Thursday, 19 September 2019

Wall Jumpers by Malcolm Morley (at the Strasbourg MAMC)




Wall Jumpers (2002) – Oil on canvas by Malcolm Morley (London 1931 – New York 2018)


Wall Jumpers (detail)

Wall Jumpers (detail)

Wall Jumpers (detail)

Wall Jumpers (detail)



Additional resources



Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMC) 
    
1 place Hans Jean Arp -
67000 Strasbourg - France                                                 


Thursday, 5 September 2019

Winchester cathedral

Winchester cathedral in the UK is the longest Gothic cathedral in Europe and its architecture style ranges from the 11th century until the early 16th century.




It also contains some remarkable art covering a wide period.


Medieval wall mural

This 12th-century wall painting in the Holy Sepulchre Chapel was uncovered in the 1960s when the white wash covering it was removed.

Carving of the choir stalls

The 14th-century oak choir stalls and its elaborate carving have survived the Restoration because they were not depicting religious scenes but leaves, animals, dragons and non-religious figures.

The Epiphany Chapel in the north transept features four coloured stained glass windows designed by pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones and . H. Dearle that were created in the workshops of William Morris (1910) and installed in the rounded Norman windows.

The Annunciation, adapted by J. H. Dearle from an original design of 1872 by Sir Edward Burne-Jone - Manufacturer: Morris and Co. 1910 



This image is the first in a series of four in the Epiphany Chapel.

The Visitation - John Henry Dearle, 1859-1932 - Manufacturer: Morris and Co. (1910)


This is the second in a series of four Morris windows in the chapel.


The Nativity by Sir Edward Burne-Jones - Manufacturer: Morris & Co. (1910)

The Epiphany by Sir Edward Burne-Jones - Manufacturer: Morris & Co. (1910)



British sculptor Antony Gormley made this life-size statue from lead out of a plaster cast of his own body. The man contemplates the water held in his cupped hands.


Sound II - sculpture by Antony Gormley 

Sound II has been installed in the Cathedral crypt that floods during rainy months because of a source running below the cathedral. A tube mechanism run through the body and when the water rises it pushes up though a hole in the man’s chest fills his cupped hands. When the crypt is flooded, the sculpture and the Roman arches reflection in the water create a surreal scene.

Jane Austen’s burial place

You can’t talk about Winchester Cathedral without mentioning that Jane Austen is buried there.

Jane Austen lived in a beautiful cottage in Chawton (that you can visit) 16 miles from Winchester. As she was unwell, Jane came to Winchester with her sister in May 1817 to see a doctor at Winchester Hospital.

They were staying in College Street, near the Cathedral. Jane’s health deteriorated and she died on 18 July 1817 at the age of 41.

house in College Street where Jane Austen died



She was buried in the Cathedral and she lies under the floor of the north aisle of the nave. Her simple gravestone does not mention her writing.



Jane’s nephew Edward wrote a memorial to his aunt. He then and the proceeds to erect a brass plaque on the wall next to her grave, which mentions that Jane Austen was known to many by her writing.



Related information



Winchester cathedral

9 The Close
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 9LS, United Kingdom




Sunday, 1 September 2019

Jean Hans ARP sculptures and paintings at the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art


Jean Arp or Hans Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French artist who was born in Strasbourg. This explains why the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art holds a good collection of his works.

En songe, (Sinnend) (1937) – Lacquered plaster sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

En songe, (Sinnend) (view 2) 

En songe, (Sinnend) (view 3) 

En songe, (Sinnend) (view 4) 

Figure recueillie (1956) – Bronze sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

Figure recueillie (view 2)

Figure recueillie (view 3)

Fruit de Pagode sur Coupe (1934) – sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

Fruit de Pagode sur Coupe (view 2)

Fruit de Pagode sur Coupe (view 3)

Fruit préadamite (1962) – Plaster sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

Fruit préadamite (view 2) 

Fruit préadamite (view 3) 

La Petite Déméter (1960) – Plaster sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

L'oiseau caravelle (1965) – Bronze sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

L'oiseau caravelle (view 2)

L'oiseau caravelle (view 3)

Nu floral (1957) – White marble sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

Nu floral (view 2)

Petite Vénus de Meudon (c. 1957) – bronze sculpture by Jean Hans Arp

Poupée-Basset (1065) – Plaster sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

Poupée-Basset (view 2)

Poupée-Basset (view 3)

Torse des Pyrénées – Bronze sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

Torse des Pyrénées (view 2)

Torse des Pyrénées (view 3)

Torse-Profil (1959) – Plaster sculpture by Jean Hans Arp 

Torse-Profil (view 2) 

Torse-Profil (view 3) 

Grande tête - Petit torse (1923) – Polychrome wood by Jean Hans Arp 

Grande tête - Petit torse (side view showing the different levels) 

Bouteille et oiseau ou Configuration ailée (c.1925) – Oil painted wood by Jean Hans Arp 

Bouteille et oiseau ou Configuration ailée (side view showing the different levels) 

Cravates et tête ou Configuration au chef perdu (c.1925) – Oil painted wood by Jean Hans Arp 

Cravates et tête ou Configuration au chef perdu (side view showing the different levels) 

Le crucifié (1914-1915) - Painted wood by Jean Hans Arp 


Le crucifié (side view showing the different levels) 

Le crucifié (side view showing the different levels) 

La danseuse – Oil on canvas by Jean Hans Arp



Additional resources


Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMC) 
    
1 place Hans Jean Arp - 67000 Strasbourg - France