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Absorbing Vincent: Van Gogh goes immersive in Paris exhibition

PARIS (Reuters) – A Paris gallery is offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the colourscapes of Vincent Van Gogh like never before. L’Atelier des Lumieres is projecting digitized, multilayered versions of some of the artist’s most famous works, including “Starry Night Over the Rhone” and “Churchyard in the Rain”, onto its floor and walls Conveying at different stages the illusion of water rippling in the light and raindrops falling, the show is accompanied by a rich soundtrack. “Obviously, we have “The Starry Night,” we have the sunflowers, we…

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Mandela’s life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition

FILE PHOTO: Nelson Mandela laughs with journalists and performers participating in the second 46664 AIDS awareness campaign concert near the small Southern Cape province town of George. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – For a man who spent nearly three decades in prison, the passage of time was no doubt important to Nelson Mandela. So it is perhaps fitting that an exhibition opening in London on Friday about his life and legacy features his watch, which was always kept on South African time wherever he traveled in the world as…

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Tracey Emin delivers an ’emotional timebomb’ in London exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) – British artist Tracey Emin is unleashing an “emotional timebomb” at her latest exhibition, homing in on what is important to her as she faces what she calls the third stage of her life. A visitor views “Insomnia Room Installation” during the launch of “A Fortnight of Tears”, an exhibition of new works by the British artist Tracey Emin on display at White Cube gallery in London, Britain, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville Best known to many for the then sensational creation “My Bed” some 20 years ago…

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Dior gowns that made headlines star in London exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) – From Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday gown to Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence’s red carpet dress, Christian Dior outfits that have made headlines go on show in a London exhibition dedicated to the French fashion house. Creations on display during a photocall for the “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” exhibition at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London, Britain January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls With a supporting cast of accessories, sketches and perfume bottles, “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” takes a close look at the history of the…

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With Berlin exhibition, winter has come for Game of Thrones fans

FILE PHOTO: The Iron Throne is seen on the set of the television series Game of Thrones in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Picture taken June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble BERLIN (Reuters) – Fans of “Game of Thrones” are flocking to Berlin to see a one-off exhibition of paintings showing hitherto unseen parts of writer George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world Westeros. The exhibition, put together by a 40-strong team of artists who worked painting sets for the HBO series, is free to visit until January 29 in…

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Floyd Mayweather floors Tenshin Nasukawa three times to win exhibition in first round

Mayweather was smiling as he floored Nasukawa three times in the opening round Floyd Mayweather knocked down Tenshin Nasukawa three times in the first round as he beat the Japanese kickboxer in an exhibition match worth a reported $9m. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, was smiling as he floored the 20-year-old with ease. The pair were set to box three rounds of three minutes in Tokyo, but Nasukawa was caught with a left hook before his team threw in the towel. Despite agreeing to the bout, Mayweather said he…

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Duchess Meghan makes first royal solo outing for art exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan Markle attended the opening of London’s new “Oceania” exhibition on Tuesday evening in what was her first royal solo outing since marrying Britain’s Prince Harry in May. Meghan, 37, who is officially known as the Duchess of Sussex, visited the Royal Academy of Arts, where on display are some 200 works including ornaments, canoes and images from the Pacific region Meghan will visit with Harry on their first overseas tour next month. The exhibition, which includes items from Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and New Zealand, marks 250…

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Intricate church vestments go on show in London exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) – Intricately embroidered and gold embossed textiles have gone on display in London in an exhibition looking at vestments worn in the Catholic Church between the 16th and 19th centuries. “Apparell’d in Celestial Light”, at the Indar Pasricha Fine Arts gallery brings together vestments acquired in France, Germany and Italy. The collection features silk, brocaded and opulent chasubles, chalice veils and copes among the items on display which are also for sale with prices ranging from 5,000 to 1 million pounds ($6,584-$1.32 million) “The Church was told…that they…

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Video games in focus at London’s V&A exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) – Video games take centre-stage in an exhibition at London’s V&A Museum that kicks off this week, looking at how the popular leisure activity has been designed and played since the mid-2000s. A member of staff of the V & A interact with items on display at Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, which celebrates the changing design field of video games, in London, Britain September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls “Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt” features concept art, prototypes and materials from major studios as well as smaller independent designers developed in the age of…

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‘Girl Power’ on show in London Spice Girls exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) – From colorful platform boots to bed linen emblazoned with the faces of Posh, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Ginger, an array of Spice Girls memorabilia goes on show in a London exhibition this week dedicated to the famed girl band. Spice Girls fan Alan Smith-Allison has gathered hundreds of the group’s stage costumes and pieces of merchandise he has collected since the 1990s and put them on display alongside other items on loan for “SPICEUP”, which kicks off on Saturday. On show are “Girl Power” tops, Melanie Brown’s…

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