FIVE ART EVENTS TO SEE THIS JANUARY

FIVE ART EVENTS TO SEE THIS JANUARY

9 Jan 2019 - 15:19 BY The Arts Society

From ceramics to comic books, there’s plenty of art to see as we enter 2019.


Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
Until 20 January

A selection of lithographic posters, portfolio prints and illustrations that made stars of Montmartre’s venues and entertainers. nationalgalleries.org

Image: Jane Avril, 1899. Courtesy Of National Galleries of Scotland


Grayson Perry: Vanity, Identity, Sexuality

 

Monnaie de Paris
Until 3 February

For his first major exhibition in France, Perry takes an ironic look at topics as diverse as religion, identity and gender. monnaiedeparis.fr

Image: Grayson Perry, Death of a Working Hero, 2016. Published by Paragon. Courtesy the artist, Paragon | Contemporary Editions Ltd and Victoria Miro, London / Venice


Yinka Shonibare MBE: End of Empire

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
Until 24 February

Shonibare explores themes of conflict, empire and migration, alongside Marc Rees's Now The Hero/Nawr Yr Arwr commissioned for 14-18 NOW. swansea.gov.uk

Image: Yinka Shonibare MBE, End of Empire, 2016 © the artist


Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Somerset House, London
Until 3 March

Bringing together original illustrations from Charles M Schulz’s Peanuts, alongside works by acclaimed contemporary artists and designers who have been influenced by the comic. somersethouse.org.uk

Image ©PNTS


Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Until 3 March

More than 80 of the most famous celebrities, thinkers and artists portrayed nude, nearly nude or where nakedness is implied. twmuseums.org.uk

Image: Mick Jagger; Jerry Hall by Norman Parkinson, July 81 © Norman Parkinson / Iconic Images (detail)

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