La Mitrailleuse as muse

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 … Continue reading La Mitrailleuse as muse

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Painting with Light

The latest Tate Britain exhibition has been a little quiet: no one I know has been, no reviews that I've spotted but it's got the Pre Raphaelites, so what's not to like? To be honest, there wasn't much and this one left me a little cold - I even felt weary of seeing the Pre … Continue reading Painting with Light

Rock Drill comes home

Popped into 1910 today and, happy days, my little torso has arrived safely from his stint at New Walsall Art Gallery. https://travelswithmyart.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/rock-drill-on-tour/ David Bomberg's Mud Bath is in the background, in case you're wondering.

Paul Nash -Totes Meer

The past couple of weeks has seen a growing interest in Paul Nash's work on my part.  I was delighted to discover today that Tate Britain will be holding an extensive retrospective of his work late next year. I've just finished a really good exploration of both Nash brothers by Paul Gough: Brothers in Arms … Continue reading Paul Nash -Totes Meer

Now you see him…now you don’t!

My favourite section of Tate Britain has to be the moment I turn into the 1910 and 1915 rooms. Everyone I love is there: Nevison, Epstein, Gertler, Bomberg, Wyndham Lewis to name but a few. There has been a rehang and the two rooms are now combined. Bomberg's Mud Bath is now pride of place: These … Continue reading Now you see him…now you don’t!

“What does matter?” “Nothing.” The enigma that was Edward Burra

Was just rummaging on YouTube and came across this documentary by Andrew Graham Dixon on the artist, Edward Burra.  I never tell anybody anything.    I came across The Snack Bar at Tate Britain and was interested in the lasciviousness of the scene, but hadn't explored the artist any further...until now. Burra's work spanned the … Continue reading “What does matter?” “Nothing.” The enigma that was Edward Burra

Merry Go Round

As a child, many summers were spent at Butlins in Skegness. I dreaded these trips for many reasons, but once I was allowed to wander off on my own, I would always head for the Merry Go Round -this one, in fact:   Quite why I wanted to trap myself on this perpetual ride to nowhere … Continue reading Merry Go Round

Loving Turner

This is Turner's Temple of Poseidon at Sunium (Cape Colonna) from around 1834. I confess that I was not a huge fan of Turner's but that probably was more to do with a lack of knowledge more than anything else. He just did landscapes and seascapes, didn't he? That changed when I visited the Tate … Continue reading Loving Turner