Friday, 27 June 2014

Skywatch in Bexhill

While we were away we went to see the De La Warr Pavilion, an incredibly modern looking '30's building, sitting on the coast in old-fashioned Bexhill as though it had just landed from outer space.

One of the exhibitions in the pavilion was a wonderful small display of Otto Dix etchings, nineteen etchings from his huge fifty print series of 1924, 'Der Krieg', on loan from the British Museum. Hugely powerful work, both the subject matter and the technique. I studied etching at college so this exhibition was a real treat for me. The plates combine etching, dry point and aquatint to fantastic effect. I couldn't photograph the work without some reflection from the glass, but I hope this will give you some idea.

Then it was outside to have a blast of very fresh sea air!

With lots of sky for Friday skywatch.


  1. beautiful skies, love the last image.

  2. Thanks you for sharing this - a real historic treat!

  3. The pavillion looks startling next to historic buildings, but I love it. It reminds me of a set I'd see in an episode of Poirot. Thanks for sharing those photos of the etchings as well.