I'm in Vienna - yes, showing off now and I booked in a visit to the Albertina as was excited to find that one of my favourite 'only ever seen on a screen' works was here. I juat checked on the blog to see what I must have said about this painting and discovered, to … Continue reading Highlights from Vienna 2: What do you mean, you’ve never written about Paul Delvaux?
Early last year I wrote a piece for Daily Art Magazine on Symbolism in Victorian Art One of the paintings under discussion was Evil Mothers by Giovanni Segantini, an artist I have a love/hate relationship with! As with much of the art I talk about, it has probably only been viewed through a screen, although … Continue reading Highlights from Vienna 1: Evil Mothers – Giovanni Segantini
I wrote this article for Daily Art after being introduced to Kyffin's work, but hadn't actually seen any .. until today! As I was in Swansea, I thought I would pop in to Glynn Vivian Gallery to see what they had on display! Oh joy, oh rapture (to quote The Scarecrow) Also bought the monograph-early … Continue reading Kyffin Williams…in the flesh!!
Just when I think I couldn't love Monet any more, look what shows up:
A current exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery was today's trip out. The Slaves of Fashion exhibition explores the history of Indian textiles and weaves the story of Empire, slavery and the way consumerism gas impacted on a global scale. A series of 11 panels tell this story in a stunning way. Each panel is full … Continue reading The Singh Twins
http://www.waldemar.tv/2018/06/life-in-motion-egon-schiele-and-francesca-woodman-tate-liverpool/ Today will be spent on the company of the challenging Egon Schiele, so with Vienna next on the horizon. I had better get to grips with what, on first appearances is strange and unusual. Won't be able to match the delicious prose of Mr Januszczak, but will give it a go later!!
Born on this day in 1889, CRW Nevinson never fails to surprise me. Last week, in Ghent, I stumbled across this work: Titled The Strafing and painted in 1916, this is an exquisite example of the paintings Nevinson made 'unofficially' about the war befire his appointment as an official war artist. Nevinson did not fight … Continue reading Happy birthday Mr Nevinson!
I thought I'd take a different take on the paintings I looked at as I started to be enthralled by the number of 'gazes' I came across. WARNING: There may be scenes of a 'distressing' nature coming up. Bet that keeps a few of you reading! The Last Judgement, 15th Century I love a good … Continue reading Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Highlights 2: The Gaze
Spent five hours here today! Bad news , cafe and restaurant closed and only found this piece of information before I went down to Magritte so was in dire need of coffee at that point. Good news, lots of writing ideas but for now, some statue highlights. Joseph Lambeaux Did not catch the name of … Continue reading Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Highlights 1: Statues
Summer in the UK will usually mean a visit to a National Trust property; house and garden ticket and fudge in the shop, tea and cake a must! However, a surprise was awaiting at Dudmaston Hall in Bridgnorth: modern art as collected by one of the previous owners. Sir George Labouchere's travels in the diplomatic … Continue reading Dudmaston Hall – a surprise in Shropshire
http://www.dailyartmagazine.com/lee-miller-and-surrealism-in-britain/ Was very impressed by this exhibition!
British writer, Christopher Isherwood wrote The Berlin Stories, set in 1930s Berlin detailing the lives of a disparate group of people all connected by the seedy boarding house in which they reside. Later, the book was adapted into a play, a stage musical and is most famously known as the film version, Cabaret. The book … Continue reading Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany aka sex, death and decadence
In this photograph from taken at the annual Slade School of Fine Art picnic from 1912, a remarkable set of students stare out at us. In the front row, Christopher Nevinson sits with his closest friend, Mark Gertler; the young working class lad assuredly sitting with his more affluent friends. Adrian Allinson and Stanley Spencer … Continue reading Bomberg at Ben Uri