LONDON (AP) — Vincent Van Gogh left behind just one painting of a British scene, but a new exhibition shows that London was a big influence on the Dutch artist.
Steve McQueen to create portrait of London schoolchildren
LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen is planning an ambitious project to take a portrait of every third-year pupil in London — tens of thousands in all.
The "12 Years a Slave" director will oversee a team of photographers taking class photos at all of London's 2,400 primary schools over the next nine months.
London Fashion: Erdem shows fancy florals; Kane goes for sex
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week saw a flurry of shows Monday emphasizing romance and femininity, often with exquisite workmanship and dashes of mystery and drama.
Dresses dominated the runway. Christopher Kane offered a strong collection of very feminine, sometimes very revealing dresses at his catwalk show at the Tate Britain museum.
Tate Britain exhibition to explore van Gogh’s UK years
LONDON (AP) — London's Tate Britain has announced an exhibition exploring how a formative period in Britain inspired Vincent van Gogh.
The gallery says the show, due to open next year, will focus on the Dutch artist's crucial but "obscure" years in the U.K.
Van Gogh lived in London between 1873 and 1876 as a trainee art dealer. He later moved to France, and died in 1890 after shooting himself.
LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Oscar Wilde that once hung above the writer's fireplace has gone on display at London's Tate Britain gallery along with the door to Wilde's prison cell.
The full-length painting of a dapper Wilde by Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington was sold to pay debts as Wilde awaited trial for gross indecency. In 1895, Wilde was sentenced to two years in prison, a period that inspired his poem "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
Vibrant Tate show traces of David Hockney’s artistic journey
LONDON (AP) — It's not often an artist finds himself occupying 12 rooms of London's leading museum of British art and the front page of populist tabloid The Sun. But David Hockney is unique.
Train, buttocks among contenders for art’s Turner Prize
LONDON (AP) — A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize.
Work by four shortlisted artists went on display Monday at London's Tate Britain gallery. The show includes Michael Dean's scrap-metal sculptures, Helen Marten's collage-based works, Josephine Pryde's model of a graffiti-covered train and Anthea Hamilton's surrealist sculptures, including a 10-meter (33-foot) tall model of a man's naked posterior.