Tuesday, 10 November 2009


The locals may say otherwise but it certainly does rain a lot in Manchester. So when blue sky appeared on a crisp Autumn morning, there was walking to be done.

First stop was the 'Prints from Hopper to Pollock' exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery. The collection was quite compact and there were some strange curating choices, such as breaking up a set of six prints on adjacent walls. That said, the gallery is set at the edge of parkland space and is lovingly maintained.

Next stop was the 'Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism' exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery. Featuring photographs, prints and paintings from numerous artists such as Dora Maar, Frida Kahlo and Lee Miller, the show highlights the breadth of work contributed by some of the twentieth century's most inspiring women. Seeing Dorothea Tanning's 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' always takes my breath away.

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