A little night music…

A post on one of my favorite blogs, Things That Inspire, last week on the Tate Modern Gallery in London got me thinking how much I regret not going when I was there a few years back. Our visit to London was at the end of a 3 month trek through Europe and my husband and I had seen just about as much art as we could possibly deal with. Had I known at the time though, that the Tate houses my favorite painting, by one of my favorite artists, I would have been there in a flash. “A little night music” (above) was painted by Dorothea Tanning in 1946. I’ve always been a fan of the surrealist movement, and have recently discovered other female surrealists whose work I admire. For anyone that might be interested, there is an amazing gallery in San Francisco (never visited, but have spoken to the gallery owner on the phone) – they are one of the only – if not the only – galleries worldwide to specialise in female surrealists. Frey Norris is definitely worth the visit if you live in or are visiting the area.
So thanks to Sarah for the inspiration – I have been checking out cheap flights to London ever since and am happily thinking of our next trip!

Comments ( 4 )

  • Suzy says:

    Hi Patricia – I know, its such a shame. But I guess its a sign you’ve had a good time if you want to go back and see more. There are a few great books out on female surrealists – the one I’m currently reading is soley on Dorothea Tanning – if you check out Amazon (or other bookstores) there is a great looking one I’m yet to read called “Women artists and the surrealist movement” by Whitney Chadwick.

  • Suzy says:

    Hi Sarah – Thanks, it was my pleasure. I know what you mean about being on a mission in galleries, there is always so much to see and you really need to be focussed or you can lose track of what you’re there for.

  • says:

    There is always something fantastic that is enevitably missed on a trip, but that is what makes travelling so exciting. Thanks for the tip on the San Francisco gallery and the inspiration you have given me to know more about female surrealists.

  • Sarah Jennings says:

    Thanks for the mention! I love the painting that you posted. I do not remember seeing it, but the Tate Modern is a massive place with so much amazing art, and I was on a mission to see Rothko. The Cy Twombly paintings happened to be near the Rothkos!

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