Tag Archives: Venice

Late Turner; Painting Set Free at Tate Britain

JMW Turner is one of my favourite artists. I was therefore very excited to hear that there was a to be an exhibition of his later works in London. It has taken me a while to get to see it, … Continue reading

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Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

Some people find peace and pleasure in music others sport for me art, proper art Italian and more specifically the Venetian Renassiance, has an amazing ability to bring me to another place or time. The Venetian school of art is my … Continue reading

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One of the Worst Jobs in History: Plague Doctor

Ok this idea came to me as yes I am reading the current Dan Brown book Inferno which features heavily plague. (Please note its escapism and I like the central character but by no means do I think that this … Continue reading

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Venice’s favourite Musician, Antonio Vivaldi, The Red Priest

I’ll be frank classical music is not a regular on my cd player. I can just abut recognise Mozart and the depressive repertoire of Wagner (the classical German composer not the idiot from reality tv) but I am happy to get … Continue reading

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My lunchtime at Sir John Sloane’s Museum

Ok now that my contract is coming to the end I seem to be cramming in as much as I can historical before I leave. Somewhere I have been meaning to visit over the last 11 & half months is … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Our Greatest Playwrite William Shakespeare.

Today 448 years ago give or take a boy was boy in Stratford- Upon -Avon to a glove maker and his wife. Three days later he was baptised. This baby would go on and become one of the biggest cultural … Continue reading

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My Inspiration Joseph Mallard William Turner

  They say that Art is in the eye of the beholder and that it’s of personal taste like perfume or music. Personally I find modern art hard to compute it leaves me cold. But there are two artists that … Continue reading

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