Unlike most of the country we have had a few clear and calm sunny days. So beautuful.
This is currently for sale. Fabulous position on the shores of Loch Long. The beach above is just below the house.
After the Immersive Van Gogh experience, today I was immersed in the wonderful music of pianist Edward jCohen at the University of Glasgow where he played an unusual programme - here is part of the description from the notes...
Today's recital consists of pieces that have been chosen to move seamlessly from one to the next, without pause. Movements of exotic 20th century works, alternate with gems from the Romantic era....
(Liszt, Mompou,Brahms,Rautavaara,Schumann,and Hovhaness. I didn't recognize a thing but it was utterly marvellous!)
As well as Salts Mill mentioned in yesterday's post, I visited for the first time Cartwright Hall with its very good Hockney Room, and The Hepworth in Wakefield which I loved.
The Hockney Gallery with its witty door! A good review of the artist's life and work. He is not a favourite artist of mine but I am a great admirer of his energy and commitment and think he has a lot of interesting things to say about art. I have a number of his books. He has done a lot for Yorkshire too.
Unusually for me I didn't take any photographs at The Hepworth but you can see images here aned here. I loved the architecture by Chipperfield and the way the building relates to the surroundings. There is a new garden, a very tempting shop and we had a delicious lunch in the restaurant. We went by train from York and there is a free bus from the station to the gallery in peak hours.
Rather special, and I will certainly visit it again. All these museums and galleries are free!
York City Art Gallery is no longer free sadly,(but worth a York Museum Trust season ticket - lots of concessions). Brilliant ceramics department.
Until Jan you can experience Immersive Van Gogh in St Mary's in Coppergate, York. I wasn't sure how I would like this digital animation of the works of Van Gogh - an artist whose work I do love - but if you lie back in your deck chair (!) and just give yourself up to it, it is quite enchanting.
One of the wonderful things about all these museums and galleries is that they are not crowded, you can go at your own pace and the quality of the work on show is often first rate.
Can you recommend any such galleries in your area?
An artist seeking a simpler life - (but not too simple!)