Current Season

March - May 2018 – When the personal becomes professional

"More important than the photographs, is the relationship I have with the people I photograph." Robert Mapplethorpe

Personal relationships sometimes dominate an artist’s creative output. Without Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud may never have created his later, more painterly and emotionally powerful portraits. The collaboration between Picasso and ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev produced unprecedented stage sets and costumes for the Ballets Russes. And for decades, tales of Frida Kahlo’s love affairs with Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky eclipsed the brilliance of her self-portraits. Our art talks this season aim to uncover the aesthetic masterpieces beyond the private relations of the masters.

Also, we'll be checking out the art fairs, 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. 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.

Frida Kahlo on white bench 1938 detail

The style, loves and art
of Frida Kahlo

Thurs 24th May 2018, 09:45-12:00
Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury

Join us as art historian Marie-Anne Mancio looks at the style, loves and art of bohemian artist and style icon Frida Kahlo. More...

Tickets £25 (Incl coffee and pastries)

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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)

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)

Egon Schiele Self-Portrait with Physalis 1912 - detail

Egon Schiele:
Eroticism meets Expressionism

Weds 14th Nov 2018, 18:30-20:30
Location TBC - Central London

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

Klimt:
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)