Heavy Night? Not at all. This fabulous oil by Theodore Ribot dates is a picture of a Laudanum Den.
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.
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.
Amsterdam has a wealth of museums; The Van Gogh, The Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank’s house, Rembrandt’s house to name a few. You can spend days, if not weeks touring round them all and still have more to see. However, the one great gem in Amsterdam is the Stedelijk Museum which holds a fantastic collection of 20th Century Art.
At Kempton Park last week I saw a fabulous water colour by Charles Whymper. The picture was small, of a family group in fine un-faded condition from the last quarter of the 19th century. It was not a typical subject matter but a delight. Twenty years ago this picture would have been selling for at least £1000 pounds. In today's market the dealer wanted £200 and would probably have taken less. This has been the face of Victorian art over the past 2 decades
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art