Of all the art movements I've been trying to get to grips with, Abstract Expressionism is the one I have hadthe most trouble with. I've been thinking it's like reading James Joyce. His early works are like the Impressionists, you understand the story but the language blurs that understanding at times. Then you move onto … Continue reading Would you credit it-I like Pollock!
http://madefrom.com/history/world-war-one/painting/ A stunning collection and a really good website to boot!
Took my new car out for a spin and ended up at Compton Verney in Warwickshire. Whilst there, I came across a wonderful depiction of Limbo by Pieter Huys. Huys was a follower of Bosch and this painting led me to take a look at two works that I think are exquisitely grotesque -an oxymoron, … Continue reading The end is nigh!
Going to the members' day at Liverpool Tate next week. Like this article from today's Observer: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/19/why-jackson-pollock-painting Think we're in for a treat with this one.
Had a preview of this incredible exhibition at World Museum, Liverpool and have to say it was well worth a three hour drive up the M6 on a Thursday, on a school night -such is my dedication to art! It was my first visit to the museum and I was impressed with the building itself … Continue reading Mayas: Revelation of an Endless Time
Was just rummaging on YouTube and came across this documentary by Andrew Graham Dixon on the artist, Edward Burra. I never tell anybody anything. I came across The Snack Bar at Tate Britain and was interested in the lasciviousness of the scene, but hadn't explored the artist any further...until now. Burra's work spanned the … Continue reading “What does matter?” “Nothing.” The enigma that was Edward Burra
Fantastic article from The Guardian today about the movement that changed everything. Blast from the Past