Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 13 February 2024 09:16

Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

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Nick Moss reviews Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You., at the Serpentine South Gallery to 17 March 2024. Above image: Installation view, photo by George Darrell Barbara Kruger’s work has been exhibited surprisingly infrequently in the UK. However, the success of her interventions in relation…
'Arty art screws you in the end; always be on guard against it.' Philip Guston, Claudette Johnson, Re/Sisters, Nicole Eisenman
Tuesday, 28 November 2023 14:28

'Arty art screws you in the end; always be on guard against it.' Philip Guston, Claudette Johnson, Re/Sisters, Nicole Eisenman

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Nick Moss reviews exhibitions by Philip Guston, Claudette Johnson, Re/Sisters, and Nicole Eisenman. Image above: Nicole Eisenman, The Triumph of Poverty, 2009, courtesy of Leo Koenig Inc., New York. When the Frieze Art Fair is in full swing, with Cork Street in Mayfair lined with chauffeur-driven Cullinans and Maybachs, with…
Hans Holbein the Younger
Tuesday, 14 November 2023 13:01

Hans Holbein the Younger

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Hans Holbein the Younger was born in Augsburg in the winter of 1497/98 and died 480 years ago, in October or November 1543. He was one of the most important German painters of Renaissance humanism. He grew up in the free imperial city of Augsburg, a northern gateway to the…
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