If you are going to talk about female surrealist painters who hail from these shores, two spring to mind: Eileen Agar and Leonora Carrington, who I have just a little bit of a crush on going by the number of posts about her! But now, I have found a third name to add to the … Continue reading A British female Surrealist? And it’s not Eileen Agar or Leonora Carrington!
When you speak of great artists, the use of their surname is enough to tell you who they were and what they achieved: Picasso, Van Gogh, Bosch, O’Keeffe...Wait, how many of you stopped at this surname and asked “Which O’Keeffe do you mean?”. There was more than one O’Keeffe working in paint but her obscurity … Continue reading The ‘Other’ O’Keeffe Girl
This story begins with a dot. Tiny, insignificant and in the dark. Dot has travelled far. There is a light within Dot but poor Dot is overwhelmed by the darkness, trapped in its inky centre. If we look carefully, however, there is a faint halo of light within the darkness that may or may not … Continue reading Black Abstraction. A story in 200 words
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/art-of-fanatical-efficiency-that-has-more-to-do-with-your-facebook-feed-than-you-think/2018/04/06/16516b36-32d0-11e8-8bdd-cdb33a5eef83_story.html If there was any reason for me to the in the US right now, it would be for this amazing exhibition that brings together the artists who sit together under the Precisionist umbrella. The de Young Museum in San Francisco has named this 'The Cult of the Machine' and the works they have brought … Continue reading Art of fanatical efficiency that has more to do with your Facebook feed than you think – The Washington Post
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/22/americas-cool-modernism-review-ashmolean-museum Am not going to this until May but what I'm seeing is making me want to jump in the car right now. Ekphrasis and Charles Demuth
Friend of Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton has been hidden in the shadow of her more illustrious contemporary. Born in Stuttgart, Germany to American parents, Agnes only moved to the US after the death of her father in 1890, a traumatic event for the 9 year old Agnes. Agnes studied at the Pratt Institute between 1895 … Continue reading Let’s Hear it for the Girls 7: Agnes Pelton
Having visited the mammoth retrospective at Tate Modern of Georgia O'Keeffe, I could wax lyrical about her flower paintings and argue whether or not she was exploring the female form a la Freud: Or, I could describe the majestic beauty of the New Mexican landscapes she knew and understood: But I won't, as there was … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe City Lights
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jul/01/georgia-okeeffe-tate-modern-exhibition-wild-beauty Thought I'd share this article on O'Keeffe - can't wait to see this exhibition!!