Let’s hear it for the girls 9: Hilda Jillard

Thanks to Trent Art for tweeting this amazing oil - The Massacre of the Innocents Held at Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall, there is no detail on when this was painted. The second line of writing says 'How terrible are the Disasters of War' and the clothing of the victims and their murderers would seem … Continue reading Let’s hear it for the girls 9: Hilda Jillard

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John Piper and the artistic war effort

At Tate Liverpool until 18th March is an interesting exploration of John Piper's work. If honest, I wasn't that gripped by his landscapes and abstractions although found the influence of Picasso et al on his abstract pieces interesting. However, when it came to his contribution as an official war artist in WW2, I was completely … Continue reading John Piper and the artistic war effort

Truth and Memory at the IWM

If I thought Manchester's Sensory War was an excellent exploration of the impact of war on all areas of society, IWM's two-part exhibition, Truth and Memory genuinely blew it out of the water. The opening painting 'Defeat of the Prussian Guard', depicting a victory by the 2nd Oxfordshire and Bucks Light Infantry*, was a perfect … Continue reading Truth and Memory at the IWM

February Highlights

For one week of this month, I shall mainly be alternating North and South to go to: The Government Art Collection  http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/ LS Lowry and Theodore Major: Two Lancashire Painters http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/exhibition/ls-lowry-and-theodore-major-two-lancashire-painters/ (What's not to love there!!! Plus, I get to swoon over a rediscovered Christopher Nevinson painting!) Truth and Memory: British Art of the First … Continue reading February Highlights