Beata Beatrix

I have avoided writing too much on the Pre Raphaelites as 1. I am a complete bore about this subject and 2. there are much better blogs than mine out there on the subject but as I am off to Liverpool for their PreRaphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion, I couldn't resist adding my favourite Rossetti oil painting to … Continue reading Beata Beatrix

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Rock Drill deconstructed…again

Ahead of its appearance at Walsall New Art Gallery in September, Birmingham's reconstructed Rock Drill has been, erm, deconstructed. See how that took place here: https://twitter.com/bm_ag/status/628888832168099840 https://twitter.com/bm_ag/status/628931047770746880 https://twitter.com/bm_ag/status/628931468539113472 Jacob Epstein on Rock Drill: “I made and mounted a machine-like robot, visored, menacing, and carrying within itself its progeny, protectively ensconced. Here is the armed, sinister … Continue reading Rock Drill deconstructed…again

Love is Enough – Andy Warhol and William Morris at Birmingham MAG

I was a little sceptical of this as I found it difficult to see the connection.  I really like Jeremy Deller, so had faith that he would deliver something special here. I am in two minds about this exhibition.  Aesthetically, I can see the connections.  Deller said that he was looking at how politics, aestheticsm … Continue reading Love is Enough – Andy Warhol and William Morris at Birmingham MAG

Where it all started

Three works of art stand out from my childhood as every summer, we would be taken to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Two of them: The Blind Girl by Millais and The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown, sparked my imagination and started my passion for Pre-Raphaelite art.  I would rush to see the … Continue reading Where it all started