Rennie Mackintosh at the Walker

It's taken three attempts to come and see this exhibition. Thank goodness I am a Museum of Liverpool member, as this could have been costly!! The name Cameron Rennie Mackintosh is synonymous with the Art Nouveau movement, and today items based on his designs can be seen in many a souvenir shop nestled in National … Continue reading Rennie Mackintosh at the Walker

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John Moores Prize 2016 @ Walker Art Gallery

Made my regular visit to Liverpool to check out the winners and the competitors for this influential prize. The highlights for me were really not in agreement with the jury - only one of the prizewinners was in my top 5: Selma Parlour's One, The Side-ness of In-Out: Loved the palette for this and the … Continue reading John Moores Prize 2016 @ Walker Art Gallery

Well I Never!

Browsing through my page likes on FB, and the National Gallery popped up with an advert  for their new exhibition about the connections between painters and the paintings they possessed:  'Painters' Paintings'. This  Titian:  'Portrait of Gerolamo (?) Barbarigo' was the image they used: I recognised this and was here wondering where on earth I'd … Continue reading Well I Never!

Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion

When it came out that the Walker were putting on a Pre-Raphaelite exhibition, I was a tad excited: what's not to like here!  It was tantalising to wonder whether there would be anything that would grab my attention as I've been to a few of these over the years. I really liked the idea of … Continue reading Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion

Beata Beatrix

I have avoided writing too much on the Pre Raphaelites as 1. I am a complete bore about this subject and 2. there are much better blogs than mine out there on the subject but as I am off to Liverpool for their PreRaphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion, I couldn't resist adding my favourite Rossetti oil painting to … Continue reading Beata Beatrix