Barbara Hepworth

This was a gorgeous exhibition, especially when accompanied by two lovely ladies -Ange and Sam, take a bow!  There were so many pieces that could be discussed here, but the relationship with and influence of Ben Nicholson stood out for me.  The influence these two artists had on each other was most obvious with these … Continue reading Barbara Hepworth

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The Grotesque and Francis Bacon

When visiting Tate Britain, I find myself revisiting favourite pieces and this is one that began by repelling me and now is a firm favourite. As with all grotesques, there is something compelling about the features.  Who can deny being fascinated by Quinten Massys' The Grotesque Woman, that hangs in The National Gallery?  http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/quinten-massys-an-old-woman-the-ugly-duchess Given … Continue reading The Grotesque and Francis Bacon