Turner the Contemporary

Turner the Contemporary

The public know Turner as a painter of landscapes capturing light, weather, mist, storms and, in the words of his fellow artist John Constable, of painting with ‘tinted steam’. Yet Tate Britain’s current exhibition Turner’s Modern World reveals the artist in a whole...
A new career for painter Philip Sutton – aged 92

A new career for painter Philip Sutton – aged 92

The colourist painter Philip Sutton was 92 on October 20, and is using his experiences of eight months in lockdown to embark on the next phase of his career – as a gallerist. With several planned exhibition cancelled since February, Sutton is taking exhibiting his...
Adora Maar – the invisible woman

Adora Maar – the invisible woman

Tate Modern’s retrospective of Dora Maar, photographer and artist, reveals more about this elusive woman than most of us have known up to now. Previously she has been seen in the shadow of her relationship with Picasso. This show spans the whole of her career of more...
Ben Nicholson; writings and ideas

Ben Nicholson; writings and ideas

As with many artists, Ben Nicholson’s letters have long been hidden away in archives, being freed only occasionally by scholars. He was a prolific, lively and informative writer of letters, notes and publications of various sorts all through his life, and this small,...