The Public and Private Lives of Keith Vaughan

In light of the recently opened Tate exhibition Queer British Art 1861–1967, author Gerard Hastings discusses the experiences of gay artist Keith Vaughan in a period before the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England.   It is very gratifying to see the work of Keith Vaughan so prominently displayed at Tate Britain’s Queer British Art exhibition. And how marvellous it looks! […]

Modern Art, After Dark

Your head is coated by a thick soup of black and green paint. A roughly smeared handprint of grey-blue smoke tarnishes your jaw while sharp flecks of orange, pale yellow and white sting your cheeks and eyes. A wave of red threatens to permeate the scene as you look up, enraged, at the dandified artist […]

New John Craxton Exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

We highly recommend a visit to A World of Private Mystery, the new John Craxton, RA (1922-2009) retrospective, which opened at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge yesterday and runs until 21 April 2014.  The show is packed with atmospheric works from throughout Craxton’s life, including little-seen drawings.  If you can’t make the trip this time, why […]