This refrain from “My Love” by Paul McCartney and Wings has been in my head all evening because I went to see the Linda McCartney Retrospective at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery today.
I’m a huge Beatles fan, but I am not too interested in seeing anything about them now. After 40 years I do feel I have seen everything I need to see.
When I saw this was on while I was in Glasgow, I thought it would just be a pleasant stroll… Wrong!
This was a really moving display of personal and professional photographs curated by Paul and his daughters.
This was my favourite as it just hit me how much they were a couple, and hence why the song is now on a loop in my head!
Really loved Kelvingrove, not because it has hard hitting works of art – there is a significant Dali here, but I am a bit ‘meh’ about Salvadore! What I loved was the way it was organised with one half of each floor bring the artistic ‘expression’ and the other half, ‘life’ or the history of life in Scotland.
What did strike me as a powerful work was another surprise:
This is a portrait of Anna Pavlova by Scottish artist, John Lavery in 1910.
Unlike Degas’s ballet dancers, this is so vibrant, you can imagine Pavlova leaping outvof the canvas.
Lavery used loose brushstrokes to create the sense of movement and this was just breathtakingly beautiful.
The third work that was a standout was this seascape. Any idea who.the artist is?
It’s the man of the matchstick people, LS Lowry.
Saw this painting a few years ago and was so struck by the melancholy emptiness of the sea. It was lovely to see this again.
Just to heighten the delight of Kelvingrove, when I arrived, there was an organ recital going on! Perfect musical accompaniment.
Got to say, loving Glasgow!