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Michelangelo & Sebastiano – National Gallery to 25th June 2017

Sebastiano del Piombi, The Raising of Lazarus, 1519 (detail) The exhibition explores the 25-year friendship and partnership between Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475 – 1564) and Sebastiano del Piombi (1485 – 1547) which began in 1511 as Michelangelo was finishing his decoration of the Sistine Chapel.  (Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael are considered the […]

The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame, 1908 – first illustrated edition, 1931

Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, 1908 later illustrated by Ernest Shepard The first edition of Wind in the Willows was published with a frontispiece illustration only.  Later editions, illustrated by Ernest Shepard who had famously illustrated the Winnie the Pooh  series, quickly became more popular.  200 of the first illustrated editions were produced and no. […]

The American Dream: pop to the present – British Museum from 9 March to 18 June

Ed Ruscha, Standard Station, 1966, Colour screenprint.  Museum of Modern Art, New York © Ed Ruscha From the explosive pop art in the 1960s through to contemporary works, the Exhibition covers one of the most dynamic and turbulent periods in US history: from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics.  Featuring […]

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