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Monthly Archives for February 2014


Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance (National Gallery)

Thursday, 27 February, 2014 by Kirsten Tambling

In the nineteenth century, the National Gallery’s Keeper, Charles Eastlake, refused a Cranach for the nation, stating that ‘it does not please me’. Indeed, for much of this period, as Strange Beauty shows, insofar as German art was studied in … Continue reading

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Richard Hamilton (Tate Modern)

Thursday, 20 February, 2014 by Harry Laughland

British Pop Art has recently been showing a resurgence in popularity. As international audiences and auction houses have recognised the relatively untapped wealth of importance and value respectively, the predecessors to the likes of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Johns and Rauschenberg have … Continue reading

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An ‘Untapped Goldmine for the Dress Historian’: Amateur Film as Visual Heritage and Assessing the Excavation Potential: Heather Norris Nicholson

Thursday, 20 February, 2014 by Katarzyna Falecka

By : Katarzyna Falęcka   Forming the third lecture of the Spring 2014 Friend Lecture Series, Dr Heather Norris Nicholson’s talk entitled An ‘Untapped Goldmine for the Dress Historian’: Amateur Film as Visual Heritage and Assessing the Excavation Potential, examined … Continue reading

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Jeremy Deller – English Magic (William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow)

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 by Aindrea Emelife

Jeremy Deller is a modern day alchemist. This rings especially true in light of his latest exhibition at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow – ‘Jeremy Deller: English Magic’ – last experienced in the British Pavillion at last year’s Venice … Continue reading

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Vladimir Baranov-Rossiné (1888-1944): From Cubism to Surrealism (St Petersburg Gallery, London)

Thursday, 13 February, 2014 by Costanza Beltrami

If every ground-floor window on Cork Street is alive with the lure of artworks, St Petersburg Gallery’s is ablaze with a kaleidoscope of colours and styles. Dazzling variety is indeed one’s first impression of Vladimir Baranov-Rossiné’s work, an impression strengthened … Continue reading

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A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany (Courtauld Gallery)

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 by Lindsay Wells

Spring might still be over a month away, but the winter rain cannot darken the stunning natural views currently on display at The Courtauld Gallery in “A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany.” This exhibition, jointly organized … Continue reading

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The Visual Brain and the Straight Line

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 by Costanza Beltrami

Caroline Villers Research Fellowship Lecture: How our Visual Brains Interpret Painted Lines Tuesday, 4 February 2014, Dr Pia Gottschaller (Caroline Villers Research Fellow 2012-13) Reflecting the focus of the Caroline Villers research fellowship, Pia Gotschaller’s work is mainly focused on technical art … Continue reading

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Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined (Royal Academy of Arts)

Friday, 7 February, 2014 by Vincent Marquis

“Allowing room for the visitor’s imagination is essential if a space is to become a satisfying physical experience.” These are the words of Li Xiaodong, one of seven architects who have been invited to transform the neoclassical galleries of the … Continue reading

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Boundaries in Medieval Art and Architecture (Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, 2nd February 2014)

Wednesday, 5 February, 2014 by James Alexander Cameron

The Thursday before the nineteenth annual medieval colloquium, the longest running of all the Courtauld’s postgraduate student conferences, was a very special occasion. It was the official launch of the new book of the Institute’s longest serving current lecturer, Joanna … Continue reading

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