I entered these drawings into this year's Bridgeman Studio Award competition!
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.
Do you go to exhibitions before or after reading the reviews? Last weekend, I went to see Sargent: Portraits of Family and Friends at the National Portrait Gallery, London. It was a superb exhibition showcasing a long career of an undeniably talented painter. It is clear from the young John Singer Sargent’s assured brushstrokes just how gifted he was – with just a few flicks of the brush, he captures a bright silver bracelet, the shadows on a dressing gown or a sardonic smile.
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.
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