#PortfolioDay

Thanks to this little hashtag, I came across the delightfully melancholic art of Lee Madgwick: Simply glorious! Definitely can see a little Magritte reference here and a touch of Hopper there!! CHECK OUT MORE WORK AT https://leemadgwick.co.uk/ Or, on Twitter @LeeMadgwick

Marble as flesh

“If you gods can give all things, may I have as my wife, I pray… one like the ivory maiden.” Picasso and the myth of Pygmalion A while ago I explored the myth of Pygmalion alongside Picasso's paintings and even earlier found the wonderful Antonio Corradini statue, 'Purity': Insomnia gems   Today I looked at three works … Continue reading Marble as flesh

Let’s Hear it for the Girls 11: Tarsila do Amaral: Brazilian Modernist

I want to be the painter of my country This post needs no words as the magnificence of the art speaks for itself. Abaporu (1928), Tarsila do Amaral. Collection MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. © Tarsila do Amaral Licenciamentos Carnival in Madureira (Carnaval em Madureira) (1924), Tarsila do Amaral © Tarsila do … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls 11: Tarsila do Amaral: Brazilian Modernist

Matthew Wong

Aren't these gorgeous? The first one, called Starlight, caught my eye, and when I looked into who this was by, was saddened to find that Matthew died last year, at the age of 35. Self taught as an artist, it was clear that Matthew's dreamy, dramatic landscapes were influenced by a variety of artists and, … Continue reading Matthew Wong

Temptation of the surreal

Amongst the countless images of religious figures, stories, ideas and themes, one in particular is the basis of this post: The Temptation of Saint Anthony. To precis: St Anthony was born around 251 in Egypt.  A Christian monk, who it is believed was one of the first to go into the wilderness.  His story is … Continue reading Temptation of the surreal

Eric Tucker: Unseen Artist

On a cold, crisp morning, on a rare day off from school, I took a trip up the M6 to visit a lovely little museum and art gallery in Warrington. Why, you may ask? It was all due to a small exhibition of an unknown artist that had caught my eye. What was not to … Continue reading Eric Tucker: Unseen Artist

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” 🎶