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?
I’d wanted to go to The Chocolate Show before, but hadn’t had the chance. Happily, this time I was attend the annual celebration of chocolate. And being at Kensington Olympia, you just knew it was going to have plenty of space. Which meant the opportunity to create some very pleasant surprises. What is your favourite type of chocolate? You’ll probably find it well represented below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m putting up the photos from my Marvel Universe experience, but this piece of artwork at the 02 in Greenwich stood out so just had to put it up.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917), regarded as one of the founders of impressionism and especially applauded for his talent in capturing movement in his paintings.
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.