Modern Couples

Visited the Barbican for the first time for Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde. While Waldemar Januszczak loved it, and I love what he said about it: However, I can't get as excited as he was. For me, there were too many artists to explore, the 'booths' were too small, and although it … Continue reading Modern Couples

Op reis met Vlaamse meesters: Leon Spilliaert en het mysterieuze spel van licht en duisternis op de Zeedijk van Oostende | VRT NWS No, I don't speak Dutch, sadly, but thanks to translation software, an excellent piece on the melancholic Leon Spilliaert and this divine painting, The Night.

The Art and Relationship of Scottish Colourists Johnj Duncan Fergusson and Anne Estelle Rice | Scottish Art | Sotheby’s Started reading a lot of articles from Sotherby's and found this a delight; just like the art works described. Really wish I could write like this! JOHN DUNCAN FERGUSSON, ALPES MARITIMES.ESTIMATE £30,000-50,000 ANNE ESTELLE RICE, IN THE VALLEY . ESTIMATE 12,000- 18,000.

Roderic O’Conor

A post by Sotherby's brought this Irish artist and this work to my attention: SEASCAPE, ORANGE AND RED ROCKS Born in 1860 in Ireland, O'Connor spent most of his adult life in France. Friends with both Van Gogh and Gauguin, whose influence is apparent, O'Conor was being 'fauve' before the Fauves! An exhibition at the … Continue reading Roderic O’Conor

“Dim through the misty panes and thick green light”

The use of gas as a weapon was described in detail by Wilfred Owen but is brought to life in this painting by FH Varley - Gas Chamber at Seaford: The beautiful East Sussex landscape is depicted in blues and pinks, fresh air, green grass, a meandering road leading to the sea but the horrors … Continue reading “Dim through the misty panes and thick green light”