norwich art


English Gothic Cathedrals

A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletcher


20170717_182225-02 by Suzy Hazelwood
Via Flickr:
Arty glass… window shopping again!

A Roman cavalry parade helmet, early 3rd century AD and probably made in the Danube valley.

This elaborately decorated helmet was made from a single sheet of metal. It has an eagle’s head on the crest, winged sea-dragons, and a feathered border that ends in a bird’s head.

It is too fragile to ever have been worn into battle. It would have been used as part of a ceremony or parade.

It is in the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Image from the Leeds Museum and Galleries flickr: Helmet

Boris European Tour 2018

 Boris & Amenra 2018 tour dates

FEB 14 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
FEB 15 London, UK @ Heaven
FEB 16 Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
FEB 17 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
FEB 18 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
FEB 19 Glasgow, UK @ St. Lukes
FEB 20 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
FEB 21 Lille, FR @ Aeronef
FEB 23 Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
FEB 24 Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
FEB 25 Prague, CZ @ Palac Akropolis
FEB 26 Budapest, HU @ A38
FEB 27 Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska
FEB 28 Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
MAR 01 Rome, IT @ Monk
MAR 02 Milan, IT @ Santeria Social Club
MAR 03 Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez
MAR 04 Haarlem, NE @ Patronaat

64 days in heaven and hell (154)
Day 62 ctd. - At the gates of hell
The weather was still bad in the afternoon and kept both painters inside. The atmosphere was tense. Gauguin had nothing to do and was restless. Van Gogh was brooding over the unfinished hands of  ‘La Berceuse’ and even more over Gauguin’s possible departure. All of a sudden, they had a fierce argument over a serial killer who was haunted by horla-like nightmares while he waited for his execution.
Towards the evening, Gauguin prepared their dinner in the kitchen behind the studio, gobbled his food in a brooding silence and left the house. Perhaps he just went out for a breath of air between two downpours, perhaps he wanted to drown his misery in the Café de la Gare. But when Van Gogh heard the door slam, he must have believed that Gauguin was leaving for good. He ran out, caught up with him in the middle of the park in front of the Yellow House and asked him point-blank if he was going away.
The reply was yes. Perhaps Gauguin only confirmed that he wanted to leave in due course, but his answer was understood as the dreaded definitive verdict. In silence, Van Gogh handed the ‘traitor’ a piece of paper, torn from a page of L’Intransigeant. It was the article about a murderer on the run

For Gauguin, this frightening episode came on top of Vincent’s increasingly bizarre behaviour of the last couple of weeks. He didn’t dare to go back to the house and spent the night in a hotel. When he returned to the Yellow House in the morning, it was surrounded by a crowd and by police.

Inside the house, blood was everywhere.

Gauguin was immediately questioned as the possible perpetrator of a terrible attack on his friend, who was found upstairs in his bed, motionless, in a fetal position and his head covered with cloth.

Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh I, 1956. Oil on canvas, 154 x 116 cm. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, Norfolk, UK (on loan)