Classic Blue, Colour of the Year, David Hockney, Lady in Blue, Leo Putz, Mandala, Nick Smith, Pantone Institute, Placemats, Starry Night, Van Gogh, Vincent Van Gogh

Classic Blue: Looking back at the Colour of the Year and taking steps forward into the New Year…

30th December

As we head towards the end of this year, a time that has been full of so much change and uncertainty, we take a final, celebratory look at the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2020.     Classic Blue, the ‘Colour of the Year’  for the Pantone Institute was a colour they selected to...

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Ashmolean Museum, Japan, Koganei in Musashi Province, prints, Utagawa Hiroshige, Vincent Van Gogh

Utagawa Hiroshige at the Ashmolean Museum

15th May

The Japanese have always considered Mount Fuji to be the greatest symbol of Japan. This print which is at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, shows one from a series of Hirsohige’s 36 views of Mount Fuji, a homage to his country but also to his contemporary Hokusai and his series with the same title (c.1833)....

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