Chasing London

The beginning of April gave me a break between work contracts so I took advantage of sleeping and exhibitions.

April 4th

National Gallery – Delacroix: The Rise of Modern Art ->

National Portrait Gallery – Vogue 100 ->, Russia & the Arts ->, Charlotte Bronte ->.

April 10th

I went to Egham and Royal Holloway -> to visit Siobhan and Kathleen. The main reason was to attend the James Vietch -> – Vietch 101 Taping. It gets very hard to genuinely laugh after the 5th take.

April 12th

I started my new job and embarked on my daily 3 hour round trip commute. Oh and we had a baby squirrel in the office for a day.

April 23rd – Day trip to Hatfield House ->

April 24th

Today was a hectic day checking off a bunch of exhibitions on my list

Imperial War Museum – Lee Miller: Woman’s War ->. A major exhibition of 150 photographs depicting women’s experience of the Second World War by acclaimed photographer Lee Miller.

Dulwich Picture Gallery – Nikolai Astrup: Painting Norway ->. One of the most renowned Norwegian artists, Astrup’s work transforms the rugged Norwegian landscape into a mythical, living entity.I Am Van Dyck. Van Dyck’s final self-portrait of c.1640

Queens Gallery – Scottish Artists: 1850-1900 ->Scottish Artists brings together paintings, drawings and miniatures collected by monarchs from George III to Queen Victoria.

Victoria & Albert Museum – Undressed: Brief History of Underwear ->. This exhibition explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal, with cut, fit, fabric and decoration revealing issues of gender, sex and morality.

Kensington Palace – Fashion Rules: Restyled ->. Present new display of dress from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.

April 30th  – Day trip to Waddesdon Manor ->

March Hatfield House Waddesdon Manor May

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