I have updated my Painting of the Month to add a bit of Christmas spirit to the blog. My December / January painting for you to enjoy is the fifteenth century Italian altarpiece by Gentile da Fabriano; The Adoration of the Magi, which is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Select the “Painting of the Month” tab and enjoy.
David Hockney, celebrated British modern artist, painting has been sold at Christie’s in New York for just over $90m (£70m) – an auction record for a work by a living artist.
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) had been forecast to fetch $80m (£62m).
A new exhibition is opening at The Fosse Gallery in Stow on the Wold starting on Sunday 8th April with Gareth Thomas, Mike Jones, Wendy Murphy and others.
Gareth Thomas, House near Chapel Curig (Oil on canvas, 16″ x 16″)
The Tate Britain has announced a major Van Gogh (1853-1890) exhibition in Spring 2019. The exhibition, Van Gogh and Britain will look at the artist’s visit to London from 1873-1876 and his influence on British art throughout the twentieth century. The exhibition will display around 40 paintings from public and private collections including Starry Night on the Rhône, 1888, from the Musee D’Orsay and L’Arlésienne, 1890, from the Museu De Arte De São Paulo, as well as The National Gallery’s Sunflowers, 1888. With its London emphasis the exhibition will include some early less well known works with their limited palette revealing the versatility of the young artist and late works painted while the artist was at the Asylum Saint-Paul returning to earlier themes.
L’Arlésienne, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh, Musee D’Orsay, Paris
Alex Farquharson, Director, Tate Britain :
“Vincent van Gogh is without a doubt one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time. His stay in Britain changed his vision of the world and himself, encouraging him to become an artist. This is an exciting opportunity for us to reveal the impact Britain had on Van Gogh as well as the enormous influence he had on British artists. Tate’s last Van Gogh exhibition was in 1947 and introduced his work to a whole generation of artists working in Britain. We’re thrilled to be welcoming so many important and ground breaking paintings to the gallery.”