https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jan/30/goya-black-paintings-prado-madrid-bicentennial-exhibition These were my biggest surprise when I went to the Prado. Like the writer, I sat in front of Drowning Dog and was quite emotional. Great piece! And I keep coming back to The Drowning Dog, which is funny only in the sense that it makes me cry in public. What long-dead pet served … Continue reading Goya’s Black Paintings: ‘Some people can hardly even look at them’ | Art and design | The Guardian
https://artuk.org/discover/stories/at-one-with-the-elements-the-paintings-of-jack-simcock A very interesting piece by my good friend at Trent Art about a painter whose work captures melancholic landscapes at their best!
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46992369 On Holocaust Memorial Day, this article on an exhibition currently showing in The Belvedere in Vienna, is a reminder on how all aspects of life and society was decimated by the horrors inflicted by the Nazis.
My journey into art history has now entered its fifth year and it is becoming increasingly focused on specific artworks and artists. To start 2019, I took a few days in Paris, in Montmartre, to be exact as I wanted to look at the Impressionists in more detail by roaming the area where they lived … Continue reading Camille Claudel
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jan/16/the-scream-edvard-munch-ultimate-image-political-age-british-museum An appropriate piece for today by Jonathan Jones.