LONDON — The World Goes Pop is an exhilarating collection filled with fizzing energy, so its curatorial messiness can be forgiven.
London based Olivia McEwan is a trained art historian with BA and MA degrees from the Courtauld Institute, now a freelance writer focusing on the London art world; this academic background contributing to a writing style that — positive or negative — is argued with crucial fairness and balance. Combined with curatorial awareness, she is also a practising painter of predominantly figurative work, lending a keen eye and understanding of painterly technique which powerfully informs her criticisms of historical and emerging arts.
A Barbara Hepworth Retrospective Hampered by Her Male Contemporaries
LONDON — Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World marks one of the last exhibitions backed by the outgoing Tate Britain director, Penelope Curtis.
The Dealer Who Made Impressionism Famous
LONDON — Impressionism is easily one of, if not the most, accessible and universally enjoyed art movements.
A Rubens Exhibition That’s All Fat, No Muscle
LONDON — The term “blockbuster” is defined by the equation: major name or subject + major loans = major ticket sales.
Nirvana for Lovers of Victoriana
LONDON — A Victorian Obsession is a touring exhibition of the largest collection of Victorian painting outside Great Britain: 52 works of consistently staggering technical quality and significance, owned by Mexican businessman Juan Antonio Pérez Simón.
A Fresh Look at Late Rembrandt in London
LONDON — Rembrandt: the Late Works is that truly rare event: a study focusing on an artist whose quality of output is so universally lauded that is fully supported by staggering loans never previously shown in this combination or indeed in the same country.