So many things to see, so little time! From late September to December many very exciting exhibitions will be opening around London – most are not about architecture but I am still desperate to see them. Here are the ones that are on the top of my list:
Currently on show at Tate Liverpool is an exhibition surveying Francis Bacon’s use of cages, spaces and structures in his paintings. This “architectural, ghost-like framing device” was first introduced by the artist in the 1930s and was commonly used in his portraits in the 1950-60s. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms argues that this devise emphasised the sitter’s sense of isolation and trapped psychological despair.
My new post for Bridgeman Blog - a straightforward review of Girl - Lucian Freud at Ordovas. Read more
Girl – Lucian Freud, which just opened at Ordovas, London (until 1st August 2015), is an enchanting commercial exhibition dedicated to Freud’s second wife, Caroline Blackwood. Despite having only 4 paintings and a handful of archival material in the whole display, each painting is captivating in its tenderness and poignancy – proving that less is truly more.
This engrossing exhibition, currently showing at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, attempts to reinterpret five Renaissance fashion illustrations of Matthäus Schwarz – 16th-century accountant and dandy – using modern fashion photography.