Gems in a quiet spot

Summer holidays mean schools and universities are quiet little spots where it is usually a hotbed of movement. At the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, there is a spot full of some beautiful pieces that just exude peace and quiet! Some of my favourite artists are represented here and it was a … Continue reading Gems in a quiet spot

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Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Am reading a book on HG-B by Evelyn Silver and David Finn and came across this sketch that he sent to Edward Wadsworth (he of the 'Dazzle Ship' design) from the front line at the end of 1914.  Titled 'One of our shells exploding', he has captured the ferocity of the blast and the beautiful, … Continue reading Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Hepworth Wakefield Highlights

Here's what cheered me up no end at the Hepworth: First the building and the surrounding views: Three David Hockneys - all created on an iPad!   This fantastic Peter Brook - can't beat a bit of Northern industrial landscapes! A moody Atkinson Grimshaw Miro 🙂 My house...I wish! Some languid Henry Moores More Barbara … Continue reading Hepworth Wakefield Highlights

My 100th Post: The 1910 Room at The Tate

To celebrate my 100th post, I thought a quick look at my favourite art period was called for. These two photographs epitomise what it is I love about the 1910 room at The Tate. I hadn't considered the way in which the pieces are placed together before so decided to photograph the statues alongside the … Continue reading My 100th Post: The 1910 Room at The Tate

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

On a wet day in Leeds I had a small encounter with Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, the young artist-sculptor whose prodigious talent was cut short by WWI. This exhibition, at Harewood House, is a cut-down version of the one from Kettle's Yard in Cambridge that I missed earlier in the year. The key pieces of sculpture were … Continue reading Henri Gaudier-Brzeska