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International Art: Apollo Magazine — May 2023


Apollo Magazine – May 2023 issue:

FEATURES | Jaune Quick-to-See Smith talks to Samuel Reilly about breaking the ‘buckskin ceiling’Grant Lewis on Handel’s art-buying habitElisa Germán talks to Apollo about the watercolours of Richard Foster YardeLouisa McKenzie on wax figures through the agesJonathan Griffin on the creative curating of Walter Hopps
REVIEWS | Imogen Tedbury on the experimental side of Giovanni BelliniNicola Shulman on tartan at the V&A DundeeMatthew Sperling looks at Alice Neel’s paintings at the BarbicanWilliam Carruthers digs deeper into the life of a formidable French archaeologistAlice Minter is dazzled by a catalogue of the Louvre’s gold and silver
MARKET | Jane Morris on New York’s domination of the art market; plus the latest columns from Emma Crichton-Miller and Samuel Reilly
PLUS | Hettie Judah asks if artists are getting screwed over by galleries and museumsRosamund Bartlett on how Sydney Modern is rethinking Australian artDiane Smyth focuses on photography collections in the UKWilliam Aslet on the chequered history of St Mary-le-StrandThomas Marks watches La Grande BouffeChristina Makris drinks rosé at a sculpture park in PiedmontSophie Barling on the potter who turned back timeHelen Stoilas on what not to miss at TEFAF New York; plus our pick of the best exhibitions to see this month

What’s the point of studying fine art?

Enrolment in the humanities is tumbling across the United States, but the numbers for fine art are still holding up

Will Edward Bawden’s lost masterpiece ever be tracked down?

The hunt is on for an epic mural depicting ‘Country Life in Britain’ – but chances are it’s a wild goose chase

Finnish lines – a new look for the Ateneum in Helsinki

Ateneum Art Museum

Finland’s most important art museum has been completely rehung just as questions of culture and national identity are on everyone’s mind


Reviews: ‘The Week In Art’

The Art Newspaper April 20, 2023: This week features a tour of Tate Modern’s exhibition that brings together the Swedish painter Hilma af Klint and the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian.

Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian | Artists | Tate Shop | Tate

We hear about the two artists’ distinctive contributions to abstraction, their shared interest in esoteric belief systems and their deep engagement with the natural world, from one of the show’s curators, Bryony Fer. Our editor, Americas, Ben Sutton visited the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York to talk to the Native American artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, as her retrospective opens at the museum.

And this episode’s Work of the Week is a reconstruction of a Roman gateway that has just opened at Richborough Roman Fort in Kent, southern England. Andrew J. Roberts, a properties historian with English Heritage, the charity that looks after the historic site, explains what the gateway tells us about the Romans’ arrival in Britain in 43 CE.Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life, Tate Modern, London, until 3 September.

Additionally: Kunstmuseum den Haag, The Hague, 7 October-25 February 2024Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, until 13 August; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 15 October -7 January 2024; Seattle Art Museum, 15 February–12 May next year. The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 24 September-15 January 2024; New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, 18 April 2024-15 September 2024.The Roman gateway and rampart, Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, Kent, now open.


Tate Modern – Explore the powerful work of two groundbreaking modern artists, a unique chance to discover the visionary work of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint and experience Dutch painter Piet Mondrian’s influential art in a new light.

Hilma af Klint The Ten Largest, Group IV No.2, Childhood 1907 Hilma af Klint Foundation

Although they never met, af Klint and Mondrian both invented their own languages of abstract art rooted in nature. At the heart of both of their artistic journeys was a shared desire to understand the forces behind life on earth.



Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life by Nabila Abdel Nabi |  Goodreads

Best known for his abstract work, Mondrian in fact began his career – like af Klint – as a landscape painter. Alongside Mondrian’s iconic grids, you will see the rarely exhibited paintings of flowers he continued to create throughout his life. Also on display will be enigmatic works by af Klint in which natural forms become a pathway to abstraction.

Both artists shared an interest in new ideas in spirituality, scientific discovery and philosophy. Af Klint was also a medium, and this exhibition showcases the large-scale, otherworldly masterpieces she believed were commissioned by higher powers.

International Art: Apollo Magazine – April 2023


Apollo Magazine – April 2023 issue:

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• Is Vermeer worth queuing for?

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A show of paintings belonging to his most important patron reflects the artist’s quietly spirited side

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Arts/Books: Times Literary Supplement-March 17, 2023


Times Literary Supplement @TheTLS (March 17, 2023) –

This week’s @TheTLS, featuresJaqueline Banerjee on George Eliot’s double life; Paul Collier on capitalism and democracy; @djtaylorwriter on Inez Holden; @BoydTonkin on Klint and Strindberg; @irinibus on ballet – and more.

Culture: The New Review Magazine – Dec 11, 2022


@ObsNewReview December 11, 2022 – Those we lost in 2022:

Hilma af Klint: A Biography by Julia Voss review – portrait of the painter as a mystic

The Swedish abstract artist who conversed with the dead is described as a woman years ahead of her time in this scholarly, sympathetic study

My Life in Sea Creatures by Sabrina Imbler review – the joys of jellyfish, sturgeon and whales

The gifted science writer’s lyrical collection doesn’t always flow smoothly between reverie and fact, but remains intriguing

Books: Literary Review UK Magazine – December 2022


Literary Review – December 2022/January 2023:


JOANNA KAVENNA  – Happiness is a Cold Fjord


Prince of Caricatura – James Gillray: A Revolution in Satire By Tim Clayton

Artist Before a Mirror – Picasso: The Self-Portraits By Pascal Bonafoux

Oils and Water – Looking to Sea: Britain Through the Eyes of Its Artists By Lily Le Brun

Stairways to Heaven – Hilma af Klint: A Biography By Julia Voss (Translated from German by Anne Posten)


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Art Events: Hilma Af Klint At Swedenborg In London

The Temple: immersive virtual reality experience

Hilma af Klint dreamt of a spiral-shaped building to house her most important works. According to her notebooks, she wanted it to be built on an island in Sweden but the idea never materialized, and the temple remained an imaginary creation – until now. 

More than a century later, af Klint’s vision has been translated into an immersive VR experience. It takes you on a cosmic journey from the Milky Way, through spirals in nature and into a few of the artist’s most important paintings, some of them even coming alive. 

Hilma af Klint sometimes referred to her temple as a church for a new era and at other times called it a museum. The exact meaning remains open to interpretation. At the same time, her paintings were clearly intended to lead the viewer to levels of awareness beyond that of everyday life. Was it really a physical building she had in mind? Or was it a spiritual site – something existing in another dimension? 

Perhaps her temple, simultaneously spiritual and physical, could not be realised because she did not have access to the right medium. She had no knowledge about the technological possibilities that were to come, and the idea remained on paper. Today things are different. Hilma af Klint’s temple, inspired by the teachings of Christian Rosenkreutz, has arrived with the help of VR. You are invited to enter another world. 

Hilma af Klint The Temple was conceived by Daniel Birnbaum and Kurt Almqvist and directed by Marika Stolpe. The experience was produced by Acute Art and published by Stolpe Publishing. Creative Director – Rodrigo Marques. Music – Andrew Sheriff.

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