Art I have enjoyed in 2014

This year I have tried to take every opportunity to see an exhibition if it is in an area I am visiting. I am recording here some of the exhibitions and art I have seen and enjoyed in 2014.

January

In January I started exploring rhizomatic learning for research purposes. Through this I have discovered lots of drawings related to the idea of the rhizome.

Blog 1

When I used this wonderful drawing in a blog post the artist Mark Ingham commented:

The Image you are using from:http://socialdigitalelective.wordpress.com/groups/rhizomes/ is a drawing I made in 1999-2000 and is a multiple mapping of 12 of my Grandfather’s (The mathematician who supervised Alan Turing, A E. Ingham) transparencies. I call it ‘Boy Pool Rhizome’. More can be seen at my website http://www.markingham.org

More rhizome images that I have discovered in this research can be seen in this Prezi presentation.

February

Blog 2A trip to Denmark with friends. We visited (clockwise from top left) the Johanne Larsen House and Museum in Kerteminde, the Copenhagen Art Museum, the Round Tower Exhibition, and the Copenhagen Design Museum.

 

April

The wonderful Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy in London

Blog 3

This prompted a long blog post:

Sensitive Learning Spaces: what architects can teach us

And also in April

Textile 21 at the Macclesfield Silk Museum with Frances Bell and Ailsa Haxell. There was a wonderful exhibition of fashioned silk dresses

Blog 4.2 June

Henri Matisse – The Cut Outs, live streamed from the Tate Modern http://www.fact.co.uk/matisse-live-from-tate-modern . I saw this exhibition in Preston. It stimulated me to write two blog posts: Matisse: life-long researcher and Learning from those who have gone before

Blog 5

And…    The BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, which was a real treat.

Blog 6

And also in June ….the Silverdale and Arnside Art Trail in my local area.

This involves spending the day walking from small studio to small studio (usually in the artist’s own house) or to a slightly larger venue such as a village hall or a hotel. There is an amazing amount of artistic talent in this area of the UK.

Blog 7

July

Visit to Amsterdam and the stunning Rijksmuseum  (Rembrandt and Vermeer) and… the Van Gogh Museum

Blog 8

Rembrandt is one of those artists you just have to see for real, i.e. see the original paintings, in a gallery.

August

Art in the Pen, Skipton, Yorkshire. Over one hundred selected artists transform cattle pens into miniature galleries from which they sell their original works of art.

Blog 9

And …….

Mondrian at the Liverpool Tate. This had me thinking a lot about the relationship between horizontal and vertical.

Blog 10

September

A trip across Europe took in visits to museums and galleries in Zurich, Innsbruck, Vienna and Venice.

ZurichThe Swiss National Museum – a real treasure trove and the Chagall windows at the Fraumünster church.

Blog 11

 Innsbruck – the Cathedral, Imperial Palace and the Maximilianeum Museum

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Blog 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vienna – Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt at the Leopold Museum 

 

 

Venice – Like Vienna, Venice is a work of art in itself; the architecture, the museums, the galleries, the churches and the Architecture Biennale.

Blog 14

 November

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, with Frances Bell

Blog 15

Edinburgh – The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art  Blog 16

http://www.inglebygallery.com/artists/alison-watt/

December

Rembrandt live streamed at Fellinis Ambleside  from the National Gallery, London and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Blog 17

A fitting note on which to end my visits for this year.

4 thoughts on “Art I have enjoyed in 2014

  1. Margaret Steeden January 3, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    So glad you enjoyed the Fashioned in Silk exhibition in April Jenny.
    The exhibits are going on tour later this year 2015.
    We are developing the work by taking an element of each toile and using colour to interpret our individual style. Entitled “Fashioned in Silk, Created in Colour” it is at the Whitaker Art Gallery and Museum in Rawtenstall, Lancashire in the autumn, date tbc,
    We are also exhibiting at Nantwich Museum, Cheshire, from March 14 until June 13, 2015 with our other touring exhibition “TechStyles”.
    Great if you could get to see either.
    See our website http://www.textile21.co.uk or bog http://www.textile21.blogspot.com for further details
    Margaret publicity officer Textile 21

  2. Norma January 11, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    How nice that you enjoyed our Fashioned in Silk Exhibition. Margaret, our publicity Officer has already made an extensive reply to you so I just add my thanks for mentioning us in all the art you enjoyed last year.
    Norma Hopkins Chair of Tectile21

  3. Norma January 11, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    How nice that you enjoyed our Fashioned in Silk Exhibition. Margaret, our publicity Officer has already made an extensive reply to you so I just add my thanks for mentioning us in all the art you enjoyed last year.
    Norma Hopkins Chair of Texstile21

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