My brass quintet ‘A Walk with Ingres’ Wife’ is now available from Edition Skellton.
Why the title? The first issue (June 1914) of the Vorticist movement’s journal ’Blast’ included an article by it’s editor Wyndham Lewis claiming that the wife of classicist painter Ingres would cover his eyes when out walking to protect him from anything ugly or banal. Of course The Vorticists relished anything of that sort.
The piece follows the artist and his wife on a promenade.