Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Boxing Day Happiness Experiment entry

Paying an early morning visit to George Michael's childhood home in East Finchley eight hours after his sad passing was announced

Long walk from Clapton to Victoria Park, Hackney with N under an azure winter sky

Reading in the winter sunshine after my jog (water-rock on) - some Jack Reacher pulp fiction

Christmas Day Happiness Experiment entry

Nighttime tour through an empty London with D & N including Primrose Hill (with its red light punctuated view) & Waterloo Bridge

Cooking a turkey for the family which was just so

Placing some flowers (kindly given by the florist at the end of our road) with U on the memorial for Arlington (Rowton) House, Camden Town, as mentioned by Patrick Kavanagh (a favourite of Bronagh) in 'The Green Fool' - home of many a solitary, lost Irishman

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Paul Nash - Tate Britain


Influence of Blake
Redon - Symbolisme

Wittenham Clumps
watercolour ink chalk

We are making a new world 18
from the ashes of destruction...
blown back to prehistory

the menin road
Nature still triumphs

after the battle
waterc & ink

ypres salient at night
whistler - palette
nativity - star(burst)

landscape always eclipses figures in these works


wood on the downs 29/30
saw de chirico in 28 - key influence - uninhabited surreality
ben nicholson palette - mushroom & grey

night tide 22 ink wc

winter sea 25-37
full abstraction

the shore 23 leeds
perfect balance of abstract & figurative

nostalgic ls 23-38


he has Nature as his core - his whole oeuvre revolves around landscape

Unit One 33-35
exhib touring 34/5 mayor 4/34
edited Herbert Read
Hepworth Nicholson Moore Burra Wadsworth

Tristram Hillier
pylons 33

dux et comes 1 32
organic abstract forms cf moore

b nicholson
1933 milk & plain choc
scraping/etching powerful
great abstract sense - sculptural
scultpure + collage

surrealist objects & poems exhib London Gal 37

eileen agar
ladybird 36
nude in seethru cape

ernst exhib mayor 6/33

forest 36/7
glove stretchers

wood on the hill 37
sculpture transposed to painting

only egg 36/7
box backed by photo
"boxed assemblage" = surrealism

found objects

landscapes with large foreground object cf okeefe

int surrealist exhib London 6/36 burlington gals

nash V okeefe

equivalents for the megaliths 35 tate

ls fr a dream
36/8 tate

battle of ger 44 iwm
bold palette
epic cf John Martin
perfect balance fig & abs

totesmeer 40/1 tate
tate book before school
perfect blend of ls & surr

ls of the briwn fungus 43
spare, stripped down
distinctive palette
clump cf tomb trees h heath Adam Z last wk

pillar & moon 32-42
ls & architdcture

ls of the moons last phase
44 liverpool walker

equinox = equal day & night

ls of the vernal equinox 43 *
looser command
deeply surrealist