Actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory will feature in the opening weekend of the Royal Opera House’s annual contemporary arts festival Deloitte Ignite which starts tomorrow, appearing in a pair of short films. Damian has read the story of Prometheus from Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid, and Helen has read Yeats’ Leda and the Swan and The Mother of God for films to be screened to … [Read more...] about Damian Lewis participates in Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House
The Sunday Times' Waldemar Januszczak on the National Gallery's star attractions in the Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan exhibition: The show’s central gallery is devoted to another dramatic face-off, between two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks, one from the Louvre, the other from the National Gallery, united here for the first time. Both feature the … [Read more...] about Leonardo da Vinci, Painter at the Court of Milan: Exceptional, unmissable, says The Sunday Times
London's National Gallery is to limit visitor numbers to a major exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci works in an attempt to prevent large crowds detracting from the viewing experience. Admissions will be fixed at 180 every half hour - 50 fewer people than the gallery is legally allowed to let in. Advance booking opens even though the exhibition doesn't open until … [Read more...] about The National Gallery starts advance booking for its ‘landmark’ Leonardo da Vinci show
Debra Craine in today's Times comments on the new collaboration between the National Gallery and the Royal Ballet: The idea of artists and choreographers collaborating isn’t new. Pablo Picasso worked with Léonide Massine and Robert Rauschenberg inspired Trisha Brown; Jasper Johns advised Merce Cunningham; Isamu Noguchi joined forces with Martha Graham; David Hockney designed … [Read more...] about When artistic disciplines collide, dance often takes a back seat.
Living in Covent Garden with London's National Gallery on my doorstep, I often used its galleries as a useful shortcut between Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square. As the gallery has free entrance you can visit as many times as you wish from 5 minutes to 5 hours - now that's civilized! So dashing between the two squares I had masterpieces of the Renaissance flashing past me … [Read more...] about After 500 years the Romans finally give Lorenzo Lotto his dues