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Ancient Lives, New Discoveries (British Museum)

Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 by Lisa Moravec

This new exhibition gives visitors an insight into the latest scientific research methods in the field of physical and cultural anthropology. But at the same time, the exhibition is also of interest for art historians since it changes our understanding … Continue reading

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Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, Leighton (National Gallery)

Friday, 30 May, 2014 by Lindsay Wells

If you plan on visiting the National Gallery this summer, you won’t want to miss the sun-drenched Mediterranean landscapes currently on view in “Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, Leighton.”  The paintings in this display reconstruct the interactions between three of Europe’s … Continue reading

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Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America (Saatchi Gallery)

Thursday, 22 May, 2014 by Izzie Hewitt

‘Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America’ is a moving, intriguing exhibition of wide-ranging art from sixteen contemporary artists, often with complex socio-political influences. The diversity of media and raw talent of several of the artists on display promised … Continue reading

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Design to the T: The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Sunday, 18 May, 2014 by Aimee Rubensteen

Squeals of delight slip from the lips of students, older ladies and a few gentlemen at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new exhibition of Italian fashion from 1945 to the present, a show promising to be both comprehensive and glamorous. … Continue reading

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Matisse: the cut-outs (Tate Modern)

Saturday, 3 May, 2014 by Tijana Todorinovic

After an eleven-year interlude, the works of Matisse return to Tate Modern. After the Matisse Picasso exhibition in 2002, the focus is now solely on Matisse and his now iconic, paper cut-outs, and related works of his late period. Not … Continue reading

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Living Laboratory: Richard Pare on Le Corbusier & Konstantin Melnikov (Pitzhanger Manor)

Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 by Matthew Wells

This exhibition, showing at the gallery alongside renowned Regency architect John Soane’s pile in Ealing, features photographs of work by two 20th century architects: Konstantin Melnikov and Le Corbusier. Eloquent text panels introduce each architect and individual images. The photographer … Continue reading

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Burnt Generation: Contemporary Iranian Photography (Terrace Rooms, Somerset House)

Friday, 25 April, 2014 by Natasha Morris

Iran’s Generation X, known as Nasl-e Sokhte, encompasses those born between 1963 and 1980. They are known as ‘The Burnt Generation’, born to an epoch bookended with the events of The 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Iran/Iraq war. The human … Continue reading

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Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice (National Gallery)

Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 by Susannah Smith

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice is the first monographic exhibition of the artist’s work to be held in the UK. The expansive selection of works clearly aims to reposition the master alongside his better known Venetian counterparts Titian and Giorgione; … Continue reading

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Vikings: Life and Legend (British Museum)

Saturday, 15 March, 2014 by Beatrix Callow

For many of us, mention of the Vikings brings up images of ferocious, sword-wielding barbarians who made an everyday habit of killing monks and building very big boats in order to forcefully conquer new lands.  The British Museum however promises … Continue reading

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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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