Thursday, 6 December 2012

Oscar Niemeyer dies

Oscar Niemeyer died yesterday at the grand old age of 104.
He was the architect of the Milan head office of the Italian printer publisher Mondadori. I worked for them for 15 years so I knew the building quite well and so I took an interest in Niemeyer.
A couple of years ago I did a small series of portraits of architects, including Oscar here on the right. The design is based on the ceiling of the Brasilia cathedral. 
Of course there are numerous obituaries in the press today. Here below is a gallery of photos of some of his work.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Exhibition at Morley Gallery

I'm participating in a group exhibition at the Morley Gallery in London with 16 of my fellow printmakers. We had a private view on Thursday evening which was well attended. 
No red dots for me yet though!
Here's a photo of me and my wall. 

There will be another private view/party on Tuesday 11th December. Everybody welcome.
Here is the invite with information and a map. 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

December Anniversaries of classical composers

Great Classical Composer

2/12/1990 Copland died
4/12/1976 Britten died
5/12/1791 Mozart died
5/12/2007 Stockhausen died
7/12/1863 Mascagni born
8/12/1865 Sibelius born
8/12/1890 Martinu born
10/12/1822 César Franck born
10/12/1908 Messiaen born
11/12/1803 Berlioz born
16/12/1770 Beethoven born
16/12/1921 Saint Saëns died
17/12/1749 Cimarosa born
22/12/1858 Puccini born
25/12/1871 Scriabin born
28/12/1937 Ravel died