BogeArt: Art picks

  1. Turner vs. Constable– the two most famous c.19th British landscape artists go head to head this autumn; the Tate Britain hosts a Turner exhibition and the V&A shows a Constable one. These will give us an opportunity to compare the artist’s two incredibly different styles as they capture the essence of British Landscapes. Not to forget the skies: In Turner’s eyes the sun is king, and in Constable’s view the Cloud is God. These two shows should also prove how photography affected landscape painting. Constable died before the first photo was ever taken, and therefore had no concept of photographic reality, whilst Turner lived through this invention. With this in mind Constables realistic and atmospheric paintings and Turners dramatic and emotive works take on a new meaning.

Late Turner: Painting Set Free at the Tate Britain, 20th Sep-25 Jan

Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A, 20th Sep-11th JanAncient Rome; 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Courtesy of Tate Britain

 Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Ground, 1823, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  1. ‘Death is very likely the single best invention of life’ –Steve Jobs– artist Hynek Martinec is showing at a new gallery from the former directors of Haunch of Venison. His monochrome paintings of symbols and imagery associated with death harp to the Renaissance and Baroque in terms of style. Saying that the colour scheme adds a delicious liquidity to these wonderfully morbid canvases.

Hynek Martinec: Every Minute You are Closer to Death at Parafin

 Hynek Martinec, courtesy of Parafin

  1. Be Seduced by Schiele– a little later in the month at one of BogeArt’s favourite galleries, The Courtauld. The Courtauld is the perfect setting for Schiele’s first major solo museum show in this country; its intimate atmosphere will lend to Schieles expressive pen and provocative eye.

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at The Courtauld Gallery, 23rd Oct-18th Jan

 Egon Schiele, courtesy of The Courtauld Gallery

  1. Remember Rembrandt– at one of autumn’s blockbuster shows. The national gallery provides us with an opportunity to view works from the more accomplished part of his career. No doubt the fabulously lit National Gallery will ensure Rembrandt’s textured canvases will be appreciated in all their glory.

Rembrandt: The Late Work at the National Gallery, 15th Oct-18th Jan

 Rembrandt, courtesy of the National Gallery

  1. Postcard Perfect– the V&A’s retrospective of the famed fashion photographer Horst P. Horst spans over his 60 year career. The exhibition is full of elegant and iconic images perfect for postcards; we wouldn’t expect anything less from Coco Chanel’s bestie who has over 90 Vogue covers to his name.

Horst: Photographer of Style at the V&A, 14th Sep- 4th Jan

 Horst, courtesy of the V&A

  1. Get Mind-Fucked at Malevich- Catch the Malevich exhibition before it closes. Get lost in the works by the original Suprematist. With it’s meaty context, including the well-known ‘Black Square’ and a unique approach to the geometric, the Tate Modern’s exhibition does not make for a relaxing afternoon at the gallery- and nor should it.

Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art at Tate Modern, 16th Jul- 26th Oct

 Malevich, courtesy of the Tate

  1. Filter Through Frieze- Frieze can often be a tedious affair, with a lot of uninspiring work and pretentious arty people running around. Regardless of this, and the over-priced tickets, the fair is so important and one cannot claim to follow British modern art without going to Frieze. One of the plus points of there being so much lack-lustre work is that when you do come across a gem, it sparkles a little more by comparison.

Frieze Art Fair in Regents Park, 15th-18th Oct


  1. Stay out Late at ‘Late at the Tate’- this bi-monthly event is a favourite of ours here at BogeArt. This October the theme is ‘Made in Transition’. There will be a big emphasis on music this time, with many audio visual performances to match. Explore the ‘act of moving between’ with a drink in your hand- if all else fails there is always the permanent collection to roam almost undisturbed.

Late at the Tate at Tate Britain, 3rd Oct

 courtesy of the Tate Britain

  1. ‘A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men’ –Roald Dahl– everyone’s favourite illustrator is coming to the House of Illustration. Feel nostalgic and enjoy the charming illustrations by Quentin Blake. Rediscover Roald Dahl characters such as ‘The Twits’ and ‘The BFG’ and this lovely exhibition.

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories at House of Illustration, Now- 2nd Nov

quentin blake, courtesy of House of Illustration

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