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Hello & welcome to “In Art This Week Episode 2 – 03/02/2019”

In this series of “In Art This Week” we will cover 3 of the top stories in Arts & Culture from that given that week. Stay tuned as we keep you up to date with the art world ranging from the weird & wonderful to the crazy and extreme.

1.    When light meets liquid: the 3D printer replicating art

  • Researchers in the US create detailed objects using video images and light-sensitive polymer
  • It creates detailed 3D shapes and components by beaming images of them on to a rotating container filled with a gooey liquid that reacts to light.
  • Traditional 3D printers build structures layer by layer, but this can leave tiny steps running up the sides of the printed objects.
  • Another drawback is that certain shapes, such as arches, need supports to fill the gaps as the structure is built up.
  • The new process, produces objects with smooth surfaces and removes the need for supports.
Leonardo da Vinci, A study of a woman’s hands, c.1490, Charcoal, metalpoint, white heightening, on pale pinkish-buff prepared paper. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2019. Single use only .Not to be archived or passed on to third parties.

2.    Twelve Leonardo shows to open simultaneously in the UK to mark 500th anniversary of artist’s death

  • Drawings from the Royal Collection go on show around the country this week before larger surveys in London and Edinburgh later in the year
  • To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death,
  • The 144 drawings are leaving Windsor Castle for a series of exhibitions
  • 12 works apiece for 12 UK venues, from Bristol to Belfast, Southampton to Sunderland

3.    Banksy-note Enters British Museum

  • Di-faced Tenner is artist’s first work to join the collection officially
  • Di-faced Tenner is an imitation UK £10 banknote bearing the face of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, rather than that of the Queen.
  • Banksy produced the £10 note in 2004, seven years after the death of the princess, intending to use it in a performance.
  • The British Museum’s example was donated by Pest Control, the artist’s agent and authentication body

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