My Week in View:
A great show at Christies in Mayfair of British Pop Art, where the 1960’s spring to life with early Hockney’s and Blake’s looking fresh as paint, along with the other stars like Allen Jones who still shine brightly and some who have now faded from view.
The Britten centenary has unearthed all things connected to Aldeburgh and the genius that became the centre of a much loved festival. Memories come back of Peter Pears performing in Death In Venice, which I now feel so privileged to have witnessed. Many artists were influenced by Benjamin Britten including Sydney Nolan whose wonderful designs we saw at the Royal Ballets “Rite of Spring” this week. Like Britten, another 100 year anniversary, Le Sacre has been a constantly returning force throughout the 20th Century and now into the 21st, I am still anticipating completion the Triptych of “Le Sacre” Dance Paintings.( See in Dance Gallery and Movie on this site). Still a fabulous looking ROH production with of course overwhelming music. The other 2 works on the Royal Ballet Triple Bill are equally brilliant with Chroma bringing the house down.
Winter is now here and the studio is feeling colder but new beginnings are always in my mind at this time and exciting new work awaits!