Queen of the Night – Joy of Museums

Can completely recommend this website, Joy of Museums. This entry appeared today and not only is it a wonderful quotation accompanying the article, the plaque it is describing is exquisite! Can't believe I haven't seen this at the British Museum! https://joyofmuseums.com/museums/united-kingdom-museums/london-museums/british-museum/queen-of-the-night/

The Hidden Gaze

One of the reasons that I enjoy this journey so much occurred this morning,  when I found a statue by an artist I have already written about that then led me to a new topic.  In this instance, the statue was by the African American sculptor,  Augusta Savage and the statue was this one: The reason … Continue reading The Hidden Gaze

See Dozens of Photos From MoMA’s New Galleries That Show How the Museum Is Rebooting the History of Modern Art | artnet News

MoMA, New York has been closed for around 6 months for extension work, alongside a complete rehang of the permanent collection. The reopening takes place on 21st October but previews and press have been taking place. ArtNet have taken a sneaky peek at what is going on there, and it looks really interesting! https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/photos-of-the-new-moma-1676362 L … Continue reading See Dozens of Photos From MoMA’s New Galleries That Show How the Museum Is Rebooting the History of Modern Art | artnet News

A Northern Adventure

Saturday saw me on a 200 mile round trip up north to take in two small, but perfectly formed exhibitions. One, at Huddersfield Art Gallery by Mandy Payne, gets its official opening this Saturday, so I won't spoil the surprise but if brutal photorealism is your thing, Mandy is your go-to girl! https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/mandy-payne-out-of-place/ My first … Continue reading A Northern Adventure

Movements of small tension…movements of great tension: Cutting Edge at Dulwich Picture Gallery

There is movement and movement. There are movements of small tension and movements of great tension and there is also a movement which our eyes cannot catch although it can be felt. In art this state is called dynamic movement. A quotation from the Russian artist, Kazimir Malevich may seem a little out of place … Continue reading Movements of small tension…movements of great tension: Cutting Edge at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Stained glass in Glasgow Cathedral

Following on from the wonderful windows by Chagall in Germany at the start of the summer hols... https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/cool-blue-comfort/ I spent a fair bit of time in Glasgow's cathedral and the various styles of window there. I couldn't get a great picture of the window, so this link will suffice: https://www.glasgowcathedral.org/the-nave/

“My love does it good” 🎶

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 … Continue reading “My love does it good” 🎶

Cool blue comfort

Today I made a deliberate trip to Mainz, 40 km from Frankfurt as I had read that Marc Chagall designed the stained glass windows in St Stephan's Church.I am fond of Chagall's dream-like paintings, but do not know too much about him, certainly did not know he designed stained glass. I can honestly say this … Continue reading Cool blue comfort

Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool

Think this will be short - go and see this!!! Guess I should fill in some of the space here. This is a marvellous exhibition of someone whose work I knew just a little of, but this was a real education into his brief, but action packed career. The early beginnings are really interesting and … Continue reading Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool

In Real Life- Olafur Eliasson at Tate Modern

Summer holidays are almost here and plans for another arty one are underway. This is on the list and I'm increasingly excited about the prospect, the more I read about it. Wonderful quote from Eliasson: "I think that culture and art can ask questions, can entice and inspire you to evaluate things in a greater … Continue reading In Real Life- Olafur Eliasson at Tate Modern

Let’s Hear it for the Girls 10:Emily Carr

Time to resume the series on female artists. This one is from Victoria, British Columbia and her incredible forest scenes. Emily Carr 1871-1945 Biographical details are nicely summarised on the Vancouver Art Gallery website with the online collection. https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/collection_and_research/emily_carr.html If you like these, you may like Lawren Harris, who was a friend and mentor to … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls 10:Emily Carr

Ernst, Miro, Tate Liverpool and a slice of cake

That is a title that has never been used before!!  Tate Membership means I skip between London and Liverpool...a lot, so I get my money's worth. First tip is to have the chocolate and orange mousse cake in Tate Liverpool with 10% off. That put me in the mood for a fun day with Haring, … Continue reading Ernst, Miro, Tate Liverpool and a slice of cake

Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking review – into the fast lane with humble lino | Art and design | The Guardian

Am starting to plan arty trips for the summer holidays and this is a definite priority. Check out the trailer. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jun/23/cutting-edge-modernist-british-printmaking-review-dulwich-picture-gallery-linocut