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Issue No. 2431

Wildlife photographer of the year 2014

This year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year has a much bigger scope than previously. 

There are more than 120 photographs on show.  

The Natural History Museum said that “New categories encouraged images of more diverse species and inspired photographers to think differently about the way they use new technologies”. 

The outcome is certainly worth seeing. There are intimate portraits of wildlife and stunning layered motion stills, such as the photograph of a jellyfish by Matthew Smith. 

To celebrate 50 years of the award, historical images are also on display. 

Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD. Until August 2015. Tickets from £6.30.

Constable: The Making of a Master

This exhibtion looks at John Constable’s influences and techniques. 

He was a radical and innovative artist. He rejected classical formalism, which dominated the art world. 

Instead, he sought to use techniques that captured lived experience. In many ways, this anticipated the Impressionist movement. 

This exhibition has both his more traditional paintings and revolutionary oil sketchings such as Brighton Beach, 1824. 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL. Until 11 January 2015. Tickets from £15.40



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Tue 25 Nov 2014, 16:14 GMT
Issue No. 2431
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