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The Donimican Hotel, Brussels

The Donimican Hotel, Brussels

The Dominican hotel is a hotel with a history. Located in central Brussels on the the site of a former 15th century Dominican abbey which later became the home and workplace of famous neo–classicist painter, Jacques-Louis David, from 1816 until 1825. The original facade of his home has remained intact […]

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Arts & Culture

Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

The latest show at the Royal Academy is entitled simply Antony Gormley. This is probably because an awful lot of what you get is actually representation of the artist himself. We have seen him before, standing on the foreshore at Crosby, looking from London’s rooftops and amongst the ancient ruins at […]

by × November 28, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

Hugh Mendes in his studio, 2018

The Hugh Mendes Conversation

Hugh, why were you drawn in particular to painting obituaries, and do you remember the moment when you first had the idea? I was working with newspaper clippings as source material, mainly political stories. As you may know, that really started with 9/11 which happened to be my MA graduation […]

by × November 25, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

The Boulevard Leopold – Antwerp, Belgium

The Boulevard Leopold – Antwerp, Belgium

Can you imagine a city that controls around half of the entire world’s trade? This was Antwerp’s position at the start of the 16th century: port of choice for goods like silver, cloth and later, diamonds, for much of Europe. Its huge financial markets even meant that the city was […]

by × November 19, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Derek Boshier Conversation

The Derek Boshier Conversation

Derek, you were a key member of the early Pop Art movement in the UK. That must have been an exciting time to be a young artist at the Royal College of Art? The Royal College of Art class of 1959 – 62 was perhaps to do with being at […]

by × November 11, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Lucian Freud: Self Portraits – the Royal Academy, London

Lucian Freud: Self Portraits – the Royal Academy, London

Lucian Freud is not an easy person to nail down. He had no interest in ‘family’ yet had fourteen children. He could be witty and charming, yet could be rude and impatient. He was often accused of being unkind to his wives, and lovers whilst being able to inspire devotion. […]

by × November 1, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option – Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option – Blenheim Palace

It is fair to say that Maurizio Cattelan: Victory is Not an Option at Blenheim Palace has been rather more notorious than the average art exhibition. It captured newspaper headlines when one of the art installations America – a gold toilet – was stolen following a break-in shortly after its […]

by × October 29, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

How to Fest – Visiting The Sundance Film Festival 2020

How to Fest – Visiting The Sundance Film Festival 2020

Ask anyone in the film business for their favourite film festivals and you will be sure to find Sundance Film Festival close to the top of their list. This is the most prestigious film festival in the United States and the most important Indie Film festival in the world. It […]

by × October 24, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

Magnum Streetwise: The Ultimate Collection of Street Photography from Thames & Hudson

Magnum Streetwise: The Ultimate Collection of Street Photography from Thames & Hudson

With Magnum Streetwise: The Ultimate Collection of Street Photography Stephen McLaren brings us a comprehensive overview of more than 70 years of street photography from members of the world’s greatest photographic collective. Includes are images from founding members like Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa, acknowledged masters such as Leonard Freed […]

by × October 21, 2019 × 0 comments

Travel

Skiing the French Pyrenees – St Lary, Cauterets & Grand Tourmalet

Skiing the French Pyrenees – St Lary, Cauterets & Grand Tourmalet

As a destination the French Pyrenees is probably not high on many skiers must-do lists. There are no big interlinked ski systems, high altitude resorts, exclusive hotels or celebrity endorsements. Glacier skiing areas do not exist and you won’t see any famous ski racers because the World Cup circuit does […]

by × October 15, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

Stanley Donwood – There Will Be No Quiet

Stanley Donwood – There Will Be No Quiet

Stanley Donwood is a multimedia artist who is, most famously, the preferred collaborator of the band Radiohead and the author/subject of the latest artistic publication from Thames & Hudson. Some of their recent titles feature Francis Bacon, Paula Rego and Quentin Tarantino. Can Donwood’s work stand up to scrutiny in […]

by × October 15, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Frieze London Art Fair 2019

Frieze London Art Fair 2019

The ‘game’ for reviewers at every annual iteration of Frieze London is to try a spot some sort of a trend. The fair itself tried to supply a hint of its own thoughts with a section set aside for textile art.   At CELLOPHANELAND* however we do not buy that […]

by × October 9, 2019 × 0 comments