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Archibald Motley/Edward Burra

Today’s FT reviews a show at the Whitney in New York of an American artist called Archibald Motley. His work looks extremely interesting. There is a full Wikipedia entry on him and his career.I had never heard of him before¬†and therefore can claim no knowledge of his work. But as soon as I saw one of the pictures reproduced in [Read More…]

Edward Burra, Michael Andrews and Barbara Hepworth

Recently been to Pallant House in Chichester to see the wonderful Burra show there. He is getting a great deal of well-deserved attention now and this show will have done his reputation no harm. There were plenty of pictures from each of his well-known painting phases. There was also an interesting film running of him being interviewed at some time [Read More…]

Watercolour at Tate Britain

Went to this yesterday.Apart from single pictures by Ravilious and Bawden,the most dominant 20th C British work on show is by Edward Burra.He has a number of large and characteristic watercolours on display. In the rearranged displays in Tate Britain it is well worth catching a rarely seen exceptional example of Eileen Agar’s work (Autobiography of an Embryo,1933/4).After her recent [Read More…]

Book Review: Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

Burra was, in many ways, a typical artist of mid-20th century England, in the sense that his style was personal to him. It is difficult to categorise his work and he seems to have worked largely independently of the mainstream of 20th century art. The work also went through quite a range of styles during his surprisingly (in view of [Read More…]