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Magnificent Maps

31 May

So I finally made it to the British Library to check out the current exhibition Magnificent Maps. Having been disappointed to find out the British Library is only open late on a Tuesday and closes at 6pm most nights I had to dash there last Thursday for the final half an hour of opening.  Despite this minor let down the exhibition did not disappoint! The maps are amazing!! I absolutely loved the explorer’s maps; with hand drawn animals, people and buildings showing you what they had encountered on their trip, they feel magical and fairytale like.  I could just imagine them being presented to the King or Queen on their return and them being blown away with their stories.  Really made me want to go off traveling, exploring new lands, well maybe I’ll just settle on booking my next holiday! If you get a chance and feel like seeing some Art with a twist then check it out. By the one obsessed with travel, Print xxx

(Images from the exhibition book; Magnificent Maps Power, Propaganda and Art by Peter Barber and Tom Harper)

Modern Masters

9 May

Hey girls have you seen this series on BBC 1, its called Modern Masters its a four-part series detailing the life and work of four giants of 20th century art: Henri Matisse; Pablo Picasso; Salvador and Andy Warhol. Exploring why these artists are considered so important and how their influence can still be seen in our world today. For example did you know that Dali designed the Chupa Chups logo? True!

I caught the 1st episode on BBC i player today, looking at Warhol, it was fascinating.  It’s not your normal art history lesson, the presenter Alastair Sooke showed us how Warhol made it as an Artist.  He basically created a brand, never explained his Art and put his ‘Andy Suit’ on whenever he was in public.  And this was all in the 50’s!   You should really check it out.  There’s also an exhibition at the V&A at the moment to co-inside with the series, fancy going?
Print xx