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Love Art History is specially designed for all art lovers. Love Art History creates private Art History Tours for individuals and small groups .One of the pleasures of a visit to the gallery or museum is discovering the unexpected, or seeing a familiar work of art in a completely new light. We also keep up to date with current exhibitions , openings and events all over London. For more information and rates please call 07470008578 . You can also send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Brasserie Zédel
04/06/2019

Brasserie Zédel

Following last year’s record-breaking 250th Summer Exhibition, we’re pleased to once again team up with the Royal Academy for yet another celebration of art and creativity.
Enjoy our 3-course Formule Menu with a glass of wine and ticket for £32.
To find out more and to book click the link below
https://bit.ly/2We3Fvg
Photograph by Gabriella Angeleti

02/06/2019
British Museum

British Museum

Edvard Munch’s prints are daring and dynamic, and they were often inspired by his friends – a radical group of thinkers, writers and artists who challenged social conventions.

Our curator Giulia Bartrum takes a closer look at Munch’s portrayal of the Kristiania Bohemians in this video 😱🎬

Explore the life and work of one of the first truly ‘modern’ artists in our five-star #MunchExhibition – tickets are selling fast so advanced booking is recommended! Find out more and book: http://ow.ly/q7xr30oRqVk

Tate
01/06/2019

Tate

Tate Weather's ready for a scorcher! ☀️🌳 Badminton, anyone?

David Inshaw, The Badminton Game 1972–3. http://bit.ly/2XfstV1

Sir John Soane's Museum
29/05/2019

Sir John Soane's Museum

"Art cannot go beyond the Corinthian order: the whole composition is of the most correct propositions and of the greatest variety" - Sir John Soane. Pictured: the colonnade of the Soane. #WisdomWedsday

29/05/2019

Great show!

Roma: capitale d' arte, di bellezza e di cultura
24/05/2019

Roma: capitale d' arte, di bellezza e di cultura

SANT’AGOSTINO, LA CHIESA CARA ALLE «CORTIGIANE»
La chiesa di Sant’Agostino è nota soprattutto per lo splendido quadro della Madonna di Loreto, o anche comunemente nota come Madonna dei pellegrini, opera di Caravaggio.
Ebbene, Caravaggio utilizzò, come modella per la tela, una ragazza di nome Lena, che secondo alcuni «stava in piedi» dietro Piazza Navona. Ebbene, lo «stare in piedi» sarebbe un modo di dire per indicare le prostitute. Seppure nessuna certezza vi sia sul fatto che fosse effettivamente una prostituta oppure, semplicemente, una bella e onesta ragazza, certo è che proprio la Chiesa di Sant’Agostino era nota, nel 1600, per essere una chiesa ben note alle cortigiane.
In una lettera indirizzata a Lorenzo de’ Medici, una certa Beatrice da Ferrara scriveva che nella Settimana Santa le cortigiane della zona si recavano a sentir la predica nella chiesa di S. Agostino. Le parole della donna sono esplicite ed ella non nasconde il suo mestiere: «...così, mezzo contrita, mi confessai dal predicatore nostro di Sant’Agostino; dico nostro, perché quante puttane siamo in Roma, tutte veniamo alla sua predica, ond’esso, vedendosi sì notabile audentia, ad altro non attende se non a volerne convertir tutte. Oh, dura impresa!».
Ed è proprio nella basilica di Sant’Agostino che, poco lontano dal sarcofago dove di verde antico dove si dice vi sia il corpo della madre di S. Agostino (morta ad Ostia nel 387 e i cui resti furono portati in Roma nel 1430) che si trovano alcune tombe di celebri prostitute, le cosiddette «onorate puttane», che godendo di alte protezioni potevano avere sepoltura ecclesiastica. È il caso di Giulia Campana, Tullia d’Aragona e la giovane sorella Penelope, e soprattutto la famosa Fiammetta, amante, tra gli altri, di Cesare Borgia, figlio di Alessandro VI.
[fonte: Willy Pocino. Le curiosità di Roma]
⏩Roma: capitale d' arte, di bellezza e di cultura

The Art Newspaper
22/05/2019
The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper

The mischief-maker graffiti man known as Banksy has set up stall (literally) in Venice.

Stop Hating Jeff Koons
19/05/2019
Stop Hating Jeff Koons

Stop Hating Jeff Koons

Why “Rabbit,” the perfect art for the roaring mid-80s, continues to speak to us.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
19/05/2019

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

We are delighted to announce ‘United Artists for Europe’, inspired by a manifesto written by Bernard-Henri Lévy on European ideals, values and culture.

Join us for a series of events, coinciding with the EU elections from the 21-23 May 2019, in our London gallery. These will include a one-off performance of ‘Looking for Europe’ by Bernard-Henry Lévy, Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with novelist Adam Thirlwell on literature as a multilingual art form, creolisation, portable Europes, and the construction of multiple identities and an exhibition of works donated by artists committed to the cause.

‪21 May‬, 6.30pm: preview exhibition of donated artworks

‪22 May‬, 5-6pm: Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Adam Thirlwell

22 May, 6.30-8pm: Performance by Bernard-Henri Lévy, ‘Looking for Europe’

‪23 May, 12-4pm: a series of talks concerning the role of arts and culture in the context of Europe today��‪On 3 June, the donated works will be auctioned by Simon de Pury at Maison Assouline, with all proceeds distributed by The Hexagon Society, organisers of United Artists for Europe.‬

RSVP at [email protected]

Image: #Elmgreen & Dragset. 'Anger Management', 2018. Punching bag, leather thread, stainless steel. 189.2 x 100 x 83 cm. 74 1/2 x 39 3/8 x 32 5/8 in. © Elmgreen & Dragset. Courtesy the artists and Victoria Miro, London/Venice.

#unitedartistsforeurope #UAFE #elmgreenanddragset #hansulrichobrist #bernardhenrilevy #simondepury #Europe

Almine Rech
18/05/2019

Almine Rech

Last day!
Chloe Wise ‘Not That We Don’t’ at Almine Rech London
Until May 18, 2019

Almine Rech London is pleased to present the second exhibition of Chloe Wise with the gallery and her first in London.
Chloe Wise’s practice spans diverse media, including painting, sculpture, video and installation. Foregrounding an interest in the history of portraiture, Wise examines the multiple channels that lead to the construction of a Self, paying particular attention to the interweaving of consumption and image making. With a wry sense of humour, Wise’s portraits forefront the image of feminized bodies, probing the ways in which the commercialization of all aspects of contemporary existence ultimately settles on this roving signifier. The staged environments wherein her sitters are placed speak to a discord between the ultimately intimate relationship linking the artist and her subjects and the mediation that separates them, with a curtain of artifice both consoling and heightening this fissure.

#ChloeWise #AlmineRech #AlmineRechGallery #AlmineRechLondon #London

The Prince's Foundation - School of Traditional Arts
16/05/2019

The Prince's Foundation - School of Traditional Arts

This one-day course will offer participants a practical introduction to the three pillars of Islamic art, namely geometry, calligraphy and Islimi (floral and foliate forms). Tutors from the School will give demonstrations and lead participants through the techniques of constructing a geometric pattern, writing Arabic script, and painting Islimi patterns.

http://bit.ly/2VFcDpM

British Museum
10/05/2019

British Museum

Did Hokusai invent manga?

As an author, artist and block-cutter, Hokusai knew Japan’s print industry inside out. In the late 1700s, he regularly designed illustrations for ‘yellow covers’ – popular comic books for adults, like modern manga.

This print from around 1833 shows a menacing skeleton pulling down a mosquito net. Like a manga illustration, the bold image seems primed for movement and mayhem.

Curator Tim Clark reveals why Hokusai might be the father of modern manga in this blog: http://ow.ly/lwls30oHmqq

Enter the graphic world of manga in our ground-breaking #MangaExhibition – opening soon! Book tickets: http://ow.ly/UbzK30oGAgm

The Art Newspaper
10/05/2019
The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper

Here are the national pavilions we loved in the Arsenale at the Venice Biennale

09/05/2019
Estorick Collection

Estorick Collection

Creativity favours the brave.
Find out how at our new exhibition.

British Museum
09/05/2019

British Museum

Lincoln Cathedral was consecrated #onthisday in 1092, having been commissioned by William the Conqueror.

In 1311, when the central spire was raised, the cathedral reportedly stood at almost 160 metres tall. This made it the tallest building in the world – the first structure to hold the title after the Great Pyramid of Giza thousands of years before. The cathedral held the record for over 200 years until the spire collapsed during a fierce storm in 1548.

This beautiful watercolour by J M W Turner shows how Lincoln Cathedral looked in 1795 http://ow.ly/GZmr30oFOJC

English Heritage
07/05/2019

English Heritage

Prolific artist Vincent Van Gogh was inspired by his time in Britain, but did you know that the house he lived in is commemorated by the London blue plaques scheme? 🔵

Learn more about Van Gogh's remarkable life and the London house he lived in, only a 30-minute stroll from Tate Britain ➡️ https://eht.social/2PWVrWY.

06/05/2019

Here at Love Art History, we are giving you the opportunity to visit the gallery or museum and discover a familiar work of art in a completely new light! Be prepared to discover the unexpected...

We also keep up to date with current exhibitions, openings and events all over London.

Sotheby's
06/05/2019
Sotheby's

Sotheby's

The Old Master mid-season sale includes excellent examples from most major schools of painting in Western Europe. Visit our exhibition on view in London 3, 5 & 7 May.

Estorick Collection
05/05/2019

Estorick Collection

Make the best of this long weekend and come to discover our exhibition on 20th century Italian drawing, we are open as usual today and tomorrow!

Who's Afraid of Drawing? Works on Paper from the Ramo Collection explores drawing as more than just a preparatory activity, considering it as an art form in its own right.

Giuseppe Capogrossi, Untitled (Surface AC/307/G), 1958-1962, Collezione Ramo, Milan

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition#edvardmunch
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition
#edvardmunch

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition#edvardmunch
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition
#edvardmunch

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition#edvardmunch
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition
#edvardmunch

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition#edvardmunch
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition
#edvardmunch

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition#edvardmunch
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition
#edvardmunch

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition

Edvard MunchLove and Angst Exhibition
04/05/2019

Edvard Munch
Love and Angst Exhibition

04/05/2019
Estorick Collection

Estorick Collection

Creativity favours the brave.
Find out how at our new exhibition.

03/05/2019
British Museum

British Museum

The creator of art's most haunting and iconic face. A radical father of Expressionism. Norway’s answer to Vincent van Gogh. But who was Edvard Munch?

British Museum
02/05/2019

British Museum

Today marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.

The Italian Renaissance master made a number of sketches depicting the infant Christ playing with a rather reluctant-looking cat – these drawings were done on opposite sides of the same piece of paper 🐱🐾

What’s your favourite work by Leonardo?

Sotheby's
01/05/2019
Sotheby's

Sotheby's

This spring S|2 London presents exhibitions by two influential Brazilian artists, Flávio de Carvalho and Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato.

Gallery One showcases the first UK solo exhibition of Carvalho. A veritable polymath, Carvalho used his many talents and eccentric, irreverent forms of expressions to shock the bourgeoisie.

On view until the 24th May

29/04/2019
Design Museum

Design Museum

★★★★★ Guardian
★★★★★ The Times
★★★★★ Evening Standard

Book now to avoid disappointment! 🎬

William HogarthGin Lane1751
27/04/2019

William Hogarth
Gin Lane
1751

London Art Week
26/04/2019

London Art Week

Joining London Art Week 2019 from Paris, @micheldescours_galerie will be exhibiting an overview of the representation of women in European art, from the 17th to 20th century. From the Classical to the Romantic era, heroines ancient and modern have proved an inexhaustible source of inspiration for history painters. “Heroines and Muses” will be on show at 44 Duke Street, St James’s
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Paul Jourdy
(Dijon 1805 – Paris 1856)
Woman Putting on Her Earrings, c. 1841
Oil on canvas, 128 x 75 cm
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#londonartweek #londonartweek2019 #fineart #london #mayfair #stjames #londonart #summerexhibition #exhibition #paintings #drawings #modern #oldmasters #oldmasterpaintings #fineartdistrict #worksonpaper #european #frenchartists #paris #gallery #artdealer #artdealers #artfair #pauljordy #oilpainting #frenchart #womeninart #power #muse #earring

The Frame Blog
21/04/2019

The Frame Blog

For Easter: Bronzino, Christ's Descent into Limbo of 1552, in a Mannerist frame by Del Tasso, in Santa Croce, Florence. This is one of a (sort of) pair with Salviati's slightly earlier Deposition of Christ (1547-48), also in a Del Tasso frame, but one with quite different decoration on both the frieze and the sight edge moulding.

This particular frame is full of masks, cartouches with clasps and outset corners, grotesque laughing mascarons at the corners, swagged curtains, shields and shells, fragments of architecture, baskets of fruit and scrolling modillions. But Mannerism seems the ideal language for such a surreal image of Christ, walking through a packed crowd of people who have been waiting in orderly politeness and not many clothes to be released, probably for hundreds or even thousands of years, with the Good Thief entering on Christ's heels at the right, and getting a dirty look from a previous incumbent. Up at the top left Satan is either scratching his head in bafflement or tearing his hair out (possibly both), whilst in the bottom right-hand corner a small boy is communing with one of the bits of grotesquerie at the top of a modillion: possibly asking it if it wants to come into Limbo and be rescued.

This is a dazzling compositional tour-de-force of a painting, and its frame is a pretty staggering composition, too, marshalling so many bizarre elements into a sweeping arched entrance...

Leighton House Museum
20/04/2019

Leighton House Museum

Leighton’s last great masterpiece was left unfinished in his studio at the time of his death, though in spite of illness he had managed to bring it to a near state of completion.

The subject is Clytie who was rejected by Apollo as his lover and who is shown in a state of inconsolable grief, her arms outstretched to sense the warmth of the sunlight, while the life drains from the rest of her body.

Leighton explained his choice of subject, shortly before his death, to the commercial gallery the Fine Art Society, which was preparing to make a print after the painting: “I have shown the goddess in adoration before the setting sun whose last rays are permeating her whole being. With upraised arms she is entreating her beloved one not to forsake her.”

Frederic Leighton, Clytie, c.1895-1896
On display in Leighton's studio
Read more: https://bit.ly/1qmarze

St. Paul's Cathedral
18/04/2019

St. Paul's Cathedral

Today is #MaundyThursday when we commemorate the institution of the Lord's Supper, Jesus' act of humble service in the washing of his disciples' feet, and his lonely prayer and subsequent betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The word Maundy is derived from the ancient ceremony of the washing of the feet, from the words of the traditional anthem, 'Mandatum novum do nobis' - 'A new commandment I give you' (John 13.34).

All are welcome to join us for Sung Eucharist at 5pm followed by the watch of the Passion until Midnight.

The painting is Giotto's Washing of the Feet.

18/04/2019

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