Nevinson at The Met

In New York is an exhibition exploring the visual arts of World War 1. Marsden Hartley and Wilfred Owen: Queer voices of Memorial in Wartime This article about Marsden Hartley and Wilfred Owen, who feature in the exhibition, mentioned my favourite curmudgeon, CRW Nevinson, and how he was inspired by a poem by Siegfried Sassoon … Continue reading Nevinson at The Met

Surreal it is, surreal it ain’t

I have just finished the book, ‘Surreal Lovers: Eight Women Integral to the Life of Max Ernst’ by Margaret Hooks and discovered that the man was somewhat detestable when it came to the women in his life!  The book is an excellent read and I really recommend it!!   Knowing about the lives of the artists … Continue reading Surreal it is, surreal it ain’t

Jose Clemente Orozco

Last year I went to the Grand Palais,  in Paris, to see the Mexique exhibition.   Was absolutely blown away by the canvas work of the Mexican muralist, Jose Clemente Orozco.   As you can see, JCO is dynamic in colour, form and subject matter.  The following really gives a flavour of what he believed in and … Continue reading Jose Clemente Orozco

Let’s Hear it for the Girls 8: Marianne Von Werefkin

The era of painting that comes under the banner of 'Expressionism' has given us a wide range of artists to examine.  When one of those artists is a woman, then it is time to celebrate as this woman would have been working against all the odds to produce work that she believed in during the … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls 8: Marianne Von Werefkin

Chaim Soutine at the Courtauld – Review Not sure what I love more here: the art or Waldemar's writing!  This has made me smile from ear to ear.  (Warning: that is not what you will come away with. What you’ll come away with is the feeling that you’ve been in a cage with a Tasmanian wolf.)

Let’s Hear it for the Girls 7: Agnes Pelton

Friend of Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton has been hidden in the shadow of her more illustrious contemporary. Born in Stuttgart, Germany to American parents, Agnes only moved to the US after the death of her father in 1890, a traumatic event for the 9 year old Agnes. Agnes studied at the Pratt Institute between 1895 … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls 7: Agnes Pelton