Category Archives: Art

Leeds art gallery

Thanks to train and track disruption, I bagged another cathedral today. The train detoured via Lincoln, so I had a brief view of the cathedral. Leeds art gallery has finally re-opened. It is full of images which have been familiar … Continue reading

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York

A guided tour of the minster, which made me realise how much there is to learn about one building. An hour and a half only scratched the surface. Work started on the transepts of York minster in 1220 and continued … Continue reading

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Kröller-Müller

It has been raining all day, so the Kröller-Müller Museum was the perfect destination. (I would have spent even a sunny day there, though.) I arrived shortly after it opened and had the gallery to myself for half an hour, … Continue reading

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Liverpool, Walker and Alphonse Mucha

To Liverpool today to see the Alphonse Mucha exhibition at the Walker. It’s a very good exhibition and reminded me (how could I have forgotten?!) that, in addition to advertising fags and bicycles, Mucha also painted the patriotic/nationalistic murals in the … Continue reading

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Scottish National Gallery

Another enjoyable morning amongst paintings (and masses of tourists). I started with E A Wilson again (A Daydream, oil on canvas, 1885), and then came across the (to me) bizarre St Bride by John Duncan (1913, tempura on canvas, which … Continue reading

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Edinburgh: “True to Life” exhibition

Edinburgh is a handsomer city than Glasgow I suppose, but the centre lacks the latter’s eclecticism. I like mercantile cities that experienced a burst of dynamism in the 19th/early 20th centuries, even if it means that they also suffered a … Continue reading

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The Glasgow Colourists

Before checking out of the hotel, I returned to Kelvingrove to have a look at the Scottish Colourists’ gallery. After studying a few paintings, I got my eye in and entertained myself by going round the walls and guessing: Fergusson, … Continue reading

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