Chanel @ Saatchi

Coco Chanel’s spirit has been brought to and taken over the Saatchi Gallery. Her essence has found a home in every crevice of the building taking over the whole of the three-story establishment and has even spilled outside of the gallery, in the form of specially built garden. The Chanel experience begins before the visitor […]

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Captioning portraits

While most reviews of visual art exhibitions write about the layout and presentation of shows, they very rarely concern themselves with critiquing the wall text and captions of the images on display. However, for this week’s post I am going to discuss the way in which captions are written, especially when it comes to portraits. […]

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Can an image tell us about a person?

Last week I made a trip to the Saatchi Gallery to view Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographs of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s apartment. It is not a secret that I am a fashion fanatic and I was expecting the images of Chanel’s private rooms to give me a glimpse into the designer’s personal space, thus providing an enriched […]

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#bigswingingovaries @ Whitcomb Street

Last night, on my way to dinner at eat Tokyo I walked past a building which had #bigswiningovaries written across the windows. My initial thoughts were ‘what an unusual name for a fertility clinic’, and immediately went to eat my meal. After finishing my veggie curry, I walked past again and saw a tapestry of […]

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Viennese Portraiture @ National Gallery

Austria is not often the first location that springs to mind when the words ‘modern art’ are strung together. However, it should be. To be even more precise, our attention should be focused on Vienna, which not only produced Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele but a dozen other brilliant artists, whose portraits are now on […]

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Chanel @ LCF

The London College of Fashion is aptly situated behind Oxford Circus. The school is famous for churning out some of the UK’s most successful designers, stylists and make up artists which include J.W. Anderson, Jimmy Choo and LK Bennett to name but a few. The College however is also home to its very own gallery: […]

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Laura Knight @ National Portrait Gallery

Before learning about the opening of the new summer exhibition at the National Portrait exhibition I had never previously heard of Laura Knight. Considering I have just spent my last semester at university studying the foundations of the Royal Academy and British art up until the early 20th century it was a crying shame. For […]

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