Poster design- Art Nouveau to Art Deco

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

Entrapment and escape in the works of Leonora Carrington

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

Goya’s Black Paintings: ‘Some people can hardly even look at them’ | Art and design | The Guardian

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

Op reis met Vlaamse meesters: Leon Spilliaert en het mysterieuze spel van licht en duisternis op de Zeedijk van Oostende | VRT NWS

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.

Latest article on Daily Art

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

Banning artworks such as Hylas and the Nymphs is a long, slippery slope | Letters | Art and design | The Guardian

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