I was fortunate enough, a few weeks ago to come across a book called 1000 Masterpieces by Sister Wendy Beckett. It is a huge hardback book, full of information and of course, the 1000 paintings. In fact, it is your own personal art gallery, and I have already had hours of fun thumbing through it. Plus, I got it second hand for the princely sum of £1.50!
It reminded me that I had seen Sister Wendy (a nun) on TV many years ago talking about art in her own engaging style, some of you may remember. I feel I owe her for this, as it has really helped me learn more about historic art.
While I am on the subject, there are few exhibitions that I am currently interested in:
- Until the 26 April 2009 at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London G.F. Watts Victorian Visionary
- Until Saturday 1 February in Scotland, but in London at the British Museum, London 5 March – 31 May 2009 The Intimate Portrait: drawings, miniatures and pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence
- 5 March – 14 June 2009 at the National Portrait Gallery, London Constable Portraits: the Painter and His Circle
- 27 June – 13 September 2009 at the Royal Academy, London J.W. Waterhouse RA
Who’s with me?
I have been lucky enough to pick up a copy of the guide to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow recently also, I would like to get one for the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh next.