Photogallery: Goya: The Witches and Old Women

Goya: The Witches and Old Women

26 February – 25 May 2015

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

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Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude

23rd October – 18th January 2015

The Courtauld Gallery – London

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To learn more about Egon Schiele go Artsy!

If you have missed out Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at The Courtyald Gallery take a glance at this photogallery. Enjoy!

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29 OCTOBER 2014 – 26 APRIL 2015


Twenty-five high-profile women from the worlds of politics, culture, business and fashion are personally contributing outfits and interviews to the Design Museum exhibition, London.

Highlights of the vintage pieces on display include a Zandra Rhodes ‘Conceptual Chic’ punk wedding dress, a Mansfield suit worn by Margaret Thatcher, clothes and accessories owned by Elsa Schiaparelli and a Jacques Azagury dress worn by Princess Diana.

The entire exhibition has been created by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

The event celebrates iconic and inspiring women from many fields such as politics, culture, business and fashion. Pioneers who had a considerable impact on our wardrobes. Enjoy!


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Ways Of Looking – How To Experience Contemporary Art

A new book released by Laurence King Publishing. Ways Of Looking – How To Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward offers a vademecum for those who are keen on art and those who are not trained in art history.

Do you have issues in tackling the jungle of the often quirky and provocative contemporary art?  The former Art Review and Time out Editor has got a six step programme for understanding based on the tabula rasa – a clean slate and a fresh mind. Employing the Tabula Rasa methodology means clean up your mind form previous experiences and approaching beauty (a painting, a sculpture or whatever multimedia installation) with baby’s eyes.

Ossian Ward is Head of Content at the Lisson Gallery and a writer on contemporary art. He was previously chief art critic and visual arts editor at Time Out London and before that served as editor at Art Review.

Ways of Looking: How to Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward (Laurence King, £9.95). 

This is Series – New in – Bacon and Gauguin

This is… series. New In: This is Bacon and This is Gauguin

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New Art Books from This is… series, by Laurence King Publishing Company

1. This is Gauguin, written by George Roddam and illustrated by Slawa Harasymowicz, is a new instalment in a major new art series that rethinks art history in a more engaging and stimulating way. Paul Gauguin was a member of a generation of artists who struggled against the stifling conformity of the late 19th century’s artistic mainstream.

Naive and rustic culture is an endless source of inspiration for his colourful and primitive canvas.

From his childhood in Peru to his experiences in Tahiti, Gauguin’s art is mainly presented by his most relevant and well renowned works such as Sleeping Child (1884), Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers (1888), Christ in the Garden of Olives (1889), Manao tupapau (The Spirit of the Dead Watching) (1892) and Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1897-98).

His choice to escape European civilization and “everything that is artificial and conventional” inevitably marked the life and the whole career of the French Parisian painter.

2. This is Bacon, by Kitty Hauser with illustrations by Christina Christoforou, is based on one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid-twentieth century. Source of inspiration for abstract art that came after him, the Irish artist is depicted through vivid and stunning illustrations.

The major periods of Bacon’s life on the edge, such as his time spent in Berlin, Paris and the seedy milieu of post-war London, are portrayed, along with the influential figures, such as Peter Lacey and George Dyer, who shaped both his personal life and his art.

Francis Bacon’s works featured in the book include: Three Studies for a Crucifixion (1962), Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne (1966), Lying Figure (1969), Triptych, May-June (1973) and Sand Dune (1983).

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Veuve Clicquot launches ‘Re-Creation Awards’ Design Competition

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On October 1st, Veuve Clicquot launched The Re‐Creation Awards, a new competition with an international judging panel including renowned designer Tom Dixon OBE.

Hosted in ten countries, the contest invites young designers and members of the public to create a limited edition of the Veuve Clicquot Mailbox. The gift box styled like a vintage American mailbox is inspired by Madame Clicquot’s archive letters to her clients, agents and suppliers.

The international winner will see their Mailbox design become the next limited edition for 2015, distributed worldwide, and revealed at Milan Design Week. The designer will also be featured in Wallpaper* Magazine and win 10,000€.

The competition will be judged in each country by the public and a jury of industry leaders, with the UK panel including internationally renowned designer Tom Dixon and Central St Martins Professor Nicholas Rhodes. Two finalists from each country will then be flown to the Hôtel du Marc, Veuve Clicquot’s hotel in Reims, France, for the International Final, judged by an influential judging panel including designers Pablo Reinoso and Ferrucio Laviani.

The competition opens on October 1st and all entries should be made before the deadline of November 15th. Submissions are to be made @ http://www.awards.veuve‐

Check It Out @ Veuve Clicquot “Re-Creation Awards”!!!

More information can be found at the Veuve Clicquot Facebook page