In response to the kind words of encouragement and enthusiastic requests for another series, we are delighted to announce that we will soon be launching Art in Isolation Series 2. Click here to find out more.
Throughout her prolific career, Dod exhibited around sixty-five still life works at the Royal Academy. The present painting of Caladiums, a flower originating from the rainforests in South America, was painted later in her life, following the death of her beloved husband in 1935. Procter has moved away from the direct, realist style of her earlier work, and instead opts for a more impressionist technique, with a greater emphasis on surface texture. Click through to view the video.
The Bluestocking Circle (act. c. 1755-c. 1795) was a high-class literary salon that promoted intellectual discussions and functioned as a social, artistic, and academic network. Conceived in the mid-eighteenth century, the group was founded by three distinguished ladies: Elizabeth Montagu, Elizabeth Vesey and Frances Boscawen.
In this film, Philip explores the extraordinary humanity in the present portrait of the Queen Mother. As contemporary viewers who regularly observe the Royal Family through the lens of official, polished photographs, it is enriching to view a painting which centres humanity and intimate kindness at the heart of British Royalty. Watch the video here.
Joan Carlile was one of the first professional female portrait painters working in Britain. Following her death in 1679, Carlile slipped into art historical obscurity and it was only much later in 1954, following the publication of an article in the Burlington Magazine by Dr Margaret Toynbee and Sir Gyles Isham, that her name was properly reinserted in the canon of British art.
We are pleased to bring you online exhibitions, new videos and social posts as well as recent acquisitions and research. Sales are continuing to be made and we are capable of processing smaller payments up to £8,500 directly through the website.
On Thursday 29 October, the Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent hosted an online event on Contemporary Portraiture and the Medieval Imagination: An Artist in Conversation with Her Sitters, with artist Lorna May Wadsworth, writer, Neil Gaiman and the Rt Rev and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams. The fascinating discussion followed a vast range of topics, such as the role of female artists, the relationship between artists and their sitters and the displaying artwork in sacred spaces.
Philip Mould appeared on this week's 'Break Out Culture' podcast. Click the link below to hear Philip discuss a number of art related thoughts; from the Art in Isolation series, to his involvement in Kids in Museums to our current exhibition, Pioneers: 500 Years of Women in British Art.
Episode #13 - A Christmas Carol, Carnaby Street and Pioneering Women Artists
In this work, Bell introduces a curious dynamic; the floral, geometric fabric in the background contrasts the organic arrangement of flowers in the vase. Observing this painting in greater depth, Philip identifies an autobiographic artistic signal in Vanessa Bell's 'Still Life of Flowers' - watch the video to find out more.