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Surrealism: Tripping Around Brighton Museum


Join us on a metaphorical trip around Brighton Museum from Dali’s surreal, yet sensual furniture to Alexander McQueen’s rule breaking fashion. In 1924, Andre Breton’s surrealist manifesto began a movement in art that is concerned with the bizarre, the dream like and the irrational. 452 more words


Blackpaint 457 - de Stael at le Havre, Perfect Backs and Zola

Nicolas de Stael at le Havre – Lumieres du Nord, lumieres du Sud

I’m deeply indebted to Jon Hensher for commenting on 453 and letting me know about this stunning exhibition of de Stael’s late sea-and landscapes, mostly from 1951 – 55 (the year in which he killed himself by jumping from his studio window in Antibes).   533 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art

Surrealism & The Tarot

Although this is only a first introductory look, we’ve been thinking a lot recently about how a number of the artists labelled “Surrealist” – either self-declared, fellow travellers, or otherwise claimed – had more than a passing engagement with Magic & the Occult. 231 more words



Lamorna as a collection of four pieces that came together in the space of a weeks recording in Lamorna, Cornwall. The recordings we’re made in the Lamorna valley, the cove, in the woods and also within the Iron age Boleigh Fogou which is an underground structure over 2000 years old. 390 more words

500 years of British art in one afternoon - Tate Britain

Starting from 1540s through to present day, you can see paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from all the great British artists of the past half-millennium. On of my favourites that I always look for in the Tate is “The Cholmondeley Ladies”; Besides the lovely palette, and skilful rendering, I always play “Spot the Difference between the two portraits” and I’m up to 11 right now. 687 more words

Reviews Of Exhibits - Events - Galleries

After I:MAGE

Matthew Levi Stevens & Emma Doeve with the Stele of Zos vel Thanatos, by Austin Osman Spare – photo taken by Rob Ansell of Fulgur (Thank You!) @ I:MAGE exhibition of Magical Art, Store Street Gallery, next door to Treadwells (in conjunction with Fulgur/Abraxas.)  So good to see such a fine selection of Esoteric & Occult Art – some for the first time! 478 more words

Weekend Workout 27

Email dated 15/07/2011
I have had feedback from several members indicating that they have entered the Temple of the Muses by the Fire door and drunk the elixir. 1,234 more words