Tate Modern – until 8 Sep 2019 ‘Everythingism’ was a term coined by fellow artists Mikhail Larionov and Ilia Zdanevich to describe Natalia Goncharova’s extreme versatility and wide range of work. With over 170 international loans, this is the UK’s first ever retrospective of this creative genius and radical figure.
Born in 1881 in the Russian countryside, Goncharova grew up in a culturally dynamic and liberal family, linked to the textile production. At age eleven she move
Let’s pretend, for a moment, that you don’t already know too much about Pierre Bonnard, and that you are entering this exhibition with fresh and innocent eyes. Spend some time in Room 1, looking at Young Women in the Garden (1921-3/1945-6), as this painting contains so many clues on Pierre Bonnard, his art, his philosophy, and his approach. The first thing you will probably notice is the half-cut figure on the right. Also, quite striking is the central figure, whose face is i
Art in Weimar Germany: 1919 - 1933
Tate Modern 30 July 2018 - 14 July 2019 Although since the 1950s the term magic realism has become associated with Latin American literature, it was first coined by German photographer, art historian and art critic Franz Roh in 1925, to describe a return to realism, after the emotional, anxious, approach of expressionism. But it was a new realism, that observed and captured the magic, mysterious, side of human life and its inner worlds.
“Why should the inspiration that comes from an artist’s manipulation of the hairs of a brush be any different from that of the artist who bends at will the rays of light?” This quotation by modernist photographer Pierre Dubreuil introduces the visitors to a rather extraordinary exhibition, that spans from the early experiments of the 1910s to the digital innovations of the 21st century.
Featuring over 350 works by more than 100 artists, the exhibition explores the history