinsn entrd ɖ Ñgliš lanĝj az a trm fr crêzi cntrapšnz aftr onli abt ten yirz v prodysñ ɖ frst drōñ v an ovrli complicetd mšin.

Ātist n iḷstretr Wiłm Hīʈ Robinsn (1872-1944) z bst nôn fr hiz drōñz v mšīnz, bt h stātd hiz c̣rir az a sirı̣s bciḷstretr. Ɖ axeṣbiḷti n hymr v ɖz cntrapšnz n mšinz gvz Hīʈ Robinsn an apil ɖt fy uɖr ātists hv ačivd. Hiz abiḷti t têc an evrīde tasc n ovrcomplicet it in a we ɖt w ol fînd amyzñ z a grt scil.

Ɖs z a spešl xibišn v drōñz v krı̣s cntrapšnz n mad mšinz fṛm ɖ c̣lẋnz v Ɖ Wiłm Hīʈ Robinsn Trust. Az ɖ YC’z līdñ manyfacčrñ siti, Dābi z a fitñ plês t šo ɖ wrc v Hīʈ Robinsn. Ẇn Ɖ Silcmil wz bilt in ɖ 1720z it wz ɖ wrld’z frst factri n sns ɖen Dābi hz bn at ɖ fwfrunt v ɖ criešn v mšinz. Ɖs z ɖ frst xibišn v Hīʈ Robinsn’z wrc in Dābi sns 1941, ẇn ɖ myziym kretr rcwdd it az ɖ most popylr xibišn v ɖt yir.

W r priṿlijd t b ebl t hôst ɖs xibišn at ɖ tîm ɖt Ɖ Wiłm Hīʈ Robinsn Trust r bildñ a ny myziym at West Hâs in Pinr, Midlsex, dy t ôpn in 2016. Ɖs wl b ɖ onli myziym dedicetd t Hīʈ Robinsn.

SCŪLZ! W’r invîtñ y t têc pāt in a Hīʈ Robinsn comṗtišn. Info hir.”

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Continue reading THE CURIOUS CONTRAPTIONS OF HEATH ROBINSON │ Derby Museum & Art Gallery → 1 March 2015

MAGGI HAMBLING: WALLS OF WATER │ National Gallery, London → 15 February 2015

“Ɖ Naśnl Gaḷri seḷbrets ɖ rtrn v Magi Hamblñ, its frst Artist in Rezidns.

Wn v Britn’z most significnt n contṛvrśl pentrz n sculptrz, Magi Hamblñ xibits a ny siriz v dṛmatic pentñz, ẃć hv nvr bn sīn in public bfr.

Okpayñ Rūm 1, Hamblñ’z et wrcs r vast, intns n eṇjetic, meẓ́rñ ovr six bî sevn fīt, wɖ anɖr nînʈ, smōlr canvs ɖt wz pṛdyst in rspons t ɖ deʈ v Emi Wînhǎs in 2011.

Ʈru trbyḷns n xubṛnt culr, Hamblñ cntinyz t afrm pentñ’z imījsi, seyñ “Ɖ crūśl ʈñ ɖt onli pentñ cn d z t mc y fīl az f y’r ɖr ẃl it’s biyñ crietd – az f it’s haṗnñ in frunt v y”.

Inspîrd bî Hamblñ’z xpirịns v jîgantic wevz craśñ ontu ɖ sìwōl at Sǎʈwold, Suf̣c – ɖ cǎnti ẃr ś wz born, stl livz n ẃć hz ofn inspîrd hr wrc – ɖ wrcs ofr vizitrz a cntmprri paṛlel t ɖ sìsceps bî Nōwījn artist Pedr Balca cncuṛntli dspleid in ɖ Sunli Rūm.

Magi Hamblñ z reprizntd in ol mejr Britiś c’lẋnz, fṛm ɖ Britiś Myziym t Têt. Hr sculpćr Scaḷp (2003) z prmnntli saitd on ɖ bīć at Ōldbra, Suf̣c, az a monymnt t cmpozr Benɉmin Britn. In 2013 ś wz ɖ subjict v a solo preznteśn at ɖ Stet Hrṃtij Myziym, St Pītrzbrg; n hr aclemd siriz Norʈsì Pentñz, bgun in 2002, wz most rīsntli sīn in Magi Hamblñ: Ɖ Wev at ɖ Fitswiłm Myziym, Cembrij (2010).”

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