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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Byzantine Heritage => Topic started by: ashdean on January 04, 2009, 12:00:38 PM

Title: BYZANTIUM 330-1453
Post by: ashdean on January 04, 2009, 12:00:38 PM
I was in London last week and visited this great exhibition at the RA on Piccadilly....If you have the chance....GO!!!
Title: Re: BYZANTIUM 330-1453
Post by: s.v.markov on January 12, 2009, 06:49:05 AM
Absolutely right! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these exhibits. A 'must see' for iconophiles ~ e.g. Icon of Archangel Michael stolen as part of Crusade booty in 1204) and taken to Venice. Have a nice lunch at the Royal Academy, and then go to 'Magnificence of the Tsars' at the Victoria and Albert. Get really close to the Coronation robes of Nicholas II ! What a day ~ and it's 'Babylon' tomorrow!!
Title: Re: BYZANTIUM 330-1453
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 12, 2009, 08:30:28 AM
I was a bit dissapointed in the Byzantium  exhibition.  But, it has more than what I was able to see in Istanbul itself, where I had just been.  I realise that there is just not that much left from the era, but I would like to have seen more on the court life and  workings of the  Eastern Roman state than the heavy emphasis on the Church.
 As for the Romanovs, well, that is another dissapointing exhibition, as I saw it.  I have commented on  that elsewhere on the AP board. But the real loser in London this season is "Babylon" at the British Museum.  Way over-priced and not much to see.
Title: Re: BYZANTIUM 330-1453
Post by: ashdean on January 12, 2009, 01:17:02 PM
I was a bit dissapointed in the Byzantium  exhibition.  But, it has more than what I was able to see in Istanbul itself, where I had just been.  I realise that there is just not that much left from the era, but I would like to have seen more on the court life and  workings of the  Eastern Roman state than the heavy emphasis on the Church.
 As for the Romanovs, well, that is another dissapointing exhibition, as I saw it.  I have commented on  that elsewhere on the AP board. But the real loser in London this season is "Babylon" at the British Museum.  Way over-priced and not much to see.
Go to the Courtald...you will be delighted with the Turner watercolours and the new additions from the Schriff bequest..oh and a Picasso of yellow iris in a blue & white jug