London’s Outdoor Dining Hotspots
The need-to-know destinations for your al fresco dining from 12th April onwards.
22 April 2021
The Fine Art Society has traditionally always held a Spring show; being able to carry on this tradition from this month is also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the re-opening, and the new location of the Fine Art Society at 25 Carnaby Street. The general show Spring 21 will be open from 12th April.
The gallery is re-opening Ben Nicholson, Distant Planes 1955 - 1979 for one week only, 12-17 April. The show has been very popular but has had to close twice due to lockdowns so the gallery is giving people a final chance to see it.
On 19 May they open their Summer Exhibition, Defining British Art: 1910 – 2000. A spectrum of talent will be on display, with paintings, sculptures and ceramics created by the leading artists from four successive generations – from Sickert at the fin de siècle to Grayson Perry at the twentieth century’s post-modern conclusion. This exhibition showcases works of rare quality, many of which have not been publicly exhibited for decades, including a distinguished portrait from Cedric Morris’s period of European travel in the 1920s and an abstract painting by Graham Sutherland from the height of his fame after the Second World War. Works from the 1910s by Eric Gill, Duncan Grant and Wyndham Lewis will provide an insight into Britain's first flush of avant-garde activity. As well as works of high modernism by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, the figurative work of post-war London painters like Auerbach, Freud, Kossoff and Uglow will also be represented.
Will be open from the 12th April in their new premises at 16 Clifford Street, London W1S 3RG and showing recent acquisitions.
Will be open from the 12th April and one of the highlights on view is a painting by Norwegian artist Hjalmar Eilif Emanuel Peterssen. Peterssen (1852–1928) was a major Norwegian artist who painted across various genres, however, he is most celebrated as one of the pioneers in the development of Nordic landscape painting and Impressionism.
The Weiss Gallery has rehung in preparation for the spring opening; their Long Gallery is dedicated to 17th century Dutch portraiture. A highlight is a work by Pickenoy, which shows the artist’s exceptional skill at capturing both a sitter’s likeness, and their sumptuous costume.
The gallery is re-opening with a show called Lustreware from Spain: A Collection of Hispano-Moresque Ceramics which runs from 15th April to 7th May. The exhibition is also available to view on their website.
Love’s Labour’s Found: Elizabethan & Jacobean Portraiture is a free exhibition of 17 works featuring such luminaries as Nicholas Hilliard, George Gower, William Larkin, and Isaac Oliver. It can be physically seen at the Philip Mould & Co gallery on London’s Pall Mall from 21 April (until 28 May), or online. It is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue packed with brand new research.
Currently showing Antiquity to the Twentieth Century, an eclectic and beautiful selection of artworks in all medium from across the ages, included in which is Achille D’Orsi’s powerful realist Head of a Neapolitan Carter. On colossal scale, “it’s a sculpture to be seen in person”.
The Horse – A Sculptural Icon exhibition opens at Sladmore St James’s from 21 April – 14 May 2021.
The horse remains an enduring symbol of power, hope and renewal in sculpture. Spanning 200 years, the exhibition affords an opportunity to see how sculptural depictions of the horse have evolved - from the masters of the 19th century to contemporary sculptors practising today. Highlights include: Degas’ Thoroughbred Horse Walking, Rembrandt Bugatti’s rare Percheron Stallion, which has been exhibited at museums around the world, and, as seen in monumental scale at Marble Arch, London, Nic Fiddian-Green’s carving in lapis of Still Water, his signature horse at water sculpture.
Edward Lear 1812-1888 – An Exhibition of Drawings and Watercolours, includes over 30 works by Lear and is the first selling exhibition of his pictures for many years. It continues until 23rd April. Open 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, the show, held in the gallery of Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, who is also displaying Old Master drawings from their current online stock sale.
will both be open and looking forward to welcoming visitors.