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“At first sight you would find a concoction of Omani heritage beautifully sketched in a mystifying manner, which is thought provoking as there are multiple layers of stories in a single piece. In her solo art exhibition “The Ancestors Waited and Watched” British-Omani artist Latifah Al Said talks about her inspiration, connections and relevance.” Words: […]
9 July – 3 November 2019 Friends free This monographic exhibition on the nineteenth-century artist, John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876), will feature a wide variety of vivid and detailed paintings created by the artist during his travels in Europe and the Middle East. Throughout his career, Lewis travelled extensively. Early visits to Scotland were followed by […]
Islamic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. It includes Arabic Calligraphy, Ottoman, and Persian calligraphy. It is known in Arabic as khatt Islami (خط اسلامي), meaning Islamic line, design, or construction. Follow these four videos to get you started….
Watts Gallery 6th March – 3rd June 2018 In March 2018, Watts Gallery, in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, will present a landmark exhibition of newly conserved masterpieces from the Cecil French Bequest, a rarely seen collection of later Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings left to the Council in 1953 by the collector Cecil French […]
20 Oct 2016 to 15 Jan 2017 Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, Power and Protection is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world. Within Islamic societies, people of all backgrounds have engaged in fascinating yet controversial practices such as the casting of […]
The Watts Studios is now open, following a £5 million restoration project. The new museum, celebrates Victorian artist George Frederic Watts, and his wife Mary Watts, a designer, who built their home, Limnerslease, in the Surrey Hills amongst the breath-taking scenery of the Pilgrims’ Way. The Watts Studios will restore that sense of wonderment found […]