John Piper…revisited

I popped into Tate Liverpool today as I was in town because I had struggled with the majority of the works Piper did, with the exception of these two: John Piper and the Artistic War Effort I hate giving up on an artist, so thought I would have another go. It was much quieter today … Continue reading John Piper…revisited


John Piper and the artistic war effort

At Tate Liverpool until 18th March is an interesting exploration of John Piper's work. If honest, I wasn't that gripped by his landscapes and abstractions although found the influence of Picasso et al on his abstract pieces interesting. However, when it came to his contribution as an official war artist in WW2, I was completely … Continue reading John Piper and the artistic war effort

Blue, blue,electric blue: Yves Klein – Exhibition at Tate Liverpool Cannot get Bowie's Sound and Vision out of my head following this week's culture visit.  Having seen one of Klein's blue canvases at the Pompidou Centre, I was intrigued to see what a whole room would look like and what you find on the top floor of Tate Liverpool is actually mind-blowing.  International Klein … Continue reading Blue, blue,electric blue: Yves Klein – Exhibition at Tate Liverpool

Francis Bacon:Invisible Rooms

Tuesday saw a three hour journey up the M6 after work to attend the private viewing of Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms and it was certainly worth the fact it took another three hours to make it back! The title of the exhibition ‘Invisible Rooms’ is explained by the curator: “Francis Bacon often painted a ghost-like … Continue reading Francis Bacon:Invisible Rooms

Would you credit it-I like Pollock! 

Of all the art movements I've been trying to get to grips with, Abstract Expressionism is the one I have hadthe most  trouble with. I've been thinking it's like reading James Joyce. His early works are like the Impressionists, you understand the story but the language blurs that understanding at times. Then you move onto … Continue reading Would you credit it-I like Pollock! 

Art Turning Left

Tate Liverpool curated an excellent exhibition based around the premise that Art can set you free.  It was an opportunity to see the Death of Marat up close and personal, which was too good to miss.     To complement my experiences, I drew on a variety of sources to put together this document of … Continue reading Art Turning Left

Liverpool Biennial August 2014 Part One

THE CHALLENGE: To visit 10 exhibits linked to the Liverpool Biennial Getting Started Success for any trip is a good hotel. Stayed at Z Hotel on North John Street. Room was comfy, staff were friendly and there was complimentary wine and cheese in the evening. It was rude to refuse!   First Stop: The Old … Continue reading Liverpool Biennial August 2014 Part One