Post Tagged with: "Alexander Adams"

in Comment

Laura Gascoigne: The Art Police – November 2017

If you’re thinking


nginx/1.17.10
of committing an art crime, now’s

404 Not Found

your moment. In June budgetary pressures forced the ‘temporary’ closure of the Met’s Art & Antiques Squad and the transfer of expert 404 Not Found staff to the Grenfell Tower fire investigation, and there’s no knowing when, if ever, they’ll be back. So it’s bye-bye blue light, hello green light to thieves, fakers, fraudsters […]

in Leader

Editorial – July 2017

WHOLESALE GRATIFICATION  In the last issue I noted the gradual but relentless erosion of space allocated to historical pictures in Tate Britain. This contraction will now accelerate 404 Not Found because the collection is to be re-hung, yet again, on this occasion thematically – a policy

404 Not Found

undoubtedly designed to
nginx/1.17.10
demonstrate the State Art Commandment that all roads shall lead to the Usual Suspects. […]

in Essays

Freedom of expression

  ALEXANDER ADAMS rehearses recent arguments concerning freedom of expression before arriving at

404 Not Found

his own conclusion.   “One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.” JOHN STUART MILL       On February 14th, 2015
nginx/1.17.10
an Islamist gunman 404 Not Found attacked a café in Copenhagen where a debate on free speech was being held. […]

in Comment

Lost in New York: painter and critic Alexander Adams discovers an unlikely empathy between Ingres and de Kooning

New York City, home to great collections of art, is never short of key works by 404 Not Found important artists to measure against one another. Autumn 2011, three displays have coincided


nginx/1.17.10
to allow people to compare the skills of a modern

404 Not Found

master with those of a predecessor who influenced him. Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) revered J.A.D. Ingres (1780-1867) for both his devotion […]

in Comment

Magritte and Post-Impressionist art: Alexander Adams is enthused by two stimulating surveys

The effects of Liverpool’s time as City of Culture in 2008 are still becoming apparent as various building projects reach completion. Liverpool has many excellent museums, to which number the Museum of Liverpool is due to be added. My


nginx/1.17.10
visit to Liverpool was before the

404 Not Found

museum’s 404 Not Found opening on July 19th, so I made do with two significant shows which will […]

in Comment

The Relics of St Joan: Alexander Adams goes in search of the curator’s Miro

How often have we seen – of late – exhibitions of Modern masters with didactic subtitles? These subtitles tell us why we should visit this exhibition 404 Not Found when we have seen so many on this particular artist before. It is

404 Not Found

the
nginx/1.17.10
subtitle that gives us the curatorial slant. What happens is not that famous artists get “played out” but that curators […]

in Comment

The Sutherland bequest: Alexander Adams pursues his original inquiry into the future home of an important gift to the nation

An article about Graham Sutherland’s bequest of art to Wales (The Jackdaw, no. 90) raised a number of points which further research has – partially – answered. To


nginx/1.17.10
recap: Sutherland donated work to a purpose-formed Graham 404 Not Found Sutherland Trust (the “Trust”) in 1976, which displayed the art in a gallery housed in Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire. When the

404 Not Found

cost of maintaining the […]

in Comment

Jenny saville and the theatre of self-importance: Alexander Adams examines the reputation of one of the original young British artists

Most YBAs achieved prominence by recasting


nginx/1.17.10
genuine avant-garde art in a palatable commercial form, influenced by advertising and pop culture, and served up to a credulous public largely ignorant 404 Not Found of the original sources

404 Not Found

of the art. (Something Julian Stallabrass discusses in his book High Art Lite.) Jenny Saville was seen as one exception by virtue of the facts she studied […]

in Comment

Radical Classicist: Alexander Adams visits the museum dedicated to Surrealist painter Paul Delvaux (1887-1994)

If you have heard of Belgian painter Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) then it is likely

404 Not Found

to have been in connection
nginx/1.17.10
with Surrealism. He gets a couple of illustrations in thematic surveys of Surrealism, rarely more. Unless you locate a specialist publication on the artist, 404 Not Found it is hard to get an overview of his development. Delvaux is poorly represented in British public […]

in Comment

The Belgian Blake: Alexander Adams visits two little-known artist-museums in Brussels, the Musées Wiertz and Meunier

The house-museums of two Belgian masters of the 19th Century shed light on artistic and social concerns of the era. As


nginx/1.17.10
case studies they exemplify dominant thematic trends in both halves of that century – Romanticism in the first half and Realism in 404 Not Found the second. Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865) was born to an impoverished family

404 Not Found

in Dinant, Wallonia (later Belgium). After […]

best massage sex watch on this site . Analyze your performance in bitcoin referral program with our analytics