Blog

Three Red Balls

Three Red Balls

Cornelia Parker at Tate Britain, William Kentridge, Royal Academy or Arts, London Lately, I’ve been thinking about learning. During the pandemic, I found that the absence of the exhibitions that sustain me and that I write about in these blogs was a woeful absence in...

read more
America at War with Itself

America at War with Itself

The last place I lived in America, before moving to Europe at the beginning of the 1960’s, was a lovely small town, just 12 miles outside of Boston. It was a fantasy place – a pleasant dormitory town for MIT and Harvard. Nothing seemed too sinister in the garden. Yet....

read more
Stone Worlds

Stone Worlds

The World of Stonehenge: British Museum 17 Feb – 17 July 2022 Robin Richmond, Feb 17, 2022  What is Stonehenge? Is it an altar to the sun? Is it a temple honouring an ancient god? Is it a shelter? A shrine? A monument to a great chieftain? Is it a place of sacred...

read more
The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Life between Islands: Caribbean-British Art, 1940s - now Tate Britain There must be something in the stars. In the very week that this landmark show opens in London, Barbados has become a Republic. In handing over the keys to the Kingdom, Prince Charles has spoken of...

read more
The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel

From the rain in Spain to the soggy Thames The last two years have convinced me that the greatest luxury in life is choice. The ability to make a decision is not one afforded to everyone, and in my privileged bubble I do know this. To question the why’s, when’s,...

read more
A Dance to the Music of Time

A Dance to the Music of Time

Poussin and the Dance, National Gallery, London, 9 October 2021 - 2 January 2022 Robin Richmond, October 9, 2021 When I was studying for my MA, a few centuries ago, my professor sat me down in front of a reproduction of a Poussin painting, The Triumph of Pan, now in...

read more
The Notes You Don’t Play

The Notes You Don’t Play

Jean Dubuffet: Garden, mid 1950s.   David Hockney: Main Gallery, Royal Academy London Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty at the Barbican Art Gallery, London David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020, at the Royal Academy London. Robin Richmond May 24, 2021 Living...

read more

Recent Posts

Blog categories

Blog archive