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Raphael The Drawings at The Ashmolean

Before reading this post it is a good idea to read Michelangelo vs Sebastiano so that some of the references back make more sense! “Raphael’s hand generated lines that gave shape to his pursuit of eloquent forms” From the Ashmolean’s supporting text Raphael self portrait, 1501 In a similar manner to the way that a …

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Michelangelo & Sebastiano at The National Gallery

Last week we visited the National Gallery to see The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano. We’ve written a short review of selected works from the exhibition and what we learnt about Mike and Seb’s friendship and careers. The artists Mike and Seb first met in Rome around 1511. Mike was 36 years old, Seb some …

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“A noticeable lack of feet…”

We visited Tate Britain for the extensive exhibition of David Hockney’s 60 years of work from the instantly recognisable to the unseen workings. There were so many pieces in this exhibition it was hard to choose a direction for this review. So we’ve just chosen a couple of pieces that we liked and looked into how …

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Rauschenberg at the Tate Modern

One of the current exhibitions at the Tate Modern is a large retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg’s 6o year career as an artist. Through 11 gallery spaces you are shown the journey of his work from his early experimentation to his late work with all the seemingly random and continuously experimental work in-between. We went to visit …

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London Exhibitions to see

Here are four current exhibitions in London that we think are worth a visit Donna Huanca – Scar Cymbals At Zabludowicz Collection between 29th September to 18 December Daily performances by painted models work to create installations within this chapel space. “Huanca’s work draws attention to the body and in particular the skin, which is …

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5 London Exhibitions this summer

There are as usual a tonne of different exhibitions on this summer in London. We’ve chosen 5 that we are interested in and will let you know some more we find later! 1 -Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century “A major retrospective of the work of American photographer and film maker, Paul …

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The influence of Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) was a Venetian architect whose design philosophy summarised much of the worthy architecture that had gone on before his time, particularly Greek and Roman, and set the standard for most of the architecture that followed. His influence and his work can still be seen today in our historic buildings, and 21st century …

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Summer Exhibition 2015

Every summer the Royal Academy holds this massive event in which over 1100 artists fill the walls. From paintings, photography, sculpture and architecture the art is varied and some of it is questionable. “The Summer Exhibition is about artists’ generosity and democracy. No other gallery in the world tries to do what the RA does …

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Salt and Silver at the Tate Britain

We headed over to the Tate Britain yesterday to check out their exhibition ‘Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860’ a look into the early photographic process of using light sensitive paper coated in silver salts to create photographic prints. The overall exhibition was very interesting, getting to see images that were taken so …

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5 Exhibitions to see in London

Here are some of the upcoming and current exhibitions in London that you should check out. 1 – Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty opening the 14th March at The Victoria and Albert Museum. “Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first …

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