This poetic and dreamlike abstract expressionist painter belongs in the company of Pollock and Rothko as a modern great.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Londra, a partire dal 15 settembre.
A cinematic and sculptural homage to the performance artist’s hero Maria Callas.
Lisson Gallery, Londra, 14 September to 30 ottobre.
Drawings by one of the most brilliant and radical artists alive.
Hayward Gallery, Londra, 9 September to 12 dicembre.
A selection of works that capture 30 years of experimentation by Los Angeles-based Lou.
Lehmann Maupin, Londra, 15 September to 6 ottobre.
Stormy paintings of the vastness of the sea that surrounds St Ives.
Anima Mundi, St Ives, 11 September to 23 ottobre.
Going Home by Benji Reid
This image is from Reid’s first solo exhibition, Laugh at Gravity, part of Photo London 2021. Reid considers himself a Choreo-Photolist, a term he coined to encapsulate his practice where theatricality, choreography and photography meet in the image. In the hyperrealities he presents, the subject is liberated by acts of the artist’s imagination.
J-H Fragonard: Psyche Showing Her Sisters Her Gifts from Cupid (1753)
Classical mythology and history have been revived again and again in art, from the Renaissance to erudite abstract painter Cy Twombly. In the second half of the 18th-century, neoclassicism, partly inspired by the excavation of Pompeii, took a more serious and archaeological approach. But Fragonard couldn’t care less. Per lui, the tale of Cupid and Psyche is just an excuse to paint frills and flesh. This decadent artist of the ancien regime delights in silky layers of colour. As you look at this picture for a while its narrative details seem to melt. All that is left is a heady perfume of amorous languor.
National Gallery, Londra.
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