Happy birthday, Lucifer

70 years ago yesterday, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery took charge of a magnificent statue by Jacob Epstein, named 'Lucifer' Towards the end of the second world war, Epstein was becoming more fascinated by the story of the fallen angel.  Inspired by a quotation from Milton: He above the rest In shape and gesture proudly … Continue reading Happy birthday, Lucifer

It’s all so ugly” …

My latest essay for Daily Art Daily is the tragic story of Staffordshire artist John Currie.  http://www.dailyartdaily.com/tragedy-john-currie-artist-dolly-henry/ Two of the paintings mentioned are at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent. 

The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History | ArchDaily

http://www.archdaily.com/341730/the-10-most-overlooked-women-in-architecture-history/ These fascinating vignettes give an insight into some of the issues facing women who went against this male-dominated profession, opening the way for such luminaries as Zara Hadid and Amanda Levete, designer of our iconic Selfridge's building in Birmingham.  My personal favourite is Eileen Gray who gave Le Corbusier the run around! In her … Continue reading The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History | ArchDaily