We managed to visit the Portland Sculpture park of the weekend. The following shows information about the site and a view of the surrounding landscape for context:
We’ve visited Iceland a few times, most recently just before the current virus self-isolation started. There is a lot of very interesting sculpture in and around Reykjavik. I’ve decided to simply present some of my best images of it here for the moment:Continue reading “Reykjavik Sculpture”
We were in London recently and decided to add a visit to the British Museum to the trip. Whilst there we visited two exhibitions: “Troy myth and reality” (British Museum, 2020) and the Prints and Drawings Gallery.
Note: This was written up considerably after the visit, due to time limitations. I have published it, however, at the time of the visit based on my thoughts at the time.Continue reading “British Museum Trip”
We visited Castle Howard whilst we were in the York area, which was in a Harlequin themed Christmas special arrangement. I’m including it here because the extravaganza gave me quite a bit to consider about art and its context.Continue reading “Castle Howard Christmas”
We visited York Art Gallery whilst we were up there on a weekend trip. There were two main areas that we looked at: Paintings and Ceramics. Of the Ceramics, a significant proportion were sculptural in nature, and I have focused on those in this consideration of the trip.
Note: Although I wrote this up considerably later I have dated the post at the time of the visit to better fit it into the context of the course. This introduces a slight discrepancy, as the write up is from just after the submission of Assignment 2 based on my thoughts at the time.Continue reading “Trip to York Art Gallery”
[Read, 2006] is a core book for the course and includes a wealth of information and reference photographs. As such I’ve spent a significant of time studying the book as part of the course. This post is, in effect, and extension of the Research Point about Sculptors.
The purpose of this article is to outline some of the key takeaways from my reading through the book. It is personally based, rather than a review or summary of the contents. This article, therefore, includes little detail about individual sculptures (as that would be in the Research Point or Art and Artists page), and more about the learning from and thesis of the book.Continue reading “Modern Sculpture, A Concise History”
Whilst on a trip into London to see the Da Vinci drawings I also visited the British Museum’s African gallery. My interest was partially the link between modern art and African art. There are some notes on this in the References at the end of the article.Continue reading “British Museum African Gallery”
I first heard that this exhibition was going to be on when parts of it were travelling around the country. The story goes that Leonardo left his collection of drawings, effectively hi sketchbook, to his apprentice. These were broken up over time, and a bound volume of a fragment of the collection made their way to the Royal Collection. The majority of this work wasn’t published until 1900 or so, meaning that much of his work was effectively hidden until then.Continue reading “Leonardo Da Vinci at Buckingham Palace”
I noticed that this exhibition was on and decided to go have a look. I’m very glad I did, and as photography was allowed it means that I won’t have too hard a time writing it up. The exhibition started with fairly standard modern art sculpture – if such a thing an exist:Continue reading “Takis at the Tate Modern”