Chagall @ Globe Theatre

I have something a little different for my readers today. A different kind of art than I am used to writing about on this blog. The beauty I am about to write about was not on view inside a gallery or museum, but a theatre on the South Bank under candlelight – the stunning Flying […]

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Botticelli @ V&A

Few would find it difficult to recall Botticelli’s infamous Birth of Venus. There aren’t many works of art that are instantly recognisable to the masses, but this painting is one of the only exceptions. The renaissance masterpiece that celebrates the goddess of love has achieved cult status world over and has now even managed to […]

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Giacometti & Klein @ Gagosian

Alberto Giacometti and Yves Klein are arguably two of the most interesting and most loved artists of the twentieth century. Both Paris-based artists had an interest in the human form. While both men produced artwork at the same time, there is no evidence of the pair ever meeting. While Klein’s widow claims that she did […]

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Russian Portraits @ NPG

I would imagine that most of the visitors to the National Portrait Gallery’s incumbent Russia and The Arts exhibition have not been to Russia, and if they have, even fewer would have seen the paintings in their natural habitat. Unlike many, I have personally been to the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, which makes my response […]

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Ancient Egyptian Beauty @ Two Temple Place

The Bulldog Trust only holds one exhibition a year at Two Temple Place but it is always spellbinding. The building itself is truly luxurious. Designed by John Loughborough Pearson for William Waldorf Astor, the neo-gothic mansion has been embellished with only the finest decoration from top to bottom. The latest adornments come in the form […]

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