Thu 29 November 2018 - Fri 07 December 2018
Seven objects, seven days: Art from the Middle Ages
Sam Fogg will present an exhibition starting with a single object and evolving over the course of the week with a new work of art added to the display each day. A 15-minute lunchtime talk will be held every day during London Art Week (excluding Saturday 1 December) at 13.15, focused on each new object in turn.All seven objects, together encompassing the genres of metalwork, sculpture, painting and stained glass, will be united by the theme of design. When medieval artists planned their works they often had to engage closely with their patrons, either to gain their approval or to tailor the themes, iconography and cost of the commission to its patron’s wishes. Design was therefore integral to the production of any medieval work of art. The seven diverse objects in the exhibition will thus evoke the varied and sometimes surprising nature of artistic design, and will challenge the commonly held belief that the art of the Middle Ages was governed only by convention and tradition.
Sun 02 December 2018
Le Arti a Napoli
Trinity Fine Art hosts the launch of "Francesco Solimena (1657-1747) e le Arti a Napoli", edited by Nicola SpinosaNicola Spinosa, author and former director of the Capodimonte Museum in Naples in conversation with Letizia Treves (Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French Seventeenth-Century Paintings at the National Gallery) Marco Delogu (Director of the Italian Institute of Culture) and Cristiana Romalli (Senior director in Old Master Drawings at Sotheby’s) about the Neapolitan artist Francesco Solimena and some of his long lost works.PLEASE NOTE: The discussion will take place primarily in Italian.
Mon 03 December 2018
Elegant Gentlemen in Art
Elegant Gentlemen in Art: a special event with Henry Poole, the eminent Savile Row tailors.Join us for drinks and a fascinating talk about male portraits and fashion at Robilant+Voena gallery. Antique garments will be displayed illustrating the artistry of Savile Row’s finest sartorial style.
Mon 03 December 2018
Opera at Bonhams: Georgiana, A Secret History of our Time
Friends of Buxton International Festival and Bonhams present the first glimpse of a new pasticcio opera, Georgiana, A Secret History of our Time, due to receive its world premiere at Buxton Opera House at next year’s 40th Anniversary Festival.Based on the extraordinary life of Georgiana Cavendish, 5th Duchess of Devonshire, a Georgian socialite, style icon, author and activist, the evening will include arias, duets and a trio performed against a backdrop of Old Master Paintings from the 5 December auction. A champagne reception will be followed by music from 18th century composers Mozart, Storace, Martin y Soler and Thomas Linley featuring new lyrics and an introduction by members of the creative team.
Tue 04 December 2018
The Gentileschi Effect
Earlier this year The National Gallery acquired a rare self-portrait by the 17th-century artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The painting is a significant addition to the Italian baroque paintings collection, particularly given that Artemisia worked in England, and the acquisition has been widely seen as an effort to redress the balance of female to male artists currently represented in the collection.Hosted by Robilant+Voena, Letizia Treves, The James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-Century Paintings at the National Gallery will be in conversation with Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo magazine.
Artemisia Gentileschi. Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria. © The National Gallery, London. Bought with the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, the National Gallery Trust, Art Fund (through the legacy of Sir Denis Mahon), Lord and Lady Sassoon, Lady Getty, Hannah Rothschild CBE and other donors including those who wish to remain anonymous, 2018
Tue 04 December 2018
Mary Shelley – A Discovery
Marking the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Frankenstein, Callisto Fine Arts has teamed up with Peter Harrington Rare Books to celebrate the author. Callisto is presenting at LAW Winter 2018 an extremely rare marble portrait bust of the author by Camillo Pistrucci (1811-1854). Sammy Jay, a specialist in the works of Mary Shelley, will share one of the most exciting discovery stories in the rare book world, and show current highlights of her work available on the market as well as a rare collection of her autograph letters.
Wed 05 December 2018
Around the World on my Brush: the fascinating artistic journey of a pioneering lady
‘Woman Artist Earns Way Around the World With Brush’ ran the headline of the New York Evening Post of 13 March 1928, as Hilda May Gordon neared the end of her extraordinary journey. So successful were her vivid expressive little paintings that a proposed four month trip to the Dalmatian Coast turned into a triumphant six and half year tour of the globe.Martyn Gregory stumbled across her extraordinary work and journey long after her death in 1972 at the age of 98. He and his team will now take you on a journey of her work - how she sketched everyday life, religious festivals, devastating volcanoes and the Cremation of a King. She travelled on ponies, yaks and elephants; lived in native huts, on houseboats, in tents and palaces; and was entertained by Monks and Maharajahs alike.
Thu 06 December 2018
Drawings Part II, with Stephen Ongpin and Guy Peppiatt
After a hugely successful first panel discussion during the summer, Frances Allitt from the Antiques Trade Gazette returns to moderate another conversation with two of London's best-known drawings dealers about drawings, dealing and an art dealer's life.The talk will take place at 6 Masons Yard, surrounded by works of art from their annual joint-exhibition "100 Drawings and Watercolours"
Thu 06 December 2018
The National Gallery and the London Art Trade: Past, Present and Future
Discover the long-standing synergies between museums and dealers. Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting) at the National Gallery, will hold a panel discussion with London Art Week participants Jorge Coll of Colnaghi, Stephen Ongpin of Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Emanuela Tarizzo of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art and Florence Evans of The Weiss Gallery.At the National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing lecture theatreThursday 6 December at 1-1.45pmThe event is free to attend.