Elizabeth, Countess of Derby, posed for her portrait by George Romney over the course of twelve sittings from 1776 to 1778. These were dramatic years that saw the collapse of her marriage and an affair with the Duke of Dorset, making her a social pariah. A tragic history I can never get out of my head when I look at this painting. #metmuseum#portrait#georgeromney#britishart#whitedress
Another one nearly finished for my new series. "All At Once" 80x80cm. Acrylic on canvas. The theme of this series seems to be about taking in information when you have M.E. the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. Essentially this is an abstract landscape
"Banksy's 'Balloon Girl' has beaten paintings by Constanble and Turner to be named Britain's favourite artwork", according to the @Independent
This piece was originally stencilled on an east London shop in 2002. It has now come top of a list of British art selected from a shortlist drawn up by arts editors and writers.
The poll was carried out to mark the launch of the new @Samsung TV, which carries more than 100 pre-loaded artworks for users to choose from, making it a piece of art when not being used as a TV. 'Girl with Balloon' can currently be viewed in our galleries. 🎈
Gustav Metzger's 'Liquid Crystal Environment' 1965, remade in 2005.
This moody 'environment' installation is an immersive space that experiments with colourful, psychedelic patterns produced by light and heat-sensitive liquid crystals inserted into projectors. Metzger's displays became icons of London's cultural scene in the 1960's! @tate
Hidden for decades, Francis Bacon’s tragic final pope painting will go on sale at Christie’s London next month. And what a beauty it is...
Study of Red Pope, 1962 has not been publicly exhibited since the artist’s 1971 Grand Palais retrospective, which took place a mere six months after the work’s completion.
Text taken from Artnet | #francisbacon @christies #LC_Upcoming#contemporaryart#britishart#bluechipart
Breaking news: two murals by street artist Banksy have appeared in central London near the Barbican Centre.
They mark the opening of what Banksy describes on Instagram as an ‘unofficial collaboration’ with the American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. One of Banky’s new murals nods towards the style of the New York graffiti artist turned painter who died aged 27 in 1988 of a suspected drug overdose. Banksy wrote on Instagram “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican - a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls."
Detail from Gainsborough's 'Mr and Mrs Andrews' 1750.
The landscape shows the newly married Robert Andrews' estate. He has a gun under his arm, while his wife sits on an elaborate Rococo-style wooden bench. The painting of Mrs Andrews' lap is unfinished. The space may have been reserved for a child for Mrs Andrews to hold! @national_gallery
Just a couple of weeks left to visit our Still Life exhibition! In this @ingramcollectionuk show, we take a genre thousands of artists have experimented with, and look at it through a modern eye – do these artists’ arrangements of common domestic items give them new meaning?
Open till 1 Oct.
'Truth and Falsehood' (1857-66) by Alfred Stevens @vamuseum - 'Truth tears out the double tongue of Falsehood and pushes aside the mask concealing his grotesque features' (a life-sized plaster model for the group on the bronze monument to the Duke Of Wellington @stpaulscathedrallondon) #sculpture#VictorianSculpture#VictorianArt#BritishArt#BritishSculpture
'Seedlinger' - now for sale @newbloodart - link in profile -original painting in oil on board. This is from a series, 'Hypothetical Flora', in which I have sought to design new flowers out of spontaneous considerations on what a flower needs to be to us.