Monthly Archives: October 2016

Matisse masterpiece at centre of legal battle

An interesting article popped up today on the Daily Mail’s website regarding a portrait of a lady called Greta Moll by Henri Matisse painted in 1908. Greta was originally named Margareta was born in 1884 in Mulhouse in 1884.  Greta … Continue reading

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Personal thoughts – Art from 1900-1919

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I freely admit this is not a period of art I am a fan of but unexpectedly discovered Futurism which intrigues me in its brevity and style and have also changed my mind on Cubism too now I am starting … Continue reading

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Art from 1900-1919

I have added notes or responses to my tutor feedback for this assignment at the end of these notes and also have made any necessary amendments. I fully admit that ‘modern art’ from the beginning of the 20th Century is … Continue reading

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Art from 1900-1919

POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FACTORS Queen Victoria died in 1901.  First World War 1914-1918. Architects in Germany – ‘alliance with leftist political utopianism …. ’ (meaning creating a perfect society) … ‘with artistic avant-gardes’ at its height (p. 778 WHA) … Continue reading

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Research point – ‘A home fit for a Queen’

During the 19th century domestic architecture had been primarily for the upper classes but this started to change both in America and the UK simultaneously.  Middle classes started to desire detached architecturally designed houses which suited their own needs – … Continue reading

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Research – exquisite art in a Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 car!

I have come across today an article concerning a vintage Rolls-Royce car from the 1920’s which is unique in style and its interior has been likened by Bonhams auction house as being similar to the throne room in Versailles! The … Continue reading

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Visit – Nottingham Castle and Gallery

For Part 1 of this module I was required to visit an art gallery which at the time I was unable to do but was able to visit in the summer of 2015 Nottingham Castle and Art Gallery and this … Continue reading

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