Category Archives: Art and Sculpture

Port Sunlight……..one philanthropic industrialists vision

William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) built Port Sunlight to house the workers at his soap factory, Lever Brothers, which eventually became the global giant, Unilever. The village holds a unique place in the history of urban planning and represents … Continue reading

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Autumn at the Sculpture park

Took myself off to the Yorkshire Sculpture park this morning was it was such a lovely day, albeit the remnants of Storm Ophelia (who the hell came up with the idea of giving bad weather names?) were still around in … Continue reading

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Madrid Revisited…………….

After visiting over thirty major cities in Europe, twenty of these were capital cities, I had always held the view that top of my list would be Vienna for its architectural and cultural history, closely followed by Lisbon with its … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park on a glorious August day……………..

Blue skies, cotton wool clouds and a temperature of 18c (that is warm for the UK) meant that a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was on the cards for today. After parking about a mile from the park and … Continue reading

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Lee Lozano at MNCDE, Madrid………the worst art exhibition I have ever attended

  During our recent visit to Madrid we decided to visit the  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a beacon of contemporary art, not only in Spain but throughout Europe. The building itself is majestic with a minimalist interior … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope: British 1960s Art at the Longside Gallery

Glorious morning, so set off early for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and decided to walk to the Longside Galley which is a good thirty minute walk from the main centre at the park. Arrived at the gallery at 10.30 to … Continue reading

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Tony Cragg: A rare category of objects……..at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last week I took the opportunity of visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to view a new exhibition of sculptures by the British artist Tony Cragg, who I have to confess I had never heard of. Tony Cragg is a British sculptor … Continue reading

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