Current Season

October - December 2018 – Edgy inventive artists, with a style of their own

"I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees." Egon Schiele

Our art talks this season explore the mind-bending originality of painters from Renaissance Italy, to Vienna 1900, through 20th-century New York.

Brothers-in-law Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini shook up the 15th-century Italian art world with their bold ideas exchange. In Austria, Gustav Klimt combined the patterns and colour of the East with European Modernism, while Egon Schiele extended this Viennese angst to uncomfortable levels of sexual expression. And for decades, the influence of Germany’s Bauhaus (including painters Kandinsky, Albers, and Klee), shaped the paintings, architecture and furnishings of 20th-century Western society.

We'll also be leading tours at the Frieze art fair, museums, and commercial galleries to uncover what's new and cutting edge in today's London. Whether you are new to the art world or a knowledgeable art lover, you are welcome at the London Art Salon's invigorating social events.

Afternoon tours of Frieze London

Afternoon tours
Frieze Art London

Fri 5th Oct 2018, 13:00 & 15:00
Regent's Park

In a 60-minute tour of the Frieze Art Fair with Ali Cohen, discover what’s trending among the emerging galleries. More...

Tickets £25

Andrea Mantegna Introduction of the Cult of Cybele at Rome 1505-6 - detail

Mantegna and Bellini:
brothers in art

Weds 10th Oct 2018, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Art historian Julia Musgrave explores the quietly revolutionary influence of a family of Venetian artists. More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)

Zeng Fanzhi at Hauser & Wirth - detail

Mayfair Gallery Tour
with Ali Cohen

Weds 17th Oct 2018, 10:00-12:00
Hauser & Wirth, Mayfair

When Frieze London comes to town, so do global VIP collectors. Join art historian Ali Cohen on a morning tour of Mayfair's best contemporary art galleries. More...

Tickets £20

Wassily Kandinsky Composition VIII, 1923 - detail

Kandinsky, Albers,
Klee and the Bauhaus

Thurs 1st Nov 2018, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Art historian Marie-Anne Mancio explores the work and lives of these Bauhaus geniuses of abstraction, More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)

Diego Velazquez The Rokeby Venus, 1647-51 - detail

'Beauties and Bastards'
with Julia Musgrave

Weds 7th Nov 2018, 10:30-12:00
National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq.

Join art historian Julia Musgrave to explore the stories behind a selection of masterpieces in the National Gallery collection. More...

Tickets £20

Egon Schiele Self-Portrait with Physalis 1912 - detail

Egon Schiele:
Eroticism meets Expressionism

Weds 14th Nov 2018, 18:30-20:30
The Library Club, Soho

Art historian Andrew Spira explores the raw angst and stark sensuality of bad boy Egon Schiele. More...

Tickets £30

Gustav Klimt  Adele Bloch-Bauer 1907 - detail

Secession, Scandal and Style

Thurs 29th Nov 2018, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Join art historian Patrick Bade to explore the art and life of Klimt in decadent and glamourous fin-de-siècle Vienna. More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)