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
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/oct/25/paul-nash-review-pain-wonder-menace-tate-britain-london Saw this today and ...wow! Just wow!
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
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.
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
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!
My favourite room at Tate Britain is definitely 1910 and in there is one painting that I love to see and that is Cinema by William Roberts Every time I see it, I am reminded of C Day Lewis's poem, Newsreel, so here it is:
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
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
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