Gr8at: The Art of Banksy

As I referenced in an earlier post I saw the acclaimed Covent Garden exhibition of provocative graffiti artist Banksy. Little is known of the elusive Bristolian, but his work continues to create debate and inspire his many fans. Around 90 of his artworks from 1997-2008 were displayed, along with some of most striking quotes.

Line(s) of the Day #Banksy

I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.

The mysterious Banksy, whose identity continues to elude everyone. The Bristolian specialises in distinctive stencilling technique with evocative and provocative political and satirical messages. I went to The Art of Banksy exhibition recently and will post some photos from it soon.

Photography: #AnishKapoor

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Taken at the Anish Kapoor exhibition at Pitzhanger, which showcase a series of innovative sculptures. Kapoor, who received a knighthood in 2013, has won numerous prestigious prizes and famously designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park. You can find details of the impressive exhibition here.

Line(s) of the Day #VincentVanGogh

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“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

The genius that was Vincent Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890). The Dutch post-impressionist had such a gift with his art and I’ve always been a huge fan. You can find two more of his quotes here and here.

Gr8at: Winter Lights Part 2

There were so many shot from the recent Winter Lights exhibition at Canary Wharf that I was always going to include another post to celebrate the creative and colourful imagery on display. While Part 1 focused on the outdor aspect, the photographs below are from indoors.  Do you have a favourite?

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Gr8at: Winter Lights Part 1

There are always so many great exhibitions and events at Canary Wharf. I’ve covered some in the past, including the Rememberance Art Trail and a specialist flower sculpture, as well the 2017 Winter Lights. So I just had to share my photos of the 2018 Winter Lights, starting with the indoor shots.

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Gr8at: Paul Cézanne

Along with JMW Turner, George Bellows, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne has long been an artist whose work I admire greatly. So I was never not going to see the Cézanne Portraits at the National Gallery. As you’d expect, it really was a joy to the visual senses and I hope those anywhere near London are able to see it before it closes on the 11 February. It got me thinking which of the French Post-Impressionist paintings I liked most. You can find them below. Do you have a favourite? Where does Cézanne rate for you compared to other artists?

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Gr8at: Fashion and Art at #TheChocolateShow

There was so much to include in my review of The Chocolate Show I just had to add another post. Especially as there was so much eye-catching (edible) fashion and artistic  expression, including a chocolate Banksy-inspired piece. Can you see yourself wearing any of these dresses, some of which are from Paris shows? How about the platform shoes?

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