London Art Week Winter 2019
LONDON ART WEEK WINTER 2019, 1 - 6 DECEMBER Early News of Exhibitions, Highlights & Talks – Launch of New Symposium Van Dyck, Rossetti, Man Ray Among Major Artists on Show
London Art Week holds its third Winter edition from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 December in locations across Mayfair and St James’s. During the week, some 35 leading specialist galleries and the major auction houses will stage special exhibitions and talks. Open to art collectors, curators and the public the exhibitions span 5,000 years of art, from antiquity to the twentieth century, with a core focus on Old Masters and pre-contemporary art.
Among the highlights is a lunchtime talk at the National Gallery on Monday 2 December, the second LAW has held with this partner museum’s popular public programme. Speakers confirmed are Dr Francesca Whitlum-Cooper (National Gallery, Associate Curator of Paintings 1600-1800), Emanuela Tarizzo (Gallery Director of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art), and Andrew Fletcher (Sotheby’s, Senior Director, Head of Old Master and British Paintings). The talk will look behind the scenes at the day-to-day life of gallerists, curators and collectors.
Major exhibitions include:
At The Weiss Gallery, Van Dyck in England: The King’s Principal Painter & his Caroline Legacy. A spectacular array of portraits include a gorgeous three-quarter length from Van Dyck’s late English period and, depicting Charles I and Henrietta Maria, a full-length pair from his studio. Other artists included are Adriaen Hanneman, John Michael Wright and Sir Peter Lely, who all, in their own distinct ways, followed faithfully in Van Dyck’s footsteps. A special exhibition on Retablos: Spanish Paintings from the 14th to 16th Centuries is at Sam Fogg, in collaboration with Galeria Caylus from Madrid. The galleries are pooling their in-depth knowledge of Spanish paintings from the medieval and Renaissance eras in their first collaboration. The result is a major new survey exhibition on Spanish late-medieval painting, curated by Dr. Alberto Velasco Gonzàlez of the Universitat de Lleida.
Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd present Ottoman Patronage and European Merchandise: Works of Art from Turkey and France, 1530-1820, featuring two important watercolour views of Constantinople by A.-I. Melling circa 1800, a group of European and Ottoman works of art, and a private collection of Iznik tiles.
Magick Land – An Italian Journey at Karen Taylor Fine Art (exhibiting at Charles Beddington Ltd, specialist in Venetian paintings) shows the work of watercolourists inspired by Italy. Centrepiece of the show is an important drawing by the Welsh artist Thomas Jones (1742-1803). The reputation of his strikingly original Italian work has soared in recent years after several exhibitions reinstated his standing as one of the most idiosyncratic and innovative eighteenth-century British artists. In his lively and informative memoirs Italian Journal, Jones expressed his joy at travelling through Italy, recording the “new and uncommon Sensations I was filled [with] on my first traversing this beautiful and picturesque Country ... It appeared Magick Land”.
John Mitchell Fine Art investigates a similar period, but closer to home. ‘Romantick Situations’ - Castles and the Picturesque in eighteenth-century Britain stems from Julius Caesar Ibbetson’s description of Morlais Castle in south Wales, which he was taken to see by his patrons, the Bute family, in 1789. As Britain prospered at home and prevailed overseas, Georgians increasingly felt a sense of uninterrupted connection with their country’s ancient and mostly mysterious past. To them the huge castles in strategic and often dramatic settings stood for the turbulence, drama and territorial upheavals of the Middle Ages. For landscape painters already awakening to the stirring scenery to be found across the British Isles, its majestic castles, abbeys and ruins had an irresistible allure and contributed to the rise of the Romantic Movement. The exhibition includes paintings and watercolours by Richard Wilson, Paul Sandby, Ibbetson, Edward Dayes, William Hodges, Alexander Nasmyth and others, with prices ranging from £2,500 to £75,000.
Colnaghi approaches the theme of Resurrection through paintings, sculpture and objects of different age and origin: not just the Judeo-Christian tradition of Jesus and Lazarus, but also Osiris in Ancient Egypt and Orpheus in Ancient Greece for example. Two major exhibitions focus on women: Laocoon Gallery exhibits one hundred works representing the female figure - wives or lovers, virgins or prostitutes, holy mothers like the Madonna or man-eating she-devils. Ranging from paintings, drawings and pastels to bronzes, ceramics and terracotta, the works are by female, and male, Italian artists of the 20th Century. XX: The Female Gender in Twentieth Century Italian Art, curated by Monica Cardarelli of the Galleria del Laocoonte, Rome will show how women were seen in the art of the 1900s.
XX not only represents the gene that determines a woman’s sex, but also the 20th Century, which saw more changes than any other in the role, status, appearance and condition of women, both in life and in the imagination, as art has recorded it. Peggy Guggenheim is the subject at Ordovas which marks 80 years since her little known London gallery, Guggenheim Jeune, closed prior to the outbreak of World War II. The exhibition Peggy Guggenheim and London reveals new insights into her early experience as an art dealer and her original plan to establish a modern art museum in the capital. Whilst she needs no intro- duction for her contribution to modern art, her formative years as a gallerist have been relatively overlooked.
01.12.2019 - 06.12.2019Messe »
DATES & OPENING TIMES
Opening: Sunday 1 December 10 - 6pm
Monday 2 December 10 - 6pm
Tuesday 3 December 10 - 6pm
Wednesday 4 December 10 - 6pm
Thursday 5 December 10 - 6pm
Friday 6 December 10 - 6pm
Friday 26 June to Friday 3 July