The current exhibition at the Wellcome Collection (in London) called Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? is fantastic. Really well displayed, full of information, visually striking…and free! One of the most enjoyable exhibitions I’ve seen this year. The exhibition is split into 6 sections – here is a highlight from each one. Persuasion This section… Read More Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
This week I went to Tate Liverpool to see the exhibition Portraying a Nation, Germany 1919 – 1933. The exhibition is made up of two completely separate sections, although thematically linked. The first half shows August Sander’s photographs while the second half concentrates on the work of Otto Dix. I skipped over the August Sander… Read More Otto Dix – Tate Liverpool – Portraying a Nation, Germany 1919 – 1933
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Exciting news from Art UK – the Sculpture Project is now going ahead. The UK’s national public sculpture collection will be photographed and catalogued. Hopefully there will be a mapping facility of some kind, allowing you to create personalised “sculpture trail” walks. That would be really cool, I think. Also like the idea of volunteering… Read More Art UK – Sculpture Project
My son bought me a calendar for Xmas. It’s a “Picture a Day” from The Met in New York. I like it because, coming from an American background, it shows different paintings to those you’d normally think would be included in this type of thing. A really good example of this is the painting from Tuesday of… Read More Robert Birmelin
Every week there are various art-related web sites I read. One of these is the Museum Crush website, which is produced by Culture 24. This week, they had an interesting article on the project to digitise the National Archives War Art collection. Browsing through the 371 items digitised so far (here in Wikimedia Commons) I… Read More Abram Games – War Posters
Just a short post this week. I was re-watching the BBC series Detectorists the other day. For anyone not familiar, it’s a Sitcom about a group of Metal Detectorists. Very gentle, very well acted. Towards the end of Episode 3 in Season 2 there is a scene where Andy and Lance (the two main characters) sit… Read More Paul Nash – Monster Field photographs