Postponed due to the pandemic, this exhibition is expected to open on May 28, 2021 and will continue until October 31. It will be at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and tickets cost £ 10. The Tudors to Windsors exhibition will feature works by some of Britain’s most prominent artists, from court painters Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to photographers Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz and artists such as Andy Warhol. This major exhibition brings together works from the National Portrait Gallery, Greenwich Royal Museums and private collections.
Taken separately, these paintings are massive and impressive, but gathered together here the differences between the portraits become more pronounced. In fact, we pass from a majestic Victoria reign, an equally majestic and fat Henry VIII to the portrait of Prince Charles showing the heir to the throne with a sweater and riding boots. Obviously, it was only from the Tudor era that portrait painters had learned techniques to make portraits realistic. Of the previous kings and queens we have a vague idea of what they were really like.
Don’t miss this exhibition if you like the Tudors
Hopefully, this exhibition dedicated to commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold should begin on May 19th and continue until September 5th.
For the uninitiated it was an 18-day meeting between King Henry VIII and King Francis of France I. Inside huge temporary palaces in Belgium, under tents made of luxurious gold fabrics or on the purpose-built courtyard , the two kings and their courtiers, hosted large banquets and exchanged expensive gifts.
The reason was to try to impress the other king. It was practically a war of luxury, music and delicious food. Both kings wanted to be seen as men of the Renaissance, refined and with good taste.
The exhibition not only explains what the political situation was like then but shows many fabrics, tapestries, clothes and vestments used during this long meeting. The name of the meeting comes from the luxurious and often golden fabrics that had been put on display. The exhibition is held at Hampton Court Palace and is included in the palace entrance ticket.
From David Bowie to Raphael, virtual exhibition at the V&A
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has launched a series of online collections that you can visit for free with thousands and thousands of objects on virtual display.
There you will find a bit of everything for all tastes from glassware to ceramics, from Mary Quant’s dresses to Alexander McQueen’s. You can also visit collections of glasses, shoes, undergarments and much more besides the usual collections of Chinese, Arabic, Japanese and of course European art.
The beauty of these exhibits is that each item has a pretty detailed description and that for each exhibit there are other interactive and video resources. Great for spending a few hours or as a resource for studying.
See London like you have never seen it before!
The Unreal City exhibition is over but you can now see it in your home via a free app that you can find here until February 7th.
The objective is to transform the city into an immersive art gallery in augmented reality (AR). An initiative of the AR Acute Art and Dazed Media app, the exhibit featured 36 digital sculptures by artists from around the world and was organized as a riverside walking tour at a time when indoor museums had become completely inaccessible due to COVID-19.
Featuring images of some of the sculptures and words from artists including Olafur Eliasson, Tomás Saraceno, Cao Fei and many others.
Concerts coming up!
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