At Tate Liverpool until 18th March is an interesting exploration of John Piper's work. If honest, I wasn't that gripped by his landscapes and abstractions although found the influence of Picasso et al on his abstract pieces interesting. However, when it came to his contribution as an official war artist in WW2, I was completely … Continue reading John Piper and the artistic war effort
Friend of Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton has been hidden in the shadow of her more illustrious contemporary. Born in Stuttgart, Germany to American parents, Agnes only moved to the US after the death of her father in 1890, a traumatic event for the 9 year old Agnes. Agnes studied at the Pratt Institute between 1895 … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls 7: Agnes Pelton
I follow the Twitter feeds of a myriad of museums and art galleries to find the little gems I talk about on here, and it is with an aching heart that I follow ones abroad as I'd love to just pop off for the weekend to see some of the wonderful exhibitions I'm reading about. … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls…all 850 of ’em!
One of my other passions is the exploration of social history. Being a genealogist, I have found the way in which our family trees link into to social history very rewarding. This painting, 'In Search of Peace' by Louisa Hodgson was painted in 1935-36 -the interwar years. It is currently in an exhibition at Manchester … Continue reading A glimpse of social history