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St Paul’s from Queens Head Passage

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Robots at Science Museum

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The last exhibition of my summer trip to London was Robots at Science Museum and after being disappointed by Into the Unknown: a journey through Science Fiction at the Barbican I almost skipped it.  I’m glad I didn’t. It starts strong with an exploration of clockwork machines. It dips a tiny bit with  a room […]

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity at Leighton House is an interesting set of works with some really great neo classical pieces. I’d not known Alma-Tadema work before but if you’ve seen any Hollywood biblical epic ever or sword and sandals epic you’ve seen his influence.  Gladiator almost lifts whole shots from his paintings. After seeing […]

Breathing Colours

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Breathing Colours at the Design Museum was a real disappointment. Which is a shame because perception of colour is a fascinating subject.  The problem is this exhibition is too much art installation without any deeper framework from science and technology to support it. One little box with three zones you could move objects between to […]

California: Designing Freedom at the Deign Museum

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The California: Designing Freedom exhibition at the Design Museum looks at design in California since the 1950s.  It places counterculture at the heart of the story and looks at its impact on design from skateboards, the pocket calculator, transport, pong, Google, the Gay Pride flag, Apple, Blade Runner, Easy Rider, LSD tabs, and graphic design […]

Cartier in Motion at the Design Museum

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Of the three exhibitions I caught at the Design Museum this was my favourite and I didn’t even know it was on till I arrived and the added bonus was it was free.  I can’t say I knew a lot about Cartier before the exhibition. Cartier in Motion benefits a lot from telling a coherent […]

Tate Modern Panorama 2017

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

This year’s view of London from the Tate Modern Member’s Bar balcony. You can see the panoramas from Tate Modern 2014, 2015 and 2016 on a new page I’ve added to my pictures pages.

Fahrelnissa Zeid at Tate Modern

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Fahrelnissa Zeid’s exhibition at Tate Modern with beautiful kaleidoscope paintings that are ornate, colourful abstracts on a scale that really can’t be reproduced as a postcard or print. In that they reminded me of the Sonia Delunay exhibition at Tate Modern in 2015. I was struck that both of these women were made exiles by […]

Giacometti at Tate Modern

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

I’d seen odd pieces of Giacometti before and seeing a body of work really helps get an idea about the artist.  I like this style of exhibition with the focus on one artist as I think its easier to get a real feel for them than when you see one or two pieces out of […]

Into the Unknown: a journey through Science Fiction at the Barbican

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

After asking for one adult for the Russian Revolution at the British Library I struggled a little to ask for one adult Into the Unknown at the Barbican or Into the Unknown a journey through Science Fiction to give it its full title. This exhibition has a great Start with a mix of books, film […]

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