‘Tulips’ by Liverpool artist Bryn Gerard. Bryn specialises in digital photography. Visit his Art& Poetry Website
I have decided to go into dispute with the Victoria Gallery & Museum in Liverpool. After visiting Liverpool artist, Nick Jones’ exhibition, Bryn Gerard and myself were still hungry for more. We intended to see the rest of this establishment’s ‘board of fayre’ to satiate our artistic desires. Imagine our surprise when we were told the above portrait of Harry Diamond, by Lucien Freud, has been withdrawn from display permanently due to ‘overexposure!’ Balderdash, I say! I was speechless with rage! If you agree with Bryn and myself, please register your complaint via the link. Both Bryn and I think that the V&G is a wonderful building and enjoyed our visit. However, the Turner was in Hamburg, the Watercolours had evaporated and we had our expectations dashed over the Freud. It was also a shame the permanent collection gallery is still closed despite the works to the floor having been finished some time ago. Must do better V&G!
The Manet studies in green were amongst my favourite works at the exhibition. I will certainly be going back to the Tate to see this again. I’ve been twice so far
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
and sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
and having perhaps the better claim
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that, the passing there
had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
in leaves no feet had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference
Robert Frost [1874-1963]
Michael Thomas Leonce Pace-Sigge is a Liverpool based Artist, specialising in photography. His images are to seen all over the City and his postcards are for sale in establishments such as ‘Gostins Gallery’ on Hanover Street. Here is a link to Michael’s temporary website. Someone has ‘hijacked’ his usual gallery
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