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
https://artuk.org/discover/stories/looking-for-solace-c-r-w-nevinson-and-futurism Excellent piece from Art UK on the exceptional Mr Nevinson!
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/24/edvard-munch-radical-master-of-misery-and-menace-karl-ove-knausgaard--british-museum This is an excellent read. It has me thinking about the trip last year to Oslo- one of my favourites so far!
When we consider ‘escape’ as a concept, the definition that it is to “break free from confinement or control” is usually associated with the desire to leave a situation; to move into a world more suited to our needs or our personality. Art and literature are full of examples of “escape” and all begin with … Continue reading Entrapment and escape in the works of Leonora Carrington
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-deadly-truth-pieter-bruegel-elders-idyllic-winter-landscapes Love Bruegel and seriously love this painting! Very good article about the Little Ice Age.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jan/30/goya-black-paintings-prado-madrid-bicentennial-exhibition These were my biggest surprise when I went to the Prado. Like the writer, I sat in front of Drowning Dog and was quite emotional. Great piece! And I keep coming back to The Drowning Dog, which is funny only in the sense that it makes me cry in public. What long-dead pet served … Continue reading Goya’s Black Paintings: ‘Some people can hardly even look at them’ | Art and design | The Guardian
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46992369 On Holocaust Memorial Day, this article on an exhibition currently showing in The Belvedere in Vienna, is a reminder on how all aspects of life and society was decimated by the horrors inflicted by the Nazis.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jan/16/the-scream-edvard-munch-ultimate-image-political-age-british-museum An appropriate piece for today by Jonathan Jones.
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/10/25/hoe-s-nachts-licht-en-duisternis-een-spel-spelen-op-de-zeedijk/ No, I don't speak Dutch, sadly, but thanks to translation software, an excellent piece on the melancholic Leon Spilliaert and this divine painting, The Night.
Fantastic exhibition. Couldn't wait to write about it!! Aftermath: Art in the wake of World War One
Having been inspired by the Ashmolean's exhibition, America's Cool Modernism, and by the finest exhibition catalogue by de Young Gallery in San Francisco, I wanted to write about three artists whose work was truly inspirational: George Ault, Louis Lozowick and Gerald Murphy. American Synthesizers And here's an excellent video by Henning Lederer of Watch by … Continue reading Latest article on Daily Art
I had such a good trip to Oslo and fell in love with Munch's work to the extent that I wrote a mammoth piece for the magazine. Hope you are sitting comfortably and I shall begin: Edvard Munch and The Frieze of Life
Banning artworks such as Hylas and the nymphs is a long slippery slope Here are the reader responses to the removal of Waterhouse's Hylas and the Nymphs by Manchester Art Gallery. In case you missed the story: Manchester art gallery removes Waterhouse naked nymphs painting to prompt conversation Why have mildly erotic nymphs been removed … Continue reading Banning artworks such as Hylas and the Nymphs is a long, slippery slope | Letters | Art and design | The Guardian
An interesting article from today's Guardian. Gives a different perspective on the works mentioned. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/03/artists-models-paula-rego-lucian-freud-frank-auerbach