"The colours, the brushstrokes, the dimensionality - it’s all here. Cezanne reduces his sitters to shapes of reflected light. It sounds cold and unfeeling but the result is majestic."
Okay, I will admit, there are a couple things missing from this exhibition - where are Mark Rothko’s late paintings? Or Ad Reinhardt’s fugitive blacks? Or Robert Ryman?
The repeated motif of the spider is based on memories of the artist's mother. It alludes to the strength of Bourgeois' mother, with metaphors of spinning, weaving, nurture and protection. Her mother Josephine was a woman who repaired tapestries in her father's textile restoration workshop in Paris.
This is a bad-ass exhibition. A chance for Londoners to see the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of the incredible American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Degas is one of the rare artists who excels in pastel - far more than in oil paint.
Dali and Duchamp - what is the connection between the surrealist painter and the conceptual rouge?
Ruff’s oeuvre seems complicated, but - once you know the key to his work, it is easier to connect to dots.
This is one of those exhibtions where you HAVE TO GET the headsets.