There are a couple of particularly good exhibitions on at the Fitzwilliam Museum here in Cambridge at the moment. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment is fascinating, quirky, and full of wonderful exhibits. And now today we went to Watercolour – Elements of nature, a quite beautifully and illuminatingly mounted show of paintings from the Fitz’s own stunning collection — including their iconic Samuel Palmer, ‘The Magic Apple Tree’ which hasn’t been shown for some years, as well as paintings by Cotman and de Wint, Turner and Ruskin, Cezanne and Pissarro. And John Singer Sergeant, as above. The exhibitions are both free too. Very definitely worth a visit to Cambridge in the next month or so to see.
- Was fine exhib at Nat Gal of C19 purchases, incl “Botticelli” that’s now OBV not! Bet this’ll be in 2117 exhib of… https://t.co/RAqeFr6Xsx, Nov 16
- RT @JohnRentoul: @georgeeaton Let’s build on it & create an island megalopolis! https://t.co/vc4bjQGR3c, Nov 16
- RT @venezia_56: Dogana da Mar #Benoni Punta della Salute Sull' orizzonte la Giudecca e la Chiesa e Ospizio delle Zitelle… https://t.co/QVvYr6qAOK, Nov 16
- Rather disappointed to see that only one minister had resigned in the time the opera took …, Nov 8
- Aida at Prague National Theatre. Production rather clunky — but Veronika Hajnová a terrific Amneris who made the evening., Nov 8