‘Agnes of the Desert’ Joins Modernism’s Pantheon – The New York Times

Agnes Pelton’s “Orbits” (1934), at the Whitney Museum of American Art, shows the artist’s arsenal of stars on lariats, vessel shapes and a horizon — a sense of Disney-like animation, and wit.Credit...Oakland Museum of California https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/arts/design/agnes-pelton-review-whitney-museum.html Came across Agnes three years ago and wrote this about her: Let's Hear it for the Girls: Agnes Pelton … Continue reading ‘Agnes of the Desert’ Joins Modernism’s Pantheon – The New York Times

John Piper and the artistic war effort

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

Agnes Martin – a journey into tranquility

Whenever I feel really stressed out, I have the words of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds to hold onto to - 'Imagine yourself in a boat by a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies' - and I take the journey through this landscape, just lying back on that boat, gently moving along with … Continue reading Agnes Martin – a journey into tranquility

January Journeys

COMING UP THIS MONTH: Manchester Art Gallery to see The Sensory War 1914-2014 and Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War. http://www.manchestergalleries.org/whats-on/exhibitions/index.php-itemID=121.html http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/nov/06/stanley-spencer-first-world-war-paintings-uk-tour   Whitechapel Gallery, London for Adventures of the Black Square http://www.whitechapelgallery.org http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/11344507/Abstract-Art-and-Society-1915-2015-Whitechapel-Gallery-review-a-journey-worth-taking.html