Masterpiece London 2016, The Bull Ring Gate Entrance, South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3,30thJune – 6th July 2016
Dickinson Sir Anthony Van Dyck The Madonna, Child and St. John c. 1627-30 Oil on canvas 147.5 x 112 cm. (58 x 44 ½ in.) Courtesy Dickinson
Hemmerle Hemmerle earrings, diamonds, jade, bronze, white gold. Courtesy Hemmerle.
Anthony Outred A Painted Bureau Cabinet Piedmont, Northern Italy. Circa 1680.
Shapero Rare Books The Album Amicorum of Rhaban Giese, scholar and medical doctor, native of Danzig, drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Geneva, Lyon, Paris and London between 1618 and 1621 Courtesy Shapero Rare Books
Modernity Stockholm Jens Jacob Bregnö Grandfather Clock Denmark, 1927 Courtesy Modernity Stockholm
David Gill Zaha Hadid Crater Coffee Table 2007 Courtesy David Gill
Orate Pro Nobis: Six Hundred Years of Saints, Moretti Fine Art , 2A-6 Ryder Street, London SW1, until15th November
This exhibition shows religious works from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, many showing the Madonna and Child with saints. All have an emotional appeal to the viewer, inspiring contemplative and hopefully spiritual thoughts on the wonders of faith and belief – or not.
Lorenzo Lippi (1606-1656) Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist Oil on canvas, 109 x 72.5 cm Moretti Fine Art
In a complementary contrast, well almost, is Gilbert and George’s 1983 work Mouth which is a fusion of the religious and secular. While it is not perhaps as spiritually calming as some of the earlier works, it is certainly as thought provoking.
2. Gilbert and George (b. 1942, 1943) Mouth. 1983 Gelatin silver print (hand-dyed), gold leaf 226 x 254 cm (Image is copyright)