Highlights from First Thursdays – 5th March 2015
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Highlights from First Thursdays – 5th March 2015

First Thursdays is an initiative that opens up small galleries to the public on the first Thursday of each month.  It’s a great opportunity to see what aspiring artists in London are getting up to and meet some colourful characters along the way.  Here are some highlights from last Thursday’s session: Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street, … Continue reading

Forget Nelson Shank’s Monica Lewinsky reference.  Michelangelo was the original troublemaker.
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Forget Nelson Shank’s Monica Lewinsky reference. Michelangelo was the original troublemaker.

I just happened upon an article about a portrait of Bill Clinton containing a subtle reference to Monica Lewinsky.  Apparently, painter Nelson Shanks included a shadow on the left of the painting to indicate someone coming into the office.  Or a shadow hanging over him. Reading more, it turns out he was being pretty explicit.  In Shanks’s … Continue reading