Day out including Radev II collection in Bath

Earlier in July, I took the train to join friends for one of our regular catch-ups.  The buddleia was turning the Valleys railway embankments mauve.  After the long, wet winter, plants seem to be going for gigantism, for example the thick but soft brambles.

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Cardiff station sign on the food stall: “Seagull alert. Protect your food for theft of baguettes”.  I waited for a cafe-stop in Bath for tea and cake (& got sent outside to take a  photo).

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We went round the Radev II exhibition in the Victoria Art Gallery.  This is the second selection (and some think a better selection) of modern art from the private collection of Mattei Radev (1927-2009), a Bulgarian who arrived in Britain as a stowaway. He became friends with art collectors and the pictures reflect his contacts and affairs with 20th century artists like members of the Bloomsbury Group.

There is quite a crossover with the modern art in the National Museum in Cardiff, but far more of Alfred Wallis, Duncan Grant and my friend’s favourite, by Chaim Soutine.

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The exhibition is on until the end of August, and there is more information about Radev on the Victoria website and http://www.theradevcollection.org/

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Going home, there was the sun going down as we passed Bristol.

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1 Response to Day out including Radev II collection in Bath

  1. lindakasmaty says:

    Great reminder of our fab day out.

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