|The Courtauld Institute|
On Monday the deal is that you get entrance for just £3.00 so it was busy but a definite bargain.
|Great Painting by Reynolds|
Other great works to see included the famous Nude reclining that is Nevermore by Gaugin, (with it's Edgar Alan Poe influence) Van Gogh with his bandaged ear and Edouard Manet's The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil (1874).
|not really a natural pose.|
Older work that I liked was by Reynolds Cupid and Psyche (1789) and Reuben's Moses and the Brazen Serpents (1610) - perhaps rather strangely a popular theme.
Also liked The Betrothal of the Matador (1933) by Wyndham Lewis (bit odd though ) and Woman in an interior by Bonnard (1906) which reminded me of Hopper's paintings.
Having said that the highlight for me was the small pointillist images done by George Seurat who died at only 31 these must have (or perhaps not) been an influence on Lichtenstein.
The big idea - Syndicalism
Something I'd not known/understood is Syndicalism (thanks Mr Crofton), in fact is seems a good idea if a little retro.
Syndicalists who are anti- capitalist reckon that power should be wielded by Trade unionists rather
than a centralised sate as the state will always be the centre of privilege and power and not democratic the way Trade Unions are/could be.