Saturday, 31 December 2016


Self-Portrait, Vanessa Bell, c1915
I didn't go to many exhibitions this year but already 2017 is looking very promising. First up, there's Vanessa Bell ...

The lady with the umbrella, John Singer Sargent, 1911                                
Then Sargent's watercolours ...

Followed directly by the first UK retrospective of Tove Jansson. All three at Dulwich Picture Gallery before the end of the year. Happy New Year everybody.
Mysterious Landscape, Tove Jansson, c1930

5 comments:

Sue said...

My younger son will be interested in the Sargent ('the master' as he calls him). I have no right to be, lapsed blogger that I am, but I am so glad that you continue to blog and keep me up to date with culture and such. Happy new year.

Veronica Cooke said...

Thank you for this heads up, Mary. I particularly like the sound of the Tove Janssen one!

Mary said...

Happy new year, Sue. I wish you'd stage a comeback - you're missed, especially when I run out of ideas for dinner!

Yes, that wil be interesting, Veronica - apart from Moomins, I don't know her work at all.

Cosy Books said...

Happy New Year, Mary! Terrific line-up at Dulwich...it would be especially nice to see the Vanessa Bell exhibit but my trip over will probably be after June.
The turkey carcass is in the soup pot...slow simmer describes us all after days of too much of everything.

Mary said...

It's on until June 4, Darlene - so you might just make it! But there will be other things.