The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
18 November 2012
A self ortrait by Indian-Hungarian artist Amrita Shergill. While thousands were flocking to the Tate Modern in 2007 to see Gilbert and George "Poo Bum Willy" art a couple of small galleries on the same floor were set aside for a free exhibition of Shergill's work
Shergill a prodigious talent, was born in 1913 but died at the age of just 28 in 1941. She was a prodigious talent. One can only wonder what she would have produced if the world had been graced with her presence for longer.