Our art talks this season examine key players in the art world. The strong personalities and big egos of Western art’s last centuries have led to luscious artworks, incredible galleries, and stacks of unread art books. It’s hard to ignore the titillating tales about London’s dealers, whether Mayfair’s Blue-Chips or East London’s emerging galleries, and we are both disgusted and fascinated by the drunken tales of Bacon, the serial love interests of Freud, and the egotism of Gauguin.
And speaking of moving and shaking - as background to the exhibition Into the Night coming to the Barbican, we explore the art of the cabarets, their paintings, posters and posers.
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.
Our talks this season appreciate the artists who stayed loyal to paint and the figurative through the decades, even though critics and art schools were strongly promoting conceptual, abstract, and readymade artwork.
Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, and David Hockney are masters at depicting the human form, using colours, textures, and their imagination to create pieces so individual and rousing that they are at once recognisable by most viewers.
And something new this season - the London Art Salon has introduced tours of London’s best photography exhibits, giving shutterbugs an up close view of the industry’s most respected artists who have chosen to use the photographic medium.
We will have two city walks this spring, a tour of the new development at Kings Cross plus a tour of Marylebone including a look at the opulent Wallace Collection.
Also, we'll be leading tours at the best 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.