Let’s pretend, for a moment, that you don’t already know too much about Pierre Bonnard, and that you are entering this exhibition with fresh and innocent eyes. Spend some time in Room 1, looking at Young Women in the Garden (1921-3/1945-6), as this painting contains so many clues on Pierre Bonnard, his art, his philosophy, and his approach. The first thing you will probably notice is the half-cut figure on the right. Also, quite striking is the central figure, whose face is i
Art in Weimar Germany: 1919 - 1933
Tate Modern 30 July 2018 - 14 July 2019 Although since the 1950s the term magic realism has become associated with Latin American literature, it was first coined by German photographer, art historian and art critic Franz Roh in 1925, to describe a return to realism, after the emotional, anxious, approach of expressionism. But it was a new realism, that observed and captured the magic, mysterious, side of human life and its inner worlds.
It's the last few days of this year’s Summer Exhibition, and those of you who were going to see it, probably already have. So why am I writing about it? Because I was lucky enough to be taken on a private guided tour by one of the committee members, RA artist David Mach. David took our group around a wonderfully deserted exhibition, before opening times, and talked about the selection process, and the hard work entailed in putting this show together.
This year’s exhibition
Summer in London. A time for football, tennis, big open-air screens, deck chairs, Pimm’s, barbecues in the garden. But also, and for us more importantly, a time for art, a time to explore new artists, young artists, known and less known ones, “fringe” artists, etc. A time to discover what is brewing in the creative world, and a time to show our own work, and take active part in the conversation. There is a whirlwind of events, from our treasured Open Houses – that give people