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

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Andrew Wyeth:beauty, tranquility and melancholy

My three favourite words and the perfect way to describe the paintings of American realist artist, Andrew Wyeth. The first of the three is the famous Christina's World. This painting has a personal resonance for me and is difficult to write about. Wyeth knew the owners of the farm, a brother and sister. Due to … Continue reading Andrew Wyeth:beauty, tranquility and melancholy

David Lynch is a Hopper Fan! 

When your favourite director channels one of your favourite artists, you know all is right in the world...even the bizarre and surreal world of Twin Peaks!  In this week's episode, #8, for those who want to know, a scene unfolded in a radio station which rang all my arty bells!  Yep, it's obviously the 1940 … Continue reading David Lynch is a Hopper Fan! 

American Gothic: a state visit to Britain for the first couple | Art and design | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/feb/05/american-gothic-grant-wood-royal-academy-spoofs I saw this exhibition in Paris last year and cannot recommend it enough. This is an amazing work to see up.close, but the rest of the exhibition is even more spectacular than this! 

Voyages à Paris

http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/en/event/american-painting-1930s Very excited to discover this exhibition, America After the Fall - American Painting in the 1930s, will be at Musee l'Orangerie in October...oh, and I'll just happen to be there too!!!! Excited that I'll get to see this before it comes to the UK!!! 

John Sloan and the NY Metropolis 

Came across a new artist for me to explore: John Sloan (1871-1951) Born in Pennsylvania, Sloan moved to New York in 1904.  These four images encapsulate the modernity of New York at the turn of the century. His depictions of the newly installed electric lighting is gorgeous.  This final image is my favourite with the … Continue reading John Sloan and the NY Metropolis