I’m a Fan of…….Art

….thanks to Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/16/susan-fan-of-156/

The hardest part of this challenge will be choosing which pieces of art to display here. I’ll choose art from our trip and try to limit it to one painting from each gallery we visited.

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo at the Louvre, Paris
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Sculpture at the Beaux de Arts, in Tours, France
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Collage the Contemporary Art Gallery in Tours, France
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Bise Lazzari at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London
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Victor Pasmore at the Barbican Art Gallery, London
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Matisse at the Tate Modern in London

Water, Water Everywhere – The Thames

unfortunately it was a pretty dull day when we crossed over the Thames to the Tate Modern

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Thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/16/santa-monica-pier-water-water-everywhere-126-and-ows/

Seek and Ye Shall Find – The Search Continues

….thanks Marsha for hosting Photographing Public Art Challenge https://alwayswrite.blog/2022/05/13/ppac-46-danger-in-lake-havasu-city/

After our disappointing discovery at the Curve Garden in Dalston our luck changed for the better. While looking at the scaffolding one of the curators from the garden came over to us and asked us if we were admiring the plants behind the metal barrier. We told her about our journey to find a Stik mural and how disappointed we were to finally find one that was almost completely hidden from view.

The curator’s name was Mari and she felt very badly for us. She told us the history of how the garden came to be and how much Stik supported this community project. The mural was very much visible when the garden was first built and they owned another one that was stolen after Stik became well known. She gave us a quick tour of the place and got our email address so that she could send us photos of the mural before the wall became a safety hazard.

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In the second photo we see the lovely Mari who was so kind to us and next to her is Stik, the artist.

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When Mari heard that we were going to the British Museum later that day she hesitantly told us that there was supposedly another Stik mural close by in the Phoenix Garden.

After seeing the Stonehenge Exhibition at the British Museum, Kevin checked google maps to see how close the Stik mural was from our location. Once again we were off on a mission. Coming from a city where all the streets run north and south and east and west we found London difficult to navigate because there are so many circles, diagonals and curvy roads. After a few missed turns we finally found ourselves on the right path and saw the sign for Phoenix Garden.

As soon as we stepped through the gates I saw what I thought could be the mural off in the distance. With his cane in hand, I swear Kevin started to run down the path towards the mural. Success…..we actually found a Stik mural.

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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Chop

….thanks to Weekly Prompts for hosting this challenge https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/05/14/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-chop/

The prompt is Chop. It could be a number of things like chopping meat or wood or anything that comes to mind when you hear the word chop.

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