Renzo Piano: The Art Of Making Buildings

Renzo Piano: The Art Of Making Buildings

At 81, Piano is remarkably sprightly for his age, articulate, relaxed, urbane and charming, still heading up the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, which he founded in 1981, and still involved in all aspects of the design development of their projects. He was born into a family of builders, and soon...

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Paula Rego: From Mind to Hand

Paula Rego: From Mind to Hand

  Paula Rego grew up under the anti-communist Catholic dictatorship of Salazar’s corporatism Estado Novo in Portugal, with shadows of the secret police around every corner. It is hardly surprising that her images resonate with menace, ambiguity and the threat or actuality of violence. The Maids is a painting based...

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New portrait of Malala goes on display in National Portrait Gallery

New portrait of Malala goes on display in National Portrait Gallery

Malala Yousafzai, the girls’ education activist, has had a portrait publically displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. The work which was commissioned by the Gallery; was completed by Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, Shirin Neshat. This is the first of three commissions supported by Outset over the last few years. Acquired...

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Ribera: The Art of Violence

Ribera: The Art of Violence

If your predilections are flaying, flagellation, torture, hanging, upside-down crucifixions and human suffering generally, then head on down to Dulwich, where there is an array of the art of violence or the violence of art in all its shocking forms. Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) was a Spanish-born painter from Valencia,...

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Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York

Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Rd,  London SW10 9ED Until Saturday 27 October Tickets: https://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2018/a-funny-thing-happened.php   Frankly it would be amiss of me to start a review of this play without addressing its interminable title. Perhaps there is something our American friends find hilarious about it that got lost somewhere on...

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The Outsider at The Coronet

The Outsider at The Coronet

The Outsider The Coronet 14 Sep – 20 Oct 2018 The Outsider by Albert Camus   Tickets: https://www.the-print-room.org/ The Outsider is Albert Camus’s first and perhaps most famous novel.  A deeply interior novel, it has never been performed on stage in a significant production...

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Christian Marclay: The Clock at the Tate Modern

Christian Marclay: The Clock at the Tate Modern

Christian Marclay: The Clock Tate Modern Until 20 January 2019 Free admission   Fictional time is nothing but trickery. Bending the realities of time is at the heart of any good narrative, not least in cinema, where days, weeks, months – even years – are neatly condensed into palatable 90-minute...

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Westminster Abbey reveals David Hockney’s ‘The Queen’s Window’

Westminster Abbey reveals David Hockney’s ‘The Queen’s Window’

On Wednesday, 26 September, a new stained glass window at Westminster Abbey designed by David Hockney was revealed to the public for the first time, depicting a vividly coloured country scene reflecting The Queen’s deep affection and connection to the countryside. The new window, called The Queen’s Window, is in...

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Byron: Angel & Outcast with Simon Russell Beale

Byron: Angel & Outcast with Simon Russell Beale

Lord Byron – poet, campaigner and serial lover. A superstar, a pariah and a man ahead of his time. From fame and scandal in Regency England to epic voyages across Europe in conflict, Byron: Angel & Outcast offers an intimate look at a troubled genius. Simon Russell Beale narrates this dramatised...

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Paul Cadden

Paul Cadden

Even if you’ve never seen a Hyperrealist artwork, you’ll know one if you see one. Hypperealism is an art movement that takes Photorealism’s dedication to reproducing reality as a mere starting point. Spurred by the development of digital editing programs, Hyperrealism allows for both a crystalline sharpness of image coupled...

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