Edvard Munch at the British Museum

First thing I need to say - the oil painting of The Scream IS NOT AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM!  I thought it was pretty obvious from the advertising but there was one rather disgruntled visitor when I was there on Tuesday! The subtitle of this exhibition: Love and Angst, is a little too simplistic when … Continue reading Edvard Munch at the British Museum

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Edvard Munch:Love and Angst reviews

In preparation for next week: The Guardian Edvard Munch: Love and Angst review – shattering despair for all to see The Guardian Edvard Munch: Love and Angst review – 'ripples of trauma hit you like a bomb' The Standard Ecard Munch: Sensitive and believable images pack a punch The Arts Desk Edvard Munch: Love and … Continue reading Edvard Munch:Love and Angst reviews

Love and Angst: The Psychological Roots of Edvard Munch’s Images of Women

With an exciting exhibition opening at the British Museum and the fact that a year ago I was in Oslo exploring Munch, it seems to be the right time to share the essay I was inspired to write after an intense conversation about Munch's portrayal of women in his paintings.    Much has been written … Continue reading Love and Angst: The Psychological Roots of Edvard Munch’s Images of Women

Let’s Hear it for the Girls 8: Marianne Von Werefkin

The era of painting that comes under the banner of 'Expressionism' has given us a wide range of artists to examine.  When one of those artists is a woman, then it is time to celebrate as this woman would have been working against all the odds to produce work that she believed in during the … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls 8: Marianne Von Werefkin

Expressionism, Cubism and Vorticism at Higgins Bedford

I have developed a real love of Vorticism and the artists associated with that movement.  When this exhibition popped up, I had to make a decision whether a 90 minute drive was worth the chance that I would see some of the works of my favourite artists... it was! This exhibition was beautifully lit and … Continue reading Expressionism, Cubism and Vorticism at Higgins Bedford