Review of Barbara Rae’s new stunning exhibition at the RSA Edinburgh, featuring the North-West passage Continue reading Exhibition Review: Barbara Rae: The North-West Passage 4th August – 9th September 2018, Edinburgh RSA
how to find a gallery to represent and sell an artist’s work Continue reading Artists getting gallery representation
Within minutes today, I watched “Loving Vincent” and emerged, teary into daylight, to go to a local gallery and see copies of Van Gogh painted by John Myatt. (John Myatt famously is a gifted artist who can mimic the styles of a huge variety of famous artists.)
Let’s talk about “Loving Vincent” first. Seems like EVERYbody will have heard of it – the first all-painted animated feature film – although arguably that surely belongs to Disney’s Snow White, 80 years ago? In the early days of cartoon animation, cels were hand-drawn and coloured. The difference is that this new film has been painted onto canvases, with oil paints, not onto plastic.
The result is a flickering version of reality, seeing life through Van Gogh’s eyes – at least how he painted it. And that shimmering, moving sense of surface possibly portrays the excitement and
What an astounding observation by Ian Hamilton Finlay: “I think modern art lacks affection”.
It was made during lunch with an artist with whom he maintained an exchange of letters and pictures – Graham Rich. I know this from the 34 minute video talk in which Graham talks about the shared love of boats with Ian Hamilton Finlay – and their little jokes in the correspondence.
This is one of those rare things: charming. The younger artist obviously had respect for Continue reading ““I think Modern art lacks affection””
Tim Marlow, expert art history commentator – gives us an exquisite summary of the work of one painter in beautifully compact time. Continue reading Clyfford Still – painter – in 60 seconds