Whether you are an explorer when it comes London’s seemingly endless number of art exhibitions, or you are just after a good dose of culture for the New Year, this February has plenty on offer for you. With Flemings at the heart of Central London and Central London (as you would expect) at the heart of everything, we and are guests are fortunate enough to never be too far from the most anticipated events.
Handel&Hendrix in London
As the result of unfathomable amounts of planning and interest, the latter part of the Handel&Hendrix exhibition, ‘Hendrix Flat’ in Mayfair opens to the public today. Following an extensive restoration to an estimated cost of £2.4m (with Hendrix’s ex-girlfriend ensuring the utmost visual accuracy), the flat has been designed to look exactly as it did when Hendrix lived there during the height of his fame. Tickets cost £10 and allow you access to both Hendrix and Handel, the composer who coincidentally lived in the house next door two centuries before. Tickets can be bought here.
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
Another much anticipated exhibition, Monet to Matisse, is taking place in the Royal Academy of Arts until the 20th April 2016. Showcasing some of Monet’s most prestigious pieces from his fruitful years, the exhibition has been described by The Guardian as “a ravishing joy”. With 35 works of Monet among a collection of 120 garden-inspired paintings from other famous painters including Matisse, it is set to be an awe-inspiring outing. Tickets are just under £18 each and can be purchased here.
Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer
With 27 intricate paintings depicting a deeper and often humorous meaning behind the mundane nature of ordinary life in the 17th and 18th Centuries, the Masters of the Everyday exhibition is held at The Queen’s Gallery in St James’ Park. Displaying an intense level of detail, in which the true stories are revealed, we are offered a “glimpse into the rumbustious life of village taverns and peasant cottages”, writes the Royal Collection Trust. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased here.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Offering something a little more on the contemporary side, ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style’ is a retrospective survey of the last hundred years of British fashion magazine, Vogue. Celebrating a century of high-end fashion, over 280 prints are brought together to showcase a selection of stunning photography that has featured in this landmark publication since it was founded in 1916. The exhibition will run from the 11th February to the 22nd May 2016 at the National Portrait Gallery, tickets can be bought here.