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…

René Magritte and comparing Surreal Concepts in Modern and Medieval Art  

Magritte’s surrealistic ideas of the mid twentieth century epitomise’s that period’s growing interrelationship between language and visual representation. It is my favourite and easiest example to see how philosophy’s obsession with language and truth filters into the visual arts. “This is not a pipe”, Magritte says but it clearly is… and then again it is…

Bridget Riley talks to Kirsty Walk about her art on television

Compton Verney in Warwickshire provided a very enjoyable visit three years ago, taking in Op Art and some wonderful works by Bridget Riley. Her works were also a very valuable artistic juxtaposition to the Barbara Hepworth retrospective we visited in Wakefield earlier this year. So it was a great delight finding her being interviewed by…