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Peter Blake gets Llareggub, Boyle family goes fishing and Kent catches new stars – art week | Art and design

Peter Blake gets Llareggub, Boyle family goes fishing and Kent catches new stars – art week |  Art and design
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Weekly exhibition

Peter Blake
Sensitive illustrations for Dylan Thomas ’pop art grandfather Dylan Thomas.
Waddington Custot, London, June 11 to July 23.

It also shows

Go fishing
The Boyle Family’s real-life quirky art appears in conjunction with John Latham’s marital experiments.
Flat Time House, London, June 16 to July 17.

Lucy Wertheim
The celebration of the collector, patron and gallery owner was at the heart of British art in the 1930s.
Towner Eastbourne June 11 to September 25.

Whitstable Biennial
An art week in this coastal town with participants including Nicole Bachmann, Patrick Flannery Walker, Ruth Waters, Sarah Craske and Savinder Bual.
Various locations from June 11-19.

Pedro Saul
The guts of the cartoon of the veteran American painter.
Michael Werner during the summer.

Picture of the week

Peter Blake gets Llareggub, Boyle family goes fishing and Kent catches new stars – art week |  Art and design
‘All the people in his work come with background stories, alibis and drama’ … Detail Paula Regoren’s Angel (1998). Photo: Artist and Victoria Miro

Portuguese artist Paula Rego, who died at the age of 87 this week, has been honored around the world. Recognized as one of the greatest narrators of art, his visceral and disturbing works were often inspired by folklore. A longtime London resident, she was named Lady in 2010. Read the full story here.

What we learned

Antony Gormley will become a German citizen after the “tragedy” of Brexit

AI art is emerging

The robbers stole a Banksy Bataclan mural with a lever, the court said

Tommy Kwak took a picture of the decorated lifeguard towers in Miami

William Morris’s wife left the Arts and Crafts movement

Goya’s awesome Black Paintings have come to life

Theaster Gates has made a hole in the roof of his Black Chapel

American artist Deborah Roberts was outraged by the Child Q story

Artists have changed the image of the queen

The popularity of anti-slavery art is being challenged in New York

Masterpiece of the week

Surprised!  Author: Henri Rousseau
Photo: The National Gallery Photographic Department / The National Gallery, London

https://composer.gutools.co.uk/content/629f34138f08a189de5290d3
The “jungle” in this painting exists in Rousseau’s mind to shape colors. It is an abstract creation, a vivid dance of green and red and bulbous and tubular geometry, all created by a desire rather than observation. This was revolutionary because in 1891 artists were expected to study nature up close instead of flying to themselves. But the “naive” artist Rousseau was untrained, and other modernists laughed at his innocent nature. It’s more evil, rather than making fun of a banquet for him in Picasso’s studio, than celebrating this part-time painter. He has the last laugh in this immortal masterpiece. The mad look of the tiger, the glow of the leaf in the electricity of a storm, the gummy textures of the leaves, all add to its hallucinatory magic. Art for all, adults and children alike, is a vision that will never be dated.
National Gallery, London.

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