Archive for January, 2015

All the gold stars in my basket are awarded to NPG for two super exhibitions, where it was possible to get really close to the pictures, not horribly crowded like Rembrandt (not even attempted by me) Schiele & Moroni. The Real Tudors with the textiles so vivid you could see every thread preparing us for the much awaited Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantell on TV. Don’t forget Waldemar Januszczak, Saturday’s Culture Show at 9.00pm. Still at the NPG, Who Are You? exhibition by Grayson Perry – even better than on TV and there were two I didn’t know about. Especially the ‘Afghan War Rug’ in which I have a great interest.

GP War RugGP chest







However I would award another star to Peder Balke at the National Gallery, haunting Norwegian noire.

Back home now and still immersed in Stanley Spencer but eagerly awaiting momentous events at you know where!



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