The Twelfth Night * William Shakespeare (RSC Theatre)

I was well impressed a few nights ago when I went to see the cinema-distributed version of the Shakespearian Play “The Twelfth Night”. I have not seen it before and I must say the costumes were astounding and so was the acting. The main setting is purely Victorian, late 1890s, and lace and lush blackContinue reading “The Twelfth Night * William Shakespeare (RSC Theatre)”

About Lady Godiva and her nakedness

Lady Godiva is an 1897 painting by English artist John Collier, who worked in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The portrayal of Lady Godiva and her well-known ride through Coventry, England, is held in Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Lady Godiva was bequeathed by social reformer Thomas Hancock Nunn. When he died inContinue reading “About Lady Godiva and her nakedness”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Book Review

I have to admit, I only bought this book because one of my friends was raving how amazing the theatre production was.  I never really wanted to read a book where a dog dies. I was traumatized enough after I am Legend * Robert Matheson but after a small research online, I was impressed on how wellContinue reading “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Book Review”

Three of my favourite women in paintings

The First: Isolde Even though she’s always mentioned along with her beloved Tristan, she was a woman in her own right. In medieval Arthurian legend Isolde was an Irish princess betrothed to King Mark of Cornwall. After accidentally drinking a love potion, she became the lover of his knight Tristan, which led to their tragic deaths.Continue reading “Three of my favourite women in paintings”

On The Saco * Albert Bierstadt

On the Saco Albert Bierstadt (07 January 1830; Solingen, Germany) Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his large landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record theseContinue reading “On The Saco * Albert Bierstadt”

Marvel at one of the world’s most dynamic modern art spaces, Tate Modern, and its new extension

Tate Modern is an amazing story of redemption and reinvention. It resides Picasso to Anish Kapoor and Tacita Dean – you name ’em, they’ve got ’em. You could happily spend a day exploring them all, and also find time for the latest barnstorming exhibition. The biggest, most audacious, installations are in the vast Turbine HallContinue reading “Marvel at one of the world’s most dynamic modern art spaces, Tate Modern, and its new extension”