Entrapment and escape in the works of Leonora Carrington

When we consider ‘escape’ as a concept, the definition that it is to “break free from confinement or control” is usually associated with the desire to leave a situation; to move into a world more suited to our needs or our personality.  Art and literature are full of examples of “escape” and all begin with … Continue reading Entrapment and escape in the works of Leonora Carrington

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Highlights from Vienna 2: What do you mean, you’ve never written about Paul Delvaux?

I'm in Vienna - yes, showing off now and I booked in a visit to the Albertina as was excited to find that one of my favourite 'only ever seen on a screen' works was here. I juat checked on the blog to see what I must have said about this painting and discovered, to … Continue reading Highlights from Vienna 2: What do you mean, you’ve never written about Paul Delvaux?

Metaphysical Melancholy

Saw Giorgio Di Chirico's Two Sisters in Edinburgh which had me think about how, despite the two figures appearing to have different characters, they still appeared 'empty', devoid of feeling and I wondered whether this feeling of emptiness was prevalent in other words by the man who was the precursor and hero of the Surrealist … Continue reading Metaphysical Melancholy