Review no 75: Artist Mona Hatoum (Palestine)

“No one has put the Palestinian experience in visual term so austerely and yet so playfully, so compellingly and at the same time so allusively” – Edward Said In 2016 I was introduced to the work of Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum, when I attended an exhibition of her work at Tate Modern in London. Hatoum […]

Review no 65: Art for a period of lockdown: US artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

THE AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN I have long admired the work of acclaimed American artist Edward Hopper, probably most famous for his work Nighthawks. His life and work has been written about particularly evocatively by Olivia Laing in her book The Lonely City. That book talked about the effects of loneliness on creativity, and on […]

Review no 45: Dora Maar (1907-97), artist (France)

@ Tate Modern, London, until 15 March 2020 EUROPE Dora Maar (born Henrietta Markovitch) is perhaps best known as “Picasso’s girlfriend”. However, what has been too often overlooked is that she also created a large and impressive body of work on her own terms. From a bourgeois background, Maar attended progressive Parisian art schools and, […]