https://www.the-low-countries.com/article/l%C3%A9on-spilliaert-a-troubled-and-troubling-painter-7 I was considering writing in a little more depth about Leon Spilliaert, as I've been discovering that I have focused on his melancholy seascapes, isolating night scenes of Ostend and lonely figures, and hadn't realised that there was more to his work in terms of emotional range. What I seem to be discovering is … Continue reading Léon Spilliaert, a Troubled and Troubling Painter – the low countries
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
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
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
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/24/edvard-munch-radical-master-of-misery-and-menace-karl-ove-knausgaard--british-museum This is an excellent read. It has me thinking about the trip last year to Oslo- one of my favourites so far!
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jan/16/the-scream-edvard-munch-ultimate-image-political-age-british-museum An appropriate piece for today by Jonathan Jones.
I had such a good trip to Oslo and fell in love with Munch's work to the extent that I wrote a mammoth piece for the magazine. Hope you are sitting comfortably and I shall begin: Edvard Munch and The Frieze of Life
http://www.dailyartdaily.com/murder-on-the-canvas/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Something a little gruesome?
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
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