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London Art News previews art exhibitions in London and reports on anything of special interest in the visual arts worldwide, from ice sculpture to body painting.
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CLICK to see a larger graphic or visit The National Gallery in London to view the original.) England is the only country in the UK that doesn't have a holiday for its patron saint. Not that I'm into saints, but fair's fair. Will any political party in the general election pledge a holiday for Saint George? Come on. This could be the issue that breaks the deadlock.
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CLICK.) It's been going for 45 years and US President Obama has only just woken up to the fact that the world's finite resources are being gobbled up. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has taken the opportunity to blame all the world's ills on eating animals. US model Kelly Chin is the latest Name to get her kit off in the vegan cause. Here she is in Beijing, her skin painted with the oceans and continents of planet Earth. Nice, but global warming isn't all due to cow farts.
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CLICK). As at least 25% of people living in London are foreigners, I'm surprised the results were this good. Politicians who advocate multiculturalism and witter on about immigrants learning British values haven't a clue what they're on about. Battle of Waterloo (1898) by William Holmes Sullivan was painted decades later. There were no war artists in those days. Shame.
CLICK). Shown is Antonio Canova's Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker (1806) prior to his defeat. I thought Mars was the god of war!