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What to do Today: See ‘Arrows of Love’ by Quentin Blake

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Stuck on what to do today? Let us help you. This Tuesday 20 February, we recommend that you keep the Valentine’s Day spirit alive and see ‘Arrows of Love‘ by Quentin Blake at the House of Illustration

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House of Illustration Presents ‘Arrows of Love’ by Quentin Blake


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Quentin Blake’s rarely-seen nude drawings went on display this past week at the House of Illustration. The verve and charisma, which he routinely captures in his individual subjects, make the characters in these sketches unmistakable creations of his. Arrows of Love includes 18 pencil drawings, depicting women embracing – or avoiding – Cupid’s arrow. Quentin Blake’s own reflections on the joy, folly and sorrow of love are at the forefront of these drawings, and not without his signature stroke of good-natured humour.


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Sir Quentin Blake is the English cartoonist, illustrator and children’s writer, most likely, best known for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl. His books have won numerous prizes and awards, including the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award and the international Bologna Ragazzi Prize. He won the 2002 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the highest international recognition given to creators of children’s books.

House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH

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