Heavy Night? Not at all. This fabulous oil by Theodore Ribot dates is a picture of a Laudanum Den.
Are books about art still relevant? You would have thought not with so much information now available on the internet but I recently purchased a somewhat dirty oil painting by Anne Florence Cointreau dated 1934. The Google page gave me just one short reference that she lived 1890-1966. That was it.
This fabulous 1950's expressionist beach scene is by Tony Bartl, a Czech refugee who came to England in 1947. He was heavily influenced by expressionist painters of the inter war period. His work is held by Lincoln Art Gallery,
Great view of Venice by Alan Stenhouse Gourley. He was an inveterate traveller in Europe and South Africa where he painted en plein air. His paintings are always fresh and exciting.
Art is all about simplicity, a few lines, a few swirls... But to make it work you have to be good. And the semi-abstracted realism of Norma Jameson is beyond good.
Chippenham Museum have purchased 3 oils by British artist Doreen Heaton Potworowska for their permanent collection. Doreen studied at Corsham School of Art in the early 1950's where she met her husband to be, Polish artist Peter Potworowski.
This original 1950's Picasso print is sadly water damaged but still a lovely, rare find.
One of the best exhibitions I have been to in some time at the Tate Britain. Aftermath shows through art the warring nations response to the horror of the Western Front, the cessation of hostilities and the onset of peace.
Visting the Winter Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair at Battersea Park last month I was intrigued to see how the exhibitors would showcase their antiques furniture, collectable and decorative arts to the modern market which has in recent times focused on the Swedish aesthetics of clean lines and minimalism.
After purchasing this stunning oil painting by Ethel Wright ROI, I discovered something very interesting about it which I completely missed upon first looking but has changed the whole mood of the painting for me.
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art