Malevich at Tate Modern

I’m glad I went to this exhibition, but the paintings themselves did not excite me. I felt that I was there out of academic interest. I was looking forward to seeing the black square painting but was so distracted by the noisy film behind it that I didn’t feel able to stand and bathe in it as I have done with some of Rothko’s paintings.
Malevich’s return to figurative painting after all the suprematism and geometry seemed remarkable. I was left feeling confused – possibly he was too?

Summer Exhibition RA

I loved this exhibition – my first Summer Exhibition – amazingly. I was gratified to find that the paintings that caught my eye were all by painters that I already follow:
Barbara Rae, Alan Davie, Hughie O’Donahue, Frank Bowling, Ian McKeever. In particular I liked the Frank Bowling paintings – Across the Wadi is fabulously colourful.

Across the Wadi by Frank Bowling

Across the Wadi by Frank Bowling

And I don’t know why I worry about titles when Hughie O’Donahue uses ‘The Changing Face of Moo Cow Farm 2,3 and 4’. But I did love the paintings.

The Changing Face of Moo Cow Farm 4 by Hughie O'Donahue

The Changing Face of Moo Cow Farm 4 by Hughie O’Donahue

I didn’t know Anthony Wishaw before the exhibition, but Blue Cellar obviously appealed to me with its door subject

Blue Cellar by Anthony Wishaw RA

Blue Cellar by Anthony Wishaw RA


I like the crunchiness of the surface and the addition of the grid – food for thought