Is Love Enough? 

I am loving making links between artists and art movements, but even I wouldn't have put Warhol and William Morris together! http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/love-is-enough-william-morris-and-andy-warhol Curated by Jeremy Deller, who put together All That is Solid... that I really enjoyed in Manchester, this exhibition is going to be of real interest to the Pre-Raph lovers but I hope … Continue reading Is Love Enough? 

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Well, Sonia Delaunay, you did surprise me!

Thought the reviews were really positive for this exhibition at Tate Modern but they did not really say a great deal about the three murals that I absolutely loved! Another informative and well curated exhibition - I really like visiting Tate Modern because of this - so had high hopes and yes, it all started … Continue reading Well, Sonia Delaunay, you did surprise me!

Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market

Yesterday was a new experience - an exhibition at the National Gallery and it was all about the impressionists.  Apart from the iconic pieces, I did not know a great deal about the main artists of the time until I read 'Claude and Camille' by Stephanie Cowell:  https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/claude-et-camille/ The exhibition centres on Durand-Ruel's relationships with … Continue reading Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market

May Mayhem …in Barcelona

The moment you realise that the fates are conspiring in your favour is a rare and joyful thing! Am off to Barcelona next month and idly searched for something to visit linked in with this project, only to find found that  Musee Picasso have kindly put on an exhibition of Pablo and Dali 🙂 http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/ca/exposicions/temporals/picasso-dali/#enContinue reading May Mayhem …in Barcelona

Lowry – He painted more than matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs

If you are of a certain age, you will remember two men in cloth caps singing about LS Lowry in Mancunian accents and, if like me, they scared the life out of you, you would probably have taken a long time to look at a Lowry painting up close! Having visited the Lowry Centre in … Continue reading Lowry – He painted more than matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs

The New Art Gallery, Walsall

Sometimes you just forget what is practically on the doorstep. Enjoyed a visit to the Garman Ryan Collection in Walsall - an eclectic mix of paintings, sculpures, drawings, furniture ...you name it, they have it! Jacob Epstein's widow, Kathleen Garman, along with her good friend, sculpter, Sally Ryan, collected these works over a number of … Continue reading The New Art Gallery, Walsall

Expressionism, Cubism and Vorticism at Higgins Bedford

I have developed a real love of Vorticism and the artists associated with that movement.  When this exhibition popped up, I had to make a decision whether a 90 minute drive was worth the chance that I would see some of the works of my favourite artists... it was! This exhibition was beautifully lit and … Continue reading Expressionism, Cubism and Vorticism at Higgins Bedford

April Ambles 

Busy month and plan to see: Tate Modern: Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/marlene-dumas-image-burden Modern Art: Reality Questioned at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery  http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/modern-art-britain-reality-questioned/    The Garman Ryan Collection and Epstein Archive at The New Art Gallery in Walsall http://www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk/ Expressionism, Cubism and Vorticism at Bedford Higgins Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery  http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/inventing-impressionism http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/mar/08/inventing-impressionism-review-national-gallery-monet-durand-ruel-manetContinue reading April Ambles 

Reality Questioned at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Took a trip down the M5 to Bristol and spent an enjoyable time at this exhibition.  As I have nothing better to do with my time, I wrote about some of the more interesting pieces. Enjoy! Reality Questioned - From Bomberg to Madani Oh yes, and if anyone is in the Bristol area - visit … Continue reading Reality Questioned at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Merry Go Round

As a child, many summers were spent at Butlins in Skegness. I dreaded these trips for many reasons, but once I was allowed to wander off on my own, I would always head for the Merry Go Round -this one, in fact:   Quite why I wanted to trap myself on this perpetual ride to nowhere … Continue reading Merry Go Round