‘An exemplary achievement in art scholarship’ – Frieze magazine

David Nowell Smith, Senior Lecturer in Poetics at East Anglia University, reviews Peter Lanyon’s immersive landscapes at the recent exhibition at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert and explores the artist’s depiction of space, as well as giving his opinion on Toby Treves’ ‘magisterial’ new catalogue raisonné. To read the full article, click here

Apollo reviews Cornwall Inside Out and Peter Lanyon: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings and Three-dimensional works

Calling it ‘a total immersion within the landscape’, Maggie Gray of Apollo magazine reviews warmly the exhibition of a selection of Peter Lanyon’s Cornish landscape paintings at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert until 16 March. Gray’s article also highlights the value of Toby Treves’ accompanying catalogue raisonné in ‘remapping’ Lanyon’s oeuvre and providing a unique opportunity to study his works closely and contiguously: ‘Seen in its full context, the true complexity of his work becomes apparent.’ You can read the full review online here

Peter Lanyon’s centenary marked by publication of catalogue raisonné and ‘Cornwall Inside Out’ exhibition

8 February 2018 marked one hundred years since the birth of Cornish artist Peter Lanyon. It was also the publication date of Toby Treves’s ‘sumptuously illustrated’ Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings and Three-dimensional Works and the opening of Cornwall Inside Out, an exhibition of Lanyon’s work at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert gallery, curated by Toby. The ‘small, beautiful’ exhibition was reviewed in Country Life this week; to read the full article, click here

Baroque and Later Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum reviewed

September 2017’s issue of Apollo features a review of Catherine Whistler’s catalogue by Xavier F Saloman, who describes her ‘impressive’ achievement as ‘a fascinating study on often obscure, but thought-provoking paintings, many of which were previously unpublished’, and notes that the detailed entries and comprehensive illustrations make ‘this handsome volume exceptionally valuable.’

The full review can be found here

Picasso and the Art of Drawing by Christopher Lloyd

Modern Art Press is delighted to announce the publication of Picasso and the Art Of Drawing, by Christopher Lloyd.

Pablo Picasso’s was possibly the most audacious and prolific artist of the twentieth century. His paintings and sculpture fundamentally altered conventional modes of representation and perception. But there is a paradox stemming from his respect for tradition and his innovation, best demonstrated in the drawings that served so many different purposes throughout his life.

Christopher Lloyd sets out and interprets the achievement of Picasso the draughtsman, tracing his work from his academic training onwards through his life, covering his Blue and Rose Periods; the gestation of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon; Cubism; brushes with Surrealism, and his final years. He argues that Picasso was pre-eminently a graphic artist and many of his paintings are interchangeable with his drawings in both style and purpose. Drawing serves as the vital thread connecting all of Picasso’s art, just as it links his private world with his public persona.

Trained within the academic system, Picasso very quickly undermined and soon overthrew all the assumptions associated with formal teaching and yet always remained respectful of earlier Spanish (El Greco, Velazquez, Goya), Dutch (Rembrandt), and French (Poussin, Ingres, Delacroix) masters, while at the same time acknowledging the achievements of his immediate predecessors such as Manet, Renoir and Cézanne. Added to this was his fascination with African and Oceanic art, which were being rediscovered in Paris at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Such a diversity of sources lies at the heart of modernism as does the self-revelatory nature of the art itself, its profligacy and its willful erosion of existing hierarchies.

One estimate of puts the total number of Picasso’s drawings at 19,000, including 175 sketchbooks dating from all stages of his life.

Although there have been many books and exhibitions on all aspects of Picasso’s work, those about his drawings have tended to focus on particular periods. In this generously illustrated and lively introduction, Christopher Lloyd sets out and interprets for the general reader the lifelong achievement of Picasso the draughtsman.

Peter Lanyon: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings and Three-Dimensional Works publication date announced

Modern Art Press is pleased to announced that Toby Treves’ much-anticipated catalogue raisonné of the oil paintings and three-dimensional works of Peter Lanyon will be published on 8 February 2018, exactly one hundred years to the day after the artist was born. Such a comprehensive work will be a fitting celebration for Lanyon’s centenary, recording and reproducing his entire oeuvre in these media.

Baroque and Later Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum by Catherine Whistler

Modern Art Press is pleased to announce the publication of Catherine Whistler’s catalogue of Baroque and Later Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, a collaboration between Modern Art Press and the Ashmolean Museum. The 560-page catalogue illustrates all 182 paintings in the Baroque collection at the Museum, with extensive accompanying entries by Dr Whistler, drawing on a wealth of research.

Fake or Fortune: ‘Lucian Freud’ Painting

On Sunday 17 July, Toby Treves featured on the BBC’s Fake or Fortune, as part of a panel discussing a portrait purportedly painted in part by Lucian Freud. After filming, Toby wrote to the BBC outlining his thoughts on the work, which he thought could not be fully attributed to the artist and so will not be included in the main body of the catalogue raisonné. For the full text please click here

‘Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintings’ – ‘Glorious and dynamic’, ‘superbly curated’

Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintings has opened at the Courtauld Gallery to excellent reviews. The Telegraph and Time Out both gave the show four stars, and Apollo Magazine has called the exhibition ‘compact yet powerful…a breath of fresh air’. The Observer described the works on show as ‘Exhilarating, uplifting, startling in their high originality – Peter Lanyon’s gliding paintings at the Courtauld Gallery are the revelation of the year.’






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