Bomberg at the National

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BACKGROUND If I haven’t said it before, Japan (the group) by way of their Oil on Canvas record introduced me to the painter Frank Auerbach. This in turn led me to Leon Kossoff and both would lead me to their teacher, David Bomberg. A Brummie by birth he graduated from the Slade and later taught at Borough Polytechnic (now London South Bank University). His wife Lillian (née Holt) was also a painter but put her own career on hold to promote her husband’s work. In effect becoming an arts marketeer. Both…read more


A Lyrical Oasis: Bomberg’s Dinora

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BOMBERG’S DINORA Just looking You can almost smell the sienna. Mystique as musky essence alcoves. Dinora herself transforms into arabesque. This is how the Mona Lisa should have looked No pretensions. Dinora image retouched by KH specifically for this blog. The London ‘musky alcove’ image was taken in Wapping in 2008. Read my other blog on David Bomberg here. Read about Lyrical Oasis here. From A Lyrical Oasis

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