Today I went to Dulwich Picture Gallery, with a friend I’d never have met except through my blog. We wanted to see Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking. We weren’t disappointed. Dynamic and vibrant, these block-printed images, mainly linocuts, celebrate the everyday. I thought I’d use some of them, photographed there and then, on my phone of course, to illustrate aspects of my own life. I’ve mainly chosen female printmakers whom I know little about. I want to know them better now.
Just now, we’re all contending with Weather. Rain.
Ethel Spowers. Wet afternoon. Linocut 1929 – 30.
And Weather. Wind.
Sybil Andrews. The Gale. Linocut. 1930.
And the life of a Country Mouse was well-represented.
Ethel Spowers. The Plough. Linocut. 1928.
Sybil Andrews. The fall of the leaf. Linocut. 1934.
And Sunday mornings on the main roads into the Yorkshire Dales. Motorbike Central.
Sybil Andrews. Speedway. Linocut. 1934.
And my trips into London.
Cyril Power. Not female! Whence and whither. Linocut. c.1930.
Cyril Power. The Tube station. Linocut. c.1932.
If you’re in London before 8th September, it’s worth a visit.