Category Archives: Art & Exhibitions

Books about Town – Greenwich, August 2014

Books about Town. 50 unique benches –  designed by local artists and famous names to celebrate London’s literary heritage and reading for enjoyment – appeared in London early July. They’re around until 15 September and at the end of the … Continue reading

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Making Colour – National Gallery, August 2014

© National Gallery Making Colour. I often wonder how curators come up with new exhibitions. In this instance, scientists have taken some of the works the gallery owns and shed light on how the colours were made or used. It’s … Continue reading

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Russian Revolutionary Posters – Tate Modern, May 2014

Glasnost and perestroika. ‘Openness’ and ‘re-organisation’. Two words I strongly associate with my younger self. Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader at the time, was working to bring an end to the Cold War. These were dangerous times. Would we have peace, finally? Or were we … Continue reading

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Gerhard Richter – Tate Modern, 4 May 2014

ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter – London. I don’t know how long these artist rooms have been going but I like the concept. Focus on one artist. Show a couple of works. We enjoyed the Dan Flavin room back in October and … Continue reading

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The Sunflowers – National Gallery, April 2014

A little splash of sunshine… A visit to the National Gallery after work. A short wait in two queues. The Sunflowers. Two of van Gogh’s paintings together for the first time in 65 years. The London one: Sunflowers, 1888 and the … Continue reading

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C. A. Mathew ~ Photographs of Spitalfields a century ago – Eleven Spitalfields, April 2014

In Crispin St, looking towards the Spitalfields Market (C. A. Mathew) On the morning of Saturday 20th April, 1912, our photographer walked the short distance from Liverpool Street Station into the heart of Spitalfields, taking his camera with him. What … Continue reading

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KINO/FILM: Soviet posters of the silent screen – GRAD, March 2014

(via GRAD – Gallery for Russian Arts and Design)               You must remember that, of all the arts, for us the cinema is the most important. Vladimir Lenin, January 1922. Russia in the 1920’s. You need … Continue reading

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The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee – Making Visible – Tate Modern, February 2014

Paul Klee is one of The Other Half’s all time favourite artists. We were determined to go to the EY Exhibition: Paul Klee – Making Visible at Tate Modern this weekend. The plan was to go after work on Friday evening. … Continue reading

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William Scott – Tate St Ives, May 2013

During our day trip to St Ives, last May, we checked out Tate St Ives. William Scott. The ‘first major showing of the artist in the UK for over 20 years’. I had never heard of William Scott (sometimes I wonder where I’ve been), … Continue reading

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Mira Schendel – Tate Modern, January 2014

Our first exhibition of 2014. Mira Schendel at Tate Modern. Her work was completely unknown to us. We found it incredibly rich and inspiring. So much creativity and originality. We loved it. Mira Schendel was an informal artist. She was more interested in the … Continue reading

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