Posts tagged "pintura"
BRAVE NEW ART SCHOOL

BRAVE NEW ART SCHOOL

    I just read a post in Jonathan Jones’ art blog about the new Turps Art School in South London; a school that teaches painting in a contemporary context without charging the massive tuition fees of university art schools. By contemporary context I mean that this is no reactionary or classicist endeavour out to...
VERMEER'S HANGOVER

VERMEER’S HANGOVER

    It’s been Dutch painting for me over the last few months and one interesting thing I noticed is the huge contrast between the work of Jan Steen, who was born in Leiden in 1626, and Jan Vermeer who was born in Delft – some ten miles from Leiden – six years later. Two...
AN IMAGE OF THE SELF

AN IMAGE OF THE SELF

    That same rectangular shape with a bite missing on its left side repeats itself like a heartbeat, always the same yet each time different and unique. The thick pink and green slime has a gastric effect that could well end up with an unhealthy craving, or perhaps disgust, for chewing on something rubbery,...
OIL ON SCREEN

OIL ON SCREEN

    Circa 2003 AD:    “One of your paintings has been sold over the internet” “What kind of collector would buy a painting he’s seen only on a computer screen?” “You’d be surprised, it’s becoming quite common… ” “Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves after seeing her in a portrait and then rejected her...
10 LESSER KNOWN PAINTING MASTERPIECES

10 LESSER KNOWN PAINTING MASTERPIECES

    Contemporary obsession with labeling and imaging seems to drive the major art museums to promote only one or a few of the masterpieces in their collections in order to sell mugs and t-shirts. This sometimes results in the overlooking of similarly outstanding artworks which become more and more obscure to the general public....
THERE IT IS! / ¡AHÍ ESTÁ!

THERE IT IS! / ¡AHÍ ESTÁ!

    As I pedalled away cycling to my teaching job today, I sought consolation in the thought of how the initial frustration of not being able to go to the studio often evolves into an interesting exchange with my students that ends up in an experience we all benefit from. I pulled into the...
ONE WORD LANGUAGE

ONE WORD LANGUAGE

  I’ve always been interested in conceiving painting as a language, a visual code for communicating something about external reality, ideas or feelings; and when I begin a new project I try to create a new code to work on it with. For my current project – the one based on the music by Olivier...