Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Charles I: King and Collector, a magnificent royal exhibition

‘A subject and a sovereign are clean different things’ declared King Charles I at the scaffold at Whitehall Palace on..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 5 January 2018

'Reflections' at the National Gallery: Review

If there are two people that bear grisly resemblance to how we all feel right now, they are Giovanni di..

By Constance Watson

Monday, 11 December 2017

Restaurant review: The Other Naughty Piglet

There are certain elements of ‘fine dining’ that make the ‘experience’ somewhat nauseating. The first is of course the phrase..

By Constance Watson

Monday, 13 November 2017

Dalí / Duchamp: a review

Salvador Dali, I fear, may be considered a ‘fashionable’ artist. One of the most vacuous things about the art world..

By Constance Watson

Monday, 30 October 2017

Review: 'Cezanne's Portraits' at the National Portrait Gallery

Of the final one hundred paintings that Paul Cezanne painted in his final years, only seven were portraits. This fact..

By Constance Watson

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Ivy City Garden: A review

A red warning light always starts flashing aggressively in my head when a business sets about world domination. Particularly if..

By Constance Watson

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

When it comes to art, the north-south divide doesn't matter

The papers love the north-south divide. It plays to the politics of envy. You can write or read about it..

By Constance Watson

Monday, 17 July 2017

An Encounter with the Greats

There is something romantic about the word ‘encounter.’ What is it? Possibly, that an encounter can be one of many..

By Constance Watson

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Sometimes you just want a Zedel

When former England footballer Ashley Cole was caught sleeping with prostitutes, or sending naked photos, or some such post-modern humiliating..

By Constance Watson