Friday, June 29, 2012

Picasso and Modern British Art

Girl in a Chemise (c05)
Wonderful austerity

#Duncan Grant

(1907 Les Demoiselles d'Avignon)

#Wydham Lewis

(1914 Vorticism) energising cubism

# Ben Nicholson

Son of William N

BN - 1933 coin and musical instruments (33)

Incised white lines, Pic-like curves, tight brown-grey palette

* BN - 1933 st remy (33)
Interlinked profiles, wide-eyed looks

1901 paintings Impressionist style

Nude Woman in a red armchair (32)
Voluptuous, erotic
Marie-Therese Walter

Seated Woman in a Chemise (23)
Sculptural cf Moore
Cf Girl in a Chemise (c05) Stoney austerity

Nude Green Leaves & Bust (32)
MTW sensuality/eroticism
Bold curves


Moore sketchbooks
"Biomorphic" natural forms

* HM Composition (32) African wonderstone

* HM Reclining Figure (36) elmwood

Cf BN - 1933 st remy (33) eye
Exquisite material
Cf Pic La Source (21) Classical sulptural painting

Multipart figures - Pic in Bataille's Documents mag
Cf Bacon


The two standout artists of C20
Pic (Dinard paintings @ Paul Rosenberg's gallery Paris inspired FB to start)

Bathers at the Beach Hut (29) Dinard
Clear link to FB's triptyches
Also Epstein Rock Drill as prescursor

(1925 3 Dancers)

FB Crucifixion (33) oil
Ribs - Rock Drill

FB Head (47-8) oil
Ape mouth/teeth

*FB 3 Studies for figures at base of Crucifixion (44)
Sculpture stands as in Pic studio pics
Ape mouth

Composition Study 5: sketch for guernica (37)
Fascinating evolution

Study for the horses head 2 (37) pencil
Cone tongue
* Cf Moore 3 points (39/40) bronze
Immense tension
Cf Guernica


Visited Grimaldi in 47

Cf Nash (Gorse on sea wall 39)
Cf Bacon (Green Tree Form 40)

* GS The Deposition (46) Fitzwilliam

Christ's face cf La Source (21) black drawing
Cf Bacon 3 Studies for figures at base of Crucifixion

* GS Crucifixion (46)
Mouth cf Bacons ape mouth

GS Homage to Pic. (47)
Impressed particularly by Joie de Vivre

ICAs 2nd exhib '40,000 yrs of Modern Art'

Women of Algiers (55) After Delacroix - Femmes d'Alger (1834)


DH the student homage to Pic (73) print - Turners'

Polaroid cubism
DH Still life with blue guitar (82)

The 3 Dancers (25)
Chaim Potok Asher Lev
Cf Matisse
Cf Bacon

Monday, June 25, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

A tour around the nearly finished London 2012 Olympic Press Centre

Teaching D fractions

Reading Absolute Beginners

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wednesday and Thursday's Happiness Experiment entries

Wed 20 June

Picking up Best Website at the Broadcast Digital Awards for Sexperience (often the bridesmaid, now the bride)

Getting the hattrick - winning Best Multiplatform for third year running - for Live from the Clinic, with the headmaster from The Inbetweeners giving out the prizes

Watching The Secret Millionaire with Tommy Boy

Thurs 21

Introducing the charming writer Deborah Moggach at my mum's charity lunch

Visiting my dad's grave (in a conciliatory context)

Chatting to U before and after A Love Supreme (at Kings College Chapel) in Somerset House

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Sunset walk through Coldfall Woods with U

Watching The Lady (with U) while she's in the country

Lunch with Helen V and the Outline crew in Kentish Town

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Creative Accounting #551

Rodriguez = Richie Haven + Nick Drake

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Chairing the Big Hunt, Little Hunt session at Docfest/Fuel4 event with Jean Baptiste Dumont as a special guest

Being introduced as "the Godfather of Multiplatform" (Louise B)

Gregory Porter

Sugar Man - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching In Search of the Sugar Man then spotting Rodriguez through the side of stage door before seeing him play

Lovely compliments from R Graef, H Croall and D Glover - probably all drunk

Hanging out with Molly M at Docfest (named after Molly Bloom)

Friday, June 08, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Using the Kodiak with N (director) and D (actor)

An early evening Phoenix - Moonrise Kingdom - which grew on me thanks to the two young leads

Sorting through my Diamond Jubilee photos

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Walking to & from summer evening's dinner at La Rugoletta with N & D

Dreaming about HP

Watching Animal House with the Enfants Terribles

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Trying to keep a dream about Curiosity and Love going

Collecting my gear for Olympics volunteering from the depths of East London, including the Adidas shoes 1.5 sizes out

Bringing the tone down in the Groucho with shorts and sandals