Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92, UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1, until 10th June 2016
This is a delightful small exhibition that focuses on the period between the Fall of the Bastille on July 14th 1789 and the end of 1792. This was a period when Louis XVI was still king but the old order was undergoing radical change that not only affected France but also caused concerns in the rest of Europe. The prints are a wonderful record of what was happening in France in this short period as they give an easily understandable interpretation of the very complex issues involved.
Louis XVI was executed on 21st January, 1793.
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Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics, House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1, until 15th May 2016
In some ways this exhibition might be described as “revolutionary” as it traces the emergence and work of female comic creators from the 19th century until the present day, but with an emphasis on the 21st century creators. Many of the works are having their first public airing.