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Last year also saw record attendances at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2020
Dorothy Hawksley produced a varied and admired body of work and exhibited in high-profile exhibitions, but has a relatively low profile in the field of art history. The Museum has recently acquired a collection that helps shed light on her life, work and connections – but there’s lots more research that could be done about her fascinating art and career. Dorothy Hawksley (1884–1970), Mother and Child. Black chalk on brown paper, 1920–1962. Reproduced by permission of the artist’s estate. © Dorothy Hawksley Born in London in 1884, Hawksley grew up in a large family – the fifth of eight children – with a history of artistic talent. Her mother Maria came from a family of maritime painters and Dorothy showed an early aptitude for drawing, enrolling in St John’s Wood Art School at the age of 15. Here she undertook a rigorous artistic training. In 1906, she transferred to the Royal Academy Schools where she spent a further five years. Dorothy Hawksley (1884–1970), study of foliage. Graphite and bodycolour, 1920–1970. Reproduced by permission of the artist’s estate. © Dorothy Hawksley As an emerging artist, she became interested in Japanese prints and Chinese artists from the Song (960–1279) and Ming (1368–1644) periods. [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Source: British Museum Blog
Without intervention, we are facing the closure of theatres, cinemas, bookshops and music venues across the country, writes arts columnist Fiona Sturges [...]
Wed, Mar 25, 2020
Source: Independent art