Ruth Slavid talks architecture

Fresco refreshed

Posted in art, heritage by ruthslavid on November 30, 2010

A friend sent this image of a 16th Century fresco that they have uncovered and restored at their house in Umbria, Italy. How lovely!

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Some mistake Ed?

Posted in art by ruthslavid on October 6, 2010

Has nobody told culture minister Ed Vaizey about the curse of the silly photo? David Milliband suffered under the curse of the badly held banana, and now the Culture secretary has been lured into some truly silly positions at the opening of the latest initiative at Birmingham’s Custard factory.

This has almost everything – weird flying creatures overhead, man in a fur coat (Custard Factory founder Bennie Gray), and that strange embarrassed expression.

As if that weren’t enough, he also posed on an internal bridge:

And teh project is called Zellig – memories of Woody Allen’s film, and the man who wanted to be someone else! Bad move, Ed – shurely shome mistake?

Zaha explodes in Switzerland

Posted in art by ruthslavid on July 12, 2010

The new exhibition designed by Zaha Hadid for the Galerie Gmurzynska in St Moritz, Switserland, looks pretty exciting. Showing works by the Russian Avant Garde, the exhibition is in black and white, with ‘exploding’ walls through which one can walk. Might put the art in the shade a bit though.

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