Line(s) of the Day #JMWTurner

Self-Portrait c.1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851

Light is therefore colour.

As said by the genius that was Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851). I’ve always been a huge fan of the English landscape painter. He was the first artist that I remember seeing an exhibition of and have been able to see his work up close several times since. I’ve posted a review of one of his collections here and my favourite of his many works here.

Things to See: The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

Pink Floyd really are something. Formed in London in 1965 by students Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, the group have gone on to be one of the most famous bands ever. They’ve sold 250 million records worldwide, had 17 UK Top 10 albums (6 at Number 1) and with 5 US Number One albums, are one of the few British bands to truly break the US over a sustained period. But the group has always been about more than chart success, as this exhibition by the V@A Museum in South Kensington demonstrates.

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Gr8at: Remembrance Art Trail, Canary Wharf

There’s a very striking exhibition by Mark Humphrey in Canary Wharf that commemorates the fallen, in association with The Royal British Legion. Here are photos from the art displays, each with the aim of focusing on a different aspect of military experience. If you like them, you may well like this post of an exhibition that commemorated 100 years since the start of World War I.

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Things to See: Marvel Universe Live

As my posts on Marvel, such as a dedicated film quiz, and quotes from Iron Man, Thor: A Dark World and Ant-Man show, I am a fan of the Marvel superhero universe. So when I saw tickets for the Marvel Universe Live at the 02 I just had to go. As my birthday and my sister’s were around that weekend it turned out like a double birthday present.

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Line(s) of the Day #VincentvanGogh

Van Gogh self portrait

I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.

One of the all-time great painters Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), whose love of stars was reflected in some of his most famous paintings, as well as other quotes like this.

Travel Snapshot: (Raphael) Chinese Designer in Rome

Design photo

Chinese Raphael

When out with Madeleine in Rome, near the Colliseum, we saw this man designing names with a Chinese theme on a strip of paper. There wasn’t a long queue, and he said it wouldn’t take long so I thought, why not?   Madeleine took a photo while he was halfway though. I put the final effort on my door.