Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Sword

Today the Wallace Collection in London opened The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe, which lunges and parries until 16 September. Admission is free (CLICK). A complimentary exhibition runs alongside it: Making the Renaissance Sword, also free (CLICK). The painting shows a Swordsmith at work. Also to compliment the exhibition, there are special events on Saturday 26 May, including sword fighting demonstrations, also free and fit for boys of all ages. If you ever wanted to know what spreszzatura means, now is your chance (CLICK).

2 Comments:

At 17/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A beautiful work of art but maybe a little chauvinistic in thinking that girls wouldn't be interested in fencing. It's an Olympic sport for both Men and Women. This non-feminist believes that they should make it open to both otherwise they are going back to the time of the artist. Whilst you can learn from history, you don't have to copy it.

 
At 17/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Tom boys might like the show, but most gitlie girls would prefer the new fashion section in the V&A.

 

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