Surreal Encounters at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Spent a day at the two parts of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.  Gallery Two wasn't to my liking but the permanent collection over in Gallery One is superb and I'm bound to have a post about that soon.  However, this trip had been made to go and see this exhibition which … Continue reading Surreal Encounters at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

Rather than do the traditional sightseeing in Venice, I made a beeline for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and how happy I am with that decision. http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/default.html Here are some of my favourite pieces: Max Ernst Picasso - On the Beach Giacometti -Piazza and Woman Walking Miro    

Let’s hear it for the girls 2: Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington is a fascinating creature in so many ways - when reading her story, she is a woman out of time.  Not willing to conform, Leonora's early life was beset with problems but through it all, her art was the one constant that drove her to break free from the shackles that society was … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls 2: Leonora Carrington