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    Hilma af Klint, Painting the Unseen, Serpentine Gallery until May 15

    Edward Lucie-Smith

    Published: 28/04/2016

    Age of Giorgione, Royal Academy, March 12 - June 5

    Edward Lucie-Smith

    Published: 04/04/2016

    Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, National Gallery, until May 22

    Edward Lucie-Smith

    Published: 17/03/2016

  • Going public
    Our Post-War Public Art, East Wing GalOut There: Our Post-War Public Art, Somerset House, London; February-10 April 2016

    David Buckman

    Published: 16/02/2016

  • Canaletto in Cumbria
    Canaletto: Celebrating Britain at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, until Feb 13..

    Clare Finn

    Published: 26/01/2016

  • The Wilde unknown
    Gerald Wilde: From the Abyss, October Gallery

    David Buckman

    Published: 13/01/2016

  • Conservation Oscars
    The 2015 Conservation Awards

    Clare Finn

    Published: 22/12/2015

  • Seeking change
    Alexander Calder, Performing art; Tate Modern

    Clare Finn

    Published: 22/11/2015

  • Members of the Visual Arts Section

    Simon Tait

    Published: 04/01/2010

  • Beyond the frame
    FIELD by Anne Hardy, Modern Art Oxford, until January 10

    Nico Kos Earle

    Published: 10/11/2015

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Sylvia Syms photographed by Ida Kar -1950s vintage bromide print.

© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Ida Kar - 1908-74 Bohemian Photographer

National Portrait Gallery until June 19

Published: 11/03/2011

Alongside the Hoppe Exhibition the National Portrait Gallery has an exhibition of photographs by Ida Kar taken during the forties and sixties. She never became a household name and her work remained at the Camera Press Agency until it was acquired in 1999 by the Gallery. It makes a splendid complementary exhibition to view after the Hoppe. Kar photographed painters and writers including Braque, Riley, Moore, Sartre and Murdoch, as well as young actors and one of the most beautiful of her portraits is that of the 19 year old Sylvia Syms taken when she was a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Shortly after she made her film debut in the 1956 drama, My Teenage Daughter, which starred Anna Neagle was became affectionately know as My Stoneage Mother, Dame Anne having been by then around for a very long time. According to Syms she was very kind to her during the filming. In the story the wayward daughter meets an unsuitable young man and ends up in court.