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antonio-m: “John Minton (English, 1917-1957), Boy in a Landscape (Eric Verrico), 1948. Oil on canvas, 76.7 x 63.7 cm. Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon.”
‘Street and Railway Bridge’, John Minton, 1946 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Street and Railway Bridge’, John Minton, 1946 Minton’s melancholy paintings of London during and shortly after the Second World War often include displaced people and the bombed out shells of buildings. A pile of rubble fills the foreground of this picture of a deserted London street. Whether it is the wreckage of a bomb, a slum clearance or simply a building site is not clear, but the generally run-down character of this desolate scene compares bitterly to the…
I can never come up with what to say so here are some words that I love from Leonard Cohen:ring the bells that still can ringforget your perfect offering- there is a crack in everything that's how the light gets in ~leonard...
Portraits of the artists: A rare glimpse into the photographic archive
Photographer John Deakin chronicled the twilight world of 1950s Soho and the original Brit Art stars who inhabited it. Now a rare glimpse of his archive recalls that extraordinary generation