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About rubisouth

Artist working in Surrey UK.

Courtauld Gallery – A hidden gem

Where would you go in London to see the best selection of Impressionist paintings? Tate Britain has some, National Gallery has the better selection including many owned by the Tate. But the choicest selection is hung in the Courtauld Gallery … Continue reading

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Paul Carrack at G-Live

When I turned up at Guildford’s superb new venue G-Live to see Paul Carrack, I couldn’t name any of his compositions or hits. Turns out he’s one of those silent running music giants of the deep. Played with everyone and … Continue reading

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Cy Twombly Writings 5

In conversation with Nick Serota, the Director of Tate Britain in London, Cy Twombly gave the following insight into his attitude towards painting. “I’m not a professional painter, since I don’t go to the studio and work nine to five … Continue reading

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Cy Twombly – Dulwich Picture Gallery

A small cross section of Cy Twombly’s paintings covering his work from the  1950s right up to his most recent work was recently shown at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. The curator’s twist was to compare and contrast his work with … Continue reading

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A Hidden Treat

Where am I? In a gallery that’s 30 minutes from Waterloo, surrounded by work by Richard Hamilton, Marc Chagall, Elizabeth Frink, Eric Gill, Patrick Caulfield, Edward Burra and many others. Can you guess where yet (sorry Rolf)? Woking is the … Continue reading

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Four is more – a Vermeer feast

Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and Silence While I am looking at a Vermeer it is as if the world has stopped and all of the normal daily distractions have been suspended. Before me is calm, clarity and harmony, even if I’m … Continue reading

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Building the Revolution – Soviet Art & Architecture 1915-1935

The Royal Academy has built this exhibition around a collection of photographs taken by Richard Pare. Oddly he is given no credit apart from a small footnote. Taken in 1999 and 2000 the photos show the decayed state of many … Continue reading

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