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Tate Britain; May 28, 2013

The Tate Britain has an exquisite exterior, ominously pitted along one side from bombs during WWII.  I was thrilled to find Henry Moore drawings and sculptures, as well as video footage of the artist at work.  It showed him bending the armature in a vise, applying plaster in layers to achieve the form, fine tuning […]

The Streets of London; May 28, 2013

The parks are beautiful in the sunshine and when it isn’t raining everyone makes sure they get out!  Here we are, walking along; we turn a corner and there, across the water, is a Henry Moore sculpture! One of our favorite mystery writers, Barbara Vine, wrote about the Portobello Market, so naturally we had to […]

Impressions, London; May 28, 2013

Charles Dickens Museum – excellent.  The kitchen and scullery gave a clue about the hard life of those who could not hire someone else to do the work.  Although Dickens was considered a champion for working class people and women, he apparently had a double standard when it came to his wife, who bore him […]

Adventures in London; May 24, 2013

Extrapolated from my drawing notebook: We spent seven hours at the Victoria and Albert Museum and did not see even half of what they have on display!  I focused on the areas most related to my current studies:  European art, particularly painting, drawing, and sculpture. They have a stunning collection of sculpture:  Rodin, medieval wood carvings, […]