Sunday, 1 January 2017

Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy

Wife and Daughter are having a "mother-daughter" day out in London which involves lunch at Harvey Nichols and shopping at Westfield.

I, by contrast, took in some culture, visiting the Royal Academy's Abstract Impressionism show.

There were a number of highlights I thought.  Ad Reinhardt's totally black Abstract Painting of 1956, for instance, and the half-dozen Rothko's.

But two stood out above all other - Jackson Pollock's Blue Posts

and Joan Mitchell's Salut Tom

The show was pretty full when I attended, but I was able to spend over two hours there - needless to say, I have acquired the show's accompanying book.

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