Tag Archive: painting

Sad Jesus is sad at Tate Britain’s Pre-Raphaelite exhibition

Tate Britain’s Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde exhibition piqued my curiosity enough that I willingly spent two hours in its crowded rooms, being gradually nudged around the exhibits by a tide of people. I remember… 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

Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery

On Wednesday 8 Feb I got to attend the Lucian Freud: Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (nipping in a few hours before the Duchess of Cambridge arrived). I published a review… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 4: Reactions)

Okay, so we’ve established that Massacre in Korea was no Guernica but Picasso was clearly making a conscious effort to modify his output in accordance with Communist Party guidelines. Why, then, did it… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 3: versus Guernica)

The comparison between Massacre in Korea and Guernica, painted by Picasso in 1937, has been touched on several times in part one and two but it is worth engaging in a more lengthy study of… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 2: The painting itself)

So, you’ve read the backstory, now for the technical analysis of Picasso’s Massacre in Korea… The key points of the analysis are listed as follows with the full descriptive text after the jump… Continue reading

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy

I visited the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. It was equal parts nice-day-out-with-friends, reconnaisance mission, and intravenous cultural injection.

The Death of Miffrat

The second (and last) in my series of images shoehorning popular Dutch rabbit Miffy into famous works of art sees her recreating Jean-Paul Marat’s ultimate relaxing soak. Here is a link to The… Continue reading