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
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
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
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
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
When the email arrived from the National Gallery saying there was only a few weeks left for the exhibition of Joaquin Sorolla's works, I thought I would pop down to check it out as I missed out on going to his museum in Madrid last year. The reviews I read were luke warm, but I … Continue reading Sorolla -Master of Light …entertainment
http://waldemar.tv/2019/06/mike-nelson-at-tate-britain-review-junkyard-sculptures-lament-our-industrial-past/ On my last visit to Tate Britain, I wandered through this labyrinth of old, disused machinery with the wonder that seems to be an integral part of my genetic make-up. Waldemar describes it much more eloquently than I can, but here are some of my photographs, with some added effects!
The answer to this is "Of course not! Are you mad?" The Paris Review had this article to share and it has a lovely sense of Leonora's own writing style about it. The images are fabulous as well. Eggs and Horses and Dreams Sadly, this is in New York only until the end of the … Continue reading Can we ever be tired of Leonora Carrington?
The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool is one of my favourite places to visit. Countless gems in there and I was under the impression that I had explored it all. Yesterday, I found I was wrong - Rooms 1 and 2 were unknown to me, so with a skip in my step, off I went … Continue reading Surprise in store at the Walker
It's taken three attempts to come and see this exhibition. Thank goodness I am a Museum of Liverpool member, as this could have been costly!! The name Cameron Rennie Mackintosh is synonymous with the Art Nouveau movement, and today items based on his designs can be seen in many a souvenir shop nestled in National … Continue reading Rennie Mackintosh at the Walker
In my art history course, I was asked to compare posters from the art nouveau and art deco movements This was the result. In contrast to the prudery and hypocrisy of the Victorians towards the female form, Art Nouveau celebrated the body in its use of curvilinear forms, loose flowing hair and diaphanous clothing. Little … Continue reading Poster design- Art Nouveau to Art Deco
Just about to start reading my Van Gogh and Britain catalogue but popped onto Instagram first. Discovered this gorgeous Van Gogh with the catchy title: Houses seen from the back. Held by the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. Think a visit could be on the cards!
When things just get too much; people and things grinding you down, having a good cry is a cathartic release of all that emotion. Am currently reading a book called 'Pictures and Tears' by James Elkins and he explores the way in which art can move you to tears for all sorts of reasons. Having … Continue reading Only Tears
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The quotation from Carl Jung seems apt when discussing the work of this seventeenth century artist, for Matthias Stom is one of the masters of using chiaroscuro to reveal what would usually be hidden. The term, chiaroscuro is defined … Continue reading Matthias Stom-Making the Darkness Conscious
I love our arty community. Hardly a day goes by when I am not hit by another amazing piece of art, or artist I have not heard of before thanks to one of the group. Monday saw another corker and it is this gentleman: Wilfred Stanley Haines: Haines was born in 1905 in Surrey, to … Continue reading Fireman Artist: The War Art of Wilfred Stanley Haines