• The translucent trans art of Georgia Dymock Georgia Dymock: Under Our Together The JD Malat Gallery this month opens a new show of paintings by Georgia Dymock that coincides with a digital display across the front of The Flannel store in London’s Oxford Street to celebrate International Women’s Day. Georgia Dymock, a Masters student at the Slade School of Fine Art, is […] Andrea Watson March 7, 2022
  • Banksy is laughing all the way to the bank Christie’s Laugh now but one day we’ll be in charge by Banksy is the star of an online auction until 15 March 2022. The title refers to Banksy’s Laugh Now screenprint and the sale features works by Banksy as well as editions by contemporary artists such as Stik. Banksy’s Morons, also in the sale, could […] Andrea Watson February 28, 2022
  • Stellar wine cellars WINE can mark you out as a person of breeding and taste as well as a brand-conscious big spender. Louis Vuitton recognised this back in 1972 when the firm merged with Moet Hennessy to form LVMH. The luxury brand conglomerate is still snapping up top vineyards. Along silver, art and gold; wine is one of […] Andrea Watson February 28, 2022
  • From Durer to Dubuffet – genius shows Hever Castle’s 500 year old disaster A recreation of the Château Vert pageant, at which Anne Boleyn made her English court debut exactly 500 years ago, inspires Hever Castle’s summer schedule. The traditional pageant, staged on Shrove Tuesday 1522, was the first time that King Henry VIII laid eyes on the ill-fated Boleyn girl and […] Andrea Watson February 1, 2022
  • New Year New Passions Andrea Marechal Watson rounds up a selection of winter wonders in the art world Unlocking art Lavishly illustrated, The Secrets of Art by Debra Mancoff, uncovers mysteries and messages underlying some of the world’s best know works of art. Mantoff’s erudite but highly readable texts unlock these stories using many close up details. Leonardo’s famous […] Andrea Watson December 9, 2021
  • Autumn art shows Andrea Marechal Watson rounds up shows in Paris, Bilbao, Basel, London and looks at the new concept of ‘edutainment’ Pissarro Mostly we ‘know’ the works of Camille Pissarro – although it is possible to confuse him with one or another of the Impressionists from time to time. So in fact how well do we know […] Andrea Watson August 9, 2021
  • Online shows are the new normal Across the globe, museums have adapted to the new realities posed by the Covid pandemic. In many countries this means new lockdowns as governments battle to control infections. Many museums re-opened in the summer only to be forced to close again – one of the most important shows so affected was Artemisia at the National […] Andrea Watson February 4, 2021
  • World’s most creative homes revealed Giverny in Normandy, where Claude Monet lived and painted for 43 years, was until this spring one of the most visited artists’ homes in the world. Up to 2,000 people passed through its brightly coloured rooms and famous gardens every day. Inevitably, this presented a problem as Giverny became a victim of its own success […] Andrea Watson November 5, 2020
  • It’s summertime in winter as museums reopen Best art on show this winter Andrea Watson September 10, 2020
  • All that glisters…. Andrea Marechal Watson reports on trends in the jewelley trade Early man believed that the strange bright stones they found in mountains and on river beds, created by mysterious underground forces, were somehow godlike. Countless legends spanning the world from ancient Greece to Australia share the idea that jewels are somehow of divine or superhuman […] Andrea Watson September 3, 2020