I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World

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…is the title of the British Museum’s big Winter exhibition. I went to see it earlier this week and it was well worth a visit. The title echoes Shelley’s poem Ozymandias ‘My name is Ozymandias, Look on my works ye … Continue reading

Dramatic Progress

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…is the name of a free exhibition currently in the Lyttleton Lounge at the National Theatre.  I enjoyed this, together with Playing With Scale, a fascinating display in the Wolfson Gallery, also at the National Theatre, last week. The full … Continue reading

Edward Burne-Jones

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Tate Britain’s Winter 2018 exhibition brings together paintings, sketches, stained glass and tapestries by Victorian artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones. I went to see it last week. Burne-Jones didn’t fit the usual pattern when it came to Victorian artists. He was … Continue reading

Walking Burne-Jones

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It was a clear evening and cold. A full moon illuminated the streets below, the white stucco of Pimlico and the red brick of Chelsea. Red hazard lights twinkled like stationary fireflies around Battersea Power Station, as the commuter trains … Continue reading