The National Gallery’s Leonardo exhibition promises a unique chance to view his finest paintings and drawings. It also offers a glimpse of the artist’s true spirit
Renaissance man though he undoubtedly was, Leonardo da Vinci was very much a part-time artist. Among the wrecks and ruins and dubious attributions, Leonardo produced very few paintings – around 20, about some of which scholarly debate continues. There are nine in the National Gallery exhibition, all dated from his years in Milan, as well as Giampietrino’s almost 8 metre-wide 1520 scale copy of Leonardo’s 1492-8 Last Supper.
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Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson along with other amazing Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick,Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas and Mark Plati. We’re gearing up to head back on the road with A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie songs with world-class vocalists and an ever rotating mix of hits and deep cuts. As Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood recently proclaimed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after having been guest featured on a number of shows on tour with the alumni band, “It’s not a cover band. It’s the actual band. It’s as close as you’re going to get to Bowie.”
10 – 13 January 2019
When The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited launched its prestigious Mayfair event at The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in January 2013 it was very favourably received, and became an instant fixture on the capital’s fairs schedule. The five-star hotel in the heart of Mayfair is the perfect venue with the recently refurbished Westminster Ballroom providing an ideal backdrop for our annual event of distinction.
Australia was among the first countries in the world to see in 2019, setting the bar high as an estimated one million people crowded Sydney Harbour to watch more than 100,000 pyrotechnic effects.
London’s sold-out New Year’s Eve fireworks –is always the largest dazzling riverside display in Europe. A soundtrack featuring Europe’s finest musical artists celebrated the diversity of the capital, after Big Ben chimed once more. Spectators lined the banks of the Thames to watch 70,000 projectiles made up of eight tonnes of fireworks fire into the sky from three barges and the London Eye. In Paris tourists packed into the Champs-Elysees to celebrate New Year’s Eve while the Arc de Triomphe monument became the centre piece for an incredible light display. In Berlin tens of thousands of people celebrated at the landmark Brandenburg Gate.
Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records. As of 2012, he had sold over 25 million records worldwide. Groban originally studied acting, but moved to singing as his voice developed. Groban attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a free public school on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, where students receive a conservatory-style education. Read more
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Guided by a passion for perfume, John-Paul Welton works in Grasse, in southern France, on all the fragrances. He believes that unparalleled expertise is vital to ensure products of the finest quality and for this reason, he chose to create all his collections in France. John-Paul Welton is delighted to present the latest collection of Eau de Parfum, which is an invitation to an olfactory journey.
These fragrances are inspired by his travels, the emotions felt at a specific moment, the beauty of a place : Italy, Egypt, Middle-East, Spain…. This work is very intimate.
John-Paul Welton is sharing with you the extracts of his travel diaries, which are the creative impulse to work on each perfume.
When reading those diaries, the French artist Ccil, got the inspiration to illustrate those journeys.
London Art Week is a twice-yearly event, offering the best of pre-contemporary art in London’s traditional fine art district. From Ancient sculptures to Old Master drawings and post-Impressionist paintings, London Art Week offers visitors the chance to see, and buy, extraordinary works. For seasoned collectors as well as those simply curious to learn more about art, London Art Week dealers are always on hand and delighted to share their knowledge and expertise. Talks and events are scheduled throughout the week, delivered by some of the UK’s most distinguished art historians and curators. There is no tent; visitors have the luxury of discovering masterpieces within our beautiful gallery spaces, all situated within walking distance.