Search results for: "existential"
Each man for himself Laura Gascoigne P eriods of austerity tend to be nostalgic only for those who haven't lived through them: if you remember the Fifties fondly, you probably weren't there. For...Read more
Exhibitions Lucian Freud: Recent Work (Whitechapel Art Gallery, till 21 Novem- Portrait of an ageing existentialist Giles Auty T he exhibition of Lucian Freud's work currently on view at the...Read more
Tanya Harrod A good deal of current work in both design and fine art seems to be responding to an existential problem — why make art at all in such a full world? There are so many odd haunting...Read more
Aesthetic delight Roger Kimball I t was not so long ago that one of the worst things you could say about a work of art was that it was 'decorative'. The adverb 'merely' was always silently...Read more
Francis Bacon (Pompidou Centre, till 14 October) Cooked up emotions Edward Lucie-Smith T he Bacon retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris is about the best repre- sentation of the artist...Read more
Sutherland and the head-hunters Bryan Robertson There has never been such a time as the twentieth century for masks and evasions. With bombs, pesticides and fingers itching to change the...Read more
Looking for Hoyland Bryan Robertson Following his historic show last year at Waddington, the modest chronology of paintings by John Hoyland in the 'mixed' exhibition of groups of work by British...Read more