Fash-fanatic

Just a site for some crazy little things, but we do like.

Enjoy Arts while you were in Olympic Games : London

Anticipating event of a global will take place in London very soon. What will you expect to see there ? James Bond with Olympic’s torch? Brit-super models in Vivien Westwoods and Alexander Mcqueen’s gown ? Brit- alternative rock bands come back to the stadium, OMG, Blur & Oasis ? or Spice Girls Re-union. I prefer to last act and expect “Wannabe” Victoria Beckham’s update version! Has lovely Harper ever known anything about ‘Posh’ ? Soon, she will.

Ok, you will definitely see those acts in every media channels for sure but do not stop your chance to visit any of the best Art Musuems and Exhibitions on the planet while you snack “Fish & Chips” in Olympic 2012. I will die for. London is one of the oldest European city that has various type of Art surrounding you in a form of Modern or Classic. I was once in the city of life. The time was flying so fast but it was full of graceful memory. It was once in my life  that I did not think of shopping bags when I got in Tate Modern. LOVE.

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

Dates: 4 June 2012 to 12 August 2012
Times: 04 Jun – 12 Aug 2012 Mon – Thu, Sat, Sun 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Fri 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts

Displaying some of the best of contemporary art, the exhibition features more than 1,200 works by both new and distinguished artists.More 11,000 new works have been submitted for consideration, with renowned members of the Royal Academy (Academicians) competing against emerging artists and novices to have their work displayed.  

As well as the prestige of being exhibited, the artists also compete for a number of prizes, including the Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award, worth £25,000.

The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, film, architectural models and books. Most works on show are for sale, offering visitors a unique opportunity to purchase key pieces of contemporary art.

Damien Hirst at Tate Modern

Dates: 4 April 2012 to 9 September 2012
Venue: Tate Modern

A shark suspended in formaldehyde, a bisected cow and calf… Damien Hirst is well-known for his imaginative and sometimes shocking works.

From April, Tate Modern unveils the first substantial survey of Damien Hirst’s work ever held in the UK.

Highlights of Damien Hirst at Tate Modern

The works on display in the Tate Modern’s upcoming Damien Hirst exhibition span two decades and include:

  • The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, in which Hirst suspended a shark in formaldehyde
  • Mother and Child Divided, a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf
  • A Thousand Years (1990), in which the cycle of life is represented by a cow’s head, flies and insect-o-cutor
  • Paintings from Hirst’s spot, spin, butterfly and fly series
  • Major installations In and Out of Love (1991), not shown in its entirety since its creation, and Pharmacy (1992)

British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age

Dates: 31 March 2012 to 31 August 2012
Times: 31 Mar – 12 Aug 2012 Mon – Thu, Sat, Sun 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM; Fri 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum

In this Olympic year the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) celebrates the best of British art and design since London last held the Olympic Games, in 1948. and highlights significant moments in the history of British post-war design.

British Design 1948-2012 brings together over 300 objects from the fields of fashion, ceramics, graphics, photography, sculpture, product design, architecture, furniture and fine art.

The exhibition is split into three sections:

The first explores the tension between modernity and tradition in three aspects of post-war British life: the city, the land and the home.

The display then moves on to examine the explosion of counter-culture from the late 1950s onwards, including pop, 70s punk and the creation of “Cool Britannia” in the 1990s.

The final section demonstrates the innovation of British design, showing some of the iconic objects, technologies and buildings that have been created in Britain over the last 50 years.

Highlights of this V&A exhibition include:

  • Robin Day’s Polyprop chair
  • A mural by John Piper from the Festival of Britain
  • Fine art by David Hockney and Henry Moore
  • An Alexander McQueen evening gown
  • The first E-type Jaguar car ever to be put on public display
  • A model of Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre in the London 2012 Olympic Park

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist at the Queen’s Gallery

Dates: 4 May 2012 to 7 October 2012
Venue: The Queen’s Gallery

Don’t miss the largest-ever exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing anatomical drawings at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.Discover how he also revolutionised the understanding of human anatomy.

Da Vinci’s remarkable drawings were intended to be used in a treatise on anatomy, but for unknown reasons he never wrote it.

The works were found among da Vinci’s personal papers on his death in 1519 but their significance failed to be noticed for almost 400 years. Now you can admire them for yourself in fascinating a new exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist.

Leonardo da Vinci and the Human Body

As an artist, architect and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci was able to produce amazingly accurate anatomical drawings.Da Vinci’s research included working in hospitals and medicals schools, where he skillfully dissected human and animal material to explore bones, muscles, vessels and organs.

Highlights to look out for at Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist at The Queen’s Gallery include:

  • The anatomy of a bear’s foot (c1485-90), da Vinci’s study of the only large quadruped that walks on the soles of its feet
  • Studies of the foetus in the womb (c1510-13), a famous study in chalk that was actually based on the dissection of a gravid cow
  • A skull sectioned (1489)

 

The Queen : Art and Image at the National Portrait Gallery

Dates: 17 May 2012 to 21 October 2012
Times: 17 May – 21 Oct 2012 Mon – Wed, Sat, Sun 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Thu, Fri 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Venue: National Portrait Gallery

To celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the National Portrait Gallery is bringing           together 60 images from The Queen’s 60-year reign. See how The Queen has been           portrayed through painting, photography and press images by renowned artists                          and photographers including:

  • Pietro Annigoni
  • Cecil Beaton
  • Lord Lichfield
  • Andy Warhol
  • Lucian Freud
  • Gerhard Richter

 

 

  

Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye

Dates: 28 June 2012 to 14 October 2012
Times: 28 Jun – 14 Oct 2012 Mon – Thu, Sun 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Fri, Sat 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM; 27 Aug 2012, Summer Bank Holiday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Venue: Tate Modern

Munch’s painting The Scream has attained a prominent role in popular culture, yet much remains to be understood about the complex Norwegian artist.

Munch has traditionally been portrayed as a 19th-century artist, symbolist or pre-expressionist, but this ground-breaking exhibition at the Tate Modern seeks to highlight his 20th-century influences.

Using a selection of Munch’s paintings, photographs and films, the exhibition will demonstrate how the artist was fully engaged in contemporary events and inspired by the changing world around him.

Some of Munch’s most celebrated works, including The Sick Child and Self-portrait: Between the Clock and the Bed, will be on display to highlight his use of single motifs, his preoccupation with self-portraiture and the influence of contemporary media on his work.

This is a great chance to see one of the most influential painters of recent times in a new light and examine the effect of a rapidly changing world on his art.

Thanks to website : visitlondon.com for  great suggestions of special Art Exhibitions.

Advertisements

2 comments on “Enjoy Arts while you were in Olympic Games : London

  1. statuses
    July 31, 2012

    Its like you learn my mind! You appear to know so much approximately this, such as you wrote the book in it or something. I feel that you can do with some p.c. to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, that is great blog. An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.

  2. I have learn some just right stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much attempt you put to make this type of wonderful informative site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: