Category Archives: Painting

John Martin , The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (1822, restored 2011)

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

At the risk of sounding shallow, the exhibition Ruin Lust seems to arrive 3 or 4 years late. Not that I would wish to equate art with fashion and its whimsical fads, but the obsession with the ruins of Modernism

John Martin , The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (1822, restored 2011)

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

At the risk of sounding shallow, the exhibition Ruin Lust seems to arrive 3 or 4 years late. Not that I would wish to equate art with fashion and its whimsical fads, but the obsession with the ruins of Modernism

Paulina Olowska 'Granny' (2012). Oil on canvas.

Paulina Olowska’s ‘Mother 200’ at Simon Lee Gallery

‘Mother 200’ might sound like the name of an archetypal android character in an Isaac Asimov novel, but the painting that shares this title with Paulina Olowska’s latest exhibition, which shows a middle-aged woman puffing on a cigarette with squinting

Paulina Olowska 'Granny' (2012). Oil on canvas.

Paulina Olowska’s ‘Mother 200’ at Simon Lee Gallery

‘Mother 200’ might sound like the name of an archetypal android character in an Isaac Asimov novel, but the painting that shares this title with Paulina Olowska’s latest exhibition, which shows a middle-aged woman puffing on a cigarette with squinting