Thought this might be interesting and it was. Interesting in that I really am having difficulty in seeing Dali as the surrealist genius that is talked about. I came away from this exhibition having learnt more about Duchamp and liking his sense of humour but perplexed about Dali- he tries too hard and his imagery … Continue reading Dali/Duchamp at The Royal Academy
A while ago I came across a crazy painting by Lyonel Feininger but promptly forgot about him until this appeared: I was going to do my customary research into this interesting man, but came across a far better piece of writing and more works than you can shake a paintbrush at!! Enjoy the fragmented world … Continue reading Lyonel Feininger
Carrying on the theme of artists breaking their own mould, at the Degas to Picasso exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, I came across this: At first, I was thinking it must belong to the Futurists: geometric forms creating an industrial landscape. So image me my surprise to discover it was by Fernand Leger! … Continue reading Leger in non colour shocker!
Not long to go now so am aiming to find some interesting snippets about Pablo and Salvadore leading up to my visit. Number 1: Picasso loved boobs! Yes, we've all seen them, and I'm not aware of anyone going blind when confronted with a pair, but apparently Fox TV network was so horrified by them … Continue reading Countdown to Picasso and Dali
Over this weekend, I will mainly be watching: Modern Masters: PicassoModern Masters: DaliHave I mentioned I'm going to Barcelona for this? Excited doesn't cover it!
I have developed a real love of Vorticism and the artists associated with that movement. When this exhibition popped up, I had to make a decision whether a 90 minute drive was worth the chance that I would see some of the works of my favourite artists... it was! This exhibition was beautifully lit and … Continue reading Expressionism, Cubism and Vorticism at Higgins Bedford
Most of the art I have come to love usually consist of melancholy, brooding landscapes that calm your inner turmoil but just occasionally, a bit of colour pops up to make a real impact. I was watching a set of films about the influence of the Riveria on art and came across Leopold Survage. This … Continue reading A quirky little number
Like Byron, Pablo Picasso seems to have been "mad, bad and dangerous to know". I heartily recommend Sue Roe's 'In Montmatre' for an insight into the early work of Picasso, Matisse et al. It was a delight to read and made going to see his 'Woman Sleeping in a Chair' from 1927 at The Barber … Continue reading Picasso comes to Birmingham