Posts tagged van gogh
#PaintingOfTheWeekNo20

“It’s not for me but I’ll be delighted if you disagree with me – that’s what makes art alive: it is not about the ‘knowing’ art elite telling ‘ordinary folk’ what is great and what isn’t. It is about artists since those first staggering cave paintings communicating about their world, their lives, their feelings.”

This week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek is one that Phil Grabsky has a dislike towards… Does his critique echo the same opinion as yours or is this a painting you feel particularly connected to? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Van Gogh & Japan Challenge winner revealed

“In the past weeks, my team has received an impressive number of submissions from countries such as Wales, Indonesia, Poland and New Zealand. From lifelong professionals to budding creatives of all ages – our youngest entrant was just 15 months old! – I am delighted with the enthusiasm the challenge has received.”

At long last, it’s time to announce the prize winner for the #VanGoghJapanChallenge

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo13

In anticipation of what is set to be a monumental exhibition of Lucian Freud’s self-portraits at the Royal Academy this autumn we’re focusing this week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek on one of his most famous of works: a 1985 rendering that captures the modernity and complexity of this 20th-century master of portraiture!

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo6

“This is what one sees time and time again with good and great artists – the ability to say so much with so little (…) Rodin, painter as well as sculptor, was a master. ”

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND | Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

“There have been no shortage of books and films about “the world’s favourite artist” but, let’s be honest, they do frequently concentrate a little too much on the extremes of his character – and seem to leave one with a sense that they drank too much, visited too many brothels and so on…”

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