|Many Politicians are hung here|
|'Arold by Ruskin Spear|
1) Warhol's Joan Collins (which I didn't even know of) was a great example of classic period Warhol.
2) The Two royal portraits of Charles (The present Prince of Wales) and Di (his first wife) by Bryan Organ.
3) A fantastic political portrait of the iconic Labour PM (James) Harold Wilson by Ruskin Spear.
|Quinn by his 'Self'|
I also enjoyed Self by Marc Quinn which uses the artists own blood, Dyson as a comic book hero (to my eyes) created by Julian Opie and for sheer draughtsmanship the drawing of Skyes is an example beyond compare (artist Andrew Tift).
Amongst the politicians painted was a fine picture of the Labour activist John Burns who I was unaware of.
Idea 93 is Germ Theory
The Crofton book tells me that before Germ Theory there was a concept of 'bad air' (miasma) which was linked to diseases that caused death.
The laboratory researches of Louis Pasteur in the 1860s and Robert Koch provided scientific proof for germ theory. Their work opened the door to research into the identification of disease-causing germs and potential life-saving treatments.