ART:Claude Monet visited London in 1870, 1899, 1900 & 1901 and painted the fog around parliament, Hyde Park & the Thames. He commented on London’s fog & unpredictable weather: “Here comes the sun again, though, is it going to stay this time?” Click link for my article https://whatshotlondon.co.uk/claude-monet-painting-london/
ART: This is an amazing artist. I first saw her work at the Young Masters Art Prize 2016 and again at this year’s recent prize at Gallery 8, Mayfair. Also came across her art at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Check out my article to see how her ironic and idealised representations of female beauty pays homage to the Renaissance, Flemish Primitivism (Jan van Eyck etc.) & the Pre-Raphaelites. Click link for article http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/the-art-of-isabelle-van-zeijl/
BOOKS/ART: I caught up with gallerist Jennifer Akinsuyi (I previously wrote an article about her) at this book signing celebrating the work of leading and upcoming artists working in sculpture, photography, painting and mixed media. The Art of Nigerian Women book signing & talk. Seventy five artists profiled in a 360 page book printed on silk paper!
(left to right, artist Lara Ige-Jacks, publisher Chukwuemeka Bosah, artist Aishatu Dapachi)
ART EXHIBITION: I attended the red carpet champagne reception for the announcement of the Saatchi selfie competition. Artist and lecturer Dawn Woolley won for her image The Substitute. And I bumped into Chris Eubank again.