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John Armstrong: Paintings 1938-1958 features on Paul's Art World

Blogger Paul Carey-Kent reviews Piano Nobile's exhibition
October 26, 2015

Paul Carey-Kent, influential blogger at Paul's Art World, has included the gallery's John Armstrong exhibition in his 'Top Ten' round-up of must-see London exhibitions. Having previously reviewed Paul Nash, Watercolours 1910-1946; Another Life, Another World, Paul returned to Piano Nobile for the work of Nash's Unit One colleague, John Armstrong. 

 

Focusing on Armstrong's innovation and surrealism, Paul particularly higlighted Madonna, 1945, one of Armstrong's most monumental divisionist style paintings. Writing of the Madonna, Paul argues the work is a "masterpiece which collides that late nineteenth century movement with Roman mosaics and a medieval subject and makes effective use of swirling cloaks and a menacing sea".

 

Read the full review at Paul's blog here

 

For further information on the exhibition please click here

 

John Armstrong: Paintings 1938-1958; An Enchanted Distance runs at the Holland Park gallery until 8 December 2015. 

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