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You wouldn’t even dream of showing up at a wedding of the Royal Family or any other event of British High Society without wearing a hat, a mere hairstyle just won’t do. In cases of urgent necessity, there are plenty of prestigious designers capable of solving any and all such problems - from the haute couture creations of hat designer Philip Tracey to the jewels of Laura Catchart, there’s plenty to choose. To start learning a bit more and prepare yourself, all you need to do is take a look at the website of the Victoria & Albert Museum and have a look at its historic hat collection (exclusively online) which spans an amazing 17 centuries. What you discover is that the mere hat does not exist - there are more than you could ever imagine, an infinite number of shapes, all satisfying the most far-flung needs and tastes. You’ll never again think of the hat as a simple accessory. Its magic, its charm, it all depends on the power to transmit messages of authority, affiliation, individuality, property, rebellion and, of course, style.
Drawing on paper in post-war German and Austrian art
“A line drawn is a moment in time through which the artist has lived.” It is one of the phrases with which Karl Bohrmann spoke about his daily practice: drawing. This exhibition tells the story of 4 artists, three German and one Austrian, and their journey - sometimes introspective, other times provocative - into drawing on paper.
On the occasion of the centenary of the acquisition by the National Gallery of Van Gogh's masterpieces - the Sunflowers and the Chair both from 1888 - the London Museum with a major exhibition investigates the artist's fascinating practice of transforming the places he encountered into spaces idealized in his art.
Human incursionsand industrial transformations in the photography of Edward Burtynsky
The largest exhibition ever mounted in the 40+ year career of world-renowned photographic artist, Edward Burtynsky, who has dedicated his practice to bearing witness to the impact of human industry on the planet.