“That’s Not Art!”

On this day in 1913 an art exhibition opened in New York City that shocked the country.  Staged by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors The Armoury Show was the first large exhibition of modern art in the US and marked the dawn of Modernism in the US.  Opening in a makeshift gallery in the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue  the exhibition toured … Continue reading “That’s Not Art!”

Monochrome at the National Gallery

Yesterday we went into London to a matinee at the theatre so popped into the National Gallery to see their exhibition Monochrome. It’s billed as a “Journey through a world of shadow and light with artists including Rembrandt, Ingres, Picasso, Richter, and Eliasson” and it pretty much delivers against that brief.  It is amazing to see how paintings at a distance have a 3D visual to them, … Continue reading Monochrome at the National Gallery