Chasing Ghosts – A Polaroid Exhibition

Curious Duke Gallery in East London is showing the first UK solo show of Polaroid artist Andrew Millar.

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7th– 30th April 2016

173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT

Open Monday-Friday 11:30-6:30, Saturday 12-4

Nearest stations: Old Street (exit 6) and Barbican

Free

 

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The Dreamday Pattern Journal

Laurence King Publishing has launched a new set of journals for art lovers.

These journals can be used for taking notes, drawing and also feature patterned pages for colouring-in and doodling.

Enjoy the gallery of these amazing stylish journals, designed by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland.

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For more info:

http://www.laurenceking.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?dir=asc&order=relevance&q=dreamday+pattern

iVAMOS! Frida Kahlo Exhibition in Liverpool

A colorful and picturesque exhibition about Frida Kahlo is on at the Central Library in Liverpool.

Curator Deidré Guevara Gallegos said: “Frida and Me, is an exhibition-workshop based on the life and artwork of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, icon of modern art.

“Conceived by Centre Georges Pompidou of Paris together with the Government of Mexico, Frida and Me is a display of interactive devices where children, while playing, get involved in several notions of art.”

Frida and Me will run until January 3, 2016.

More information at: www.vamosfestival.com

 

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Damien Hirst – Oslo 16-09-2015 -15-11-2015

Take a look at Damien Hirst exhibition currently displayed at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway. In a spectacular glass and wood building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piani by Oslo port, you will find main outstanding artworks from Bristol born artist Damien Hirst.

This exhibition definitely worth a visit and features the well renowned For The Love of God, a sparkling skull decorated with hundreds of precious diamonds.

Take a look at my review on Artslife.com:

http://www.artslife.com/2015/10/19/damien-hirst-in-mostra-a-oslo-una-retrospettiva-per-lex-enfant-prodige/

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New In: Matisse, Cezanne and Van Gogh

New art books released by Laurence King: This is Matisse, This is Cezanne and This is Van Gogh, dedicated to Dutch genius.

The aim of this art collection is to revolutionise art history to make it more engaging for readers and art-lovers.

Enjoy the photo gallery!

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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 The retrospective of the year at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, entirely dedicated to the enfant prodige of British fashion

“I am a romantic schizophrenic”

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty starts this weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum, until the 2nd of August. Borrowed from the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Savage Beauty brings together more than 240 accessories and clothes of the designer: from the first collection to complete his Masters at Central Saint Martins School of Fashion in 1992, until his last 2010 collection, inspired by Plato’s Atlantis.

A comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Lee Alexander McQueen‘s immense creativity and craftsmanship. Ten rooms entirely dedicated to his main inspirations, from primitivism, to naturalism and gothic, up to aquatic designs inspired by Plato’s Atlantis.

Embroideries, lace, silk, flowers, organza, white, red and black soft plumes. In McQueen’ s creations beauty is no longer harmony and balance of shapes, it is rather eclectic and endless inspiration, with an open-minded and unconventional approach.

The  Romantic Naturalism room is plenty of flowers, silk and white lace, and gives the visitor a sense of “dreamy” atmosphere, in sharp contrast to the previous Gothic installations. In the middle of Cabinet of Curiosities, there is a post-modern dancer, wearing a tutu decorated with punk yellow and black paint, turning on itself on a rotating platform. All around the platform outstanding creations, from a dress made entirely with white feathers to the Swarovski Crystal Bell Jar Dress (2009 collection)  created in collaboration with the Austrian jewellery company.

His kaleidoscopic approach to fashion impressed the spectator, forced to a radical rethinking of the concept of fashion. Fashion is no longer only a presentation of collections, is transformed into a theatrical and spectacular drama.

 

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

14 March – 2 August

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, SW7 2R, London

For further information: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/

(Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in partnership with Swarovski, supported by American Express, with thanks to MAC Cosmetics and made possible with the co-operation of Alexander McQueen, runs from 14th March – 2 August – http://www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty).

 

G.  P.

Photogallery: Goya: The Witches and Old Women

Goya: The Witches and Old Women

26 February – 25 May 2015

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

To get more information: 

http://www.affaritaliani.it/culturaspettacoli/goya-quadri-mostra-londra.html




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