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Debora Arango

I have just returned from a trip to America. In the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte is an extraordinary exhibition of pictures by the Colombian artist, Debora Arango (1907-2005). These are striking and disturbing pictures. The obvious English analogy is the work of Paula Rego. Many pictures are shockingly confrontational depictions of figures, particularly women, suffering at the hands [Read More…]

Marie-Louise Pierrepont,Countess Manvers

To Thoresby in Nottinghamshire,ancestral home of the Pierrepont family,now a hotel.In the Stables an exhibition of the work of the last countess,who died in 1984 aged 95.She had trained in Paris at the Academie Julian and was clearly competent,particularly in chalk and pencil.I remember walking round the house when Sotheby’s sold the contents in 1989 and seeing many works by [Read More…]

Women artists/Alan Davie

Went to the Imperial War Museum,where they have a small show of women war artists .Interestingly,the first thing one sees is a short video of a Wartime news item from when Laura Knight painted Ruby Loftus in her munitions factory.This is a very famous image and the video shows artist and subject attending the RA to see the picture hanging [Read More…]