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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V

Did The BBC Censor This Play About Buckingham Palace?

“Peter Barnes had 14 soliloquies on BBC Radio 3 [in the late ’80s] under the umbrella titles Barnes’ People and More Barnes’ People. They attracted remarkable actors, including Laurence Olivier (in his final role), Judi Dench, Alec Guinness, Alan Rickman, Janet Suzman and Jeremy Irons. Barnes wrote, though, a 15th monologue, which the BBC, in mysterious circumstances, withdrew from production in 1990. A True Born Englishman, in which a Buckingham Palace lackey recalls his career.” – The Guardia...
Tags: Art, Media, Theatre, Bbc, Buckingham Palace, BBC Radio, Laurence Olivier, Peter Barnes, 02.12.21, Barnes People, Judi Dench Alec Guinness Alan Rickman Janet Suzman, Jeremy Irons Barnes

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace

In early December we're going to get to see masterpiece paintings that normally hang in The Picture Gallery in Buckingham Palace in a NEW exhibition called Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Buckingham Palace, Art Exhibition, Paintings, Royal Collection, Making A Mark, Queens Gallery

Buckingham Palace’s Private Art Collection Is Going On Display For The First (And Perhaps Only) Time Ever

Talk about your unprecedented times. Buckingham Palace needs a plumbing update, so the paintings, including Vermeer’s The Music Lesson and two Rembrandts, have to find a temporary home, and the Queen’s surveyor sounds thrilled about it: “In a way, we’re obliged to do it. … We’ve got to get them out of the picture gallery for the building work.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Buckingham Palace, Visual, Vermeer, 08.16.20

Interview with musician and artist Genesis P-Orridge

Since the 60s Genesis P-Orridge has been the mastermind behind artist collective COUM Transmissions and seminal music acts Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. Beyond that, P-Orridge has had an astonishing career in the visual arts, founding an artist collective called Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, as well as helming the infamous pandrogeny project in, which P-Orridge and deceased partner Lady Jaye went through ongoing plastic surgery sessions to resemble each other in an attempt to, as New York's...
Tags: Art, Post, Music, England, New York, London, News, Interviews, California, Scotland, Time, United States, Buckingham Palace, ICA, William, Kathmandu

London: 20 free museums in London

Planning to visit London on a budget could initially give any Cheapo a nervous breakdown. Everything just costs more than most other European destinations in this international city. And despite the oncoming Brexit issue, with the British pound still holding fairly strong against other currencies, we don’t expect prices to be dropping anytime soon. However, as documented throughout our London guide and our list of the best cheap hotels in Central London, it is possible to live it up in London on...
Tags: Travel, Art, UK, England, London, Free, Museums, United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Tate Modern, British Museum, Central London, Brexit, Shoreditch, Dailycheapo

Architects propose turning Buckingham Palace into affordable housing

It's time to end restrictive single family zoning and intensify an underdeveloped, underutilized urban resource.
Tags: Design, News, Buckingham Palace

Dancing on the edge: In conversation with Astad Deboo

At 71, Astad Deboo still walks with the leaping grace of a warrior Is it sweet revenge to be acclaimed as a living legend of dance right here in the most conservative of dance bastions?” I ask Astad Deboo. He is in Chennai to receive the Yagnaraman Living Legend Award for 2018 at the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha July Festival. In conversation with Geeta Doctor | The Hindu Deboo is not pretending to be a living legend. It’s still morning. He is wearing pink and grey candy-striped shorts and a T-shi...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, UPS, Pink Floyd, Paris, Clarke, Buckingham Palace, South America, Mumbai, Pina Bausch, Alice, Kerala, Kolkata, Caterpillar

Review: Prince & Patron Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

The Queen has departed for Scotland and Buckingham Palace has opened up its State Rooms for summer visitors to London - and I'll also be taking a break after this post... Every summer there is also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, London, Scotland, Buckingham Palace, Katherine Tyrrell

Charles to treat palace visitors to his 70th birthday pick and mix

Prince selects more than 100 objects and works of art for Buckingham Palace openingPrince Charles has chosen a magnificent and intimidating hooded cloak that once belonged to one of the most ardent republicans in history as part an art display at Buckingham Palace to mark his 70th birthday.Charles has helped select more than 100 objects and works of art for a display that visitors to the annual summer opening of the palace will see from Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Monarchy, Prince Charles, Buckingham Palace, Exhibitions, Charles

Buckingham Palace to move 10,000 artworks during refurbishment

Aides seeking storage for items to be removed from east wing as part of 10-year projectA major “decant” of 10,000 works of art at Buckingham Palace, including paintings, porcelain, tapestries and furniture, is being organised as part of its £369m refurbishment.The whole of the east wing, off which the palace’s famous balcony is situated, will be emptied next April for long-overdue repairs, palace officials said. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, London, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Monarchy, Prince Charles, The Queen, Buckingham Palace

Queen of England bans plastic bottles and straws at royal estates

Plastic doesn’t have the royal stamp of approval anymore. Queen Elizabeth II recently banned plastic straws and bottles on royal estates with the goal of reducing plastic use. The Independent and The Telegraph quoted a Buckingham Palace spokesperson as saying “there’s a strong desire to tackle this issue” of plastic among the royal household. Some people think the Queen has taken an interest in the plastic problem after working on a conservation documentary with broadcaster and naturalist Davi...
Tags: England, Design, Earth, Buckingham Palace, Telegraph, David Attenborough, Elizabeth Ii, Holyroodhouse, Julian Kirby, DepositPhotos, PublicDomainPictures, Telegraph Blue Planet, Buckingham Palace Windsor Castle, Royal Palaces

How the Fences & Railings Adorning London’s Buildings Doubled (by Design) as Civilian Stretchers in World War II

London is a particularly rich destination for visitors with an interest in World War II: Winston Churchill’s underground War Rooms… The Royal Air Force Museum… Blitz-specific walking tours… …and the scabby steel fences/railings surrounding a number of South London housing estates? These mesh-and-pipe barriers look utterly unremarkable until one hears their origin story—as emergency stretchers for bearing away civilian casualties from the rubble of Luftwaffe raids. The no-frills desig...
Tags: Travel, Google, Design, London, College, Life, History, Winston Churchill, Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth, Facebook Twitter, Luftwaffe, Royal Air Force Museum, Stretcher Railing Society

65 years of Royal Gifts exhibition at Buckingham Palace

As Prince Phillip retires and the Duke of Cambridge steps up to his new role of representing the Queen on a full-time basis, there's a certain sense of an imminent sea-change in the operation of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, Cambridge, Buckingham Palace, Duke, Katherine Tyrrell, Phillip

Top Posts From AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 07.23.17

Opera: America’s War Without End Anthony Haden Guest calls “The Plain of Jars” — a chamber opera by Keith Patchel about America’s secret war in Laos — “the lineal descendant of Stravinsky’s ‘Nightingale’ and Alban Berg’s ‘Lulu’ and ‘Wozzeck.'” Click ... read more AJBlog: Straight|Up Published 2017-07-21 From Montreal to Massachusetts Compagnie Marie Chouinard performs at Jacob’s Pillow, July 19 through 23 Marie Chouinard’s 24 Preludes by Chopin (an earlier cast). Photo: Marie Chouinard The im...
Tags: Art, London, America, Ireland, Buckingham Palace, Lulu, Montreal, Laos, Ajblogs, Norman Rockwell, Penelope, Jacob, Stravinsky, Chopin, Berkshires, Alban Berg

Canaletto and the Art of Venice - recommended

Canaletto and the Art of Venice takes over the entire Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace and displays an extremely fine collection of drawings, prints and paintings of Venice by Canaletto. I was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, Buckingham Palace, Venice, Katherine Tyrrell, Canaletto

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace Announces 2017 Season

Andrew Lloyd Webbertoday announces plans forThe Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group.The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. [Author: Marianka Swain]
Tags: Theatre, Buckingham Palace, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marianka Swain, Victoria Palace

Breathtaking Photos Of London From Above

High-flying photographer Jeffrey Milstein (previously), renowned for his aerial photos of US cities, snaps landmarks through the open door of a helicopter. This month he hired a chopper in London and amazingly he had just an hour to cover all the buildings he wanted to capture including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the glass roof of the British Museum and the Gherkin and Walkie Talkie towers in the City. The Walkie Talkie, built two years ago, is one of dozens of new towers in the ancient...
Tags: Photography, England, Design, London, Thames, US, Ministry Of Defence, Treasury, Royal Courts of Justice, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Whitehall, British Museum, Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Foreign Office

An Eccentric Artist Has Collected Fifty Vintage Cars And Left Them To Rot In A Forest – And Now They’re Worth Over $1 Million

Former racing driver Michael Fröhlich, from Dusseldorf, Germany, has purposely crashed the cars into trees, buried them in mud and parked them on cliff faces in his estate’s garden in the middle of the German Neanderthal. His collections includes a Jaguar XK120 worth $170,000, a Porsche 356 racer and a Buick worth $17,000. Perhaps his most interesting collectable is a Rolls Royce, with a purposefully misspelt “Buckingham Palace” – replacing the B with an F – emblazoned on the side with a replic...
Tags: Travel, Design, Porsche, Buckingham Palace, Jaguar, Michael, Holden, Elizabeth, Buick, Dusseldorf Germany

A Knife Set Worth Killing For!

How would you like to own a knife set so exquisite and effective, they have their own place in the Royal Kitchen at the Buckingham Palace? The set of Chef’s Knives by Edge of Belgravia are said to be one of the best, and most preferred knife sets world over. The set comes with five knives, for five different applications. The knife blades are crafted out of Zirconium, a material only second to Diamond when it comes to toughness. The handles look mean and clean, and come in black and lime green (...
Tags: Deals, Kitchen, Design, Diamond, Buckingham Palace, Product Design, Belgravia, The Black Diamond

Download the Sublime Anatomy Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci: Available Online, or in a Great iPad App

I’ve always found anatomical drawing fascinating. At its best, it occupies an aesthetic space somewhere between mystical fine art and cutting-edge scientific observation—a space carved out during the Italian Renaissance, when the boundaries between artistic training and scientific inquiry were permeable and often nonexistent. Famously, the period introduced renderings of the human figure so anatomically accurate that “until about 1500-1510,” writes the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artists’ “...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Boston, Buckingham Palace, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Josh Jones, Museum of Science, Royal Collection Trust, Baccio Bandinelli, Durham NC Follow, Michelangelo Buonnarroti

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