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…

Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw

The first thing that draws you to Velvet Buzzsaw is its stunning cast – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, John Malkovich and plenty of others. Billed as a thrill and horror film, well if you believe the trailer it is, it’s really a deeply satirical take on the vacuous and cut throat…

30,000 Years of Art, Mini

30,000 Years of Art, Mini

30,000 Years of Art, is a comprehensive look at the artistic creations and expressions of Humanity throughout its history (or over its 8000 year history and God’s funny joke of planting archeological items that seem older than the world, if you’re a creationist). Ten years after it was first published, Phaidon are re-releasing 30,000 Years…

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…