British art

The Painted Hall ceiling tour in Greenwich

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Toothpicker

Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
 
I don't often visit Greenwich, but if I have friends visiting from abroad, this famous World Heritage Site would be one of the must-see spots in London. Known for its maritime history and royal links, Maritime Greenwich has been a royal manor since the early 15th century. The [...]

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Yorkshire sculpture park

Posted on August 26, 2017 by Toothpicker

Tony Cragg
 
I have long wanted to visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and my wish finally came true this summer. Like Hepworth Wakefield, the park also won the Museum of the Year award (back in 2014), and deservedly so. Sometimes high expectations may bring disappointments, but not in this case – the park is [...]

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Art in Yorkshire: Hepworth Wakefield

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Toothpicker

The stunning concrete architecture is designed by David Chipperfield architects
 
Two years ago, there was a major retrospective exhibition of Barbara Hepworth's work at Tate Britain, which I found fairly disappointing and felt it did not do justice to the great sculptor. Luckily, there are two museum/art gallery in the U.K. dedicated to [...]

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Serpentine Pavilion & Grayson Perry's exhibition 2017

Posted on July 9, 2017 by Toothpicker

 
 
This year's Serpentine pavilion is designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré, the Berlin-based African architect from Gando, Burkina Faso.
Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando, Francis Kéré's design aims to connect its visitors to nature – and each other. The [...]

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Fluorescent Chrysanthemum at ICA

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Toothpicker

 
Like 2016, 1968 was a turbulent year with seismic social and political change taking place across the globe. It was the year when the civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated; Apollo 8 and three US astronauts orbited the moon; 800,000 students, teachers and [...]

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Utopia installation by Penny Woolock

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
What is the definition of 'utopia'? According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition is as follows: "An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. The opposite of dystopia."
This year, The Roundhouse invited award-winning [...]

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The other art & Parallax art fairs

Posted on November 2, 2014 by Toothpicker

Top: 50 ft installation of work by David Shillinglaw; Bottom left: Jack Teagle; Bottom right: Ego Leonard
 
Although I am not a big fan of mega art fairs, I would support smaller art fairs and independent artists who may not be represented by galleries. These fairs also provide an opportunity for visitors [...]

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Henry Moore at Perry Green

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Toothpicker

Main: Henry Moore's Large Reclining figure in bronze; Bottom left: Henry Moore's house, Hoglands
 
I love seeing sculptures outdoor, and one of my favourite sculpture parks is the Hakone open-air museum near Mount Fuji in Japan, where you would find over 100 sculptures by masters like Picasso, Rodin, Miro and Moore etc [...]

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A week of art in London

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Toothpicker

What does the word "art" mean today? What I learned about art when I was a student seemed like a world apart from what I am seeing now in the art world. Yes, art is constantly evolving, but the function and meaning of art has also changed significantly especially in the past [...]

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The Bruce Lacey experience

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Toothpicker

The Bruce Lacey experience at Camden arts centre
 
I have heard of the eccentric British artist Bruce Lacey before, but I wasn't familiar with his work until his exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre ( one of my favourite galleries in London which is not actually in Camden) back in the summer.
The exhibition [...]

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