A Rose is a Rose is a Rose…

Michael Glover questions the New York painter David Hornung about his admiration for the work of Rose Wylie MG: Why is Rose Wylie one of your favourite painters, David? DH: I am impressed by the authority of her belief in her process, her subjects and her very idiosyncratic visual lexicon. She’s always unpredictable and utterly … Continue reading A Rose is a Rose is a Rose…

Bingeing on the Biennale’s Bellinis

For art's sake: visitors mass on press day outside the Arsenale Henry James once described Venice as infinitely sad; touchingly, agonisingly haunted by the loss of its own once great significance as one of the greatest maritime empires the world has ever known. And a journey after nightfall up the Grand Canal by Vaporetto Uno … Continue reading Bingeing on the Biennale’s Bellinis

Ben Nicholson, international magpie

Ben Nicholson was a pragmatic artist. He looked hard life-long, and he borrowed like a magpie. Never a man to confine himself geographically, nor to believe that he was anything other than a European, if not an internationalist, he travelled widely and looked into many artists' studios, in England and elsewhere. Two Fishes (1932) This … Continue reading Ben Nicholson, international magpie