Such an incredible exhibition! A must-see!
Degas is one of the rare artists who excels in pastel - far more than in oil paint.
This is one of those exhibtions where you HAVE TO GET the headsets.
"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."
Ruff’s oeuvre seems complicated, but - once you know the key to his work, it is easier to connect to dots.
Wade Guyton is a very fitting choice for The Serpentine, he is progressive, controversial and ground-breaking.
But anyway back to Rachel. In 1993, she was the first woman to win the Turner Prize (1993 seems late but whatever!) and that same year she made House, a life-sized cast of the interior of a condemned terraced house in London’s East End, which existed for a few months before it was controversially demolished.
I found this exhibition hard… Van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' inspiring the Pre-Raphaelites seems like a bit of a stretch.
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?
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.