Saturday, January 07, 2012

Today Steve O'Regan and myself set off for a visit to the KUNSTHAL ( Rotterdam) primarily to see the Stanley Spencer Exhibition which is due to finish on 15th January. The gallery is home to a number of other permanent and visiting offerings, we did take a look at The Mummies and Religious Art installations  prior to beginning on the Spencer spectacular, indeed spectacular it certainly is showing the cream of British art from the 1920's to 1930's and with a fabulous array of Spencer's work. The most poignant being the self portrait painted by Spencer in the year before his death following  his diagnosis of bowel cancer... this can be contrasted with two other self portraits including the one above used on the flyer....
1959 self portrait

Steve rarely gets his picture in any shots, so here just for those who know him is Mr O'Regan pictured in front of his favourite museum the Boijmans van Beuningen a stone's throw from the Kunsthal.

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