Cotton in bloom – at Leeuwarden’s Frisian Museum

Flowers everywhere: swirling in wonderful patterns and brilliant colours which will delight you. You are shown 16th century bedspreads, printed fabrics, clothes, accessories, a centuries old kimono, a modern tent. Videos explain traditional methods, used to produce prints. Or they show how centuries old methods, which are slowly disappearing, can be used to create modern art. This wonderful exhibition revolves around … chintz!
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Exhibition: Paintings which shaped our view of the Classical Era

Before visiting the exhibition on the mysterious people and their gold, who once lived in Bulgaria, I visited another exhibition. This one not only shows impressive late Victorian art. It also shows how one painter continues to influence our perception of the classical world.

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