What I did on my travels pt2

Rouen! Thought I'd combine music, art and history in one visit and took a train to Rouen. What a badly organised trip this was!! As this was the place Joan of Arc was imprisoned and burnt at the stake, I thought this would be a perfect historical trip. It has the dungeon, the place marked … Continue reading What I did on my travels pt2

Joan of Arc…in all her glory

Joan of Arc is the patron saint of France, so it should not be unexpected to 'bump' into her when in Paris. Strolling up Rue Des Invalides at the crossroads with Rue de Rivoli is this magnificent equestrian statue. In the heat of an August day, she gleams with such an intensity, it hard to stare … Continue reading Joan of Arc…in all her glory

Claggett Wilson – War Artist

Reading this article in the New York Times revealed a large gap in my art history knowledge of America:  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/arts/design/review-world-war-i-the-quick-the-dead-the-artists.html I've been reading a lot about the Ashcan Group, the Precisionists, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art, but seemed to have totally missed the War art produced by a range of American artists.  One, whose work … Continue reading Claggett Wilson – War Artist