Category Archives: Art Exhibition

When I visit any specific art exhibition as opposed to just going to a gallery.

First in a week of lasts

For my final solo trip into Stockholm, I decided to revisit the Moderna Museet. I wanted to see the collection, then I found out there was a new exhibition so, obviously, that was where I was going. I also wanted … Continue reading

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Are you a painter? No, I’m Zorn!

Sweden was knocked out of Euro 2020 tonight having been beaten by Ukraine 1-2. Sadly it means no more yellow football shirts around about town. In the meanwhilst, England beat Germany 2-0 at Wembley and the behaviour of the English … Continue reading

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Frightened by a duck

In the Moderna Museet there’s a cafe with a lovely outside space, tables and chairs surrounding a beautiful cherry tree, still in full blossom. We sat there with a beer/wine having viewed the best of Giacometti. There were quite a … Continue reading

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The fabulous fika trolley

A few weeks ago, I had no idea what a troubadour was. Then I discovered Cornelis. Before today, I had no idea who Evert Taube was, now we’re firm friends. Evert (1890-1973) was another troubadour and I met him on … Continue reading

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Read more than one page

Imagine a car park called Tony. Imagine three giant lipstick holders with marble for the colour. Imagine a mad tea party where the March Hare has rather impressive breasts and Alice does something sexual to the Mad Hatter before eating … Continue reading

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A light memory travelling through space

“What a dump,” Mirinda almost said as we left Slussen station on Sodermalm and headed towards the Fotografiska (Photographic Museum). “All of this construction is awful and the staircases reek of urine!“ This was all true. As pedestrians, we were … Continue reading

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Dipping for herring

A few of the bigger museums in Stockholm have closed, temporarily, following government guidance here in Sweden. This is the fault of the pandemic. And they closed yesterday, ahead of our first day out and about. The one museum we … Continue reading

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“I’ll paint you as you are, bonnet and all”

William Orpen (1878-1931) was an amazing painter. From London salons to the battlefields of World War One, he painted some amazing portraits. In particular a portrait of a soldier about to go off to fight, his hands clutching his rifle, … Continue reading

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Not a lotta laughs

I had never been to a comedy club before so when I realised there was one just around the corner from where we’re staying and that there would be four comedians trying out some stand up tonight while Mirinda was … Continue reading

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Rain for a bit, sun and art then tapas

Today the best news awaited me at the bypass. The traffic signal work has been completed and the roadworks that have blighted the bypass have finished and the roads returned to normal. This is timed perfectly with the kids returning … Continue reading

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