Hubert Robert: A Visionary Painter

Hubert Robert (1733-1808) is celebrated with a landmark publication and two major monographic exhibitions of his work, at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Celebrated for the fundamental role he played in promoting the architectural capriccio, Hubert Robert (1733–1808) combined famous monuments of antiquity and modernity in unexpected ways […]

Representing Slavery: Art, Artefacts and Archives in the Collections of the National Maritime Museum

Representing Slavery: Art, Artefacts and Archives in the Collections of the National Maritime Museum, edited by Douglas Hamilton and Robert J. Blyth, draws on the extensive collections of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and was published to mark the 200th anniversary of Parliament’s abolition of the British slave trade in 1807. Ten specially commissioned essays […]

Edward Bawden Scrapbooks – a sneak peek

  Painter and illustrator Edward Bawden’s five scrapbooks, assembled over a period of more than 55 years, and housed at The Fry Art Gallery, contain everything from stamps, photographs, cigarette cards, Christmas cards and letters to newspaper cuttings, and amongst other fascinating ephemera. Edward Bawden Scrapbooks, by Brian Webb and Peyton Skipwith, includes over 250 […]

John Craxton: A Poetic Eye

  Author and curator Ian Collins introduces the work of John Craxton, on display at The Salisbury Museum, 30 January – 7 May 2016. John Craxton (1922-2009) was one of the most interesting and individual British artists of the 20th century. His life story, starting with wanderings on Cranborne Chase, was as colourful as his later […]