Wednesday, November 17, 2010

London Art & Design: Part 1

Some art and design highlights from my recent trip to London.


Dale Chihuly glass chandelier in the dome of the main entrance of the Victoria & Albert Museum



One of the many unique objects at Mint in the Brompton Design District



Mdlle. Adeline Genee by Seb Patane from 'No New Things Under the Sun' at the Tennant Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts



Shop window on Old Bond Street



100 million (!) handmade, ceramic sunflower seeds line the floor of Turbine Hall at Tate Modern courtesy of Ai Weiwei



Eadweard Muybridge's motion study photographs at Tate Britain



Liberty of London on Regent Street



Julian Schnabel large-scale Polaroids at Colnaghi



The Museum of Everything in Primrose Hill. Has to be seen to be believed!

24 comments:

Julie Prichard said...

What's with the sunflower seeds?

MrCachet said...

I first saw Dale Chihuly in Pilchuk, WA, about twenty years ago. I admire SOME of his glass work, but have been told by those 'in the know' that he doesn't blow glass any more - he hires young artists to do that for him. If it's his idea in the chandalier, it's awesome, even if he had someone else do it.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am so glad you discovered some of my favorite London haunts while you were there...isn't it an incredible city filled with life! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

stregata said...

Thanks for sharing these - so wonderful. And the glass chandelier - awesome!

lynne h said...

oh! so you got to the 'museum of everything'! fantastic!!

Dyche Designs said...

Great images, I love the Victoria & Albert Musuem and made a trip there when I was visiting my family earlier in the year. My favorite rooms are the cast courts, I never failed to be amazed when I walk into them.

Lisa said...

Such extraordinary sights! I wonder how much that Chihuly weighs? I would have liked to watched the installation!

neva gagliano said...

isn't it rich?

Annie said...

Pleased you enjoyed your time here!

Marit said...

Aaahhh - you saw the sunflowerseeds IRL!!!! Wowzah! Did you walk on it? That was allowed at first, but then they closed it (no walking over/playing in it anymore) so you can only see it from the side. I would have loved to walk in it!

Lynn said...

Wow, when I saw the rugs hanging over the banister in the store I thought it was a quilt show! LOL

What fun you had. Thanks for bringing to our eyes as well. Your soft edges photos are quite wonderful.

Jill Z said...

What a great tour through such varied exhibits in London! Thanks so much for also providing the links for more info on each one. Love what was written for the "No New Things Under the Sun exhibit." Very thought provoking! Since you indicate part 1- can't wait to see the next part too! :)

angryparsnip said...

I love the Victoria ans Albert Museum.
One of my favorite museums ever.

Did you read about why and how the Sunflowers came about ? a very interesting story ... the artist Ai Weiwei is now under House Arrest in China.

I adore Dale Chihuly work. always so intriguing and the logistics alone are mind bending.

Wonderful photos.
cheers, parsnip

Lisa H said...

What? you went to Liberty of London without me?

alteredbits said...

what stunning sights! i'm so glad you had such a lovely time and were able to see so many wonderful things!! you inspire me to get out more and i thank you for that... sometimes i get so busy that i forget what a gorgeous little world we live in.

Holly Dean said...

I'm thinking you had a pretty inpirational time in London! You have an eye for the fabulous :)

Suzanne said...

Loved the places you got to see, hope you had a fantastic time.
I wouyld love to visit "The Museum of Everything".

Gillian McMurray said...

Did you really get to see the sunflower seeds? I would have loved to see it myself.

Dave said...

Museum of Everything! That sounds like my daughters' bedrooms!!! What fun!!!

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, come ON!

Kim Palmer said...

Ooooh, V&A, my fav! I'm soo jealous! Did you really spend time in all of these fab places or were you window shopping? I don't think I could find the exit at V&A, LOL!

~*~Patty S said...

Very Very Cool Pics Seth
Chihuly always takes my breath away!
we saw a similar installation a couple of years ago in SF at the Legion of Honor ... there was a brilliant yellow sunburst out in the courtyard that was totally WOW too ... bathed in CA sunlight!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What awesome photos and memories you brought back with you. Each of these photos shows how much you must have enjoyed the trip.

Yashila said...

Very nice. This is beautiful work.

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