Gallery visits

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019

Royal Academy 251st Summer Exhibition 2019 was curated by Jock McFayden RA (b.1950).  The animal-themed ‘menagerie’ starts in the Central Hall, where there are inventive and inspiring sculptures and works of art in all sorts of mediums.  Works by RA artists as well as other established contemporary artist such as Read more…

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The figure in ‘action’ (group)

I got thinking about the representation of the ‘active’ figure and thought another great example is Henri Matisse, Dance, 1909-10, oil on canvas.  This large oil painting was commissioned by a rich Russian business man and apparently Matisse himself felt the painting was not a finished piece but more of a Read more…

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Research Point – Artists depicting the face

The artist representing portraiture has had many a motivation, from producing self-studies, to commissions, whether through religious commissions for the wealthy, or just the rich, history has shown the ability of the artist to be able to depict, and often enhance a subject, through their choice of mediums.  From ancient Read more…

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Project 5 – Richard Hambleton to David Haines

Before continuing onto Project 5 it was advised we compare Richard Hambleton’s ‘Osaka’, 1981, with David Haine’s ‘New Balance Sneakers verses KFC Bucket’ 2007/8.  These two very different takes on movement are very much in contrast;  Hambleton’s is expressive with bold brush strokes and lots of splattered paint marks helping Read more…

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