5 Big Art Exhibitions London

There are many exciting art exhibitions spanning different periods of art history to be seen this winter season in London. Here is a selection of 5 important ones not to be missed.

  • Giacometti Pure Presence

National Portrait Gallery

15 October 2015 – 16 January 2016

This exhibition is the first to focus on Giacometti’s portraiture and includes over sixty drawings sculptures and paintings.

Image: Bust of Annette by Alberto Giacometti, 1954 Private Collection Filename: npg.979.1423.3.jpg Copyright: The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris) 2015 courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery
Image: Bust of Annette by Alberto Giacometti, 1954 Private Collection
Copyright: The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris) 2015 courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery
  • A Woman’s War

IWM

Until April 24 2016

Miller is one of the most important war photographers of the 20th century. The exhibition includes art, objects and photographs that have not been available for public viewings previously.

  • Drawing in Sliver: Leonardo to Jasper Johns

British Museum

10 September 2015 – 6 December 2015

A unique opportunity to see around 100 drawings created by masters and contemporary artists using the delicate metalpoint technique, from Renaissance to the present time. 

  • Goya: The portraits

National Gallery

7 October 2015 – 10 January 2016

This exhibition presents Goya as a portraitist with 70 of the artist’s most outstanding works from public and private collections around the world, including paintings, drawings, and miniatures never-before-seen in London.

The Family of the Infante Don Luis de Borbón Francisco de Goya 1783-4. © Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Parma, Italy. Courtesy of the National Gallery.
The Family of the Infante Don Luis de Borbón
Francisco de Goya
1783-4. © Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Parma, Italy. Courtesy of the National Gallery.
  • Alexander Calder: Preforming Sculpture

Tate Modern

11 November 2015 – 3 April 2016

This exhibition presents Calder’s ‘ mobile sculptures.  A pioneer of kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects, Calder invented the mobile, a term used by Duchamp to describe his work.

Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1941 Photo credit: Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014
Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1941
Photo credit: Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY
© ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014
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