Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Art to See in London This Fall - The New York Times

By Farah Nayeri
“Adam and Eve” (1526) by Lucas Cranach the Elder is part of “Sin,” a National Gallery show. The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
LONDON — The city is hosting a profusion of art exhibitions this fall — in spite of the pandemic, curbs on travel and the cancellation of the Frieze Art Fair. Here is a sampling. National Gallery The National Gallery is opening its long-awaited show of the 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi, the talented female contemporary of Caravaggio who is finally receiving recognition as an artist and a feminist. In parallel, the National Gallery has “Sin,” paintings from its own collection that illustrate the multiple and evolving meanings of the word. The survey starts with biblical subjects — “Adam and Eve” by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Velázquez’s “Immaculate Conception” — and ends with “Youth” (2009), a sculpture by Ron Mueck that shows a young man in jeans lifting his white T-shirt to reveal a bleeding wound on his torso. [More]