Monthly Archives: November 2012

43 Columns in Bilbao

I’ve just watched a fascinating programme on Sky Arts 1 about 43 Columns in Bilbao. Alhóndiga Bilbao was originally a wine warehouse but was renovated by French designer Philippe Starck and reopened in 2010 as a “Culture and Leisure Centre”, consisting … Continue reading

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Significant Figures

With a title like that I suppose you are expecting a discussion about great artists or perhaps about magnificent sculptures. Sorry, but ‘significant figures’ in this case is the mathematical term. You may be aware that in a previous life … Continue reading

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The transformation of the materials from the past into resources for the future

Originally posted on Libraries Within Libraries:
“Art is the process of making sensations live, of giving an autonomous life to expressive qualities and material forms and through them affecting and being affected by life in its other modalities. As songbirds…

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20:20 Print Exchange – “It’s like Christmas!”

Yesterday evening, we were able to open our boxes of 20:20 prints at Hot Bed Press. “It’s just like Christmas!” said one of the eager participants. Each printer had produced editions of 25 prints, each 20 cm by 20 cm. … Continue reading

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Grafix Wet Media Film and Gouache Test #1

Originally posted on Artwork by D. B. Clemons:
This is the first of a series of posts I am planning to show how gouache paint behaves on the polyester film from Grafix called Wet Media Film. It is a polyester…

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Regular readers will know that my regularly delivered rag is the Daily Telegraph. Today I saw the Guardian at the local supermarket and the picture on the front page caused me to shell out £1.20 for a copy. As it … Continue reading

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From Saensbury Wing to Sainsbury Wing

(Or “Inspiration at the National Gallery II”) (The story so far: Our intrepid hero, accompanied by his wife, the Management, has visited the Bronze exhibition at the Royal Academy and the Richard Hamilton: Late Works exhibition in the main building … Continue reading

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Encompass Collective at St Georges House

Typical! You wait ages for a work of art inspired by Duchamp’s ‘Nude Descending a Staircase’ and then two come along together! I’ve already mentioned Richard Hamilton’s work currently on show at the National Gallery, London. On Thursday evening I … Continue reading

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The Backdrop as a Façade

The Backdrop as a Façade – Photo Essay – JPG. My niece is currently writing an essay for her photography course called “When I lie, I am closer to the truth than documentary photography.” She says this is one of … Continue reading

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Catching the Odd Perspective

Originally posted on Paintings by Aline:
I haven’t mentioned it before, but I have been taking a figure drawing class at the Institute with Larry Christian.  Larry’s approach to drawing the figure is the opposite of academic drawing.  He pushes…

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