The patterns, textures and themes that Albers employed up to her death in 1994 are all on display at the Tate Modern until January. Visitors familiar with the Bauhaus movement will see plenty of signposts to its philosophy in earlier works and the employment of geometrics and colour have influenced both the architectural and fashion disciplines.
The displays will also focus on how civilisations through the ages have, in turns, worshiped, mythologised and studied the Sun. From Stonehenge to the latest satellites, mankind has always looked for clues on how changes in solar behaviour could spell either a new Earth or our collective doom. As these changes will take place over a period of millions of years, it’s safe to say that there’ll be time enough to view the exhibition before any catastrophe occurs.
This year sees them stripping down their sound and touring on the back of their 2018 release, “High as Hope”, an album of confessional songs aided by some interesting musical directions. What hasn’t changed, though, is the siren sound of the mighty Florence Welch voice. Audiences at the O2 will still be able to sing along to one of the most distinctive sounds in modern pop as Welch takes them through one soaring chorus after another.
Along the way, he hoovered up no less than 32 Michelin stars and established outposts around the world – one of which is this restaurant, just a couple of doors down from The Ivy. Everything on the menu is perfectly French and perfectly executed. From the caramelised quail, stuffed with foie gras, to the milk fed lamb cutlets is a celebration of tradition and innovation. The great man may be gone, but his perfection lives on.