Throughout these past months I seem to be starting every post with “sorry I haven’t blogged in ages” but I really have been busy preparing for starting uni. We’ve been set an induction project so I’ve been working hard on that. I start next week so I’ve been frantically trying to get all my things together, making mad dashes to Ikea and getting excited about decorating my room! I’ve also been preparing to take my scarf designs “Forget Me Knots Scarves” to the Liberty “Best of British” open call which I attended a few weeks ago. As well as all of that I was in Amsterdam last week so there’s lots of blogging to catch up on over these next weeks.
About two weeks ago I went to the Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House for the “First For Impressionists Exhibition”. In all honestly before last year – before my art & design foundation degree I really didn’t enjoy going to gallery’s and certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed an exhibition on impressionism. Art that wasn’t of our time really didn’t interest me. However, in hind sight I realise that impressionism was actually one of the catalysts for modern art as we know it today and ended up falling for the work of well known impressionists including Rodin, Matisse and probably my favourite Degas.
The exhibition itself was gorgeously curated. This was my first visit to the Courtauld gallery and it’s high ceilings, wooden floors and pastel coloured walls provided the perfect backdrop to these imperfect works of art marrying quick brush strokes and viivid colours to capture a moment.
The First for impressionists collection is on show at The Courtauld Gallery Somerset House.