Gallery visits

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019

Royal Academy 251st Summer Exhibition 2019 was curated by Jock McFayden RA (b.1950).  The animal-themed ‘menagerie’ starts in the Central Hall, where there are inventive and inspiring sculptures and works of art in all sorts of mediums.  Works by RA artists as well as other established contemporary artist such as Read more…

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The figure in ‘action’ (group)

I got thinking about the representation of the ‘active’ figure and thought another great example is Henri Matisse, Dance, 1909-10, oil on canvas.  This large oil painting was commissioned by a rich Russian business man and apparently Matisse himself felt the painting was not a finished piece but more of a Read more…

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