What I did on my travels pt1

 Half term and I needed an arty break! Off I travelled to Paris for the third time in a year, primarily to see Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on the last night of their tour, but also to go to one of my favourite places: Musee d'Orsay. Went along early and found some more gems. So, … Continue reading What I did on my travels pt1

Van Gogh’s Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy | Christie’s

This is a significant painting by Van Gogh and the piece from Christie's makes for an interesting read. I have twice been moved to tears when viewing a Van Gogh and I do wonder whether a work can retain an element of its maker's personality...or is that too romantic a notion?? https://www.christies.com/features/From-the-outside-in-Van-Goghs-Vue-de-lasile-et-de-la-Chapelle-de-Saint-Remy-8961-1.aspx?sc_lang=en&cid=EM_EMLcontent04144A27A_0&cid=DM170745&bid=127902980

Van Gogh close up

Saw The Olive Trees (1889) in the Scottish National Gallery:  And was struck by the vibrancy of the colours he used. The contrasting interweaving he employs makes the canvas shimmer under the hot sun:  And when did you last see a blue tree? However, if you look into a densely leafed tree on a sunny … Continue reading Van Gogh close up

Daubigny – Inspiring Impressionism

Did my fourth country visit in the Six Week holidays by going to Scotland this week - yes, I know it's a technicality but I'm having this as a stat!  I visited the Scottish National Gallery for the exhibition 'Inspiring Impressionism' which explored Charles Francis Daubigny's influence on the artists who became known as the … Continue reading Daubigny – Inspiring Impressionism