Installation Art from Donna Huanca at the Arnolfini in Bristol.  

Installation art has never been my favourite genre but being an eclectic site I should address the shortfall of entries. Earlier in the week we went to the Arnolfini in Bristol and this work by Donna Huanca was on the ground floor.  The Tate definition of Installation art is “used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions,…

A Day out with the Art & Architecture in Bristol

A grey February day to visit Bristol but plenty of colour to see. I will elaborate in more detail in future posts but first a quick whistle stop tour. Our first port of call was the Arnolfini Gallery on the Quayside. This renowned centre for contemporary art has been in existence for over 60 years…

More on the pigments in Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian 

Titian, the great Venetian Renaissance painter, is most renowned for his handing of colour. I touched on this on my recent post on Bacchus and Ariadne. Colour became so important for the Venetian artists due to the cities position as a centre for trade from the East. But Titian does not just use colour to…

Bacchus and Ariadne is my Painting of the Month for February 

February is the month of snowdrops and early daffodils. While spring is not yet here the days are getting longer and the sun brighter, preparing us for the end of winter. So a painting celebrating brighter days seemed appropriate to me. It is also a long time since I have visited London. Last week I…