There is much to see and admire this season in the world of the visual arts. The biggie is the Leonardo da Vinci at the National Gallery in London. The dryly-titled Painter at the Court of Milan runs until February 5 and features the most complete collection of his rare surviving paintings ever held. Take your elbow pads.
While there, you could pop into the National Portrait Gallery around the corner to see the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The sixty works feature an eclectic group of subjects from Dolly Parton to Keira Knightley. You have until February 12 to enjoy.
Way up the concrete path to sunny Doncaster, we find the town’s Museum hosts a Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition of 50 screenprints and photolithographs created by Eduardo Paolozzi between 1965 and 1970 which J.G Ballard described as ‘ a unique guidebook to the electric gardens of our mind’. The exhibition kicks off on February 18.
Elsewhere, the wonderfully inventive work of Kent artist Tracey Falcon came on to my radar. As a former newspaper gal, I was intrigued by her use of newspapers to create her beautiful, wall-mounted works – including one featuring the silhouette of Rupert Murdoch. Tracey recently exhibited her work at Temple. Check her out at
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