On the verge of abandoning his life-long project, an obsessive physicist hires the innovative service of an android muse to help him finish his work. But when things start to go missing from his life, he must learn that not all is worth sacrificing on the altar of science before he has nothing left to live for.
Renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was commemorated in an exhibition of 50 portraits spanning his working life, held at The National Portrait Gallery London from February to May 2012. The review explored the development of his art from the potent and hypersensed studies of the 1940s to major paintings in the later phase, where the artist engaged in a complex and sometimes brutal meditation on the human being, drawn from an intimate engagement with the sitter.
Alex Kouros's passions are making exquisite guitars and producing Greece's premier beer. At a prestigious art gallery he meets artist Cassandra Beckham. A whirlwind romance ensues, but is cut short when malicious kidnappers board the yacht they are sailing on in the turquoise waters of the Aegean. As they struggle with the malefactors Alex is shot and Cassie falls into the sea with a blow to her head. They are left for dead, and although they survive they both think the other died.
Considered to be one of the most financially successful people in the world when he was alive, Howard Hughes attracts attention even 40 years after his death. From being a business tycoon to an aerospace engineer and inventor to being a maverick filmmaker, Hughes seemed to have tried it all.
Cv/VAR 31 documents Francis Bacon, discussed in a seminar for the MA History of Art course at Kingston University in 1995. It considers varied aspects of the artist, the circumstances of his social milieu, his painting methods, and the iconography of his work comparing him with predecessors in Western art from Goya to Picasso as well as contemporaries such as Lucian Freud. A second part reviews works in an exhibition held at the Hayward Gallery London 1998.
This book will focus on the activity of two leading artists of their generations: Anthony Caro and Alison Wilding, both of international standing and influential figures for succeeding artists. The book also considers their relationship to their immediate contemporaries, and touches on the diverse forces at play in shaping the art and culture of our time.
A study of three leading German artists presently exhibited in London at Tate Modern, the British Museum and the Royal Academy. In 2014, a resonant series of anniversaries and commemorations prompted an enhanced awareness in London of the history of the Teutonic world in general, and - specifically - a sense of post-war Germany in terms of three of its most symbolic and emblematic visual artists.
This book contains an interview by Sarah Batiste recorded in 1989 with Jill Dunkerton, senior conservator of Italian Painting at the National Gallery London. In it she considers works by Duccio, Jacopo Di Cione and other early Trecento painters from 1270 to 1370 exhibited in Art in the Making at The National Gallery 1989-90.
The work of the photographer, theatrical designer, narcissist, snob, careerist, and exceptionally talented Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), including 18,000 vintage prints, negatives and transparencies, contact sheets and 45 books of cuttings are at the Victoria & Albert Museum. They have all been brilliantly culled for the alluring and significant exhibition of some of Beaton's royal portraits, billed as A Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
This essay considers the major Cézanne exhibition at the Tate Gallery London, staged from 8th February until 28th April 1995. Rather than focusing exclusively on the artist's work, the piece attempts to place the exhibition in context, exploring the institutional arena of presentation and the social and economic strata to which the retrospective is mainly addressed.
Since the beginning of time, food is what brought us all together. But as the human race evolved over time, our desire for unique culinary experiences grew to an insatiable intrigue to be transported to exotic places and enjoy a rich tapestry of taste. A taste sparked by the leaders of the culinary renaissance of their times, a taste that has been maintained through history, a taste that emerged into a tradition and was perfected from generation to generation.