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Exciting news for Jackson PollockĀ  fans among the FOWs taking the Venice extension in September!

At the Palazzo Vernier dei Leoni at the grandest end of Venice’s Grand Canal, where Peggy Guggenheim settled in 1940, & which is today a museum of her compelling art collection, a barge arrived carrying a very large, precious cargo……boxed up & bouncing on the waves came Jackson Pollock’s painting Mural. More than 6 metres wide & almost 2.5 metres tall, this epic abstract canvas is the painting that made Pollock into Pollock and gave birth to the art of our time. Quote: Jonathan Jones – The Guardian Sat 25 April 2015.

Jackson Pollock in Venice

Jackson Pollock in Venice

 

 

 

 

Highly recommend a visit to the Huddersfield Art Gallery. It is a great collection including work by favourites such a Francis Bacon, Bloomsbury Group, Keith Vaughan, John Piper and many others….

Berkshire Landscape by Keith Vaughan

Berkshire Landscape by Keith Vaughan

Coast by John Piper

Coast by John Piper

Figure Study II, Francis Bacon

Figure Study II, Francis Bacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Media Museum in Bradford was also very interesting, especially to those fascinated by photography and it’s history. It is part of the same museums group as MOSI and consequently under the same threat of closure. Spare a thought when we enthusiastically vote for the survival of our own cultural venues we may be condemning others to the dustbin reserved for somebody else’s museum.

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