Anthony Outred

 Katherine Wise, Anthony Outred, 72 Pimlico Road, London, SW1, until 4th July 2015

The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters

One can totally understand why Anthony Outred is the exclusive UK showcase for the powerful works of Katherine Wise. He says of them “I am delighted to be able to introduce Katherine’s sculpture to collectors. I have long admired her work and how she communicates ideas through form, uniting nature with indigenous civilizations.  Her works offer both monumentality and intimacy that display as well in the park, in the drawing room”.

Circle of Solitude

Circle of Solitude

The artist explains that “As well as a concern with content and the making process, my interest lies in human interaction with the pieces. By becoming invested with other ideas, thoughts and reactions, the pieces become entities in their own right. This is as much a personality of the work as my own intent.”

one of Three Works on Paper

One of Three Works on Paper

I am certainly not going to disagree with either of them.

 

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Albemarle Gallery

Jamil Naqsh | The Muse, Messengers & Miniatures, Albemarle Gallery, 49 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 11th July 2015

Mayfair Muse oil on canvas 122 x 76 cm (48 x 30 in)

Mayfair Muse
oil on canvas 122 x 76 cm (48 x 30 in)

A show of Jamil Naqsh’s work is something to look forward to as he always manages to captivate the viewer. He has a special gift of being able to combine mythology and romance with the cultures of the Indian sub-continent whatever the religious background in a way that embraces one in a unique, timeless world. This time we are allowed a glimpse into the artist’s earlier period through two remarkable floral paintings and a group of beautifully painted miniatures.

Roop Mati watercolour & mixed media on paper, approx. 30 x 25 cm (12 x 10 in)

Roop Mati
watercolour & mixed media on paper, approx. 30 x 25 cm (12 x 10 in)

 

Savant Sigh of Kishangarh watercolour & mixed media on paper, approx. 30 x 25 cm (12 x 10 in)

Savant Sigh of Kishangarh
watercolour & mixed media on paper, approx. 30 x 25 cm (12 x 10 in)

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Floral I oil on canvas 102 x 76 cm (40 x 30 in)

Floral I
oil on canvas 102 x 76 cm (40 x 30 in)

Nic Fiddian-Green at Work

Nic Fiddian-Green, Sladmore Contemporary, 32 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1, until 31st July 2015

Nic Fiddian-Green

Nic Fiddian-Green

For those who were unable to attend last year’s Masterpiece Fair and experience the wow factor of Nic Fiddian-Green’s Surrey hill top studio recreated on Sladmore Contemporary’s stand there is now a second chance to see him in action.

 ENERGY (C) Guy Bell

ENERGY
(C) Guy Bell

Part of the gallery has been transformed to provide the opportunity to see his working environment and his impressive modelling and metal-working skills. There is also a display of new bronze, copper and lead sculptures as well as some stone carvings.

Horse at Water

Horse at Water

Many of you will know his landmark sculpture ‘Still Water’ at Marble Arch.

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New Wave

Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave: A Book Review and an Exhibition

 

This exhibition celebrates not only the 95th birthday of Raymond Cauchetier but also the publication of a new monograph on his work as the on-set photographer on the films of the New Wave. I have asked John Kirkwood, who studied Truffaut for his University thesis, to review both the book and the exhibition.

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Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave

Raymond Cauchetier, Foreword by Philippe Garner,

Edited by James Hyman

ISBN: 9781851497911

Publisher: ACC Editions

Size: 300 mm x 240 mm

Pages: 240

Illustrations: 160 b&w

Hardback

£40.00

 

From1959 to 1968 Raymond Cauchetier was the on-set photographer for some of the key films of the New Wave movement which swept through French cinema in the late fifties and early sixties and whose influence is still felt in world cinema today.

 

Dispensing with studio sets, these young filmmakers took their cameras onto the streets and into real locations. Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo actually wandered down the Champs-Elysees in Godard’s A Bout De Souffle; Jeanne Moreau and Jules et Jim ran across a real bridge and cycled through real countryside and not a back-projected one.

 

Cauchetier has caught some of the most memorable images of what was a very exciting era of change.

 

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Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave, James Hyman Photography, 16 Savile Row, London W1, until 15th August 2015

Jeanne Moreau, Henri Serre and Oskar Werner in Truffaut's Jules et Jim (Charenton-le-Pont).  Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, Courtesty James Hyman Gallery

Jeanne Moreau, Henri Serre and Oskar Werner in Truffaut’s Jules et Jim (Charenton-le-Pont).
Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, Courtesty James Hyman Gallery

This wonderful exhibition features a selection of images which capture a very special time and place in world cinema. Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg stroll down the Champs-Elysees; Anouk Aimée vamps as Lola; Francois Truffaut and Francoise Dorleac seem to be amicably enjoying themselves (they were); Jeanne Moreau laughs with Truffaut.

Francoise Dorleac and Francois Truffaut shooting La Peau Douce (Rambouillet).  Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, Courtesty James Hyman Gallery

Francoise Dorleac and Francois Truffaut shooting La Peau Douce (Rambouillet).
Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, Courtesty James Hyman Gallery

Cauchetier was a very lucky man and I would love to have swapped places with him! He said at the opening of this exhibition that he had no plan in mind when he was on set that he was just taking pictures. Little did he know that many of them would become some of the most iconic images of twentieth-century cinema even becoming as famous as the films themselves.

Anouk Aimee in Jacques Demy's Lola (Nantes) (1)  Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London

Anouk Aimee in Jacques Demy’s Lola (Nantes) (1)
Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London

Francois Truffaut, Jules et Jim, 1961.  Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London

Francois Truffaut, Jules et Jim, 1961.
Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in a still from Godard's from A Bout de Souffle (2)  Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in Godard’s A Bout de Souffle (2)
Copyright Raymond Cauchetier, courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London

 

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OLYMPIA SUMMER 2015

Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia National, Olympia London, Kensington, London. W14, 18th – 28th June 2015

Fossil Ammonite Crioceras nolani, 40x50 cm, 130 million years old, Provence, France,  Peter Pittmann Fossilien.  Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

Fossil Ammonite Crioceras nolani, 40×50 cm, 130 million years old, Provence, France,
Peter Pittmann Fossilien.
Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

It certainly seems more sensible that the three summer fairs are now closer together and this summer the Olympia Fair has moved to the National Hall which hopefully will prove a better venue than the Grand Hall.

A freestanding three seater sofa with Oak frame. Newly upholstered in a cream cotton fabric with original sprung back and seat cushions, designed by Danish architect Johannes Andersen, manufactured 1950-60s by Trensum, Sweden,  Omnipod.  Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

A freestanding three seater sofa with Oak frame. Newly upholstered in a cream cotton fabric with original sprung back and seat cushions, designed by Danish architect Johannes Andersen, manufactured 1950-60s by Trensum, Sweden,
Omnipod.
Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

What one has come to expect and enjoy at this Fair is the wide variety of pieces on offer from all periods. There is a special treat this year as there is an exhibition of works from the Sinquefield Collection featuring works by American artists of the ‘dust bowl years’ which have been specially brought over from the States.

Simon Hitchens  ‘Genesis’ WOODHAM-SMITH LTD

Simon Hitchens
‘Genesis’
WOODHAM-SMITH LTD

Among the lectures is Surprising Fabergé by Sarah Fabergé, the famous jeweller’s great-granddaughter. She will be joined by Patrick Mark whose new documentary Fabergé: A Life of Its Own can be seen in UK cinemas from June 29th. While in Victor Wynd’s Cabinet of Wonders the collector Viktor Wynd will be explaining his highly individual approach to collecting and looking at other similar collections.

Altarpiece with twenty Jinas, brass inlaid with copper and silver, circa 14th century, 32 cm, Rajasthan or Gujarat, India,  Manuel Castilho.  Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

Altarpiece with twenty Jinas, brass inlaid with copper and silver, circa 14th century, 32 cm, Rajasthan or Gujarat, India,
Manuel Castilho.
Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

 

Life-size portrait of Madame de Pompadour, pastels, circa 1830,  Nicholas Price Fine Art.  Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

Life-size portrait of Madame de Pompadour, pastels, circa 1830,
Nicholas Price Fine Art.
Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

 

 A 19TH CENTURY MARQUETRY TILT TOP TABLE - POSSIBLY JAMAICAN ORIGIN Jamaica, c. 1840  Height 70.00cm (27.56 inches) Width 64.00cm (25.20 inches) Depth 64.00cm (25.20 inches) Nicholas Wells Antiques

A 19TH CENTURY MARQUETRY TILT TOP TABLE – POSSIBLY JAMAICAN ORIGIN
Jamaica, c. 1840
Height 70.00cm (27.56 inches)
Width 64.00cm (25.20 inches)
Depth 64.00cm (25.20 inches)
Nicholas Wells Antiques

Andy Warhol, ‘Crocodile’,  Signed and dated, 1954-1956 Haynes Fine Art of Broadway

Andy Warhol, ‘Crocodile’,
Signed and dated, 1954-1956
Haynes Fine Art of Broadway

 

 

 

Classical Vase with Etruscan Decoration, Alabaster, Early 19th Century,  Craig Carrington.  Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

Classical Vase with Etruscan Decoration, Alabaster, Early 19th Century,
Craig Carrington.
Courtesy Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

 

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Art And The Interior

A Room With A View: Art And The Interior, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler 39 Brook Street, London W1, 17th– 26th June 2015

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Following the success of last year’s exhibition I must say that it comes as no surprise to me that Jenna Burlingham Fine Art has once again been asked to show works of Modern British Artists at the world renowned interior decorators Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.

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As Jenna explains “The exhibition is a wonderful chance for me to work with accomplished interior designers, and to exhibit carefully chosen Modern British and Contemporary art, drawings, sculpture and ceramics in the unrivalled setting of Brook Street”. Works by Ivon Hitchens, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Elisabeth Frink, Winifred Nicholson, Mary Fedden and John Piper will be on view.

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Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler’s design director Philip Hooper adds “Jenna’s eye for the decorative means that her works are the ideal foil for our antiques. A Room with a View: Art and the Interior gives a true insight of how we consistently find ourselves decorating houses for the 21st century.”

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Exhibition opening times: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm

 

 

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Waddesdon Manor – The Riches Of The Earth

The Riches Of The Earth, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, until 25th October 2015

 

Guillaume Beneman, writing table, 1786;  oak carcass; veneered with purpleheart; with sycamore, ebony, boxwood and casuarina wood marquetry, gilt-bronze mounts and a leather top; 790 x 1902 x 895mm;  Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2575.  Photo: Mike Fear © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Guillaume Beneman, writing table, 1786;
oak carcass; veneered with purpleheart; with sycamore, ebony, boxwood and casuarina wood marquetry, gilt-bronze mounts and a leather top; 790 x 1902 x 895mm;
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2575.
Photo: Mike Fear © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Over the coming weeks I shall be writing from time to time about this spectacular Rothschild house which I first visited some fifty years ago and to which I always look forward to returning to whenever possible.

Beauvais, designed by François Boucher, Fontaine d’Amour, 1755-1775;  wool and silk; 3365 x 3469mm;  Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2438.3.  Photo: P J Gates © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Beauvais, designed by François Boucher, Fontaine d’Amour, 1755-1775;
wool and silk; 3365 x 3469mm;
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2438.3.
Photo: P J Gates © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

The collections whether paintings, furniture, porcelain, books or textiles are really superb and as a “themed exhibition” this year the visitors attention is drawn to the works and interior features that reflect the wealth of the earth be it as clay, wood, metals, marble or the plants and minerals used for dyes in textiles. You will follow a special trail through the house to a display in the Exhibition Room upstairs.

Chandelier (detail), late 17th century- early 18th century; France; steel, rock crystal and cut glass; Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2741.  Photo: Mike Fear © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Chandelier (detail), late 17th century- early 18th century; France; steel, rock crystal and cut glass; Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2741.
Photo: Mike Fear © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Shown here is just a small selection that celebrates not only the gifts of the earth but also the family’s collecting over the years.

Table, c 1710-1720; Augsburg, Germany; wood, metal, tortoiseshell;  Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc.no. 2227.1.  Photo: John Bigelow Taylor © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Table, c 1710-1720; Augsburg, Germany; wood, metal, tortoiseshell;
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc.no. 2227.1.
Photo: John Bigelow Taylor © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

 

Four large panels symbolising the seasons (detail); 1720-1750;  France; oak;  Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 3565.7.  Photo: Mike Fear © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Four large panels symbolising the seasons (detail); 1720-1750;
France; oak;
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 3565.7.
Photo: Mike Fear © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

 

Pot-pourri vase, Sèvres Manufactory, 1761,  Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust). Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957.  Photo: Hugo Maertens © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Pot-pourri vase, Sèvres Manufactory, 1761,
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust). Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957.
Photo: Hugo Maertens © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

 

Joshua Reynolds, Lady Anne Luttrell, The Duchess of Cumberland (1743-1809), 1772-1773;  oil on canvas; 2490 x 1620mm;  Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2303  © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Joshua Reynolds, Lady Anne Luttrell, The Duchess of Cumberland (1743-1809), 1772-1773;
oil on canvas; 2490 x 1620mm;
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2303
© The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

 

Savonnerie, Duvivier workshop, carpet, 1753-1757;  wool; 312 x 285cm;  Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2757.  Photo: © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Savonnerie, Duvivier workshop, carpet, 1753-1757;
wool; 312 x 285cm;
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957; acc. no. 2757.
Photo: © The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Lastly a view of the Grey Drawing Room which I am sure will give a very clear view of what makes this such a special place. Indeed I am tempted to paraphrase Dr Johnson and say that when one is tired of Waddesdon, one is tired of life. I most certainly look forward to my next visit.

The Grey Drawing Room, Waddesdon Manor, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust). ©The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

The Grey Drawing Room, Waddesdon Manor, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust).
©The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

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RA Schools

RA Schools Show, RA Schools Studios, Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1, until 28th June 2015

Work by Maria de Lima in the RA Schools Show 2015  © Andy Keate

Work by Maria de Lima in the RA Schools Show 2015
© Andy Keate

This is an annual exhibition to look forward to as it features the works of the artist graduating from the UK’s longest established art school. It is the one hundred and fortieth anniversary of the student’s having public exhibition of their work. This year’s show consists of works, in a wide variety of media, by the seventeen graduates.

Work by Adam Collier + Ziggy Grudzinskas in the RA Schools Show 2015  © Andy Keate

Work by Adam Collier + Ziggy Grudzinskas in the RA Schools Show 2015
© Andy Keate

This show runs alongside the Summer Exhibition (on which more from me later) which as Michael Craig-Martin RA explains is appropriate as ‘It is not always fully appreciated that the funds raised by the Summer Exhibition contribute towards the funding of the RA Schools which are the only graduate art school in England which does not charge tuition fees.’

Work by Sean Steadman in the RA Schools Show 2015  © Andy Keate

Work by Sean Steadman in the RA Schools Show 2015
© Andy Keate

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Work by Evelyn O'Connor in the RA Schools Show 2015  © Andy Keate

Work by Evelyn O’Connor in the RA Schools Show 2015
© Andy Keate

Photography in India

The New Medium: Photography In India 1855-1930, Prahlad Bubbar, 33 Cork Street, London, W1, until 10 July 2015

Dr. John Murray. Gardens of the Taj Mahal. Agra, circa 1856.  Albumen print, 37.8 x 43.4 cm

Dr. John Murray. Gardens of the Taj Mahal. Agra, circa 1856.
Albumen print, 37.8 x 43.4 cm

The newly invented camera was first seen in India in 1840 and it was a perfect marriage as amateur photographers were keen to capture the architecture, landscapes, peoples and sacred sites in this new medium.

Raja Deen Dayal. Maharaja Bhan Pratap Singh of Bijawar. Central India, circa 1882  Albumen print, 19.5 x 26.5 cm

Raja Deen Dayal. Maharaja Bhan Pratap Singh of Bijawar. Central India, circa 1882
Albumen print, 19.5 x 26.5 cm

This elegant exhibition shows important and rare photographs from the 1850s to the 1920s by leading photographers such as Raja Deen Rayal, the Nicholas brothers, Dr. John Murray and Man Ray. They provide a haunting glimpse into a world now changed or lost forever, especially those of the Princes and their courts.

Raja Deen Dayal. The Maharaja of Bijawar, with European Chairs. Central India, circa 1882.  Albumen print, 19 x 27 cm.

Raja Deen Dayal. The Maharaja of Bijawar, with European Chairs. Central India, circa 1882.
Albumen print, 19 x 27 cm.

 

 Nicholas Bros. The Qutb Shahi Tombs. Golconda, circa 1870s.  Albumen print, 23 x 29.7 cm.

Nicholas Bros. The Qutb Shahi Tombs. Golconda, circa 1870s.
Albumen print, 23 x 29.7 cm.

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Man Ray. Maharaja Yeshwantrao Holkar II. Signed by Man Ray and stamped on the verso: ‘Man Ray/31bis Rue/Campagne/Première/PARIS/Littre 76-57’, circa 1930 Gelatin silver print, 23.2 x 17.5 cm

Man Ray. Maharaja Yeshwantrao Holkar II. Signed by Man Ray and stamped on the verso: ‘Man Ray/31bis Rue/Campagne/Première/PARIS/Littre 76-57’, circa 1930
Gelatin silver print, 23.2 x 17.5 cm

 

 

Unseen: The Lives of Looking

Dryden GoodwinUnseen: The Lives of Looking, Queen’s House, Greenwich, London SE10, until 26th July 2015

 Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

The exhibition is centred on this well-known artist’s first feature film and it is certainly worth taking time to make a visit.

As the title suggests it is a film about “looking” and is part of Goodwin’s continuing explorations into the art of the portrait. He has focused on three professionals – an eye surgeon (Sir Peng Tee Khaw); a planetary explorer (Professor Sanjeev Gupta); and a human rights lawyer (Rosa Curling), all of whom have a relationship with the concept of “looking” in their daily work.

 Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

The artist gives us an intimate, compelling, almost lyrical close-up on the three professionals working lives through his film-making, drawing and original soundtrack. The film is accompanied by an exhibition of some of the tools and papers the film’s protagonists use at work.

Alongside this is a display of objects connected to three important observers associated with the story of the Royal Museums Greenwich – the noted astronomers John Flamsteed and Edward Maunder and the renowned artist Willem van de Velde the Elder.

 Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

Unseen: The Lives of Looking © Dryden Goodwin

The Queen’s House occasionally closes for private events, please call or check online before making your journey. Visitor enquiries: 020 8312 6565

 

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