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 on tour

https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/now-you-see-him-now-you-dont/ Back in July I found out that Rock Drill had gone out on tour from the Tate and was appearing at a gallery near to me!  Thursday was preview night and I was almost first through the door to take a peek at the little friendly torso and his not so friendly reconstructed self. … Continue reading Rock Drill on tour

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

Rock Drill

This beauty is one of the most striking exhibits at BMAG. Every time I visit, I have to go and marvel again at what Epstein was trying to produce.  The original sculpture, at the Tate, seems so lonely when you visit it, that you do wonder what would happen if another reconstruction could take place. … Continue reading Rock Drill

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