Leon Spilliaert and the Beauty of Nothingness

Femme nue tenant une coupe, 1910 My love for Leon Spilliaert keeps growing and this painting reminded me of one of my favourite passages from Virginia Woolf's The Waves: Alone, I often fall down into nothingness. I must push my foot stealthily lest I should fall off the edge of the world into nothingness. I … Continue reading Leon Spilliaert and the Beauty of Nothingness


Paul Nash at the Tate

During my travels I have come to love Paul Nash as his work was so varied and always interesting whether it is about the embodying of humanity in nature; the destruction of war on the land and soul or a surrealist viewpoint of the landscape. The news that there would be a retrospective this year … Continue reading Paul Nash at the Tate

Metaphysical Melancholy

Saw Giorgio Di Chirico's Two Sisters in Edinburgh which had me think about how, despite the two figures appearing to have different characters, they still appeared 'empty', devoid of feeling and I wondered whether this feeling of emptiness was prevalent in other words by the man who was the precursor and hero of the Surrealist … Continue reading Metaphysical Melancholy