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, …

Review no 15, Dora Maurer: artist (Hungary)

Exhibition @ Tate Modern, London, UK from August 2019 until July 2020 EUROPE “Generally I am not as interested in the finished work as I am in the way it comes about, which is to say the question of realising a task that I have set myself, the idea” – Dora Maurer I went to …

Review no 13: Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), Painter of Disquiet (Switzerland)

EUROPE I’d seen reproductions of Swiss artist Félix Vallotton’s work posted up all over the London transport network to advertise the recent exhibition of his work, and was determined to make it to the Royal Academy before the show ended on 29 September 2019. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Vallotton left home for the French capital, …

Review no 4: Olafur Eliasson, In Real Life

@ Tate Modern, London, UK from July 2019 until January 2020 DENMARK – ICELAND : EUROPE Olafur Eliasson, born in 1967, is an exciting and accessible contemporary artist, who was brought up in Denmark and Iceland. In the 1990s he moved to Berlin, Germany, where he established the Studio Olafur Eliasson. In 2003 I visited his …