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Beaux Arts London Beaux Arts opened in Cork Street in 1993 and over the past three decades has developed a reputation for exhibiting the best of Modern British and contemporary painters and sculptors.
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Beaux Arts will be closed between 4 August - 19 August 2018 Beaux Arts opened a new space in Maddox Street in February 2014 after two decades in Cork Street. Here it developed a reputation for exhibiting carefully selected Modern British and innovative, contemporary painters and sculptors. The gallery's focus is evenly divided between nurturing talent among the current generation of emerging artists - selected for their original practice as much as the aesthetic qualities of their work - and showing the work of established artists such as John Bellany, Lynn Chadwick, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, John Hoyland, Peter Lanyon and John Piper. Directors Reg and Patricia Singh opened their first gallery in St Ives in 1971 representing work by the St Ives School, before opening Beaux Arts Bath in 1979. Some of these earlier artists' work now forms the core of the gallery's substantial inventory of Modern British art. Beaux Arts also represents the Estates of Terry Frost, Elisabeth Frink and others.

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“Because I paint in Cornwall, the landscape influences what I do but materials influence me as well.  So I use sack from...
19/01/2021

“Because I paint in Cornwall, the landscape influences what I do but materials influence me as well. So I use sack from peanut bags that I get from the shop up the road, sail cloth that they make the fisherman’s smocks out of. Fantastic. The peanut bag you see is a totally different material to the rip stop, which is shiny, so it takes the paint in a totally different way. Using the sail as well that has stitching in it. So all these materials create different surfaces and absorb the paint differently so It actually makes me paint in different ways. All of things things from Cornwall have been a huge influence on me. And what is great about it is that I’m so proud that my dad, Lanyon, Heron, Wynter, Hilton and Barns - Graham actually changed the way people thought and painted and made St Ives an international art scene” Anthony Frost

Last night on BBC2, Anthony Frost featured on Rick Stein’s Cornwall to discuss the modern British St Ives movement and showed Rick around his studio. You can catch up on Anthony’s infectious energy and hear his laugh which echoes his father, Terry Frost, on BBC iPlayer .

Work featured in final post:Anthony Frost, “Dada Blues”, 2017, Acrylic & Pumice on scaffold mesh, sacking, director’s chair canvas, rubber, ripstop and canvas, 50.8 × 76.2 cm

Please get in touch with us or send an email to [email protected] for available works by Anthony Frost.

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Desmond Morris: Art Odyssey 2021“For me, oil painting is the ‘serious medium’ for which I have the greatest respect. I w...
12/01/2021

Desmond Morris: Art Odyssey 2021

“For me, oil painting is the ‘serious medium’ for which I have the greatest respect. I was given my first oil paints as a Christmas gift in 1945 when I was 17 and on December 28th I completed my first oil painting. I have been using this medium for ‘serious works’ ever since. I even made a study of the chemistry of pigments, so that I would understand which colours were incompatible - something most artists have no knowledge of.”

Desmond Morris 2021

Artworks featured:

The Trap, 1950, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20.5 inches (40.5 x 52 cm)

The Companion, 2017, Oil on Canvas, 23 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 inches)

Landscape in Waiting, 2020, Oil on board, 51 x 76 cm (20 x 30 inches)

The exhibition is extended until 5 February 2021.

For more information on Desmond Morris artworks please email [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #workonpaper #surrealism #britishart #london

"I would like my work to have this attitude or expression that I’m looking for. The sort of thing I’m talking about is i...
16/12/2020

"I would like my work to have this attitude or expression that I’m looking for. The sort of thing I’m talking about is in the Easter Island figures, where there is an enormous feeling of energy…if only I could do something like that." Lynn Chadwick

Images shown:
Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) at home in Lypiatt

Cloaked Couple IV, 1977, Bronze, H 48.5 cm (19 inches), Edition 5 of 9, Lifetime Cast

For more information on Cloaked Couple IV or other available works by Lynn Chadwick please email [email protected] or visit our website (link in bio)

#beauxarts #lynnchadwick #chadwick #sculpture #modernbritish #modbrit #bronze #abstractart

In 1967 Desmond Morris published what was to become his most well-known work, ‘The Naked Ape’, a zoologist’s study of th...
09/12/2020

In 1967 Desmond Morris published what was to become his most well-known work, ‘The Naked Ape’, a zoologist’s study of the Human Animal. Following the book’s global success he moved with his wife to live in Malta where he met Victor and Wendy Pasmore.

Beaux Arts London would like to thank Desmond Morris for sending photographs, descriptions of Pasmore's studio and tales of Picasso:

"Victor and Wendy Pasmore lived near us in Malta at an unpronounceable address: Dar Gamri, Ta' Kaxxina, Gudja. They had converted an old farm house into a studio and the whole place, with its irregular stone courtyards, was like a Pasmore work of art. His swimming pool was white with a long, thick black line running longways along the bottom and then out at one end and up a wall.

"This unbroken line converted the pool into another Pasmore work of art.

Few artists like to talk about their work or to discuss art theories, but Victor loved to do this and we spent many hours debating such things as balanced asymmetry. Wendy was fanatical about her task of saving the stray cats of Malta and was organising an animal sanctuary where they could be rescued and protected."

My favourite story about Victor was about the time that he was sent to collect Picasso from Dover. Don Pablo was Roland Penrose’s guest but, for some reason, Roland could not go down to meet him off the boat, so he asked Victor to do it. The problem was that Victor did not speak French or Spanish and Picasso did not speak English. They were sitting together in the back of the taxi and Victor managed to say “Je suis peintre” to whch Picasso replied “Moi aussi”.

And with that, they subsided into silence all the way to London."

Pictures: Desmond Morris and Victor Pasmore with their wives Wendy and Ramona. Malta, 1968

Pasmore by Desmond Morris, Malta 1968

Desmond Morris aboard his boat, The Argo

Desmond Morris, The Harbinger, 2019, Oil on board, 91 x 61 cm

Victor Pasmore, Blue Mandala, 1971, Oil on panel, 122 x 122 cm

Desmond Morris: In the 21st Century runs until 18 December 2020 at Beaux Arts London

#beauxarts #victorpasmore #malta #modbrit #desmondmorris #modernart

Untitled II was made by Pasmore between 1992 and 1995, while the artist was living and working in Gudja, Malta. Pasmore ...
04/12/2020

Untitled II was made by Pasmore between 1992 and 1995, while the artist was living and working in Gudja, Malta. Pasmore first primed the board with a white, polyvinyl-acetate-based household emulsion, which forms the work’s background, and then drew the elements of the composition onto the board using either pencil or charcoal. The green forms and blue speckles were created using spray paint, with the linnear shapes applied using oil paint.

In the early sixties Pasmore and his wife Wendy were looking for a holiday home in the sun. They fist visited Malta in 1965 and it was love at first sight and they made Malta their permanent home almost immediately. Pasmore was excited by the islands’ alluring landscapes and architecture – and they quickly settled into a 16th century farmhouse on the outskirts of Gudja.

Untitled II, 1992-95, Oil and spray paint on panel, 30 x 30 inches (76 x 76 cm)

Swipe for details and Pasmore's home. Gudja, Malta, 1976.

Image Courtesy of Demarco European Art Foundation and Demarco Digital Archive, University of Dundee.

#beauxarts #pasmore #victorpasmore #malta #modbrit #spraypaint #oilpainting

"Smoking Bride. Painted over the last few months while listening to far too much Lucinda Williams, Alison Moorer, Mary G...
01/12/2020

"Smoking Bride. Painted over the last few months while listening to far too much Lucinda Williams, Alison Moorer, Mary Gauthier et al." Anne Rothenstein @annerothenstein

Smoking Bride, 2020, Oil on wood, 122 x 122 cm (with details) and a studio with Smoking Bride 2.

Both works will feature in Anne Rothenstein's forthcoming exhibition at Beaux Arts London which will run from 17 February – 20 March 2021.

Please get in touch if you would like to be sent any further information about this painting or the upcoming exhibition in due course.

#beauxarts #annerothenstein #oilpainting #contemporarypainting #altcountry

Many of Desmond's Surrealist canvases depict these elongated figures which he calls “biomorphs.” He claims these biomorp...
26/10/2020

Many of Desmond's Surrealist canvases depict these elongated figures which he calls “biomorphs.” He claims these biomorphs and his interest in Surrealism were inspired firstly when he received a microscope as a present that allowed him to see the strange microscopic world around us.

Desmond's Morris had the idea to start making bronzes from his biomorphic figures in 2017.

An excellent sculptor was found and he was given the images from which he made clay models, these were then modified by Desmond himself and the bronzes were cast.

Desmond Morris, “Monarch (Next in Line), 2018, Bronze, H: 12 x W: 9 inches, Edition of 6

This sculpture was based on a figure that appears in a 2004 oil painting by Desmond entitled The Next in Line (swipe for pictures).

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email: [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #bronze #bronzesculpture #surrealism #britishart #london @ Beaux Arts London

Many of Desmond's Surrealist canvases depict these elongated figures which he calls “biomorphs.” He claims these biomorp...
26/10/2020

Many of Desmond's Surrealist canvases depict these elongated figures which he calls “biomorphs.” He claims these biomorphs and his interest in Surrealism were inspired firstly when he received a microscope as a present that allowed him to see the strange microscopic world around us.

Desmond's Morris had the idea to start making bronzes from his biomorphic figures in 2017.

An excellent sculptor was found and he was given the images from which he made clay models, these were then modified by Desmond himself and the bronzes were cast.

Desmond Morris, “Monarch (Next in Line), 2018, Bronze, H: 12 x W: 9 inches, Edition of 6

This sculpture was based on a figure that appears in a 2004 oil painting by Desmond entitled The Next in Line (swipe for pictures).

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email: [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #bronze #bronzesculpture #surrealism #britishart #london @ Beaux Arts London

'One of the joys of being 92 is that I have lived long enough to see some of my very early work re-surface after being l...
20/10/2020

'One of the joys of being 92 is that I have lived long enough to see some of my very early work re-surface after being lost to me for many years. In 2020 a work that I had created seventy years earlier, called The Trap, re-appeared and is now in this exhibition. It has come back to me as an old friend and I am fascinated by its details, as though they were painted by another artist. And, of course, in a sense, they were, because I was a very different person all those years ago. In 1950 I was at university, studying animal behaviour, and the drama taking place in this painting, showing a strange creature being coaxed into some kind of trap, would have been inspired by my zoological studies . But although it was influenced by them, there was no attempt to depict a naturalistic scene . The hunters and the hunted are imaginary, biomorphic beings.'

Desmond Morris

The Trap, 1950, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20.5 inches (40.5 x 52 cm)

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email: [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #oilpainting #surrealism #britishart #london

Joan Miro with Desmond Morris 1964'What happens when a surrealist paints, is that he allows his unconscious influences t...
20/10/2020

Joan Miro with Desmond Morris 1964

'What happens when a surrealist paints, is that he allows his unconscious influences to work directly on the images. There's no rational interference. Once you start to paint, the painting grows like an animal or a plant. Today I am still devoted to that surrealist device.'

Desmond Morris / Photograph credit to Lee Miller

The Silence, 2020, Oil on Board, 18 x 22 inches (46 x 56 cm)

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email: [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #oilpainting #surrealism #britishart #london #joanmiro

Desmond Morris ‘in the 21st Century’ at Beaux Arts London."As a scientist, I have devoted half a century to studying hum...
20/10/2020

Desmond Morris ‘in the 21st Century’ at Beaux Arts London.

"As a scientist, I have devoted half a century to studying human body-language and in that role I have analysed every tiny variation in facial expression. But that plays no part in my art. When I sit down in my studio and take up a brush, I switch off my scientific brain and let my imagination take over. If I paint a biomorphic head, it owes much more to the hundreds of my heads that have gone before it, than to any real human head. Each individual work is part of a lifelong evolutionary process that I began in 1944 and which I am still pursuing today in 2020." Desmond Morris

Landscape in Waiting
2020
Oil on board
51 x 76 cm

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 14 October through 12 December 2020.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email [email protected]

#beauxarts #desmondmorris #oilpainting #surrealism #britishart #london

The Scuola Grande di San Marco is a building in Venice, Italy dating back to 1485.In 1959 Piper accepted a commission to...
07/10/2020

The Scuola Grande di San Marco is a building in Venice, Italy dating back to 1485.

In 1959 Piper accepted a commission to paint. Robert Melville reviewed it,"with its rich sombre colour, its free textures which so effectively associate themselves with architectural ornament, and its measurable yet mysterious space, takes its place among the most splendid tributes that English
painters and writers have paid to the loveliest of cities". (The Architectural Preview, September,
1960).

Additionally, the work was bought at the exhibition by the celebrated Canadian psychoanalyst Elliott Jacques who most famously coined the phrase 'mid-life crisis'.

John Piper
The Scuola di San Marco and S.S Giovanni e Paolo
1960
Oil and wax on canvas
152.4 x 122 cm (60 x 48 inches)

A week of six signification works by John Piper (5-9 October) at Beaux Arts London.

For more information on this painting or others in the exhibition please email [email protected]

#beauxarts #johnpiperartist #oilpainting #modbrit #britishart #italy #architecture @ Beaux Arts London

In 1979, Barry Flanagan attended an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, entitled The Horses of San Marco. P...
18/08/2020

In 1979, Barry Flanagan attended an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, entitled The Horses of San Marco. Profoundly Inspired, he created the field day series of sculptures based on these classical archetypes.
There is a Classical and timeless quality, not only in the horse's elegant and majestic form but also in its title, with Kouros referring to the Ancient Greek statues of young men, representing the idea of youth.

Like his bronze hares, Flanagan’s field day horses radiate a jaunty playfulness.

Barry Flanagan, Field Day 1 (Kouros Horse), 1986, Bronze, H: 153 W: 195 D:76 cm, Edition 3 of 6

For more details of Field Day 1 (Kouros Horse) please email us at [email protected]

#beauxartslondon #beauxarts #barryflanagan #modernbritishart #modbrit #sculpture #bronze #horse #kouros @ Beaux Arts London

26/07/2020

By Moon and Sun was inspired by a Celtic Torc, a decorative necklace usually made with beaten gold, sometimes referred to as 'the crown jewel of the Iron Age'.

Torcs were found throughout cultures of the European Iron Age from around the 8th century BC to the 3rd Century AD. Tim, fascinated by this archaeological find, felt propelled to make something based around this idea.

When carving in to the limestone, the grooves on the sculpture became radiating lines thus inspiring the name 'By Moon and Sun'.

The outer crescent shape became the Sun and the smaller inside crescent became the moon, with the chiseled lines being the light emitting from each.
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Tim Pomeroy, ‘By Moon and Sun’ (and details), 2019, Portland Stone, Unique H: 46 x W: 40 x D: 12 cm
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Pomeroy's solo exhibition will run until 22 August at Beaux Arts London.

The outdoor pieces are available to view, by appointment, at Kew Green.

Do get in touch if you would like a list of available works and/or exhibition catalogue.
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#beauxarts #timpomeroy #sculpture#finearts#fineartcarving#scottishsculpture#britishsculpture#contemporarycarving#contemporaryart#21stcenturycarving#stonesculpture#stonecarving#soloexhibition#organicforms#carraramarble #marble

“Carrara marble is the best marble on the planet. It comes from the Polvaccio Basin where Michelangelo chose the blocks ...
13/07/2020

“Carrara marble is the best marble on the planet. It comes from the Polvaccio Basin where Michelangelo chose the blocks of marble for the Tomb of Pope Julius II and for his masterpiece the Pietà. Canova’s ‘The Three Graces’ was made from the same marble from the same quarry.” Says Pomeroy “I was in the area in 2002 for an exhibition where a client asked to commission a marble version of a black bronze work being shown. It was a life-changing moment. I was introduced to the amazing Signore Franco Barrattini who still sources the best marble from the quarry for me today.” Tim Pomeroy

Here is a photo of the Polvaccio Basin and "Passion Fruit" which was carved by Pomeroy from Carrara Marble and detail.

Tim Pomeroy, "Passion Fruit", 2018, Carrara Marble, Unique, H: 54 x W: 30 cm

#timpomeroy #sculpture#finearts#fineartcarving#scottishsculpture#britishsculpture#contemporarycarving#contemporaryart#21stcenturycarving#stonesculpture#stonecarving#soloexhibition#organicforms#carraramarble #marble

13/07/2020

Richard Cork from the catalogue essay: "So does Passion Fruit, although this time the sculpture derives from a very different source: a loving gesture from his wife, the artist Josephine Broekhuizen. ‘On Valentine’s Day’, he recalls with great affection, ‘Josephine promised to bring me tea and toast in bed. She also gilded a passion fruit and cut it in half.’ As a result, Pomeroy carved an arresting image of the pleasure he had received from his wife’s unexpected gift. On one level, Passion Fruit appears edible, and yet it also evokes the mysterious immensity of a snow-covered mountain."

Pomeroy's solo exhibition will run until 22 August at Beaux Arts London.

Tim Pomeroy, "Passion Fruit", 2018, Carrara Marble, Unique, H: 54 x W: 30

The outdoor pieces are available to view, by appointment, at Kew Green.

Please do get in touch if you would like a list of available works and/or exhibition catalogue.

#timpomeroy #sculpture#finearts#fineartcarving#scottishsculpture#britishsculpture#contemporarycarving#contemporaryart#21stcenturycarving#stonesculpture#stonecarving#soloexhibition#organicforms

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