SALON DES REFUSES: Candid Arts in Islington will be hosting this summer’s Salon des Refuses exhibition June 7-10th, but some may be unaware that the original exhibition emerged in France during the nineteenth century as an alternative for artists who had been rejected from the Paris Salon https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/salon-des-refuses-paris-1863-comes-to-candid-arts-london-2017

DAMIEN HIRST, TRACY EMIN & THE YBAs: The YBA’s were formed in 1988 and first came to prominence in the Freeze exhibition organised by Damien Hirst in the same year. In the 1990s Tracy Emin would emerge as one its stars. In my article I look at the movement’s remarkable ascent. https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/on-the-may-anniversary-of-britains-coolest-art-movement-where-are-todays-ybas/


MICHELANGELO & SEBASTIANO: High Renaissance master Michelangelo & Sebastiano, National Gallery. Check out my review. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/michaelangelo-sebastiano-exhibition/


LEONARDO DA VINCI’S SALVATOR MUNDI: Is this recently discovered Da Vinci painting an original or fake? https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/leonardos-salvator-mundi-fake-or-original/


CANDID GALLERY PORTRAIT EXHIBITION: If you’re a fan of portraits, head to the Candid Gallery Portrait Exhibition for a wide variety of work that pushes the boundaries of what we commonly accept portraiture to be. Check out my review. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/candid-arts-portrait-exhibition/



LONDON’S ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE: The Roman Empire lasted from 27 BC to 395 AD during which it took over great swathes of Europe including Britain. https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/londons-roman-amphitheatre/


PARK SEO BO: If you’re a fan of abstract art you might want to cast a discerning eye over the Park Seo Bo exhibition at the White Cube gallery. Check out my review. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/zigzag-ecriture-1983-1992-exhibition/



THE PRE-RAPHAELITES: London’s historic art movements. The Bloomsbury area of West Central London gave us John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and their Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/londons-art-movements-the-bloomsbury-pre-raphaelites/



THE ART OF ISABELLE VAN ZEIJL: Looking at an Isabelle van Zeijl work without knowing her background or methods you’d be driven to ask whether it’s a Renaissance piece. https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/the-art-of-isabelle-van-zeijl/


CARAVAGGIO: How did the high contrast painting style of a 17th-century Italian master come to influence cinematographers of the modern age? Curious? Check out my review of this 5 star exhibition at The National Gallery. Not to be missed! May well be UK’s No.1 exhibition of 2016. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/beyond-caravaggio-exhibition/



RISE ART PRIZE: The Rise Art Prize at House of Vans, Waterloo yesterday evening drew together an impressive line up of judges, Gavin Turk and Fiona Banner among them, to do justice to the equally impressive 26 shortlisted artists competing for the £10,000 prize. https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/rise-art-prize-2018/


SOVIET HIPPIES: Check out my article about 1970s counter-culture in communist states. Soviet Hippies exhibition at the Red Gallery http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/soviet-hippies/



EDDY KAMUANGA IIUANGA: An exhibition featuring work by Eddy Kamuanga lluanga. It comments on the mining of coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its effects on the Mangbetu tribe. Click link for my review  http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/mangbetu-exhibition/



JOAN MIRO: If you’re a fan of Catalan surrealist Joan Miro don’t miss this exhibition in Piccadilly which is basically a reconstruction of his studio. Only a few days left!! Check out my article http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/miros-mayoral/



TURNER: My article about the Tate National’s guided tours featuring British landscape artist JMW Turner. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/a-tour-of-jmw-turner-at-the-tate-national/



MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN: Check out my review of Michael Craig-Martin’s 1st solo exhibition for 25 years at The Serpentine. Click link for article http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/michael-craig-martin-transience-exhibition/



UKRAINE & UK: Check out my review of UK/raine: Emerging artists from the UK & the Ukraine – at the Saatchi Gallery. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/ukraine-emerging-artists-from-the-uk-and-ukraine/



BRITISH MUSEUM – ENLIGHTENMENT TOUR: The Enlightenment was a period of 17th and 18th century European history when mythology, faith and superstition were challenged for the first time by philosophers and thinkers driven by logic, science and empirical facts. Click link for my article. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/the-enlightenment-spotlight-tour-exhibition/



CHILDHOOD MUSEUM: Read my article Britain’s Child Migrants. A review of an exhibition at The Childhood Museum, Bethnal Green. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/on-their-own-britains-child-migrants-exhibition/

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BEN URI GALLERY: 100 years of Jewish art collection currently being exhibited at Somerset House by the Ben Uri institute. It focuses on Jewish migration & refugees. Check out my review. Click here http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/out-of-chaos-ben-uri-100-years-in-london/

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BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION: The Barjeel Art Foundation Collection exhibition is at the Whitechapel Gallery from Sept 2015 to Jan 2017. Check out my 5 star rated review here http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/the-barjeel-art-foundation-collection-exhibition/



KEATS HOUSE: Check out my article about Keats House the former home of poet John Keats, now a heritage site and museum. Click link http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/keats-house/

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BRITISH MUSEUM – GREECE: Check out my review on Alexander The Great’s cultural legacy. Alexandrian antiquities in the British Museum.

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VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM: Check out my reviews on the Medieval and Renaissance Tours at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 5 Star rating!

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FACE OF BRITAIN: Check out my review of the Face of Britain exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Britain’s historic figures. Exhibition is run in conjunction with BBC series and book by Simon Schama (in photo below) http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/simon-schamas-face-of-britain/



BLACK REPRESENTATION IN MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE ART: My article discusses the black king in Augustin Henckel’s Adoration of the Magi.  http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/black-representation-in-medieval-and-renaissance-art/



REINER RUTHENBECK: Review of Reiner Ruthenbeck exhibition at The Serpentine http://www.londonexhibitions.co.uk/reviews/reiner-ruthenbeck-serpentine-gallery.html