Posts by venue: Art

The Enchanted Garden: Part 1 – A Very British Love Affair by Amy Barker, Keeper of Art, Laing Art Gallery

‘”Might I”, quavered Mary, “might I have a bit of earth… to plant seeds in – to make things grow – to see them come alive?”’ The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911 The Secret Garden may be one of… Read more

Kathleen Drew-Baker: Mother of the Sea

As part of this summer’s Great Exhibition of the North, the Great North Museum is hosting a museum-wide takeover featuring 250 loans from across the UK. The temporary exhibition, called Which Way North, shines a light on Northern art, design… Read more

A Comparative study of Tintoretto’s “Washing of the Disciples’ Feet” from the Shipley to the Prado by Conservation Officer Ana Flynn

On 30 October, I had the opportunity to visit The Prado Museum in Madrid to meet with the conservators and researchers who had been studying “Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet”, an oil painting by Jacopo Tintoretto, 1548-1549. There is also a… Read more

Paul Nash: Art of the Second World War

This epic painting, The Battle of Britain, is one of Paul Nash’s best-known compositions. Over several months in the summer and autumn of 1940, the RAF fought the Battle of Britain against the Luftwaffe in the skies above the south coast of England.… Read more

Paul Nash, a Romantic Surrealist

This lovely picture, Landscape from a Dream, is a highlight of the surrealist-influenced pictures in the Paul Nash exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, showing until 14 January. This painting is Nash’s attempt to capture the mystery and power of… Read more