I came across Mandy Payne's work in 2014 at the John Moore's Prize at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool with 'Brutal'. I can distinctly remember walking into the room and spotting it from a distance. As approached, I was struck by the way you are drawn onto the walkway. Realising that it was painted onto … Continue reading Mandy Payne: Out of Place
When I was at uni did a module on plays by Ibsen and August Strindberg and although I liked and understood Ibsen’s work, I did find myself more drawn to Strindberg, especially, the play, Miss Julie. This morning, while sleepless and scrolling I came across this painting by Strindberg called Packis i stranden, which translates … Continue reading August Strindberg paints!
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/sep/19/jusepe-de-ribera-art-of-violence-master-of-gore-dulwich Another trip to London is on the cards , not least for another viewing of Ribera' s Apollo and Marsyas! https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2018/08/09/royal-museums-of-fine-arts-of-belgium-highlights-2-the-gaze/
Another artist I had explored before seeing any of his works was Franz Sedlacek: https://wp.me/p5AHEA-Yn The Albertina art gallery was the source of being able to look closely at the brushwork. This is Winter Landscape, from 1925, which reminded me of Breugel's painting. I loved the detail of snow on the trees, in particular. These … Continue reading Highlights from Vienna 4: Franz Sedlacek
A while ago I said I wanted to be able to see the busts by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt: https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/the-many-faces-of-franz-xaver-messerschmidt-apollo-magazine/ My trip to the Belvedere in Vienna proved fruitful: