I had a few minutes to spare before having lunch in Sheekey (5 minutes away from the gallery) so dashed in to see this year’s exhibition. I didn’t allow a great deal of time, as for the previous few years there hasn’t been a single picture I liked.
I am reconciled to the current style of realistic, photographic way of painting rather than the freer more impressionistic paintings by artists such as Cezanne and Modigliani that I prefer, so within this context I found rather a lot of very pleasing pictures.
I love the symmetry of these pictures!
The picture of the old lady wearing a dress in the same pattern as the background called to mind a recent screening I saw relaid from the Met of La Traviata – in the scene in the country the stage had 3 or 4 sofas all in bright red chintz with Alphonso and Violeta wearing bathrobes in the same fabric! So odd, they almost disappeared from view when they sat down!