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Michael at Tate Gallery, London by geordiegirl on 9 March 2008 4:43pm
Kisch & I saw this together. Something special happened for her but she'll tell you herself (it was her birthday on 8th March so made a nice present.

Michael was talking - for an hour, in conversation with an art historian, about the Camden Town group.
He likes them because:
partly, he lives in Camden 7 is interested to see the changes
He likes to see how artists deal with the urban situation
He likes their use of colour
He particularly likes Walter Sickert. His paintings of the audiences at music-halls and particularly his painting 'Ennui' he thinks this captures something people just wouldn't paint - 2 people with nothing to say to each other.
He likes the Charlady portrait 'Mrs. Mounter' (in fact one opf his favourites in the exhibition). Likes the way 2 cups & a teapot are portrayed: artist obviously going to have a cup of tea with her after the sitting (not that usual with the person who cleans your house in 1910)
He buys paintings of the Camden Town Group himself.
There may be a Hammershoi exhibition at the Royal Academy in the summer.
The talk, and a few questions, lasted 1 hour 15 minutes - it was really good and it was free!

Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by Palin_Lover on 10 March 2008 1:51am
Wow, sounds like it was interesting! Thanks for giving us a first hand account!
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by mrsthing on 10 March 2008 2:09am
How lovely for you both! And happy birthday, Kisch!
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by suzulu on 10 March 2008 12:27pm
Glad you enjoyed it. Did you see the exhibition too?

Happy Birthday, Kisch!
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by geordiegirl on 10 March 2008 6:15pm
hanks, folks. Yes, Kisch sawa the exhibition just before the talk & i did last week.

Now looking forward to the Hammershoi at the Academy. I will check for any talks later.
Sue, I'm glad you enjoyed the exhibition- rotten that you couldn't get into the talk.
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by Louise on 10 March 2008 6:43pm
Ta for the report and happy (late) birthday to Kisch.

Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by bashful heart on 10 March 2008 10:47pm
According to a book I read by Patricia Cornwell entitled Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed, Walter Sickert might have been Jack the Ripper.
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by kisch on 11 March 2008 2:27pm
Right lads, I'll be quite short this time, as I still can't pull myself together after arriving home on 9th.
Firstly thank you very much for the birthday wishes !:) Than my sincerest thank yous go to dear Linda, who was *the* best company for the event and who is responsible for our good timing - othrwise we might miss the whole thing.
Then the talk itself was very interesting, I was a bit surprised he talked a lot about Python, but somehow it seems that Tim Marlow pushed him a bit to talk on this subject. I think it was very provocative of Tim asking who was "the Walter Sickert of the Pythons ?". But they talked about the paintings and the painters a lot too. Mr P. was his usual relaxed friendly self, which I knew of, but watching it in the flesh was anyway great experience. I actually collected my nerves to ask a question during the quick Q&A which followed the talk. Firstly, I thanked them for the great talk and said it was worth coming from Russia to see it. Michael said something to the effect of "thank you for coming" but I couldn't hear his words well, as it was drowned by the audience going with surprised "whooo"s around me:) Next thing I said was the question about "does he have any Russian painters in his collection and if so what are they?" He said that actually he doesn't have any, apart from a small painting he bought of nameless author in St Petersburg (then Leningrad) in 1991. It is a small picture of a house on the curve of a river, and the painter seemed to catch something that M.P. liked about the city - that it's not just concrete blocks. I gave a nervous laugh and said "thank you, as I'm actually from St Petersburg" and he said "зр maybe it's your house?" and I said "no, not on the river". Tim Marlow somewhere in this dialogue joked about all the Russian museums now being at the display in London, to which I gave another nervous laugh and didn't find anything to say but "oh, nothing !":)))
That was actually quite fun talking to M.P. Very happy experience indeed - and absolutely delightful birthday present. So, again, thank you very much M.P.
I will try to upload a couple of small vids I've recorded on my camera, if you are interested.
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by kazzzz on 11 March 2008 2:32pm
Ah great stuff, thanx for the report :) LOVE to see the vids !!!
Re: Michael at Tate Gallery, London by Spursfan on 11 March 2008 2:44pm
Awww Kisch, what a lovely experience for you!!

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