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Stanley Spencer and the English Garden, Compton Verney/Exhibition at Kunsthal, Rotterdam

Stanley Spencer and the English Garden, edited by Steven Parissien, London, 2011. ISBN 978-1-907372 12 4. (First published in conjunction with an exhibition at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, 25 June-2 October 2011).
Exhibition of Stanley Spencer at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, 17 September 2011-15 January 2012.

Stanley Spencer in Rotterdam/Francis Bacon in the Hague

Went at the weekend to the Kunsthal in Rotterdam,where there is a splendid new Spencer show.There are a large number of Spencers on display and also an attempt to contextualise the work by including work by many other contemporary British artists.So it turns into a wider review of the British art scene of the period,particularly of his early years.I can [Read More…]

Stanley Spencer at Compton Verney

Compton Verney in Warwickshire is really proving a tremendous attraction for anyone interested in 20th C British art.Now there is a fascinating show of Spencer’s landscape art.One never sees these pictures together,although occasionally the odd one passes through the sale rooms.They don’t make such enormous prices as the more “typical” Spencers,such as the ones sold at the sale of Wilfrid [Read More…]

Alfred Wallis/Ben Nicholson at Compton Verney

Went to the great Adam house at Compton Verney in Warwickshire yesterday to see the above.This was another very interesting small show at this stylish cultural centre.They often do good shows and it makes for a nice day out from London up the M40.I strongly recommend that people interested in this period join the mailing list.I see,for example,that Stanley Spencer is coming [Read More…]

Wilfrid Evill

I have just been to breakfast at Sotheby’s,who will be selling the amazing collection of British 20th C art put together by Wilfrid Evill and subsequently inherited by Honor Frost,who died recently.He is covered to some extent in my book as  one of the most celebrated collectors of the 20th C.This will be an extremely important sale.A particular feature will [Read More…]

Stanley Spencer

I,together with about 200 other people, went to a Gresham Lecture earlier in the week at the Museum of London given by Lord Harries,formerly Bishop of Oxford.It was called “Understanding Faith through the eyes of Stanley Spencer”.The quality of the lecture isn’t what makes me write about it.The thought it triggers relates to the challenge for the commentator on 20th C [Read More…]