The Adoration of the Magi

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…

World Record Hockney

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).

Van Gogh in London next year

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…