One of us here at Alidad was lucky enough to visit the ‘Rubens and His Legacy’ exhibition at the Royal Academy this weekend.
We love the sumptuous colours and rich textures of Rubens’ work. His ability to suffuse a canvas with dazzling jewel-like colours and dramatic movement is awe-inspiring and secures his place as one of Europe’s most famous and influential artists.
The exhibition featured not only impressive large scale works of Rubens but wonderful paintings by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Eugene Delacroix – none of which would look out of place in an Alidad home!
Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Mrs Arthur Annesley, oil on canvas (Image: Bonhams.com)
Lion Hunt, 1858, Eugène Delacroix, oil on canvas (Image: Mfa.org)
Evening Landscape with Timber Wagon, Peter Paul Rubens, oil on canvas (Image: commons.wikimedia.org)
Caught in the act an Alidad designer working hard on schemes for an exciting new project.
Who says creativity needs to be tidy!
Alidad is back at Buscot Park today attending a photoshoot for a new book London Creative.
Here are some highlights from behind the scenes.
Watts & Co. are celebrating 140 years of their company’s colourful and beautiful designs. The “Pattern Watts’ Architects Wallpaper, 1870 – Today” exhibition offers a rare peak inside this fifth generation family-run firm.
In the exhibition’s pamphlet a photograph of Alidad’s interior was used to demonstrate the truly beautiful velvets produced by Watts of Westminster.
One of our colleagues visited Tate Modern over the weekend and simply had to share this inspiring exhibition.
Matisse is recognized as a leading figure in modern art and this is a once-in-a-lifet
The exhibition is open until 7th September. Final all-nights weekend and late-nights have been added due to popular demand. We think it’s a must-see!
KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS
A little taster of Studio Alidad’s Kitchens and Bathrooms from the Cornwall Farmhouse project.
THE POTOMAK STUDIO
We are loving the porcelain that is made by Italian duo Donatella Parotto and Mauro Bonvecchio of the Potomak Studio. Particularly lovely are the ‘Painted’ porcelain where a watercolour effect is created from freely applied glazes.
VELVET FURNITURE NOW IN CHELSEA HARBOUR
We are very excited to announce that pieces from our Velvet Furniture collection can now be viewed at HRW ANTIQUES in Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.
SNOW IN THE GASWORKS
Since we’ve had to wait until January for snow this winter we are jolly well going to enjoy it!!