Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

The Embankment Gallery of Somerset House is playing host to a landmark exhibition on Peanuts exploring not just the comic strip and but the ways it has come to infiltrate popular culture. It is a mark of the unquestionable impact of, and love for, Snoopy (and his fellow Peanuts), that no other comic strip character…

Lorenzo Lotto Portraits

Lorenzo Lotto Portraits

The third concurrent exhibition at the National Gallery this autumn is Lorenzo Lotto Portraits. It brings together many of the best portraits spanning the career of this Renaissance master. A particular highlight is the warts and all portrait of Bishop Bernardo de’ Rossi (1505) on loan from Naples, and reunited with its allegorical cover from…

Klimt / Schiele

Klimt / Schiele

Vienna had long been a centre of liberal intellectual and cultural creativity. But as the fusty old fashioned hierarchical Austro-Hungarian Empire crumbled in 1918, two of the leading artists of this Viennese movement died – Gustav Kimt, the grand-master of this artistic movement, and the young Egon Schiele. Both men were constant sketchers and drawers,…