Johns paintings

I chose to include in my blog some of the knowledge that I have learned from John in the past 2 weeks. He drew my attention to the bottom painting, saying that the iceberg like white shape, is from something that he had seen in the real world. When he was younger he said that…

Constellations : Highlights from the nations collection of modern art

I went to visit Tate Liverpool this weekend and saw one of their new exhibitions. The basis for the exhibition, is to allow the viewer to recognise links between certain artworks that would ordinarily not be put together. Each ‘constellation’ is started by a trigger work of art and the viewer is encouraged to consider…

Copyright Lecture

The lecture began with these 4 statements ‘Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.’ TS Eliot ‘a good composer does not imitate; he steals’, Igor Stravinsky ‘bad artists copy; good artists steal’ Picasso ‘All artists steal; but the truly original artist repays a thousandfold.’ Le Corbusier I’m not even going to begin and try to explain…

Mccarthyism – David Gledhill

David Gledhill is an artist who produces fantastic works of art. In his recent work he embraces historical charged subjects, with the aim to create work based on the people that were written out of history. The exhibition held at the Chester CASC gallery by David Gledhill, consists of a series of monochrome, photo-realist paintings…

Alberto Burri – The Trauma of Painting

Among all of the galleries that I visited whilst in New York, none had such a resonance for me as The Trauma of Painting, at the Guggenheim which is a massive retrospective of the work of Alberto Burri. I had never previously seen or heard of his work but his particular methods of transforming materials…

Walid Raad – The Atlas Group

Whilst in New York I went to see an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art by Walid Raad who I had never previously heard of. Walid Raad is a contemporary media artist from Lebanon. He established “The Atlas Group” which is an imaginary foundation aiming to document, study and produce artefacts that shed light…

Wendell Castle Remastered – MAD

On our recent trip to New York City, I visited the Museum of Arts and Design. One of the exhibitions that they were holding was for Wendell Castle, an American sculptor, designer, educator and furniture maker.He was the innovator of a method called “stack lamination” where he would stick together pieces of wood in layers…