Last week (March 2018) I visited a dear friend in London. This visit gave me also the chance to see numerous exhibitions and permanent exhibits in Brussels, London and Liverpool.
In the previous two posts I show an impression of several exhibitions in Brussels. Here I continue with London.
Two Temple place Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz
About the house:
Two Temple Place is an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment.
The building was originally designed for use as Astor’s estate office by neo-Gothic architect John Loughborough Pearson. Astor had emigrated to England in 1891 as, arguably, the richest man in the world and no expense was spared when work began on Two Temple Place in 1892.
To get an idea:
About the exhibition
Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain
From the webisite :
‘Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain will highlight how the new jazz sound in post-War nightclubs and dancehalls provided exciting and dynamic material for British artists. Bold depictions of lively dancers by William Roberts and Frank Dobson, will be displayed alongside the Harlem-inspired paintings for which Edward Burra, one of Britain’s foremost Modernist painters, was well-known.
The growing interest in jazz brought black and white musicians, artists and audiences together, and was crucial in influencing changes in British society, moving from stereotypes descended from the minstrel show to a more nuanced understanding of and interest in African American and black British culture.’
One of the most remarkable works of art, due to history, is this one
In this slide show an impression of the rest of the exhibition
The exhibition can still be seen until 22 April 2018
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