Category Archive: Painting

A portrait of Kate Middleton (the artist formerly known as)

The first official painting of the Duchess of Cambridge was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery (of which Duchess Kate is a patron) on Friday and, quite frankly, it feels sarcastic. My own experience… Continue reading

Rothko painting vandalised at Tate Modern

I read the news that one of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals (Black on Maroon, 1958) had been vandalised at Tate Modern while I was at its sister gallery, Tate Britain, wandering the Pre-Raphaelite… Continue reading

A tiny bit juvenile but a lot of fun…

A friend sent me this, er, reworking of a Rubens painting (Daniel In The Lions’ Den, if you were wondering) and it made me laugh far more than it should have: If you’re… Continue reading

Art for the Oxbridge boat race

Given the drama of today’s boat race it seemed an apt time to post a photo of this wall painting I took in Paris earlier in the week. It’s on the side of… Continue reading

‘Painter of Light’ Thomas Kinkade dies aged 54

Thomas Kinkade – the artist who dubbed himself the Painter of Light – died aged 54 on Friday (6 April) in his home in the San Francisco Bay area of California from natural… Continue reading

Thomas Kinkade dies – reactions from the internet

Heartfelt R.I.P.s Share “ “@cnnbrk: Popular artist Thomas Kinkade dies at his home at age 54, family says.” #RIPThomasKinkade your work truly did light up the world! Selena Kyle Sat, Apr 07 2012… Continue reading

Correcting Mondrian – site allows you to create your own Compositions

Some friends and I went to see the Courtauld Gallery’s Mondrian || Nicholson In Parallel show (very enjoyable, especially when you’re all spending the visit drafting a screenplay where Mondrian is a man… Continue reading

What Hitler’s painting collection tells us about our ideas of art

16 paintings in the Czech Republic have been confirmed as being from the art collection of Adolf Hitler. The paintings were moved to the Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia) to avoid damage during Allied… Continue reading

Tina Salvesen’s art is an underwater fantasy land

If you are in central London and not playing in the snow you should definitely make your way over to the Science Museum for the last day of the Watercolours and Works on… Continue reading

Something snowy from Bill Jacklin

Bill Jacklin is an artist I encounter annually at the Royal Academy‘s Summer Exhibition (unsurprisingly what with him being a Royal Academician) and I was thinking about his lovely snow scenes today as… Continue reading