Tag Archives: Art

Dali: Man Out Of Time

I don’t know when I first came across S. Dali. Probably his red lips sofa. Certainly, I was attracted by his surrealist imagery, the stick legged heffalumps, the melting clocks. I found his religious iconography weird and unsettling and his … Continue reading

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The World Reimagined

This tour covers about three to four miles around the city of London. For convenience, I started at Mansion House tube – it was a Sunday, a day when public transport tends to be the subject of various last minute … Continue reading

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Art Club

During lockdown, artist and cross-dresser Grayson Perry hosted an Art Club in which he tool a theme and curated work done at home by Joe Public, some celebrities and his wife Phillipa. It was both fascinating and touching and oddly … Continue reading

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Himid, Not Timid #tatemodern #art #lubainahimid

I like me a good piece of art and I’m always trying to embrace new types and styles, genres and artists. Sometimes I read about an ‘avant-garde’ or ‘challenging’ artist and wonder of it’ll be for me; or someone whose … Continue reading

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How Uncanny Is That?

I never really understood surrealism if I’m honest. Spoilt child art or so it seemed. Of course there were exceptions. The Dali melting clocks and hot lips sofa were intriguing as was some of Magritte’s work with fruit and headgear. … Continue reading

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Making An Exhibition #RA #summerexhibition

It seems odd, doesn’t it? A summer exhibition in December. Like an autumn Christmas? Or a weekend of Tuesdays. But the summer exhibition stretches into January to give the likes of me and the Textiliste time to enjoy its eclectic, … Continue reading

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Art And History

This post went missing in action yesterday, thanks WP. If you’ve seen it already, please move on. If not, please enjoy… The bit of London I inhabit is still, at heart a village. Back in the mid 19th Century Dickens … Continue reading

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In praise of… crafts

Jennie Fitzee blogs about life as an elementary school teacher – if you don’t yet know her. Recently she’s run a series of posts about the genesis of two delightful classroom quilts inspired by her children and created by a … Continue reading

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Seasonal Sculpting #arcimboldo #RHSwisely #gardens

Some years ago, I had a break that took in Vienna. Lots of art galleries, Vienna. One of the great pluses was the strategically placed sofas so one could study specific works of art without acquiring some buttock embolism. However, … Continue reading

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Forming A Disorderly Kew #Kewgardens #Dalechihuly

I’ve always enjoyed sculptures that seek to compliment their habitat. Sort of releasing the artist’s imagination into the wild, as it were. It takes a certain chutzpah to do this as well. Nature, after all, creates both the best canvases … Continue reading

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