Friday, 21 February 2014

Photogram Open 2014 - Silverprint

Lisa Lavery, Lunaria
Lisa Lavery (University of Gloucestershire) is featured in the Photogram Open 2014 exhibition at Silverprint until 15 March. 
The exhibition presents an impressive variety of approaches to making photograms - cameraless images which exploit the creative potential of light sensitive chemicals. See the examples above and below and the online catalogue.
Claudette Chin-Jones,  Fierefly

Evan Thomas, Untitled Composition 003
Guy Paterson, Used Nails
Hannah Biscombe, Original Baby Rats
Lucy Telford, Butterflies

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Masters of the German Renaissance - National Gallery

Swabian,  Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family, c 1470
Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance is at The National Gallery until 11 May 2014.
What fabulous paintings these are and what an amazing collection the National Gallery has. It does, however seem a little cheeky that the National Gallery is charging £7.00 for visitors to see a show which includes so many masterpieces which it normally shows for free!
Still, you can't have too much Holbein, Cranach and Dürer!
Read a review by Alastair Sooke.
Hans Holbein the Younger, Erasmus, 1523
Hans Holbein the Younger, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), c 1526-8
Hans Holbein the Younger, Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors'), 1533
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Cupid complaining to Venus, c 1525
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of a Woman, c 1525
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Saints Christina and Ottilia, 1506
Jan Gossaert, A Man holding a Glove, c 1530-2