Topic: Art & Culture
She famously wore couture to breakfast, was a muse to milliner Philip Treacy and championed the late, great Alexander McQueen – breaking and redefining the fashion rules with her eccentric style. So, it comes as no surprise that six years after her tragic suicide, Isabella Blow’s maverick style should be honoured for all to enjoy in a major exhibition.
‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ at London’s Somerset House...
Launches 20th November 2013
Largest Ever Portrait of Nelson Mandela
We’re privileged to have the world exclusive on the largest ever portrait of Nelson Mandela. At a colossal 4.2m squared, the stunning image dwarfs the 6ft 5” tall South African artist Paul Blomkamp. The painting is rendered in Blomkamp’s hallmark medium of acrylic paints on nine individual canvasses, which collectively form the overall image. It took him 14 months to create as a tribute to one of the world’s most inspirational statesman for his forthcoming 95th birthday.
TATE BRITAIN PRESENTS…
In recent months art enthusiasts have enjoyed major exhibitions featuring the works of renowned pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein at Tate Modern and modernist, Kurt Schwitters at Tate Britain. This summer more creative talent will be showcased at Tate Britain, which will present a major exhibition of landscapes by British painter L.S Lowry. The artist’s work, best known for urban scenes populated with human figures often referred to as ‘matchstick men’, is one of the most eagerly anticipated art curations of 2013.
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life will be the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in London since his death in 1976. Around eighty works will be showcased. Drawings and paintings depicting local industrial scenes of Pendlebury - where Lowry lived and worked for over 40 years - Salford and its surrounding areas will take centre stage...
Opening: 26th June 2013
Design Museum's grand design
London is preparing to add to its already impressive museum credentials. South Kensington is set to welcome a new Design Museum...
Opening: Early 2014
First major Lichtenstein retrospective in 20 years
2013 will see a plethora of new exhibitions open in the capital and further afield. From Lowry and The Painting of Modern Art, in June, to Marc Chagall taking residence at Tate Liverpool from August, art in all its forms continue to make an impression. For those with a penchant for Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein at Tate Modern will be this spring’s hot ticket. The first major Lichtenstein retrospective in over 20 years will grace our shores this February, bringing together 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures...
Opening: 21st February 2013