Category Archives: Exhibitions

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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Leonardo Da Vinci – National Gallery

AN exhibition focussing on Leonardo da Vinci’s painting opens at the National Gallery London on 9 November 2011 and has managed to persuade many galleries around the world to lend works for the show, although surprisingly the Louvre hasn’t lent … Continue reading

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Burra Brilliant at Chichester

The Edward Burra exhibition at the Pallant Gallery Chichester is a stunning show. If you ever thought watercolour is a twee, gutless medium you need to see these paintings. They use watercolours, as you have never seen the medium used … Continue reading

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