Category Archives: Art Articles

Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

The Encounter Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt “Do you not see that among the beauties of mankind it is a very beautiful face that arrests passers-by and not their adornments.” Leonardo da Vinci Today I went to see a wonderful exhibition of drawings at the National Portrait Gallery. Its premise was so simple and yet […]

A Fleur de Peau – Visiting Henri Fantin-Latour

2nd Year student and De Laszlo scholar Nneka Uzoigwe took the opportunity to visit the Fantin Latour Exhibition in Paris. It has now moved to Grenoble until 18th June. I remember taking a train to the Bowes Museum to see an exhibition of his work. It was definitely worth it.   This Spring I was lucky […]

Howard Hodgkin Absent Friends at the NPG

  Howard Hodgkin; Absent Friends National Portrait Gallery 23rd March-18th June Yesterday I went to the Howard Hodgkin portrait exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. It would not be my show of choice but a dear friend absolutely loves his work and wanted to take a couple of us to see his work. She was […]

Tim’s talk on the American Illustrators

Tim Daost has been studying with us for some years. He has received both the De Laszlo Scholarship and was awarded Artist in Residence at Leighton House Museum. We have been fortunate that he has given a series of lectures at the studios on perspective and most recently on the American Illustrators. Here is a […]

8 Week Floral Still Life – Spring term

This term I wanted to understand how to complete a longer more complicated still life. I planned to use a bountiful supply of spring flowers. Due to their short life, they would of course have to be replaced weekly. Here is a collection of images documenting these few weeks.               […]

Caravaggio and Chiaroscuro: An Insight

London Fine Art Studios | Ribera The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew

Today I set off with my mother and daughter Florence to see the Caravaggio exhibition at the National Gallery. Unfortunately this time it was the exhibitions last week so my New Year’s Resolution’s is to see the exhibitions before their last weekend, perhaps in their first week! That would be a good thing so that […]

Ann’s Out & About – The Ashmolean

Our Museum Trip Lunch Reward served on dark Colombian pottery copy

This morning I got up early to set off on my first artistic and cultural adventure of 2017, accompanied by my daughters. We left Broccoli behind as, although she loves our arty escapades, Museums are less welcoming to furry friends. We drove to Oxford, with Rene Aubrey playing in the background. Driving through the city, […]

Mall Galleries visits LFAS

Last Wednesday Elli Koumousi, Head of Education and Cultural Strategy for the Mall Galleries joined us to explain a little about their history and initiatives to support artists in their professional development. A great talk and resounding message: “don’t be shy – apply, apply, apply!” With this in mind a handful of lucky artists were given free […]

Classical skills that go hand-in-hand

This week started with, amongst other things, a conversation on the news about media bartering. A grosso modo it referenced the way in which large organisations are cutting marketing costs through in-kind exchange. Swapping goods and services for promotional opportunity or something similar is hardly a new concept, and it is certainly prevalent amongst many […]

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