La Mitrailleuse as muse

When your favourite band decide to pay tribute to your favourite war painting and produce a video to compliment the musique concrete on offer, well it would be rude not to include it in the blog!               Yesterday, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released a track from their forthcoming … Continue reading La Mitrailleuse as muse

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Rock Drill comes home

Popped into 1910 today and, happy days, my little torso has arrived safely from his stint at New Walsall Art Gallery. https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/rock-drill-on-tour/ David Bomberg's Mud Bath is in the background, in case you're wondering.

More on David Bomberg

Sometimes insomnia can be a good thing as I've just discovered the online collection of the Ben Uri Gallery http://www.benuricollection.org.uk/intermediate.php?firstname=David&surname=Bomberg Particularly liked Ghetto Theatre from 1920. Painted in 1920, this is a tightly composed work reflects Bomberg's unease following his war experiences. The gallery's website had this to say: In Ghetto Theatre, set in Whitechapel’s lively … Continue reading More on David Bomberg

My 100th Post: The 1910 Room at The Tate

To celebrate my 100th post, I thought a quick look at my favourite art period was called for. These two photographs epitomise what it is I love about the 1910 room at The Tate. I hadn't considered the way in which the pieces are placed together before so decided to photograph the statues alongside the … Continue reading My 100th Post: The 1910 Room at The Tate

Merry Go Round

As a child, many summers were spent at Butlins in Skegness. I dreaded these trips for many reasons, but once I was allowed to wander off on my own, I would always head for the Merry Go Round -this one, in fact:   Quite why I wanted to trap myself on this perpetual ride to nowhere … Continue reading Merry Go Round