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Birmingham: This is What She's Like

For a city of its importance, Birmingham is terribly good at hiding in plain sight. A show of hands amongst a randomly selected group of people from SE England would probably show that most had been to Amsterdam or Barcelona, but how many would have spent time in Birmingham? 3,911 more words

Making Gothic Revival Waves

This year’s Friends of St Michael’s Annual Lecture is on Saturday 14 October at 3pm in the church, St Michael and All Angels. £12 on the door (free to Friends). 229 more words

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Reflections on the radical Pre-Raphaelites

The National Gallery has recently opened a small exhibition on their Sunley Room titled “Reflections : Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites.” This exhibition is based around the gallery’s masterpiece ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ painted by Van Eyck in 1434, and focuses on the influences that this painting had on the Pre-Raphaelite movement. 371 more words


Women artists at the RBSA: how they shaped British art history

The RBSA’s Permanent Collection and Archive is an important resource for tracing the history of women artists in Birmingham.

Not only did the female members of our Society achieve impact locally, they also went on to influence key art movements at national and international level. 1,522 more words


Colours, as well as black and white, at the National Gallery

The National Gallery offers two interesting exhibitions this autumn. September 20th, “Drawn in colour” opens. Nearly a month later, October 30th 2017, another exhibition opens: “Monochrome”. 582 more words


Gothic, what...


Seldom has a word carried such a range of similar, but really quite different, meanings than that one. Somehow, we all think we know what it means, but try to tie it down and it’s slippery. 443 more words