Art and Conflict – M-Museum in Leuven Presents Ravaged by Loma-Ann Marks

Art and Conflict – M-Museum in Leuven Presents Ravaged by Loma-Ann...

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“The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes,” said French philosopher and writer Simone Weil, and this idea runs throughout...
©Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Garofalo, Diana and Endymion

Nyx and Oneiroi: The Depiction of Dreams in Renaissance Art by...

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La Renaissance et le rêve, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 9 October 2013 – 26 January 2014   La Renaissance et le rêve, Musée du Luxembourg Editions,...
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Calcutta by Amit Chaudhuri

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Calcutta: Two Years in the City, Amit Chaudhuri, Union Books, 2013, 320pp, £16.99, (Hardback)   The modern megacity is characterised by head-aching enigmas and unbridgeable contradictions....

Coriolanus at the Donmar

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Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, performed at the Donmar Warehouse, Directed by Josie Rourke, Wednesday 18th December 2013   Loyal to Shakespeare’s ‘noisiest play’, the Donmar Warehouse brings us...
Wapping, 1860‐4, Oil On Canvas Unframed 71.1 x 101.6 cm copyright of NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON D.C. McNeill Whistler

Whistler by River and Sea by Marina Vaizey

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An American in London: Whistler and the Thames Dulwich Picture Gallery 16 October 2013 – 12 January 2014 The charming, beautiful and even, at times, profound exhibition...

Jonathan Yeo at The National Portrait Gallery

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If you haven’t seen the work of Jonathan Yeo take yourself along to The National Portrait gallery. Since the early 2000’s Yeo has emerged...

The Matter that Doesn’t Matter – Hill of Doors by Robin...

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‘He’s back in the ghost house where he, himself, is the ghost.’ (‘Broken’) ‘sending her long arrows in flight through the standing pines as if threading nets in...

Coleshill by Fiona Sampson

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Coleshill, Fiona Sampson, Chatto & Windus, 80pp, £10.00 (paperback) ‘If only form were language…’ (‘Dreamsongs’) ‘We tremble, feeling everything’s in motion, and that feeling goes to and fro in the world...

Pearls Exhibition, V&A

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  I’ve never really given it a thought – how a pearl is made, at least not until I went to the extensive Pearls exhibition...

Ibsen’s Ghosts

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Ghosts, currently playing at Rose Theatre Kingston brings Stephen Unwin’s (who is also the creative director of this play) translation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1800s...
The Artist – Stephen B Whatley with Amanda C.Dickie, publicist at Westminster Cathedral Preview

Paintings From Prayer

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Stephen B Whatley’s work is featured on our August/September front cover and on Thursday I went to his private preview entitled ‘Paintings From Prayer’...

Designing Antiquity by Stephanie Moser

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Apart from its scholarly and visual merits, this study deserves recognition as the second book-length work about Owen Jones, the once-famous Victorian architect and...

David Bowie Is at the V&A

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The ‘David Bowie Is’, currently on at the V&A until mid-August. I went to the late show on a Friday after work, a stone’s...

Audrey Niffenegger at the Southbank Centre

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I was lucky enough to be in the audience of Audrey Niffenegger’s talk on Monday 27th May. Here, she talked openly to the audience...
Image from film set of Il Divo

The Problem with Paolo Sorrentino by George Hull

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The work of Neapolitan director Paolo Sorrentino combines a compelling visual style with a unique sensitivity for psychological subtleties. The five feature-length films he...

The Modern Eye – Edvard Munch exhibition at Tate Modern

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‘Without anxiety and sickness I would have been a rudderless ship…’ – E. Munch At any given time of the year, somewhere on the continent, there...

Fragment of the Fringe: a Reflection. By Oliver Wood

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The fringe, so say the mummers, has become over-commercialised in recent years. Too many agents, too much spin, a lack of government support, not...

Men at Work

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Holland Park Opera: Tchaikovsky, Yevgeny Onegin and Verdi, Falstaff The Merry Wives of Windsor is a very dull play indeed. We can be grateful for...
The Fear of Breathing

The Fear of Breathing. By James Denselow

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Over sixteen months into the unrest in Syria a true picture of events on the ground is still hard to ascertain. This is partly...

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