I’ve saved my favourite til last! I looked at this painting for the longest. It’s called ‘The Lord Mayor’s Reception in Norwich Castle Keep, On the Eve of the Installation of the First Chancellor of the University of East Anglia’. That’s three ‘of the’s! You can see the entire painting below. Continue reading
Tag Archives: 2012
I’d never seen William Coldstream’s work before (at least I can’t remember seeing it). When I saw this, I asked myself why might the painter have put on those reddish brown blemishes on the girl’s body. Perhaps it was because it made it look a bit like a very old painting? Perhaps they were actual blemishes on the body? It seemed unlikely. Continue reading
What I like about this one is her big bottom for her frame and the heaviness of the limbs. I wish I knew how to paint like that. Continue reading
Paul Caulfield brings a vibrancy to this painting that Adobe Illustrator could never achieve. This painting from 1967 depicts a graphic aesthetic that you can still see being produced today. Notice the brush strokes in the image below. Continue reading
At the Haunch of Venison, 10 artists including Hockney and Freud are being shown. Some of the work here was revelatory to me – in particular my discovery of Michael Andrews’ work moved me. Over the next few days I will post about one artist each from the exhibition called The Mystery of Appearance. Continue reading
This was in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. The film maker was playing with analogue film, experimenting with what could be done with it. The aesthetic is very different from digital film making. There are digital simulations of analogue effects – I wonder if this film could have been done on a simulation? For a good example of how digital tools can fake analogue very well, have a look at this blog: it’s entirely from Apple products.