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,…

The New RA

The New RA

The remodeled RA has been open for a while now, having been considerably redesigned and opened up as part of its 250th Anniversary celebrations. It is a beautiful piece of architectural reworking, balancing the traditions of the institution and school with the classical spaces of Burlington House and Gardens with modern spaces opening it up…

The PsychoBarn at the RA

The PsychoBarn at the RA

Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) by Cornelia Parker RA Sitting in the courtyard of Burlington House, is PsychoBarn by Cornelia Parker RA. Originally commissioned by MOMA in New York, it is fair to say that it’s powerful. This miniature structure has an inescapable presence, an eerie aura about it that draws you in with a chill. This…

Review: Olafur Eliasson – Experience

Review: Olafur Eliasson – Experience

In his latest collaboration with Phaidon, Olafur Eliasson has created the most comprehensive collection of his portfolio to date. To pigeonhole Eliasson as an installation artist is to do him a disservice; his work is kaleidoscopic is scale, medium, and thought. The Icelandic landscape is where the Icelandic-Danish artist awoke to the idea of perception…