Review Round Up: Bridget Riley, Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery is presenting a retrospective of the British artist’s work. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews. iNews: ***** “To experience Riley’s works is to be exposed afresh to the thrill of seeing, the sensations induced by her optically challenging fields of lines, curves, spots and waves an unapologetic, bodily reminder that… Read More

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PREVIEW: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, Victoria and Albert Museum

On display from the 29th February, the V&A’s exhibition will re-examine the garment to reveal how it is a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion. Considered to be the ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often considered to be traditional and unchanging. This new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum will present… Read More

Review Round Up: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, National Portrait Gallery

We round up the reviews for the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition examining the untold stories of the women who contributed to the Pre-Raphaelite era. The Guardian: *** “In the main, women here enter the story as models or love interests, frequently both. Few of the paintings here are portraits in the literal sense. Instead, they… Read More

Review Round Up: Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art, British Museum

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the British Museum’s latest exhibition. The Guardian: ***** “One thing is undeniable in this exhibition of dreams. However prejudiced we may assume them to have been, westerners from the 15th to 19th centuries sincerely admired the beauty of Islamic art, architecture, crafts and lifestyles. It is… Read More

PREVIEW: Portraying Pregnancy, Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum’s newly announced exhibition will explore the way in which pregnant women have been portrayed in portraits over the last 500 years. On display from the 24th January 2020, the Foundling Museum’s new exhibition will examine how pregnant women have been portrayed in portraits over the last 500 years – particularly since up… Read More

PREVIEW: Buddhism, British Library

The British Library will explore the rise of Buddhism in a new exhibition that will open to the public from the 25th October. Discover how Buddhism grew from its beginnings in 6th-century BCE India to having over 500 million international followers today in this new exhibition at the British Library. The exhibition will feature Buddhist… Read More

Review Round Up: Gauguin Portraits, National Gallery

We round up the reviews for the National Gallery’s new Autumn exhibition. The Guardian: *** “But just when it should soar, this exhibition puts on the brakes. Its treatment of Gauguin in Tahiti is a mess. His greatest and most controversial achievements are sidestepped in favour of all those flowers. Tahiti is presented as the… Read More

NEWS: National Gallery Announces Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist Exhibition

The National Gallery will present this major exhibition to the  Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer from the 13th February 2021. The National Gallery has announced details of its exhibition focusing on the work of Albrecht Dürer, set to open to the public in 2021. Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist  will be the first major… Read More

NEWS: National Gallery Announces Major Raphael Exhibition

The National Gallery has announced that The Credit Suisse Exhibition:Raphael will be on display at the gallery from the 3rd October 2020. 2020 will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death and to mark the occasion the National Gallery will present an exhibition devoted to the complete career of this painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and… Read More

Review Round Up: Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, Victoria & Albert Museum

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the V&A’s exhibition exploring the photographer’s creative progress. The Independent: “Rarely for an exhibition of this size, Walker’s voice is more present than that of the curators (despite his careful celebrations of the latter). Visitors are led by his own words on labels that explain the… Read More