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Author: Adrian Deakes (Programme Manager Theatre and Performance)
The V&A, University of the Arts, London and David Bowie's former school, Ravens Wood School, South Bromley, have been working together on a film since January 2013. This interdisciplinary project engaged students in David Bowie's music, performance and art and imagined his influence on present day students at the school. You can find previous blog posts on the project and workshops...
Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
Pisanello, Leonello d'Este Medal, Verona, Italy, Cast Bronze, Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, Room 64, Case 14, Mus Ref: A.165-1910 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Portrait medals are fascinating objects for anyone interested in this period, as they embody so many of the characteristics typically associated with the renaissance. Their form and inspiration are derived from...
Author: Bernadette Archer (Librarian)
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Did you know that the National Art Library (NAL) subscribes to The Vogue Archive which can be accessed by visitors within the NAL Reading Rooms?The Vogue Archive database contains the entire run of American Vogue from 1892 to the present day. It is fully searchable and comprises high-resolution colour page images of the work of some of the greatest fashion designers, photographers, illustrators...
Author: V&A Network
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This summer a monumental three-figure sculpture by Georg Baselitz, one of Germany’s most celebrated living artists, will be installed in the John Madejski Garden. It has been created in response to Antonio Canova’s neoclassical sculpture The Three Graces (1814-1817) recently redisplayed at the V&A. Baselitz’s Untitled (2013), standing over 3.5 meters high, is a contemporary...
Author: Kirsten Pairpoint (Assistant Librarian)
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The winners of the 2013 Illustration Awards were announced last night at our annual Awards party. The four winners were each presented with a trophy and £2,000, with the Student Runner-up receiving £1,000.The Awards have been going since 1972 with the aim of celebrating the best in book and magazine illustration. Each year, a panel of guest judges has the difficult job of selecting...
Portrait of William Kent by William Aikman, c.1723. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery
Author: Roisin Inglesby (Assistant Curator of Designs)
In March 2014 the V&A will host a major exhibition dedicated to the work of William Kent, the most prominent artist, designer and architect of the early Hanoverian period. This will be the first ever full-scale exhibition to reflect the comprehensive range of Kent’s talents and influence upon British design and will include furniture, metalwork, illustrations, sculpture and paintings,...

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