Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Around London & UK - July to Sep 2010

Now we are enjoying a truly British weather, let us highlight the cultural and creative highlights around London to enjoy.

First up. RCA Sargent and the Sea Exhibition (featuring sketches and works around Paris, Normandy, Brittany. Please note, the contrast seen from the preliminary sketches and doodles and the vast amount of preparation involved per saloon painting is astonishing that at times one wonders how the sketches relate with the final image. And thus it is easy to be underwhelmed in some aspects of Sargent's preparatory works.

Sargent and the Sea

10 July—26 September 2010

In the Sackler Wing of Galleries

American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his glamorous society portraits. Now, for the first time in Britain, 'Sargent and the Sea' presents more than 80 paintings, drawings and watercolours that reveal a less familiar side of the artist: the seascapes and coastal scenes subjects produced in his early career during summer journeys from Paris to Brittany, Normandy and Capri, as well as two transatlantic voyages.

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London W1J 0BD
Registered Charity No. 1125383

Trafalgar Square's Hedge Maze

Next up is the Trafalgar Square's maze.

Being run till August 6th 2010, visitors should enjoy and delight in rediscovering the old historic significance within this hedge maze in the Centre of London.

Parts of the maze are named after areas of the West End and as the visitors try to find their way around they can learn about those places.

In the centre of the maze there will be a different piece of entertainment, from around the West End, every day for the five days the maze will be open.

The labyrinth, organised by the West End Partnership, runs until 6 August.

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