Pick Me Up 2014
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.
CLICK). Russia Today is now sending her to Crimea to get a more close-up view of the story. 0o-er. Liz Wahl condemned Putin's military invasion of Crimea and announced her resignation from the show (CLICK). I suggest Geiger counters in your handbags, ladies. Remember Alexander Litvinenko (CLICK).
CLICK). Tate has taken the eighteenth century fashion for picturesque landscapes and ruins and mixed it up with some Mickey-taking modern tripe and expects us to pay £10.00 adults or £8.60 silver surfers to view it. No thanks.
The trial of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius began in South Africa today, before Judge Thokozile Masipa (CLICK). Oscar can't deny he gave Reeva Steenkamp a Valentine's Day present she didn't deserve, but he denies murder. He claims he thought an intruder was using the bathroom! However, the charge he faces is the "wilful and intentional murder of Reeva Steenkamp". I wouldn't like to be the judge in this case. Whatever judgement she reaches will be wrong for one faction or the other.
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CLICK). Forty exquisite designs from the award-winning television series are on loan from Cosprop, the world’s leading costumiers to film, television, and theatre. Shown is Lady Rose MacClure's dress from the Christmas episode in season 4 (2013).
Yesterday the National Trust’s Osterley Park and House in West London unveiled a ten-year loan of portraits of the Child family, which originally owned the property (CLICK). This loan has been made by the trustee of the Earldom of Jersey Trust with backing from the 10th Earl of Jersey. Among the treasures on loan is a self-portrait by William Dobson - court painter to King Charles I - which was bought by the family in the early 18th century and has not been on public display at Osterley since 1949, when the property was transferred to the National Trust. View the YouTube video to see the Robert Adam interiors and to learn more.
CLICK). Most works are for sale. Admission costs £3 for adults, £2.50 for silver surfers. Shown is Arthur Turner's oil painting Rowan Crew.
If you enjoyed Darcey's Ballerina Heroines, here's a YouTube video of her retirement dance (2011). As always, click the bottom right corner to expand to full screen and Esc to return to normal. You'll find other suggested videos of Darcey at the end.
CLICK for the BBC's take on all this.