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The Portrait in Vienna at The National Gallery, October 9th-January 12th

Modern art flourished  in Vienna in the years before 1918 which saw the end of the First World War, the collapse of the empire, and the deaths of both Klimt and Schiele.  This exhibition explores Viennese portraiture during the powerful … Continue reading

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Music and Vermeer The National Gallery Sunday July 7th

I described the Vermeer exhibit in a prior post.  The National Gallery has now added some interesting events related to this exhibit which ties in the music from the period of his art.  From the National Gallery “Performed for private … Continue reading

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Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure at the National Gallery Opening in June

From the National Gallery “Explore the musical pastimes of the 17th century Netherlands through a lively display combining the art of Vermeer and his contemporaries with rare musical instruments and songbooks of the period.  For the first time the National … Continue reading

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National Gallery Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

16 hours ago 16 hours ago While October 2012, post-olympics, post-diamond jubilee seems light years away,  one must plan ahead for the Next Big Thing.   One never knows what the next blockbuster show or exhibition is, but in London it is always best to … Continue reading

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More Leonardo

As i mentioned once before, if you missed the exhibit at the National Gallery,  The Queen’s Gallery‘s new exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist, is opening on May 4th.  It will be the largest ever exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s studies … Continue reading

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Wartime Golf Rules

As if i don’t have enough lists already, i’ve just discovered the lists of note blog.  I originally found it via the tweet  Simple Rules for Life in London, a list written by Rudyard Kipling to his 12 year old … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery – Images of Tudor Queens lecture by Alison Weir

If you’re not doing anything mid-day tomorrow, Alison Weir will be giving a free lecture in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre at the National Portrait Gallery at 1:15pm about iconic portraits of Anne Boleyn and other Tudor Queens in the Collection, … Continue reading

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