http://www.waldemar.tv/2018/06/life-in-motion-egon-schiele-and-francesca-woodman-tate-liverpool/ Today will be spent on the company of the challenging Egon Schiele, so with Vienna next on the horizon. I had better get to grips with what, on first appearances is strange and unusual. Won't be able to match the delicious prose of Mr Januszczak, but will give it a go later!!
Born on this day in 1889, CRW Nevinson never fails to surprise me. Last week, in Ghent, I stumbled across this work: Titled The Strafing and painted in 1916, this is an exquisite example of the paintings Nevinson made 'unofficially' about the war befire his appointment as an official war artist. Nevinson did not fight … Continue reading Happy birthday Mr Nevinson!
I thought I'd take a different take on the paintings I looked at as I started to be enthralled by the number of 'gazes' I came across. WARNING: There may be scenes of a 'distressing' nature coming up. Bet that keeps a few of you reading! The Last Judgement, 15th Century I love a good … Continue reading Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Highlights 2: The Gaze
Spent five hours here today! Bad news , cafe and restaurant closed and only found this piece of information before I went down to Magritte so was in dire need of coffee at that point. Good news, lots of writing ideas but for now, some statue highlights. Joseph Lambeaux Did not catch the name of … Continue reading Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Highlights 1: Statues
Summer in the UK will usually mean a visit to a National Trust property; house and garden ticket and fudge in the shop, tea and cake a must! However, a surprise was awaiting at Dudmaston Hall in Bridgnorth: modern art as collected by one of the previous owners. Sir George Labouchere's travels in the diplomatic … Continue reading Dudmaston Hall – a surprise in Shropshire
British writer, Christopher Isherwood wrote The Berlin Stories, set in 1930s Berlin detailing the lives of a disparate group of people all connected by the seedy boarding house in which they reside. Later, the book was adapted into a play, a stage musical and is most famously known as the film version, Cabaret. The book … Continue reading Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany aka sex, death and decadence
In this photograph from taken at the annual Slade School of Fine Art picnic from 1912, a remarkable set of students stare out at us. In the front row, Christopher Nevinson sits with his closest friend, Mark Gertler; the young working class lad assuredly sitting with his more affluent friends. Adrian Allinson and Stanley Spencer … Continue reading Bomberg at Ben Uri
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/art-diary/magic-realism-art-in-weimar-germany-1919-33/ Brüderstrasse (Free Room) (detail; 1930), Jeanne Mammen. © DACS, 2018 And another one for my London trip!!
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/many-faces-franz-xaver-messerschmidt/ Really interesting article on Messerschmidt. Waldemar explored these heads in his Baroque series. Would love a closer look!
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/david-bomberg-ben-uri-exhibition-review/ I actually have butterflies at the prospect of this exhibition. Keep your eyes open for a gushing review heading this way!
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2018/jul/24/why-taking-it-slow-in-an-art-gallery-could-change-your-life This is a really interesting read as I went to Hepworth Wakefield today for Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain and did just that: slowly looked. I was thrilled to discover my girl crush, Leonora Carrington there with 'Pastoral' from 1950 and I just looked. In dappled sunlight, the stream flowed, the reeds and … Continue reading Why taking it slow in an art gallery could change your life | Art and design | The Guardian
Thought I'd stay a little closer to home on this one. http://www.dailyartmagazine.com/kyffin-williams-and-the-welsh-landscape/
Yes, strange title but an exciting prospect of a film inspired by the work of Leonora Carrington. http://film.britishcouncil.org/female-human-animal The soundtrack is a bit special too!
I am meticulous with my planning for trips: you want an itinerary drawn up, I'm your girl. I learn from mistakes so, for example, I rarely travel so that I am in cities on a Monday. Most galleries close on Mondays. Occasionally, I've been caught out on other days, so I do a double check. … Continue reading The one that got away…Berlinische Galerie
I do love a bit of arty exploration, so today I went in search of this, Eduardo Paolozzi's wall mural: Berlin's Street Art And it wasn't too onerous a task, but what a pity it will soon disappear again! Addendum 1 June Went back to the Berlischer Gallerie for a second attempt at seeing Berlin … Continue reading Found it!!