Monday, 25 June 2012

Painting in 1939

NOCM, having taken note of 'Painting Today' by Tony Godfrey (see post 28th December 2010), presents here excerpts from the 1939 equivalent by, interestingly, Anthony Bertram (who lectured in Art History at Queen's University in Belfast.) It was remarked in above post that Sandro Chia was a notable omission from Godfrey's book, and it is striking to see Ferrucio Ferrazzi's presence in Bertram's as the example shown has strong associations with Chia's work. Amongst the many other examples of European modern artists now lost to history are an interesting Roger Chapelain-Midy (French) that bears a passing resemblance to John Currin's work, and a great work by the Soviet artist Nisson Shifrin that is not unlike a Dexter Dalwood.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Now The Shows Are Over

The infectious, addictive +Billion- journal (link at bottom of page in BEST LINKS here) carries a great audio/ visual review of the recent Degree Shows around Dublin. Its 'Shitlist' (with qualifying disclaimer) is worth checking out.

Pictured here is the lift on E floor of the Orpheus Building at York Street, where the Belfast Degree Shows have just ended. Go to for a peak at what was on, along with pics of the opening night....

Friday, 15 June 2012

Bonnard's Table

Go to Bonnard's work in TOP 10 PAINTINGS and click for link to National Gallery in Washington. Below, images of the artist at work.