Is art becoming more about taking your kids out for a fun day than art?

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IMPRESSIONISTS IN LONDON – EXHIBITION

LONDON

 

“Impressionists in London, French artists in exile (1870–1904)” is the first exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history. Highlighting their engagement with British culture, traditions and social life, their art is a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French artists and the remarkable works that came from their time here are not to be missed.

WHEN: 2 November 2017 – 7 May 2018.
WHERE: Tate Britain – London – UK.

More information HERE.

CANALETTO – EXHIBITION

CANALETTO

“Canaletto & the Art of Venice”

WHERE: The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London.

WHEN: 19 May 2017 – 12 Nov 2017.
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto’s greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark’s Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen’s Gallery.

More about the exhibition HERE.

More about Canaletto HERE.

THE SUNBATHERS

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by Peter Laszlo Peri (1899-1967).

Two dirty and dilapidated concrete figures of naked sunbathers which lay mouldering in the corner of a hotel garden have been identified as an important, presumed lost sculpture from the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Peter Laszlo Peri’s The Sunbathers was on the wall of an entrance to Waterloo station for the festival, an attempt by the Labour government bring cheer to the country after the second world war.

But, like dozens of artworks commissioned for the event, little has been known of what happened next. Was it sold? Was it destroyed?

View full article HERE.

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