Born of Fire – Aaron Harry Gorson

Born of Fire, Aaron Harry Garson The eighth wonder of the world is this: two pounds of iron-stone purchased onthe shores of lake Superior andtransported to Pittsburgh;two pounds of coal mined in Connellsvilleand manufactured into coke andbrought to Pittsburgh;one half pound of limestone minedeast of the Alleghenies andbrought to Pittsburgh;a little manganese ore,mined in Virginia … Continue reading Born of Fire – Aaron Harry Gorson

‘Agnes of the Desert’ Joins Modernism’s Pantheon – The New York Times

Agnes Pelton’s “Orbits” (1934), at the Whitney Museum of American Art, shows the artist’s arsenal of stars on lariats, vessel shapes and a horizon — a sense of Disney-like animation, and wit.Credit...Oakland Museum of California https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/arts/design/agnes-pelton-review-whitney-museum.html Came across Agnes three years ago and wrote this about her: Let's Hear it for the Girls: Agnes Pelton … Continue reading ‘Agnes of the Desert’ Joins Modernism’s Pantheon – The New York Times

Winslow Homer: Master of the Seas

My visit to the Met last week brought me into contact with Winslow Homer's work, and in particular his seascapes. Three of them were incredible to view, due to the nature of the brushwork. Cannon Rock: Northeaster: Winslow Homer - Metropolitan Museum of Art It was interesting to read that Homer went to Paris in … Continue reading Winslow Homer: Master of the Seas

Augusta Savage – take note!

A while ago I shared an amazing sculpture by Augusta Savage, that has been long lost. The Dangerous Minds website has written an extensive piece on this incredibly talented, but long forgotten artist. So worth taking the time to read this. http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_beautiful_lost_sculptures_of_augusta_savage

The ‘Other’ O’Keeffe Girl

When you speak of great artists, the use of their surname is enough to tell you who they were and what they achieved: Picasso, Van Gogh, Bosch, O’Keeffe...Wait, how many of you stopped at this surname and asked “Which O’Keeffe do you mean?”. There was more than one O’Keeffe working in paint but her obscurity … Continue reading The ‘Other’ O’Keeffe Girl

American ‘cool’ at The Ashmolean *Spoilers*

  I have had my ticket for this exhibition for months and even booked in a lecture. But, during the wait, my head was turned by the discovery of what looks like an even more exciting exhibition on in San Francisco, Cult of the Machine, that would be impossible to get to! Oh the heartbreak! … Continue reading American ‘cool’ at The Ashmolean *Spoilers*

Art of fanatical efficiency that has more to do with your Facebook feed than you think – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/art-of-fanatical-efficiency-that-has-more-to-do-with-your-facebook-feed-than-you-think/2018/04/06/16516b36-32d0-11e8-8bdd-cdb33a5eef83_story.html If there was any reason for me to the in the US right now, it would be for this amazing exhibition that brings together the artists who sit together under the Precisionist umbrella. The de Young Museum in San Francisco has named this 'The Cult of the Machine' and the works they have brought … Continue reading Art of fanatical efficiency that has more to do with your Facebook feed than you think – The Washington Post

A discussion on Elsie Driggs’s Pittsburgh

Elsie Driggs's 'Pittsburgh' is one of my 'favourite paintings I want to see one day' as you'll know from this post: Let's hear it for the girls 1: Elsie Driggs Imagine my delight in finding this video from the Witney in New York: https://www.facebook.com/whitneymuseum/videos/10155070023181433/ Enjoy!

America’s Cool Modernism review – soulful struggles against a skyscraping new world | Art and design | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/22/americas-cool-modernism-review-ashmolean-museum Am not going to this until May but what I'm seeing is making me want to jump in the car right now. Ekphrasis and Charles Demuth

Ivan Albright – avert your eyes if you’re easily offended…

Reading the catalogue for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exhibition 'World War 1 and American Art', I came across Ivan Albright's painting 'And Man Created God in His Own Image (Room 203) from 1930-31.  Albright spent his war years drawing service wounds at the AEF Based Hospital in Nantes. What he saw there … Continue reading Ivan Albright – avert your eyes if you’re easily offended…