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SIMON ROBERTS: NATIONAL PROPERTY │ Flowers, London → 8 August 2015

Trough House Bridge, Eskdale, Cumbria, 2014, 150 x 122cm,
Lambda print on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper

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“Robts hz trnd hiz atnśn t heritijsaits acrs Ñgḷnd, xplorñ ʈīmz v îdntti, memri n nêśnhd ʈru âr evrde inṭaẋnz wɖ ɖ landscep”

“I’m lcñ fr sbliminl signlz in ɖ landscep, capćrñ a sens v tenśn jst undr ɖ srfis v ɖ fôtgraf”

Penshaw Monument, Penshaw, Tyne and Wear, 2013, 150 x 122cm, Lambda print on Fuji Crystal Archive
Penshaw Monument, Penshaw, Tyne and Wear, 2013, 150 x 122cm, Lambda print on Fuji Crystal Archive

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FIGHTING HISTORY │ Tate Britain, London → 13 September 2015

John Singleton Copley: The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781. 1783
John Singleton Copley: The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781. 1783

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“Lcñ at hâ artists hv trnsformd significnt ivnts intu pêntñz n artwrcs ɖt incurij s t rflct on âr ôn plês in histri”

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SARAH LUCAS: TITS IN SPACE │ Whitworth, Manchester → 19 July 2015

Tits in Space, wallpaper, 2000, screenprint on paper
Tits in Space, wallpaper, 2000, screenprint on paper

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“Dvrs n smtmz plêfl apiṛnsz, harbrñ a mas v impliceśnz abt jendrsterịtîps, wor, deʈ, n ɖ vri we w cnsym ɖ wrld arnd s”

Sarah Lucas with her wallpaper Tits in Space, 2000, at the Whitechapel Gallery, 2013. Photo: Tina Hillier
Sarah Lucas with her wallpaper Tits in Space, 2000, at the Whitechapel Gallery, 2013. Photo: Tina Hillier

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RONI HORN: BUTTERFLY DOUBT │ Hauser & Wirth, London → 25 July 2015

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“Mî drw̃z r inflụnst bî ɖ fact ɖt I d mc sculpćrz, bt ɖe r īqli informd bî mî rleśnśp t lanḡj…”

“Đ xpirịns v ɖ wrc z its mīnñ.”

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Continue reading RONI HORN: BUTTERFLY DOUBT │ Hauser & Wirth, London → 25 July 2015

RICHARD DIEBENKORN │ Royal Academy of Arts, London → 7 June 2015

A Day At The Race, 1953.
A Day At The Race, 1953.

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Continue reading RICHARD DIEBENKORN │ Royal Academy of Arts, London → 7 June 2015

HENRY MOORE: BACK TO A LAND │ Yorkshire Sculpture Park → 6 September 2015

Large Reclining Figure, 1984

“Born in Caslfd, West Ywcšr, Henri Mur (1898–1986) z wn v ɖ most impwtnt artists v ɖ 20ʈ senčri. Đs mêjr xibišn, in c̣laḅrešn wɖ Ɖ Henri Mur Fândešn, têcs a freš aproč t Mur’z wrc bî cnsidrñ hiz pṛfând rlešnšp wɖ land, wč wz funḍmntl t hiz practis n fyld hiz vižl vcabylri.”


Ɖ mistri v ẇt z undr ɖ šrâd z smẇt acin t ɖ mistri in powtri. It z ɖs eḷmnt v ɖ uņon ɖt fasinets m in cevz n ɖ houlz in ɖ sîdz v hilz – y d’nt nô ẇt z ɖr untl y lc n xplor intu ɖm. Mistri plez a lj n inlîvnñ pāt in âr lîvz; nt nwñ bt wntñ t nô, wundrñ n gesñ, qesčnñ n xplorñ. (Henri Mur, 1974)

A fândñ pêtṛn v YSP, Mur wz cmitd t šowñ hiz wrc in ɖ ôpn er, n in ɖ rolñ hilz v ɖ fwmr Dírpāc in ptklr.

Ɖ xibišn nt onli xplorz ɖ ātist’s radicl nošn v plêsñ sculpčr in ɖ landscep – lj-scêl sculpčrz grīt ɖ vizitr on arîvl at ɖ Pāc n r dspled agnst ɖ bytifl n historic visṭz v ɖ Boʈīgādn – bt ɖ impwtns v ŕʈ in Mur’z crietv ʈncñ. Āčroc, Îsbrg, Roci Landscep n nymṛs uɖr drōñz, sm rerli sīn in public, alñ wɖ a renj v sculpčrz xplorñ scêl n ɖ inṭple btwn intrnl n xtrnl spêsz, emfsîz ɖ ātist’s constnt invstigešn v land, fṛm ɖ blac colsìmz v hiz homtân n ɖ rič jioḷji v Britn, t ɖ mistcl ênčnt fwmz v Stônhenj.

Ɖ xibišn olso priznts an oṗtyṇti t xplor ɖ man bhnd ɖ practis wɖ a cerfli ṣlctd dsple v prsnl āṭfacts, nôts, scečz n fôṭgrafs, kretd in c̣laḅrešn wɖ ɖ ātist’s dwtr, Mẹri Mur.

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Continue reading HENRY MOORE: BACK TO A LAND │ Yorkshire Sculpture Park → 6 September 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 TWO ROBERTS: ROBERT COLQUHOUN AND ROBERT MACBRIDE │ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh → 24th May 2015

“Ɖs mêjr xibišn xplorz ɖ wrc v ɖ Scotiš ātists Robt McBrîd n Robt Chūn or Ɖ Tu Robts, az ɖe wr nôn. Frendz v Fransis Bêcn n Lūšn Frýd, ɖe tc ɖ Lundn ātwrld bî stwm in ɖ 1940z, wɖ sel-ât xibišnz v ɖer pêntñz, bt bî ɖ 1960z ɖer pzišn az tu v ɖ cuntri’z most seḷbretd ātists hd bn iclipst, n ɖs z ɖ frst mêjr retṛspectv dvotd t ɖer wrc.

Robt McBrîd wz born in Mêbol in Eršr in 1913, Chūn in Cilmāṇc in 1914. Fṛm pur, wrcñclas bacgrândz, ɖe met at Glazgo Scūl v Āt in 1933, n sn bcem luvrz. In 1941 ɖe muvd t Lundn ẇr ɖe bcem pāt v ɖ seḷbretd Sôho set ɖt includd ātists sč az Bêcn, Cīʈ Vōn n Jon Craxtn, n ɖ powts Diḷn Toṃs n Jwj Bācr. Chūn spešlîzd in figrpêntñ, McBrîd in stiļîf. Hād drncñ, voḷtîl n uncompṛmîzñ, ɖer lîvz wr az pašṇt n cmpelñ az ɖer āt.

The Two Roberts: Colquhoun and McBryde, 1937-8, by Ian Fleming. Oil on canvas, 102 x 127.2 cm. The Glasgow School of Art
The Two Roberts: Colquhoun and McBryde, 1937-8, by Ian Fleming. Oil on canvas, 102 x 127.2 cm. The Glasgow School of Art

Ɖ Lfevra Gaḷri on Bondstrīt held a strñ v sxesfl šoz v ɖer wrc; ɖ Myziym v Modn Āt in Ny Ywc n ɖ Têt aqîrd pêntñz. Bî 1950 ɖe wr amñ ɖ most fems ātists wrcñ in Britn. Bt az abstraẋn bcem ɖ dominnt fws in Yṛpiyn āt in ɖ lêt 1950z, n az ɖer drncñ incrist, so ɖer popylaṛti sufrd. Chūn dîd penils in 1962, êjd jst 47; McBrîd wz noct ovr bî a car n dîd in 1966. Fy ātists hv caṭpultd t ṣlebṛti or dsndd intu obskṛti so swiftli: ɖer rmāc̣bl c̣rirz lastd scersli twenti yirz.”

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Continue reading THE TWO ROBERTS: ROBERT COLQUHOUN AND ROBERT MACBRIDE │ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh → 24th May 2015

CORNELIA PARKER │ The Whitworth, Manchester → 31 May 2015

Cold Dark Matter (An Exploded View), 1991. Photo: David Levene

“Ɖ Ẇitẉʈ riôpnd on 14 Febrri 2015 wɖ a mêjr sôlo xibišn fṛm wn v Britn’z most aclemd cntemprri ātists, Cwnīlia Pācr – n hr wrc invîts y t witṇs ɖ trnsfmešn v ōdnri objcts intu smʈñ cmpelñ n xtrōdnri.

It z an xtnsv xibišn, wn ɖt fīčrz a wîd renj v wrc md jrñ Pācr’z c̣rir, fṛm hr sigṇčr pìs Cold Dāc Matr: An Xplodd Vy (1991) alñsd tu impwtnt ny cmišnz n mni uɖr ny wrcs.

Ahd v hr ny Ẇitẉʈ xibišn, Cwnīlia Pācr wrct clôsli wɖ sayntists at ɖ Ynivrṣti v Mančestr, most nôṭbli Costia Novozelov, hu, wɖ Andre Gem, wz awōdd ɖ Nôbel Prîz fr ɖ dscuvri v  grafīn – ɖ wrld’z ʈinist n strongist mtirı̣l. Wrcñ wɖ gaḷrīstaf, Novozelov tc mîcṛscopc samplz v grafît fṛm drōñz in ɖ Ẇitẉʈ’s c̣lẋn bî Wiłm Blêc, Trnr, Cunsṭbl n Picaso, az wel az a penṣl-ritn letr bî Sr Ŕnist Ruɖ̇fd (hu split ɖ atm in Mančestr). H ɖen md grafīn fṛm ɖz samplz, wn v ẇč Pācr hz md intu a wrc v āt t māc ɖ ôpnñ v ɖ gaḷri n xibišn. A Blêc-grafīn sensr, activetd bî ɖ breʈ v a fizisist, set of a fîrwrc dsple ẇč rtrnd aynmītı̣rît intu ɖ Mančestr scî. Ɖs mītioršâr wz a spectaklr ôpnñ t ɖ ny Ẇitẉʈ.”

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SARGENT: PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS AND FRIENDS │ National Portrait Gallery, London → 25 May 2015

“Jon Sñr Sājnt (1856-1925) wz ɖ grtst pwtritpêntr v hiz jeṇrešn. Aclemd on bʈ sîdz v ɖ Atlantc, h wz clôsli cnctd t mni v ɖ uɖr līdñ ātists, raitrz, actrz n myzišnz v ɖ tîm. Hiz pwtrits v ɖz frendz n cntmprriz, includñ Ōgūst Rodĩ, Clwd Mone n Robt Lui Stīvnsn, wr rerli cmišnd n alaud hm t criet mr intiṃt n xperimntl wrcs ɖn wz psbl in hiz fwml pwtričr.

Ɖs mêjr xibišn v ovr sevnti pwtrits spanz Sājnt’s tîm in Lundn, Paris, Bostn n Ny Ywc az wel az hiz travlz in ɖ Itałn n Ñgliš cuntrīsîd. Impwtnt lounz fṛm gaḷriz n prîvt c̣lẋnz in Yṛp n America mc ɖs an unmiṣbl oṗtyṇti t dscuvr ɖ ātist’s most dẹrñ, prsnl n dstnctv pwtrits.

PARIS, 1874-1885

Born in Floṛns in 1856 t an xpatrı̣t Americn cupl, Jon Sñr Sājnt spent hiz fwṃtv yirz turñ Yṛpiyn sitiz n rzwts. On dsîdñ t studi pêntñ in Paris, h inrold at ɖ École des Beaux Arts in 1874 ẇl simlteňsli dveḷpñ hiz briłnt gifts az a pêntr undr ɖ tīčñ v Carolūs-Dŭrã, a fašṇbl Frenč pwtritist.

Sājnt wz at īz in ɖ wrld v Paris stydioz n fwmd frendšps wɖ a wîd renj v Frenč ātists n felo xpatrı̣ts. Wn v hiz clôsist frendz wz Pwl Êlu, ɖ eḷgnt pêntr n ečr v ɖ bômõd. H sōt ât Clwd Mone, hu wd rmen a lîfloñ frend v bʈ men, n Ōgūst Rodĩ, a tîtn v ɖ Frenč ātwrld. Sājnt wz xpšnli wîdli réd, ispešli in ɖ Frenč clasics, bt olso in cntmprri litṛčr.

An ŕli pêtṛn, ɖ Frenč plêrît Edwād Pîerõ, cmišnd pwtrits v hmslf, hiz wîf n hiz čildṛn, fr ẇč Sājnt wz cmperd t Von Dêc. Ɖ ātist wz a giftd piynist n a pašṇt myzicoḷjist. Hiz moḍnist cridnšlz wr demnstretd bî hiz admirešn fr ɖ myzic v Ričd Vāgṇr, n olso bî hiz inʈyziastc rspons t Spaniš myzic n dans, ẇč inspîrd fḷmnco picčrz n pwtrits.

BRWDWE, 1885-1889

Sājnt’s mastrpìs, Cānešn, Lili, Lili, Rôz, wz pêntd ẇn h wz btwn lîf in Paris n Lundn (1885-6). Ɖ ātist’s dsižn t muv rezidns fṛm wn t ɖ uɖr cem at a tîm v crîsis, ẇn hiz c̣rir wz in jeṗdi aftr hiz pṛvoc̣tv pwtrit v Madam X (Madam Pier Gôtro) cōzd a scandl at ɖ Paris Ṣlon in 1884. H fând solis in ɖ Anglo-Americn coḷni v ātists n raitrz in ɖ Cotswold vilij v Brwdwe, ẇč includd ɖ Americn ātists Franc Milit n Edwin Ostin Abi, ɖ Ñgliš iḷstretr Fred Bānād, n ɖ raitrz Henri Jêmz n Edṃnd Gos. Hir h pêntd hiz fems gādnpicčr, a cnstructd sìn yzñ ɖ Bānād dwtrz az modlz, n pwtrits v uɖr membrz v ɖ cmyṇti, includñ Lili Milit n Alis Bānād.

In Bwnṃʈ, at ɖs sem pirı̣d, h capčrd ɖ wîri frem n nrvs eṇji v ɖ raitr Robt Lui Stīvnsn in tu intns caṛcṭrîzešnz. Sājnt wz xperimentñ wɖ an Impreṣ̌nist paḷt, pêntñ vivid scečz v felo ātists at wrc ât-v-dorz, includñ Clwd Mone n Pwl Êlu, n landscêps az avãgād az eni biyñ pṛdyst in Ñgḷnd at ɖ tîm.

BOSTN n NY YWC, 1888-1912

Sājnt nvr gev p hiz Americn sitiznšp. H wz at hom in Bostn n Ny Ywc, ẇr h hd mni frendz n pêtṛnz n a brjnñ repytešn. In ɖ fwmr siti h carid ʈru hiz tu grt myṛl scīmz v dec̣rešn, in ɖ Bostn Public Lîbrri n ɖ Myziym v Fîn Āts.

In 1890, Sājnt hd ɖ oṗtyṇti v pêntñ sm v ɖ grt Americn actrz v ɖ êj fr ɖ Pleyrz Club in Ny Ywc, includñ Edwin Buɖ n Loṛns Baṛt. A fy yirz lêtr h pêntd ɖ Šêxpirı̣n actṛs Êda Riyn, n dru Mẹri Anḍsn. 1890 wz ɖ yir in ẇč Sājnt pêntd ɖ flamboynt Spaniš dansr Cāmenʈita, hu intranst Ny Ywc ōdı̣nsz wɖ hr fḷmnco dansñ.

Myzic wz a bond wɖ Iẓbela Stywt Gādnr, wn v Bostn’z culčṛl līdrz, t hūm h gev ɖ pwtrit v ɖ cmpozr Čālz Mātin Lrfḷr az a brʈdêgift.

LUNDN, 1889-1913

Sājnt wz imrst in ɖ vîbṛnt culčṛl lîf v Lundn, n a frend t mni ātists, raitrz n myzišnz. In ɖ 1890z, h wz imrjñ az ɖ līdñ Anglo-Americn pwtritpêntr v hiz jeṇrešn, n mcñ hiz māc az a myṛlist wɖ hiz cmišn, Ɖ Trîumf v Rlijn, fr ɖ Bostn Public Librri.

In 1894 Sājnt pêntd ɖ êjñ Ñgliš powt Covntri Patmor n, bî contrast, ɖ raitr n iḷstretr W. Greym Robtsn, ɖ ipiṭmi v yʈ n isʈetc rfînmnt. Ɖ noṿlist Jwj Meṛdiʈ n ɖ powt Wiłm Butḷr Yêts bʈ sat t Sājnt fr čācoldrōñz, n in 1913 ɖ ātist’s intiṃt frend Henri Jêmz, fr a pêntñ t seḷbret hiz 70ʈ brʈde.

Sājnt wz xtrimli influenšl on ɖ Lundn myzicl sìn, pṛmotñ ɖ c̣rirz v mni myzišnz, amñ ɖm ɖ Frenč cmpozr Gabriel Fore. Ɖ Lundn ʈiytr z reprizntd bî ɖ ṣprb pwtrit v Eḷn Teri az Lêdi Mcbeʈ, a ʈiatricl n ātistc turd’fws; bî ɖ enigmatc Itałn actṛs Elionora Dūse, in a strenj n mstirı̣s imij, n bî ɖ plêrît n actrmaṇjr Hāli Granvil-Bācr, hu revluṣ̌nîzd ʈiatricl pṛduẋnz.

YṚP, 1899-1914

In ɖ pirı̣d aftr 1900, Sājnt agn trnd t landscêp az a rlif fṛm pwtritcmišnz, travlñ č sumr n ōtm t ɖ Alps, Venis n suɖn Yṛp. H wz inverı̣bli acumṗnid bî frendz, hu, f nt olwz in ɖ top flît v ātists, wr sbstanšl n taḷntd ppl. H md a pýnt v pêntñ ɖm az ɖe scečt, pirñ az it wr ovr ɖer šoldrz t si ẇt ɖe r dwñ.

Ɖz picčrz mt b cnstrud az a fwm v slfpwtričr, ɖ ātist myzñ on hiz ôn rôl in rcwdñ ɖ načṛl wrld ẇl wočñ uɖrz at wrc. W r preznt az āt z biyñ md, bt âr intrpṛtr z Sājnt n it z sīn ʈru hiz îz. Amñ ɖ mastrpìsz in ɖs žãra r An Ātist in hiz Stydio, dpictñ ɖ Itałn pêntr Ambrojo Raf̦ele; Ɖ Fânṭn, a picčr v Jên d’Glên scečñ wočt bî hr huzbnd Wilfrid, n Villa Torre Galli: Ɖ Lôja, ẇr Sr Wiłm Blêc Ričmnd n Wilfrid d’Glên cnfrunt wn anɖr fṛm oṗzit cwnrz v ɖ spês.”

The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, 1907. Oil on canvas  71.4 x 56.5 cm
The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, 1907. Oil on canvas
71.4 x 56.5 cm

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Continue reading SARGENT: PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS AND FRIENDS │ National Portrait Gallery, London → 25 May 2015