A bit on Picasso

Great article in The Guardian today about Picasso. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/feb/20/pablo-picasso-spanish-french-art-painter-paris After reading that I thought I'd have a closer look at Les Demoiselles d'Avignon as I find it so compelling and this documentary was quite useful. http://tune.pk/video/3311095/picasso-private-life-of-a-masterpiece-bbc-documentary Will also recommend Sue Rowe's excellent book, 'In Montmatre' for a closer look at Picasso, Matisse et al, gathering … Continue reading A bit on Picasso


The Grotesque and Francis Bacon

When visiting Tate Britain, I find myself revisiting favourite pieces and this is one that began by repelling me and now is a firm favourite. As with all grotesques, there is something compelling about the features.  Who can deny being fascinated by Quinten Massys' The Grotesque Woman, that hangs in The National Gallery?  http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/quinten-massys-an-old-woman-the-ugly-duchess Given … Continue reading The Grotesque and Francis Bacon