Monthly Archives: September 2013

Thinking about my major project.

I have already been giving quite a lot of thought to my major project. It is quite likely that it will focus on the Landscape of the Somerset Levels close to where I live. Towards the end of the Mixed … Continue reading

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Peter Doig in conversation with Keith Hartley.

I was interesting in taking a look at Peter Doigs work with regard to his being a contemporary painter and making works which feature a landscape, as this is what I am considering for my major project. He currently has … Continue reading

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Drawings of Alberto Giacometti

This gallery illustrates well the nature of Giacometti’s drawings. You get a sense of his struggle by the way he goes over and over the lines creating in many cases quite dense drawings. It is interesting that his figures often … Continue reading

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What is drawing?

Tania Kovat’s book gives a comprehensive overview of drawing in relation to contemporary art. She investigates the status of drawing with regard to Painting, Space, Sculpture and drawing, and then considers it under five different headings- Measurement, Nature, City, Dreams … Continue reading

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SAW-‘Skills Unearthed: The Art of the Blackdowns’

I was drawn in particular to this exhibition for the work of Jon England. I have seen his work previously at similar events and was very taken with his use of materials and how they relate to his subject. Much … Continue reading

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Book- Bonnard by Timothy Hyman

As I consider the continued importance of drawing through looking at the work of Pierre Bonnard I was drawn to the title of Chapter 4- ‘A language for the heightened moment’. Somehow I knew this chapter would be about drawing. … Continue reading

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Lucy and Jorge Orta.

It was the small column in the Independent that made me want to look at Lucy and Jorge Orta’s work some more. The reference to water as an on going theme that is central to the ecological and sociological explorations … Continue reading

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