|Clytemnestra by John Collier|
At The Guildhall Arts Gallery I saw a number of works on show some by artists I was familiar with like Peter Blake and Canaletto but also Waggoner's The Great Fire of London and The Thames by Moonlight with Southwark bridge (1884) by the artist John Atkinson Grimshaw - his career included work as a railway clerk).
Having looked at the picture it was Whistler who sprang to mind and I was interested to read that for a time Grimshaw worked in a studio near Whistler in Chelsea and that the two had met .
Many of the works (or the artists) on display have links with the City of London but the work certainly that I think was my favourite on show is Clytemnestra by John Collier and the links here are tangential.
Clytemnestra was a figure in Ancient Greece and her image and story are often recounted. In the painting the signs of a bloody murder are strong - reading about Collier he seems somewhat underrated - I like too what I read of his own personal philosophy.
Of the more modern works I was much taken with Broadgate Reflections by Brendan Neiland., Neiland is somewhat unusual in his use of Spray gun to achieve the brushless results.
Probably my most favourite 13A UK plug of all time (it's red)
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