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Discovering London’s Art Gems: The Accidental Impressionist

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Artistic movements can be incredibly difficult to recognise. Try to tell the difference between Renaissance and High Renaissance, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Futurism and Cubism and you’ll end up with either a headache or an art degree. Some are easier to detect. Few of us get surreal Dali paintings mixed up with baroque portraiture and no one would think Tracey Emin’s messy bed belonged…

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Discovering London’s Art Gems: Turner’s Best-Known Work

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If you’ve ever set foot in the Tate Britain or National Gallery you have probably heard of J.M.W. Turner. The artist’s name echoes through British art institutes. He’s the only artist honoured with his own permanent gallery at the Tate Britain, and even the man’s paintboxes are on display. Seen by many as the greatest British artist, he has inspired…

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Christathon X: the Tenth Year of London’s Jesus Pub Crawl

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On Easter Sunday, April 16, a group of Jesii – which we are assured is the correct plural – shall descend upon a sequence of biblically-named pubs to bring beer and merriment to the populace. You are welcome to come along to this flash-mob charity pub crawl, which has taken place every Easter since 2008. The Facebook event reads: “A biblical…

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Museums: What to Expect of the V&A’s New Sackler Courtyard

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A new wing of the V&A will open this year. The Exhibition Road construction work has been underway since 2014 and is the biggest building project the site has seen for a century. The former boiler-yard was used for staff accommodation built in the 1970’s with an original 19th Century masonry facade. Now the site is becoming the first porcelain-tiled public courtyard…

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