Top 5 of 2018

Here we are again; end of another year of travels with my art... really must think of a new name for this! Another great year of art, with old favourites and new artists arriving at art galleries I made my way to.  With visits to Oslo, Belgium, Berlin and Vienna, this year, there were more … Continue reading Top 5 of 2018

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Highlights from Vienna 1: Evil Mothers – Giovanni Segantini

Early last year I wrote a piece for Daily Art Magazine on Symbolism in Victorian Art One of the paintings under discussion was Evil Mothers by Giovanni Segantini, an artist I have a love/hate relationship with! As with much of the art I talk about, it has probably only been viewed through a screen, although … Continue reading Highlights from Vienna 1: Evil Mothers – Giovanni Segantini

Banning artworks such as Hylas and the Nymphs is a long, slippery slope | Letters | Art and design | The Guardian

Banning artworks such as Hylas and the nymphs is a long slippery slope Here are the reader responses to the removal of Waterhouse's Hylas and the Nymphs by Manchester Art Gallery. In case you missed the story: Manchester art gallery removes Waterhouse naked nymphs painting to prompt conversation Why have mildly erotic nymphs been removed … Continue reading Banning artworks such as Hylas and the Nymphs is a long, slippery slope | Letters | Art and design | The Guardian

La Mitrailleuse as muse

When your favourite band decide to pay tribute to your favourite war painting and produce a video to compliment the musique concrete on offer, well it would be rude not to include it in the blog! Yesterday, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released a track from their forthcoming album, The Punishment of Luxury (named after … Continue reading La Mitrailleuse as muse