Thursday, 23 August 2012

Finds of the week

Hmong costumes, Thailand

Ghadames, Lybia

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Yatzer .com

(Can you tell I've spent lots of time on pinterest lately?)

Friday, 10 August 2012

Questions without answers

Why when intellectuals and art critics  go to see an art exhibition they are enjoying art, and if normal people go to see an art exhibition they are consuming entertainment?( So intellectuals and art critics say)

Wish list

this book:

In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States

This volume features the work of 48 Mexican and U.S.-based women artists - Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Lee Miller, Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning, and Remedios Varo are represented, along with lesser known or newly discovered practitioners, including Maya Deren, Helen Lundeberg, María Izquierdo, Jacqueline Lamba, and Janet Sobel. Their contributions to the surrealist movement span more than four decades and their work was both influential and radical in its own right. 

Ayyyyy, an unmissable exhibition that I missed, it's a small world, but no so small.

January 29, 2012–May 6, 2012 


Technique can see progress, not so art

Lionello Venturi
as quoted by Louis Cattiaux in Physics and Metaphysics of Painting

Madrid report

Last weekend I went to Madrid, what's not to like?

El Prado 

Late Raphael

12 June – 16 September 2012

CaixaForum Madrid

William Blake (1757-1827). Visions in British Art

3 July 2012 - 21 October 2012


Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

lots of  information in English here

Fundación Mapfre

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

26 May 2012 – 2 September 2012

If you could choose just one, which one would it be?

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A dash of colour

From the Haute Couture Collection Autumn-Winter 2010/2011

by John Galliano