I think Picasso would have been impressed if he had looked up to the ceiling and seen these painted tiles, especially the painting of the bull. It looks as if its eyes are painting on another plane and defy conventional representation. They are on show in the ceramic Museum in Valencia. These are drawings byContinue reading “Moorish ceiling tiles”
Notes from a tour around Hollywood Costume at the V&A, London.
This is what caught my eye at the RCA Fine Art show. A pile of sherbet or similar sulphur coloured yellow powder. A pile of gold leaf, which seemed alive as it fluttered continuously. Pasticene lumps of meat, packaged in polystyrene and cellophane. One of a few references to analogue technology, a tank full ofContinue reading “An afternoon at RCA 2012 show”
Film by Tacita Dean in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. The lights are out in the Turbine Hall at the Tate and its as if a giant piece of film is propped up and backlit. In fact it is a projected looping film shot on 35ml with panoramic cinemascope lens turned on its sideContinue reading “Film”
Normal Rockwell painted over 300 covers for the Saturday Evening Post. I didn’t think I would be interested in Normal Rockwell’s paintings (on display in Dulwich Picture Gallery), but I was. The pictures often show cute and sentimental caricatures. There are puppies, children, clowns, grandfathers, turned up toes of shoes, santas; these magazine covers areContinue reading “Rockwell’s methods”
Looking at pictures of trees and foliage, I was reminded of the documentary David Hockney: A Bigger Picture . In the film, we see Hockney, having left life in Los Angeles, standing on the grass verges of Yorkshire country lanes with canvas and easel, painting the landscape in all weathers. Here he has chosen a common sightContinue reading “David Hockney’s hedgerows”
How to paint trees?
The New Decor exhibition is on at the Hayward Gallery. In the show, sculptures and installations ‘take interior design as a point of departure’. German artist Nicola Werners has made a perspex bench which encases a row of boulders, each a different rock. She has also made an edition of ‘Rock Dispensers’. A dispenser is ratherContinue reading “Rock Dispenser”
Photographer Edward Burtinksy was recommended to me by a client. Having visited Peak District quarries last winter, I was impressed by the Quarry and Mines series. >> Edward Burtinksy’s website
Oscar nominated film by John Feeny 1963 Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak