Surrealism – a little background

Two forms of using the unconscious to create art became the bedrock of surrealism: Automatism and Oneiric, or dream-like. Surrealism began with the automatic and the likes of Max Ernst, Andre Masson and Joan Miro all used collage, frottage and grattage as ways of creating patterns and forms turned into something unworldly. Ernst explored the … Continue reading Surrealism – a little background


Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

Rather than do the traditional sightseeing in Venice, I made a beeline for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and how happy I am with that decision. Here are some of my favourite pieces: Max Ernst Picasso - On the Beach Giacometti -Piazza and Woman Walking Miro    

Coming soon…Joan Miro

Excited to have bought a ticket for Fundacio Joan Miro. My only experience is Dog Barking at Moon, a print of which was in our dining room for years.  What's not to love about this painting? Dog, ladders and the, I don't know what it means, no, it doesn't make any sense, but if … Continue reading Coming soon…Joan Miro