Dead Class (1975) was the most famous of Tadeusz Kantors theatre pieces of the 1970s. In the play, Kantor himself played the role of a teacher who presided over a class of apparently dead characters who are confronted by mannequins which represented their younger selves. He had begun experimenting with the juxtaposition of mannequins and [...]
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Located in South Kensington the science museum London is all about science, industry and Puffing Billy… Find the web site here.
The tate modern museum is easily one of the best modern art museums in the world. The exciting turbine hall installations or the various tate modern exhibitions together with the fantastic location make me come there very often.
This is the Wimbledon Windmill where you find the Wimbledon windmill museum. And obviously its in a strong HDR format.
The staircase of the Sommerset House in Lodon.
FILM is an 11-minute silent 35mm film projected onto a gigantic white monolith standing 13 metres tall at the end of a darkened Turbine Hall. It is the first work in The Unilever Series devoted to the moving image, and celebrates the masterful techniques of analogue film-making as opposed to digital.
“Each Indonesian child, newly born, carries the burden and debts of our past deeds… There is something good in thinking an apprehended thief is sent to jail, but it is more significant to ensure that children will not become thieves.” Bayonet Babies by Haris Purnomo from Indonesia. Seen in the Saatchi gallery London.
A day in the Imperial War Museum London in Southwark. By the way the most boring day in history was April 11, 1954.
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, it lies in a curve of the Thames. It was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514. The place was built into a palace which was so beautiful that the king himself grew jealous. Of course, it’s dangerous to make the king [...]
Ai Weiwei – creator of Tate Modern’s “sunflower seeds” installation – has been placed under house arrest because he planned a huge party to mark the demolition of his newly built Shanghai studio. Another example of the Great Firewall of China (censorship in China). This resulted in the exhibition being closed down in the turbine hall [...]
The “Elephant and Castle” is derived from a coaching inn of that name on the site. The earliest surviving record of this name relating to the area is in the Court Leet Book of the Manor of Walworth. This local court had met at “Elephant and Castle, Newington” on 21 March 1765. Previously the site was occupied by [...]
Interesting – you don’t want to hold a bomb on your chest – no easy life in submarines, me thinks. That’s brave and well deserved a vc medal. I don’t like that war shit but I like history and interesting facts.
There are 100 million sunflower seeds laid out in the turbine hall in London’s Tate Modern Turbine Hall. It took two and a half year to make all of the porcelain sunflower seeds. There were 1,600 Chinese people working on it.
A Harrier jump jet has been hung from the roof of Tate Britain like a trussed up bird. Fiona Banner, the artist, dreamt up the installation as a way of asking why fighter planes were so glorified in mainstream culture. Banner said she was “seduced” by the beauty of fighter jets but wondered why there [...]
To all the girls I’ve loved before Who travelled in and out my door I’m glad they came along I dedicate this song To all the girls I’ve loved before bla
The Saatchi Gallery is a cool place, very modern art and very well kept. In 2010 it was announced that the gallery would be given to the British public, becoming the Museum of Contemporary Art for London. Saatchi’s goal is to show contemporary work that would otherwise not be seen in big London institutions such as Tate [...]
This is one my favourite HDR pictures. It simple and without lots of contrasts – brings out the best metallic look and is great for high dynamic range I think. The picture is a boat by the way – taken in Maritime Museum London Greenwich.
Interactive war exhibition in the Imperial War Museum London.
When I look at his picture I get anxiety and panic attacks. It’s horrible, the cracked skin the dead eyes. Anyway the guy is not real but a dummy in the London Transport Museum. Hope you enjoy.
You’re caught on cctv – the national portrait gallery London CCTV camera. You don’t know what you don’t know.
One of the most impressive museums of the world for sure is the British Museum in London. The picture was taken in the reading room. During the period of the British Library, access was restricted to registered researchers only; however, reader’s credentials were generally available to anyone who could show that they were a serious researcher. The [...]
Dan Flavin – the art of fluorescent light! The artist uses limitation of his art moderne of materials to commercially available fluorescent tubing inserting it into the world of high art. The resulting body of work at once possesses a straightforward simplicity and a deep sophistication.
This is the museum of anthropology in Mexico City. The title attracts lots of visitors – I can only hope they are not too disappointed.