For inspiring exhibitions, London is certainly the place to be at the moment. Here is just a brief pictorial resume of some of the inspirations of 2012… and it’s still only February… how lucky we are!
'Nude Lady C' Euan Uglow © Estate of Euan Uglow - 'The Mystery of Appearance' Haunch of Venison London
Map of Truths and Beliefs (detail) 2011 Grayson Perry © The Artist - 'Grayson Perry The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman', The British Museum
Hajj certificate (detail). 17th–18th century AD. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (Khalili Family Trust) - 'Hajj Journey to the Heart of Islam' The British Museum
Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo da Vinci © Muzuem Ksiazat Czartoryskich Krakow - 'Leonardo da Vinci : Painter the Court of Milan' National Gallery London
Girl in a Chemise, Picasso © Tate 'Picasso and Modern British Art' Tate Britain
Woldgate Woods, 21, 23 & 29 November 2006 © David Hockney - 'David Hockney RA, A Bigger Picture' Royal Academy of Arts'
Reflection (Self-Portrait) 1985 © The Lucian Freud Archive - Lucian Freud 'Portraits' National Portrait Gallery London