London Art News previews art exhibitions in London and reports on anything of special interest in the visual arts worldwide, from ice sculpture to body painting.
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CLICK). What does all this mean? Put simply, my guess is that it demonstrates the old adage "Practise makes perfect". The more you draw, the more connections you build up in your brain. Interesting, but it reveals nothing about creativity.
The BBC schedules often amaze me. Today at 11am BBC Two premiered a fascinating tribute to the master of stop-motion creature features: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. Top film directors Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Nick Park and Steven Spielbery paid tribute to Ray. Why on earth was this excellent programme scheduled for kiddie time? This evening the Beeb is showing nothing worth viewing! The good news is that until 24 April Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan is available to view on iPlayer: CLICK.
CLICK). Tits and poetry; what more could you want in the 18th Century?
CLICK). It was announced then that Jonathan would be donating the portrait to benefit the Malala Fund, a charity set up by Malala to support the fight for girls’ right to education. The portrait is estimated at $60,000 - $80,000. Malala says "I hope that whoever buys the painting knows that their generosity will directly help children in some of the most challenging environments in the world.” CLICK to view a larger graphic of this excellent work.
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CLICK). There is good news for FeedBlitz users. According to Phil Hollows, the founder and CEO of FeedBlitz, this automated email service "doesn’t use the platforms affected, and we don’t use OpenSSL for SSL encryption on our servers" (CLICK). However, Phil also warns that if you use the same password for various applications, you should change it.
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CLICK). This is the first time the group has been displayed in public together. The photo shows Lynn Chadwick's Lion I (1990). Don't ask me why his parents gave him a girl's name. The display limps along until 16 May.