Met happiness today, and it looked like this!

As we all know, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is huge so this post is going to be small. In a corner of gallery 813 was a small oil by my beloved Vilhelm Hammershoi: Moonlight, Strandgade 30 is a typical interior but, as always, look closely at the brushwork. On the windowsill are two white … Continue reading Met happiness today, and it looked like this!

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Hopper at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Ever since I started this journey, New York has been my holy grail. And, I'm finally here! First stop yesterday was the Neue Gallery: German expressionism in a beautiful building. The building lived up to expectations but sadly, only one room was open due to a new exhibition being set up. Strangely, did not see … Continue reading Hopper at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Lest we forget? IWM North

At the end of this interactive, immersive exhibition, we are asked to consider the question posed by its title and vote on a scale of how in danger of 'forgetting' the First World War we are. The title is normally to be found on war memorials all over the world. Originally used by Rudyard Kipling … Continue reading Lest we forget? IWM North

Je suis désolée, Fernand. I was wrong!

Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool Remember this?  I struggled with Léger when I went to see the current exhibition at Tate Liverpool.  I even laughed when the first work I saw at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris last month was Les Disques from 1918! Would I never understand Fernand? It was bothering me … Continue reading Je suis désolée, Fernand. I was wrong!

Camille Claudel

My journey into art history has now entered its fifth year and it is becoming increasingly focused on specific artworks and artists. To start 2019, I took a few days in Paris, in Montmartre, to be exact as I wanted to look at the Impressionists in more detail by roaming the area where they lived … Continue reading Camille Claudel

Top 5 of 2018

Here we are again; end of another year of travels with my art... really must think of a new name for this! Another great year of art, with old favourites and new artists arriving at art galleries I made my way to.  With visits to Oslo, Belgium, Berlin and Vienna, this year, there were more … Continue reading Top 5 of 2018

Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool

I am so happy that I squeezed a final exhibition in 2018 and that it was this one...because I didn't actually like it. No, that's not true. What I should say is that I didn't really get it! Léger has been an odd one for me on this journey as he is everywhere. Wherever there … Continue reading Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool

Modern Couples

Visited the Barbican for the first time for Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde. While Waldemar Januszczak loved it, and I love what he said about it: http://www.waldemar.tv/2018/10/modern-couples-barbican-elmgreen-dragset-whitechapel-gallery/ However, I can't get as excited as he was. For me, there were too many artists to explore, the 'booths' were too small, and although it … Continue reading Modern Couples

Roderic O’Conor

A post by Sotherby's brought this Irish artist and this work to my attention: SEASCAPE, ORANGE AND RED ROCKS Born in 1860 in Ireland, O'Connor spent most of his adult life in France. Friends with both Van Gogh and Gauguin, whose influence is apparent, O'Conor was being 'fauve' before the Fauves! An exhibition at the … Continue reading Roderic O’Conor

Why Magritte Was Fascinated with Bowler Hats

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-magritte-fascinated-bowler-hats This article has made me realise I have never written about Magritte, despite having one of his works in my local gallery; seeing him as part of a surrealist show in Edinburgh; finding a wonderful work in Peggy Guggenheim's place in Venice; an exhibition in the Pompidou centre and finaĺly, an afternoon in Musee … Continue reading Why Magritte Was Fascinated with Bowler Hats

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Share Mind-Boggling New Video | News | Clash Magazine

https://www.clashmusic.com/news/orchestral-manoeuvres-in-the-dark-share-mind-boggling-new-video Anyone reading this blog will know that I am a little bit in love with Leonora Carrington and her painting and writings. Chloe Aridjis, author and curator, turned her hand to a docudrama entitled FemaleHumanAnimal, in reference to the anthropomorphic, mythical creatures that populate her paintings and fill her stories. The end titles has … Continue reading Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Share Mind-Boggling New Video | News | Clash Magazine