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Art, Culture, History

Artists on Film

One of the beautiful things about the invention of the camera is the preservation of fleeting, real moments on film, which have provided us with a richer understanding of the past 100 years: its movements, its people and their achievements. Fine art has played a vital role in shaping history […]

Piccadilly Circus, Westminster LB: looking west, 1912 (b/w photo), English Photographer, (20th century) / London Metropolitan Archives, City of London
History

The London Metropolitan Archive

The London Metropolitan Archive contains almost half a million extraordinary photographs and footage covering the history and topography of London, particularly the central London area. Mostly taken for official purposes for the London County Council and Greater London Council, the LMA collection prominently features subjects such as schools, housing estates, churches, parks, cinemas, theatres, hospitals, […]

BCC489154 Demonstrations of patriotic fervour, Palace Square, St. Petersburg, upon the declaration of war in 1914 (b/w photo) by Russian Photographer (20th century); Private Collection; Russian,  it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories
Art, Culture, History

Capturing Saint Petersburg

Step back in time through photography to Russia’s heart of culture on the brink of revolution. Early 20th-century Saint Petersburg depicts a divided city. On the one hand its inhabitants appeared to live a carefree life of  bourgeois pleasures, on the other hand there were demonstrations, destruction and revolts. Contemporary snapshots all […]

Art, Culture, History, What's On

Peaks and Glaciers 2017: paintings, drawings and photographs of the Alps

Explore beautiful mountain imagery at John Mitchell Fine Paintings gallery in London Our sixteenth winter exhibition and accompanying catalogue of Alpine paintings, drawings and vintage photography from the 1850s to the present day is now open and will run until 3rd March. Peaks and Glaciers offers much topographical diversity but, as […]