Rosalind Ormiston

I am an art and architectural historian. I write features for art magazines and newspapers, with many books published, on art movements, and artists, including Hieronymus Bosch, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt, William Morris, Egon Schiele and Edward Hopper.

I live in London and Cumbria. I joined Kingston University as a visiting lecturer in 2002/3, teaching art, architecture and design history.  I write for commercial and academic publications, with books on art for several publishers. I write travel features too, and when possible, visit places that hold my interest, from the Cotswolds to Casablanca; Den Bosch to Dublin, Penrith to Portmeirion.

 

On the following pages you will find information on commissioned books, and interviews.

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Interviewed for a Podcast for BBC History - on Arts & Crafts Movement click to hear

CUMBRIA LIFE   'CULTURE AWARDS 2017'

 

As a Cumbria Life 'Culture Awards 2017' judge, I attended the Awards at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria.It was a brilliant night, attended by the CEO, and the Chairman of the Arts Council.  Cumbria Life honoured an amazing group of people, for poetry, writing, music, art, design, theatre, one-off culture events, plus special awards for outstanding achievements. Cumbria has such talented people.

 

December highlights in Cumbria

So many fabulous exhibitions to choose from, here are three...

PERCY KELLY  LINE OF BEAUTY RETROSPECTIVE

Curated by Chris Wadsworth (see carousel photo), this exhibition is a rare chance to see drawings, watercolours and oil paintings by the highly collectable, reclusive Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly who died in 1993.

 

Tullie House Art Gallery and Museum, Carlisle,  until 26 January 2018

 

 

THE GREAT PRINT EXHIBITION 2017

 

FRI 17 NOVEMBER 2017 – SUN 18 FEBRUARY  2018

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The Great Print Exhibition is the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. With over 350 framed artworks on the wall by over 60 printmakers from up and down Britain, it’s an excellent chance to see and buy original art.

 

 

LAND/SEA/LIFE

20 October, 2017 - until 17 February 2018

 

'Land/Sea/Life: A British Art Collection, brings together a sublime group of artists, including David Bomberg, Frank Auerbach, Laura Knight, John Piper, Lynn Chadwick, Mary Fedden, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland... 

December highlights in London

From Soutine and Modigliani, to Dali and Duchamp ....

SOUTINE'S PORTRAITS

The Courtauld has put together a fabulous display of twenty-one portraits by Russian-born, rags-to-riches Parisian artist Chaim Soutine (1893-1943)

Soutine's best friend was Amedeo Modigliani.  See >

 

 

MODIGLIANI

At last, a comprehensive retrospective of the sublime portraitist, the Italian-born, Paris-based artist Amedeo Modigliani. Best friend of Chaim Soutine, it's brilliant to have both artists on show in London at the same time. 

 

On show at Tate Modern, from 23 November 2017

 

 

 

Cézanne's portraits

IPaul Cézanne created nearly 1,000 paintings: 160 of which are portraits. The portraits on display in this exhibition offer an insight into Cézanne’s portraiture –

 

Contact

You can contact me at

rormst@aol.com

 

 

Find me on academia.edu

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

** JUST PUBLISHED **

Paul Gauguin Masterworks, Flame Tree Publishing, November 2017, by Rosalind Ormiston

https://www.flametreepublishing.com/Paul-Gauguin-Masterpieces-of-Art.html

 

THE GREAT PRINT EXHIBITION 207 - RHEGED, PENRITH, CUMBRIA

This fantastic show of prints has opened. See November highlights.

 

BOMBERG

Just opened, at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, until 4 February 2018, a superb retrospective of British modernist David Bomberg. Over 70 works of art, from public and private collections.

http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/main-galleries/bomberg/bomberg

 

PERCY KELLY RETROSPECTIVE

I am writing about this stunning exhibiton for Artists & Illustrators mag. SeeOctober highlights right >

 

 

TRACEY EMIN & JMW.TURNER

At Turner Contemporary, Margate,  an unusual comparison created between the English artists J.M.W. Turner, and Tracey Emin.

On display, Margate-born Emin's 'My Bed', 1998, spotlit in a large gallery space. On the walls are three sea paintings, in oils, plus a selection of watercolours, all dating 1830-40s by Turner, who favoured Margate as a location for painting. Until 14 Jan, 2018

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