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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘inkily beautiful’ – The Guardian

Our #MunchExhibition is now open! Explore the radical and emotional work of one of the first truly ‘modern’ artists in this spring’s stand-out show. With many works on loan from @munchmuseet in Oslo, it’s a rare chance to get up close with the work of Edvard Munch in London.

Tickets are selling fast – get yours via the link in our bio!

Supported by AKO Foundation

In collaboration with the @MunchMuseum, Oslo, Norway

#EdvardMunch #Munch #prints #printmaking #exhibition #art #TheScream #😱 #Norway #MunchMuseum
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘inkily beautiful’ – The Guardian

Our #MunchExhibition is now open! Explore the radical and emotional work of one of the first truly ‘modern’ artists in this spring’s stand-out show. With many works on loan from @munchmuseet in Oslo, it’s a rare chance to get up close with the work of Edvard Munch in London.

Tickets are selling fast – get yours via the link in our bio!

Supported by AKO Foundation

In collaboration with the @MunchMuseum , Oslo, Norway

#EdvardMunch #Munch #prints #printmaking #exhibition #art #TheScream #😱 #Norway #MunchMuseum
😱 Munch’s work contains hidden depths – the figure in ‘The Scream’ isn’t actually screaming, but trying to block out the shriek they hear around them.

Munch recounts the moment that inspired the image in a letter from January 1892 – ‘I stood there, trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature’. Get up close to ‘The Scream’ and discover more about the artist behind the iconic image in our five-star #MunchExhibition. Book tickets via the link in our bio!

Supported by AKO Foundation

In collaboration with the @MunchMuseum, Oslo, Norway

#EdvardMunch #Munch #prints #printmaking #exhibition #art #TheScream #😱 #Norway
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😱 Munch’s work contains hidden depths – the figure in ‘The Scream’ isn’t actually screaming, but trying to block out the shriek they hear around them.

Munch recounts the moment that inspired the image in a letter from January 1892 – ‘I stood there, trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature’. Get up close to ‘The Scream’ and discover more about the artist behind the iconic image in our five-star #MunchExhibition. Book tickets via the link in our bio!

Supported by AKO Foundation

In collaboration with the @MunchMuseum , Oslo, Norway

#EdvardMunch #Munch #prints #printmaking #exhibition #art #TheScream #😱 #Norway
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Our #MunchExhibition is now open!😱 Innovative artist, radical bohemian and tormented soul, Edvard Munch was one of the most influential artists of his generation.

Our five-star show looks at Munch’s life and examines the loves, losses and loneliness that inspired his work. From tumultuous love affairs to the despair of losing a sibling, the exhibition follows the artist through highs and lows, showcasing his arresting and technically brilliant printmaking.

Discover the artist behind ‘The Scream’ in our special exhibition – find out more and buy tickets via the link in our bio!

Supported by AKO Foundation

In collaboration with the @munchmuseum, Oslo, Norway

#EdvardMunch #Munch #prints #printmaking #exhibition #art #TheScream #😱 #Norway
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Our #MunchExhibition is now open!😱 Innovative artist, radical bohemian and tormented soul, Edvard Munch was one of the most influential artists of his generation.

Our five-star show looks at Munch’s life and examines the loves, losses and loneliness that inspired his work. From tumultuous love affairs to the despair of losing a sibling, the exhibition follows the artist through highs and lows, showcasing his arresting and technically brilliant printmaking.

Discover the artist behind ‘The Scream’ in our special exhibition – find out more and buy tickets via the link in our bio!

Supported by AKO Foundation

In collaboration with the @munchmuseum , Oslo, Norway

#EdvardMunch #Munch #prints #printmaking #exhibition #art #TheScream #😱 #Norway
This beautiful photo by @vilmajar was taken in the Weston Hall. The space was designed by Sydney Smirke – the younger brother of Robert Smirke, who designed the main Museum building including the iconic Ionic facade.

The hall’s original colour scheme was inspired by ancient Greek buildings, which would have been brightly painted. It survived until the Second World War, when the ceiling was badly damaged during an air raid – this reproduction was completed in 1999, restoring the entrance hall’s vibrancy ✨

Share your photos of the Museum with us by tagging the location! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography#BritishMuseum #architecture#London #📸 #UK
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This beautiful photo by @vilmajar was taken in the Weston Hall. The space was designed by Sydney Smirke – the younger brother of Robert Smirke, who designed the main Museum building including the iconic Ionic facade.

The hall’s original colour scheme was inspired by ancient Greek buildings, which would have been brightly painted. It survived until the Second World War, when the ceiling was badly damaged during an air raid – this reproduction was completed in 1999, restoring the entrance hall’s vibrancy ✨

Share your photos of the Museum with us by tagging the location! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #BritishMuseum #architecture #London #📸 #UK
It might not always be sunny in London, but @mousoup managed to capture this superb shot of the Great Court drenched in sunlight 🌞✨ Did you know the highest point of the roof is over 26 metres above floor level? That’s around the height of 5 and a half double-decker buses!

We love seeing your photos – share them with us by tagging the location and we’ll regram our favourites 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #BritishMuseum #GreatCourt  #London #📸 #UK
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It might not always be sunny in London, but @mousoup managed to capture this superb shot of the Great Court drenched in sunlight 🌞✨ Did you know the highest point of the roof is over 26 metres above floor level? That’s around the height of 5 and a half double-decker buses!

We love seeing your photos – share them with us by tagging the location and we’ll regram our favourites 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #BritishMuseum #GreatCourt #London #📸 #UK
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These boat-shaped earrings are decorated with sirens – creatures from ancient Greek mythology with the body of a bird and the head of a woman. According to myth, the irresistible song of the sirens lured sailors to their death on the craggy rocks where the mythical creatures perched.
The earrings also feature cockleshell pendants which were associated with the goddess of love, Aphrodite.

They were probably made around 420–400 BC in Athens – discover more about the ancient city and see these objects on display in Room 19.

#BritishMuseum #jewellery #gold #Aphrodite #AncientGreece #jewelery #mythology #London #sirens
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These boat-shaped earrings are decorated with sirens – creatures from ancient Greek mythology with the body of a bird and the head of a woman. According to myth, the irresistible song of the sirens lured sailors to their death on the craggy rocks where the mythical creatures perched.
The earrings also feature cockleshell pendants which were associated with the goddess of love, Aphrodite.

They were probably made around 420–400 BC in Athens – discover more about the ancient city and see these objects on display in Room 19.

#BritishMuseum #jewellery #gold #Aphrodite #AncientGreece #jewelery #mythology #London #sirens
Swipe to see the colours change✨👉 The Lycurgus Cup is the only complete example of colour-changing dichroic glass to survive from ancient Rome. 
The dazzling effect is achieved because the glass contains nanoparticles of gold and silver – this makes it turn from opaque green to translucent red when light is shone through it. Made in the 4th century, the cup is decorated with a high-relief design depicting a mythical story where Lycurgus, king of Thrace, is trapped in the branches of a vine. 
You can see this marvellous object in Room 41. 
#BritishMuseum #London #Roman #history #glass #nanopoarticles #gold #silver #science #AncientRome
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Swipe to see the colours change✨👉 The Lycurgus Cup is the only complete example of colour-changing dichroic glass to survive from ancient Rome.
The dazzling effect is achieved because the glass contains nanoparticles of gold and silver – this makes it turn from opaque green to translucent red when light is shone through it. Made in the 4th century, the cup is decorated with a high-relief design depicting a mythical story where Lycurgus, king of Thrace, is trapped in the branches of a vine.
You can see this marvellous object in Room 41.
#BritishMuseum #London #Roman #history #glass #nanopoarticles #gold #silver #science #AncientRome
This large and lavishly adorned earring was probably made in the 3rd century BC by the Etruscans, who lived in the western part of what is now central Italy.

At around 10cm tall and weighing over 360g, it would have been too heavy and impractical for daily wear. Instead, it might have been worn as part of a pair for ceremonies or funerals. The hanging pendants include a female head, two pomegranates and two vases.

See this stunning object and learn more about the Etruscans in Room 71.

#BritishMuseum #jewellery #gold #Etrustcan #Etruscans #AncientHistory #earring #earrings #jewelery #Etruria
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This large and lavishly adorned earring was probably made in the 3rd century BC by the Etruscans, who lived in the western part of what is now central Italy.

At around 10cm tall and weighing over 360g, it would have been too heavy and impractical for daily wear. Instead, it might have been worn as part of a pair for ceremonies or funerals. The hanging pendants include a female head, two pomegranates and two vases.

See this stunning object and learn more about the Etruscans in Room 71.

#BritishMuseum #jewellery #gold #Etrustcan #Etruscans #AncientHistory #earring #earrings #jewelery #Etruria
London is enjoying some wonderful spring weather today💐🌞 This exquisite peony was made by Mary Delany in 1778. Delany created nearly 1,000 of these paper collages depicting all kinds of plants and flowers. Friends would send her specimens from across the world, and botanist Joseph Banks sent her flowers from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew to imitate in paper.

Discover how these masterful works were made and find out more about Mary Delany in our blog post – link in bio.

#MaryDelany #Delany #flowers #spring #collage #art #WHM2019 #WomenArtists #💐 #Kew #KewGardens
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London is enjoying some wonderful spring weather today💐🌞 This exquisite peony was made by Mary Delany in 1778. Delany created nearly 1,000 of these paper collages depicting all kinds of plants and flowers. Friends would send her specimens from across the world, and botanist Joseph Banks sent her flowers from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew to imitate in paper.

Discover how these masterful works were made and find out more about Mary Delany in our blog post – link in bio.

#MaryDelany #Delany #flowers #spring #collage #art #WHM2019 #WomenArtists #💐 #Kew #KewGardens
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What’s your favourite flower? 🌻

This sunflower was made by Mary Delany in the late 1700s. Delany mastered the art of imitating flowers by using tiny pieces of paper to build up these intricate ‘mosaicks’, as she called them. The artist began making the botanically accurate works at the age of 72 when she noticed the similarity between a geranium and a piece of red paper sitting on her bedside table. She went on to hone her craft and made nearly 1,000 works depicting all kinds of plants and flowers.

Read our blog to find out more about the remarkable artist behind these amazing collaged creations – link in bio!

#MaryDelany #Delany #flowers #spring #collage #art #WHM2019 #WomenArtists #🌻
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What’s your favourite flower? 🌻

This sunflower was made by Mary Delany in the late 1700s. Delany mastered the art of imitating flowers by using tiny pieces of paper to build up these intricate ‘mosaicks’, as she called them. The artist began making the botanically accurate works at the age of 72 when she noticed the similarity between a geranium and a piece of red paper sitting on her bedside table. She went on to hone her craft and made nearly 1,000 works depicting all kinds of plants and flowers.

Read our blog to find out more about the remarkable artist behind these amazing collaged creations – link in bio!

#MaryDelany #Delany #flowers #spring #collage #art #WHM2019 #WomenArtists #🌻
It’s the #FirstDayOfSpring! 🌻🌷🌸💐 Artist Mary Delany created 985 of these extraordinarily detailed paper collages of flowers, and only started when she was 72! Often mistaken for watercolours, the botanically accurate works are actually made from tiny pieces of paper built up in layers – sometimes using up to 200 paper petals per flower. Each work includes the botanical and common names of the plant – this example is a Rhododendron maximum made in 1778.

Discover how these fascinating works were made and learn more about the life of Mary Delany in our blog post – link in bio!

#MaryDelany #Delany #flowers #spring #collage #art #WHM2019 #WomenArtists #SpringEquinox #💐
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It’s the #FirstDayOfSpring! 🌻🌷🌸💐 Artist Mary Delany created 985 of these extraordinarily detailed paper collages of flowers, and only started when she was 72! Often mistaken for watercolours, the botanically accurate works are actually made from tiny pieces of paper built up in layers – sometimes using up to 200 paper petals per flower. Each work includes the botanical and common names of the plant – this example is a Rhododendron maximum made in 1778.

Discover how these fascinating works were made and learn more about the life of Mary Delany in our blog post – link in bio!

#MaryDelany #Delany #flowers #spring #collage #art #WHM2019 #WomenArtists #SpringEquinox #💐

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