March struck and I was determined to do a little bit of travelling after Paris in January and New York last month, so London seemed an obvious decision with the temptation of a little surrealism with Dorothea Tanning. Being a girl, like to look my best but managed to stick my mascara brush in my … Continue reading The blurry world of Dorothea Tanning
My visit to the Met last week brought me into contact with Winslow Homer's work, and in particular his seascapes. Three of them were incredible to view, due to the nature of the brushwork. Cannon Rock: Northeaster: Winslow Homer - Metropolitan Museum of Art It was interesting to read that Homer went to Paris in … Continue reading Winslow Homer: Master of the Seas
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Art Trips 2018 This is a great way to review where I headed to during this year. Best time seemed to be August: Belgium, Vienna and Liverpool. Saw some amazing art and beautiful places and people! Oslo was the surprise place to go to- really took me out of my comfort zone. First trip of … Continue reading End of year report
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
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
https://henitalks.com/talks/the-outsider-genius-david-bombergs-self-portraits/ An excellent film on David Bomberg, and some views of the exhibition I went to.
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