With not a brilliant weather forecast we have decided to have a very cultural weekend. So we headed off to Liverpool to see go to the Walker Art Gallery, The World Museum and I really wanted to see the Matisse exhibition at the Tate Liverpool. The latter was a small and rather disappointing exhibition but we really enjoyed our visit to the other 2 galleries.
I had no idea we had such a fantastic Ethnographic Exhibition so reasonably close to home – less than 60 miles and 1 hours drive
There was so much to see and I have only included a few photos here. I must go back another time
There was an exhibition of African print
The Walker Gallery is only next door and has ancient art to modern art.
It was these that I loved
My son knew all about the Razzle Dazzel ships in the first world war
We walked on to the Tate got caught in the rain to have a look at the Matisse and the gallery of Modern Art
The sun came out
I noticed the colourful boat and have since found out that it was a commission.
and that Peter Blake was commissioned to design a Razzle Dazzle Boat
This is not my photo!
More info below
Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool have commissioned one of the major figures of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, to dazzle a Mersey Ferry in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool.
Sir Peter’s design entitled Everybody Razzle Dazzle covers the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop with a distinctive pattern in monochrome and colour, transforming the vessel into a moving artwork as it continues its service. This is the third in the series of Dazzle Ship commissions and the first to be a working vessel.
Unlike other forms of camouflage, dazzle camouflage works not by concealing but by baffling the eye, making it difficult to estimate a target’s range, speed and direction. Realised in monochrome and colour, each ship’s dazzle pattern was unique in order to avoid making classes of ships instantly recognisable to enemy U-boats and aircraft.
Another good day – hope you enjoy the pictures and the fascinating story of the Razzle Dazzle boats