Dali/Duchamp at The Royal Academy

Thought this might be interesting and it was. Interesting in that I really am having difficulty in seeing Dali as the surrealist genius that is talked about. I came away from this exhibition having learnt more about Duchamp and liking his sense of humour but perplexed about Dali- he tries too hard and his imagery … Continue reading Dali/Duchamp at The Royal Academy

Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

  This amazing painting is currently at the Royal Academy in their America After the Fall exhibition and is worth the entrance fee alone!  Painted in 1936 as one of four mural panels, the sheer scale of this is breathtaking.  I was going to write about the symbolic elements, the use of geometric form, the … Continue reading Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust

Ahead of a trip to see this exhibition at The Royal Academy, I've been doing some research. Interesting character. https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/joseph-cornell http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/30/joseph-cornell-wanderlust-review-royal-academy-of-arts http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jul/25/joseph-cornell-wanderlust-royal-academy-exhibition-london http://www.josephcornellbox.com