LAST CALL❗️ 5 exhibitions in London ending soon 

(From most to least preferred) 


1. Giacometti Pure Presence – National Portrait Gallery, until 10 January 2016

Alberto Giacometti had a revelation as he was leaving a cinema in Montparnasse in December 1945. As the ‘screen’ between him and the world fell away, raw sensations could again be experienced. Read more…

2. Michael Craig-Martin Transience – Serpentine Gallery, until 14 February 2016

Works by Irish US-educated artist, Michael Craig-Martin (b. 1941) are instantly identifiable: everyday objects painted in vivid colours delineated by a black contour. Indeed, Michael Craig-Martin values the visual immediacy of colours and objects. Read more… 

3. Jean-Etienne Liotard – Royal Academy, Sackler Wing, until 31 January 2016

Most works by Jean-Etienne Liotard, a contemporary of Watteau, are in private collections, making the Royal Academy’s show a rare opportunity to see this artist’s work. Liotard started as a miniaturist but excelled in the art of pastels, as demonstrated in the RA exhibition. Read more…

4. Goya: The Portraits – National Gallery, until 10 January 2016

70 portraits by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) are currently shown at the National Gallery in London. Goya was the leading Spanish painter of the late 18th century, and also court painter to Charles III, Charles IV and Ferdinand VII of Spain. Read more… 

5. The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, until 24 January 2016

After Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton, both at Tate, Tate Modern holds another pop art exhibition: The World Goes Pop, looking at the global story of pop art. No Warhol and no Lichtenstein though: this Tate Modern show looks at pop art globally. Read more… 

Happy New Year! 

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