Jadé Fadojutimi at The Hepworth Wakefield.

The Hepworth Wakefield, as regular readers on this site will know, is a personal favourite. Not only does the Gallery bring Barbara Hepworth back to her native Yorkshire with permanent displays and temporary exhibitions, but also has a dynamic programme of other exhibitions. I hope to get back to the gallery in the next few…

Vincent Van Gogh at St Remy (2)

A Wheatfields with Cypresses is my new header. This is another painting which Van Gogh repeated several times in St Remy de Provence, while being treated in the asylum there. It can be seen in the National Gallery in London. We visited the former monastery of St Paul de Mausole, while in St Remy recently….

More on Perspective and a trip to Les Baux de Provence. 

The Hockney’s Eye exhibition at The Fitzwilliam, which I visited recently has made me think about perspective a little more. It has been acknowledged by artists and art historians alike that Brunelleschi’s vanishing point perspective is flawed. The Renaissance masters such as Masaccio, however, found this tool invaluable for their architectural drawings and their church…

More about the Bayeux Tapestry – some other replicas 

The Bayeux Tapestry, as some of my followers will know, often attracts my attention. This great relic of the romanesque period will always be in the forefront of comment as it is such a valuable contemporary record of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings. The original social media with just a sprinkling…

Grayson Perry and The Art Club.

Grayson Perry is definitely an artist for our times and a champion for the mass media. I am looking forward to visiting the 2003 Turner Prize winner’s exhibition when I visit Bristol Art Gallery in the next few weeks to see The Art Club. Tapestry and glazed pottery are Perry’s specialist media and both exude…