Old sketchbook drawing of saint, from Rubens Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, c. 1628, oil on panel, 31.5in x 22in, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. I thought the attitude and silhouette of this old man on the right hand side of the Rubens painting was … Continue reading
This is funny. Macs have dictionaries, and under some words there are reflections on the word by different authors. I happened to look up “privilege” the other day, and found this gem.
Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, bet. 1480 – 1505, 86.6in x 153.5in. The Prado. This was the last big museum we saw on our Europe trip. And what a visit – this was probably our favourite of them all. No line … Continue reading
The Sagrada Família. I haven’t written about architecture, but I have to say something about this. While we were in Barcelona last month, we spent most of a day visiting it, and thoroughly explored the museum and workshops that are in … Continue reading
Portrait of the artist’s father. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, c. 1896. Oil and traces of graphite pencil on canvas. 42,3 x 30,8 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.027 After a couple weeks in Italy we flew to Spain, starting in Barcelona. … Continue reading
Paolo Uccello, Niccolò Mauruzi da Tolentino unseats Bernardino della Ciarda at the Battle of San Romano (dating uncertain, c. 1435–1455), tempera on wood, 182 × 320 cm This is the last instalment of the “take a sandwich” series. All the other big galleries we … Continue reading
Martin Golland, Platform, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, 152.5 x 170 cm (60 x 67″) Last weekend a couple friends and I went to see Martin Golland‘s second solo show at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran. It’s a gallery that’s had a … Continue reading