London Art Schools.

April 19, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Posted in Art, Art Education in London, Art Graduates, Art Master Degrees, Art undergraduates, Blake College, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Christie's Education, London Art Schools, Royal College of Art, Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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A GUIDE TO THE VARIOUS ART SCHOOLS BASED IN THE CITY OF LONDON.

Prestigious Central Saint Martins in London.

Prestigious Central Saint Martins in London.

Blake College: Art, Design and Media.

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http://www.blake.ac.uk/

Central Saint Martins: Art, Fashion, Textiles, Drama, Graphic and Industrial Design.

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http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/

Chelsea College of Art and Design.

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http://www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk/

Christie’s Education: Modern and Contemporary Art, Style and Design.

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http://www.christieseducation.com

Goldsmith College:  Fine Art, Textiles, History of Art,

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http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/art/

Royal College of Art:

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http://www.rca.ac.uk/

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London: Contemporary Art, Fine and Decorative Art, Photography.

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http://www.sothebysinstitutelondon.com/

Wimbledon School of Art: Arts, Drama, Performing Arts, Film and Video Broadcast.

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How to Apply, Click here.

http://www.wimbledon.arts.ac.uk/

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Reinvent Yourself or Die: the Tate gallery goes online!

April 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Posted in Art, Art World, Collecting Art, Contemporary Art, i-tunes U, Online art, Tate Modern | Leave a comment
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CONTEMPORARY ART LOVERS CAN NOW DOWNLOAD THE TATE GALLERIES ON I-TUNES.

i-tunes Tate application is now avaible online.

i-tunes Tate application is now available on-line.

Thousands of  art fans are now be able to download for free the more than 400 on-line galleries  that London’s iconic Tate Modern gallery has uploaded onto i-Tunes.

The Tate’s on-line application is part of i-Tunes U that is a space exclusively dedicated to education, culture and arts within Apple’s i-Tunes store where users can download music and videos.

This innovative application will count with multimedia galleries,shorts clips and  interviews with the world’s most prestigious contemporary artists and, of course, the Tate’s most recent exhibitions.

A fantastic example of how the Internet not only serves to promote the arts but it also democratises what was once considered the property of an élite.

For more information on the Tate Modern recent updates, click here.

i-Tunes U, click here.

Celebrated Guernica returns to London.

April 15, 2009 at 12:43 am | Posted in Art, Art World, Contemporary Art, London Art, London Art Scene, London Exhibitions, London Galleries, Pablo Picasso, Uncategorized, Whitechapel Gallery | Leave a comment
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PICASSO’S DENUNCIATION OF WAR TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE WHITECHAPEL GALLERY.

The Guardian’s journalist Jonathan Glancey talks to Iwona Blazwick, director of the recently reopened Whitechapel art gallery, about Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica, its imminent return to London and the significance of the painting to the gallery.

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Meet the new Whitechapel Gallery!

April 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Posted in Art, Art World, Contemporary Art, London Art, London Exhibitions, London Galleries, Robbrecht& Daem, Upcoming Exhibitions, Whitechapel Gallery | Leave a comment
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THE ICONIC LONDON GALLERY EMERGES FROM ITS ASHES PRAISED BY THE CRITICS.

The Whitechapel Gallery, a place for modern art.

The Whitechapel Gallery, a place for modern art.

The new Whitechapel Gallery opened its doors for the first time after a temporary hiatus to the delight of critics and art lovers as they encountered a bright and exciting gallery.

The enthusiasm for the newly inaugurated gallery has led critics to consider it a modern-day masterpiece and the ultimate place for modern art in London.

The Whitechapel Gallery has undertaken a magnificent transformation as the small London gallery located between a tube station and a KFC restaurant became the ultimate work of art to shock the English capital.

Whitechapel Gallery located in East London.

Whitechapel Gallery located in East London.

The iconic gallery has doubled its total size by annexing a juxtaposed library building into the main Whitechapel headquarters. The project has been financed by The Heritage Lottery Fund with an approximate cost of £13.5m.

The new facade was designed by Robbrecht& Daem and the final results described as a ” complex [infrastructure] but utterly casual. Everything is focused towards the experience of looking at the art.”.

The new gallery counts with new main floor that feels larger and a more sophisticated entrance. The new library gallery provides extra space as the total size of the Whitechapel infrastructure has doubled under the £13.5 m programme.

“The curious, imperfect symmetry of the spaces somehow heigthens the sense of déjà-vu. But this only intensifies the odd state of mind you need when looking at art” says Kester Rattenbury, writer for The Architects Journal.

The new Whitechapel Gallery designed by Robbrecht& Daem

The new Whitechapel Gallery designed by Robbrecht& Daem

Whitechapel building by Robbrecht en Daem.

Whitechapel building by Robbrecht en Daem.

 

The Whitechapel Gallery, under the direction of Iwona Blazwick, celebrated its reopening during Sunday 5th April as the ultimate space for contemporary art in London.

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Candid Art Trust.

March 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Posted in Art, Art Market, Art World, Collecting Art, Contemporary Art, London Art, London Exhibitions, London Galleries, Uncategorized, Upcoming Exhibitions | Leave a comment
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PROMOTING THE ARTS AND ARTS EDUCATION.

The Candid Art Trust, located in the heart of Islington , aims to enhance the arts and arts eduction with a special focus on promoting the work of young and talented graduates of Arts& Design during their first year out of college.

Candid Art Trust

Candid Art Trust

The converted 23,000 sq ft Victorian warehouses provide a fantastic exhibiting space that is used by young graduates and colleges for degrees shows.  The Candid Art Trust has welcomed exhibitions by the Liverpool School of Arts and Design, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth and Kingston University.

Ground Floor Gallery

Ground Floor Gallery

The venue is divided between the ground floor gallery, the first floor gallery and the basement gallery that are  available for a range of activities from exhibitions, to meetings or art classes.

Basement Gallery at Candid Art Trust, Islington.

Basement Gallery at Candid Art Trust, Islington.

The Candid Art Trust also counts with a banquet room, a cafe and several studios that provided space for artists of all kind to work on their creations.

Candid Studios.

Candid Studios.

The Candid Art Trust has also developed over the past an educational program including painting and drawing classes.

CANDID ART TRUST,

3 TORRENS STREET, EC1V 1NQ

More for information, email info@candidarts.com

Intimate Picasso.

March 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Art, Art World, Contemporary Art, Las Meninas, London Art, London Art Scene, London Exhibitions, London Galleries, National Gallery, Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Challenging the Past, Upcoming Exhibitions | 1 Comment
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PICASSO’S ARTWORK EXHIBITED AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

 

Picasso: Challenging the Past at The National Gallery.

Pablo Picasso is considered to be one of the greatest artistic personalities of the 20th century and a master of the cubist movement that developed across Europe while revolutionising classical patterns. But where did the avant-garde genius discovered his source of inspiration?

Picasso: Challenging the Past explores Picasso’s work and his influeces drawing subtle comparisons between the Spaniard and several other artists including household names of their own such as Eugène Delacroix or Édouard Manet.  The exhibition illustrates Picasso’s admiration for European classical painting with a special mention to his fellow Spaniards, Diego de Velázquez and Francisco de Goya, to whom Picasso paid a tribute in various occasions including  his famous 58 versions of “Las Meninas”.

The exhibition held at London’s National Gallery is an outstanding way of understanding the man behind the artist; his vision and influences.

Velazquez seen by Picasso.

Las Meninas by Velázquez, 1656

Las Meninas by Velázquez, 1656

 

Picasso's vision of Velázquez masterpiece,1957

Picasso's vision of Velázquez masterpiece,1957

 Delacroix by Picasso.

Eugene Delacroix and his Women of Algiers,1834

Eugene Delacroix and his Women of Algiers,1834

Picasso's version of the same painting, 1995

Picasso's version of the same painting, 1995

 Picasso: Challenging the Past
25 February – 7 June 2009

The National Art Gallery.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

information@ng-london.org.uk

London Contemporary Art Galleries

March 1, 2009 at 5:10 pm | Posted in Art, Art World, Contemporary Art, Design Museum, Kinetica London, London Art, London Art Scene, London Exhibitions, London Galleries, The Barbican Art Centre and The Curve, Upcoming Exhibitions, Whitechapel Gallery | 3 Comments
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A CLOSER LOOK AT LONDON’S CONTEMPORARY ART HIDDEN TREASURES.
The Barbican Art Centre and its celebrated Curve.

The Barbican Art Centre and its celebrated Curve.

It is no secret that London’s artistic Big 3- formed by the Saatchi Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Tate Modern– rule the capital’s art scene with their much hyped exhibitions and impressive financial resources. But London also features a great variety of less known museums offering an interesting collection of contemporary design.

 Design Museum:

London's Design Museum

London's Design Museum

 It’s been described as the world’s leading  museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to industrial design.The Design Museum , currently showing Hussein Chalayan latest work,is the first museum exclusively covering 20th design including graphics, fashion and architectural sketches.  It’s motto is to celebrate, inform and entertain. Not bad, is it?

Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames. London SE1 2YD

Phone Contact, 0870 833 9955

 info@designmuseum.org

 The  Gallery and The Curve at the Barbican Art Centre:

The Curve Gallery at the Barbican Art Centre

The Curve at the Barbican Art Centre

The Barbican Centre, Europe’s largest cultural complex, offers a fantastic range of contemporary art material going from fine art, architecture, fashion design and photography. The Centre is divided in two section The Gallery and The Curve acting as two complete different galleries. In this gloomy credit crunched times, 2 galleries for the price of 1 is definitely a plus! 

The Gallery  focuses on fine art, architecture, fashion design and its memorable photography collection previously exhibiting Robert Capa’s This is War! . The second gallery, The Curve, offers a place where  upcoming contemporary arts can exhibit their work.  Furthermore, the Barbican Art Centre counts with a concert hall, a cinema, two theatres and a public library.

A perfect cultural option!

The Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.

Phone Contact, 020 7638 4141

info@barbican.org.uk

Kinetica:

Energy as you've never seen it!

Energy as you've never seen it!

The UK’s first museum dedicated to kinetic, electronic and new media art located in London. Kinetica displays some eye-popping, jaw-ddropping, top-notch technology in an attempt to shock the viewer and exhibit the power of energy in all its forms. Kinetica never fails to surprise with a quirky show of lights, colours, movement and sound effects!

http://www.kinetica-museum.org/

Phone Contact, 020 7392 9674

61 Bushfield Street, 3rd Floor, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6AA.

 The Whitechapel Art Gallery :

The expanding Whitechapel Art Gallery in East London.

The expanding Whitechapel Art Gallery in East London.

 This is must for art discussions, poetry reading, music and film events and…it keeps getting better! The Whitechapel Art Galllery is currently undertaking an impressive expasion plan as part of a massive £13 million programme that will be ready for Spring 2009 and includes the opening of three brand new galleries.

80-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Phone Contact, 020 7522 7878

info@whitechapel.org

 

 

 

 

The Russian Revolution hits the Tate!

February 23, 2009 at 10:56 am | Posted in Aleksandre Rodchenko, Art, Art World, Constructivism, Contemporary Art, Liubov Popova, London Art, London Art Scene, London Exhibitions, London Galleries, Tate Modern, Upcoming Exhibitions | 1 Comment
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Defining Constructivism

Defining Constructivism

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GENIUS OF RODCHENKO AND POPOVA.

The work of the Russian masters of Constructivism, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Liubov Popova, is currently exhibited at the Tate Modern gallery in London. The Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism exhibited surprisingly puts together a collection of more than 350 pieces including paintings, propaganda posters and the famous Constructivist architectural sketches made up of interlinked geometrical shapes.

The story of both artists, who dominated the Russian cultural scene for decades, illustrates the birth of the new Russia that emerged after the Communist Revolution in the year 1917. Both Rodchenko and Popova embraced the Communist motto of destroying the old, hierarchical and bourgeois order in their art work by defying classical patterns.

Rodchenko was radical and abstract in his creations; a trademark that is reflected in his monochromatic paintings Pure Red Colour, Pure Yellow Colour and Blue Blue Colour. The three later combined to form a unique canvas.

Popova, vibrant and experimental, abandoned the restrictions imposed by classical patterns and played with different styles going from cubism, to futurism and,at her most productive stage, constructivism. She was a prolific artist who could create paintings and posters but also clothes for the Russian workers cooperatives.

 

*Opening Times: Daily 10.00-18.00 [ Fri& Sat extended opening hours, 10.00-22.00]

* Tickets: £9.80 adults, £8.80 over 60, £7,80 students.

*Nearest Tube Station: Southwark

For more information: www.tatemodern.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/rodchenkoandpopova

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