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The first Hanoverian king of Britain

ascended the throne in August, 1714

establishing the Georgian era of British history

from 1714 to 1830.

This period encompassed the reigns of the four Georges

George I to George IV

The British Library, London will present

Georgians Revealed:

Life, Style and the

Making of Modern Britain 

8  November  2013 –  11  March  2014

(images from historyextra.com):

Tom and Jerry at the Exhibition of Pictures at the Royal Academy

'A Morning Ramble or The Milliners Shop' © British Museum

A Morning Ramble or The Milliners Shop

Over 200 works will be displayed, highlighting

 Georgian interests, achievements and proclivities.

It was an era of complexity/innovation

in politics,  entertainment,  fashion,  urbanisation

which established socio- cultural

foundations of present-day Britain.


The Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

is venue for the exhibition

The Avant – Gardes at War

8 November 2013   –  23 February 2014

Before the beginning of the Great War (WWI), 1914  –  1918

the dominant  European avant garde art movement

was Cubism as championed by Pablo Picasso and George Braques-

(as inspired by the landscapes of Paul Cezanne).

The innovative expression of the Cubists was that of

abstract representation:  art need not be literal.

This was a new and exciting visual interpretation:

figures/objects of geometric forms.

(images from radford.edu):

Portrait of Daniel Kahnweiler

Pablo Picasso, 1910

My Pretty One

Pablo Picasso, 1911/12

Reservoir at Horta de Ebro

Pablo Picasso, 1909

Still Life with Violin and Pitcher

Georges Braque, 1909/10

Houses at L’Estaque

Georges Braque, 1908

(image from ibiblio.org):


Bords d’une Riviere

Paul Cezanne, 1904/5


Cubism predated WWI.

With the outbreak of fighting

 war-influenced artistic expressions,

such as Dadaism were realised.

Rather than paint and paintbrush,

the tools of some Dadaists were scissors and glue:

cutting and pasting  of paper images then

reassembling in collage fashion.

Dadaist works seemed nonsensical, even absurd

in their rejection of traditions of

form and beauty.

Da-Dandy, 1919. Hannah Hoch


Hannah Hoch, 1919

The extreme tragedy of the war resulted in

the lost of many lives-

including those of the generation’s creatives.

Others who were spared front-line involvement

often painted in seclusion.

The Bundeskunsthalle exhibition examines

the avant garde artists and art movements existing

 immediately pre-dating the war

 during the war and immediately post-war.


Discover the treasures of Korea

dating from 400  AD to 800 AD at the

Metropolitan Museum, New York.


Korea’s Golden Kingdom

4 November 2013 – 23 February 2014

examines the gold laden treasures of

the Silla Dynasty (57 BC – 935 AD)

one of the three kingdoms of ancient Korea.

(image from staff.pausd.org):

The pieces are on loan from the

National Museum of Korea, Seoul and Gyeongju.

(image from metmuseum.org):

Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom

Crown, Silla Kingdom, second half of 5th century

Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom

Belt with pendants, Silla Kingdom, second half of a 5th century

Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom

Pair of ear-rings, Silla Kingdom, 6th century

Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom

Jar with stamped geometric and floral decorations

Silla Kingdom, 7th – 8th century