Queer British Art 1861–1967


Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein), Self-Portrait, 1942, Collection & © National Portrait Gallery, London

What does a painting by Francis Bacon have in common with Frederic Leighton’s stretching sculpture The Sluggard, or a monochromatic photograph of the actress Beatrix Lehmann? Certainly not medium nor content, and barely century.

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Giacometti at Tate Modern

Tate Modern’s latest offerings suggest the great institution’s paralysis by bureaucracy. The show is comprehensive, meticulously well-researched but, ultimately, too hesitant to assert a viewpoint. Those new to the artist will likely leave with a clear impression of the artist’s sculptural spectrum. Those not new to the artist will leave unexcited by a lack of curatorial argument.

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