Before the virus hit, I used to travel a lot, and, not being the most confident of drivers, my usual mode of transport was by train. There is something about travelling across the lines that conjures up all sorts of romantic ideas. However, we all know that the reality isn't actually the case. Here in … Continue reading Delight at the end of the tunnel
Half term and I needed an arty break! Off I travelled to Paris for the third time in a year, primarily to see Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on the last night of their tour, but also to go to one of my favourite places: Musee d'Orsay. Went along early and found some more gems. So, … Continue reading What I did on my travels pt1
https://www.clashmusic.com/news/orchestral-manoeuvres-in-the-dark-share-mind-boggling-new-video Anyone reading this blog will know that I am a little bit in love with Leonora Carrington and her painting and writings. Chloe Aridjis, author and curator, turned her hand to a docudrama entitled FemaleHumanAnimal, in reference to the anthropomorphic, mythical creatures that populate her paintings and fill her stories. The end titles has … Continue reading Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Share Mind-Boggling New Video | News | Clash Magazine
Yes, strange title but an exciting prospect of a film inspired by the work of Leonora Carrington. http://film.britishcouncil.org/female-human-animal The soundtrack is a bit special too!
Check out @Sothebys’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Sothebys/status/931516114621943808?s=09 To advertise their sale of the Nevinson painting: https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/nevinson-reaches-dizzy-heights/ Sotheby's are using Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's video for La Mitrailleuse: https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/la-mitrailleuse-as-muse/ Art really does eat art!!!
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
Latest essay for Daily Art Daily: Joan of Arc as Artistic Muse And here is some musical accompaniment to go with it!
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