Visual Arts

Chairman: Corinne Julius
Hon Secretary: Claire Finn FinnClare@aol.com

The Visual Arts and Architecture section was established in 2007 and is now in its tenth year. We began presenting awards to in 2011 when we gave our highest tribute to the architect David Chipperfield.

News & Reviews

Picasso the Modernist Classicist

Picasso's sculpture at the Galleria Borghese, Rome Guidebooks refer to Rome’s Galleria Borghese as the ‘queen of all private collections’. Set in the expansive Borghese gardens, it is a collection begun in the early 17th century by Cardinal Scipione Borghese and added...

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Bonnard’s Dog of Distinction

Bonnard’s colour stays in the mind’s eye long after leaving Tate’s current exhibition. His dappled brushwork, undulating lines and areas of colour describe landscapes, interiors and still lifes. They are images of languid, unhurried, sunny days. The artist plays with...

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Frank Bowling is the 2018 visual arts winner

This year the Critics' Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Section made two awards, both to individuals who might be said ‘not to have received due recognition earlier in their formidable careers.’ Both have made art in their own inimitable ways. Frank Bowling, to be...

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Finchleystrasse

German refugees from the Nazi terror were so numerous in North London that the Finchley Road became ‘Finchleystrasse!’ to the bus conductors. This is the title of a moving exhibition at the German Embassy of paintings, etchings and graphics by some thirty hugely...

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