Twombly and Poussin

Hero and Leandro by Cy Twombly

Hero and Leandro

I can’t believe it was my first ever visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery, especially as I live a short distance away, but I went to see ‘Twombly and Poussin: Arcadian Painters’ yesterday. It’s a lovely gallery and I really enjoyed seeing the Cy Twombly pictures in the show, the last exhibition of his work before his recent death.

They also have a stunning Rembrandt, I’m always surprised by how good Rembrandt is whenever I see his work.

José Parlá

Adaptation/Translation – Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

Artwork by José Parlá

I went to see Adaptation/Translation, an exhibition of work by the Brooklyn based artist José Parlá at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in Flitcroft Street, London last night. For anyone who has never been to the building, it is an amazing space. Aside from the gallery space itself, there are two huge scenic painting rooms with massive motorised stretchers, which can be used to paint large scale theatre back-drops. I think the largest stretcher is around 20 square metres. I was lucky enough to do work experience there many years ago as the gallery owner, Paul Jones, is an old friend of my father.
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