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Golden Treasures at the Queens’ Gallery

Mar 23, 2015 | No Comments
Golden Treasures at the Queens’ Gallery

The Queen’s Gallery recently held a small exhibition alongside the photographs of the royal tour of the middle east, focusing on gold. Here are three of my favourite objects from the exhibition. Ecuador. Crown (Llauto). 1000-1400.                                   Presented to […]

Photographs of a Royal Tour to the Middle East

Mar 15, 2015 | No Comments
Photographs of a Royal Tour to the Middle East

In 1862 the Prince of Wales went on a royal camping trip to the Middle East, travelling to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. The Queen’s Gallery recently had an exhibition of photographs taken by Francis Bedford on this four month tour. I’ve chosen a few of the most iconic […]

Abstract Concrete Bus Stops in Armenia

Mar 3, 2015 | No Comments
Abstract Concrete Bus Stops in Armenia

Over a period of eight years, photographer Ursula Schultz-Dornburg travelled to Armenia taking pictures of concrete bus stops built in the 1970s and 1980s. Each were individually designed by a different architect and are shown here as almost alien beings seemingly isolated in desert plains. Although the lack of uniformity – it is suggested in […]

Tate Abstracts in Painting and Sculpture

Feb 24, 2015 | No Comments
Tate Abstracts in Painting and Sculpture

The free spaces in Tate Modern are more space than art, but this height and space always make me wander slowly, especially when there are various pieces of sculpture positioned across the floor. The paintings are widely spaced, and depending on my mood I might seek out these great white spaces to observe and think. […]

Barbican Centre Architectural Tour

Feb 16, 2015 | No Comments
Barbican Centre Architectural Tour

I’ve wondered before why some entrances at the Barbican seem to be closed, and always imagined that it was the time that I was there, or it was just a co-incidence that this or that entrance appeared to be closed off. However, on recent architectural tour of the site I found out that the bespoke […]

Catching the Eye at the National Gallery

Jan 17, 2015 | No Comments
Catching the Eye at the National Gallery

Turn right half way up the main staircase at the National Gallery and you’re in a room dedicated to Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, Rousseau – and since February 2014, the American artist George Bellows. Men of the Docks, 1912 George Bellows (1882–1925) Room 45 The painting is a striking addition to the room, immediately catching […]