Franz Sedlacek and Magic Realism

Twitter is useful for finding artworks and artists that I have not come across before...and it strikes again with Franz Sedlacek. Biog details first: Born in 1891 in Breslau and moved to Linz when he was 6. Sedlacek was already showing a talent for drawing, especially characters and after graduating he moved to Vienna whete … Continue reading Franz Sedlacek and Magic Realism

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Metaphysical Melancholy

Saw Giorgio Di Chirico's Two Sisters in Edinburgh which had me think about how, despite the two figures appearing to have different characters, they still appeared 'empty', devoid of feeling and I wondered whether this feeling of emptiness was prevalent in other words by the man who was the precursor and hero of the Surrealist … Continue reading Metaphysical Melancholy

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