Monthly Archives: November 2016

“More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil” – The Guardian October 2016

My tutor very kindly sent the link for this article that she had seen in The Guardian and which was questioning why the genius of Artemisia Gentileschi had been overlooked for so long? The subject of the article was Artemisia’s … Continue reading

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Artemisia Gentileschi – who was she? short notes prior to essay…

Artemisia Gentileschi is recognised now as one of the greatest female painters of the Baroque period and has become my personal heroine. Artemesia was born on 8th July 1593 in Rome to Orazio Gentileschi and his wife Prudentia Montone and … Continue reading

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Analysis – Saint Francis in Meditation by Francisco de Zurbaran

This analysis is a re-working of my original piece after tutor feedback taking into account any notes or suggestions made. Image courtesy of http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk. The portrait is one that is highly realistic and makes great use of the chiaroscuro technique, … Continue reading

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Exercise: Compare two abstract works

The exercise I have left until last … abstraction is the area of art I never thought I would learn to love but one of the benefits of this course is that is has opened my eyes to styles and … Continue reading

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Exercise: Research twentieth-century still life

Twentieth-century still life makes more sense to me than in other periods – it has evolved to become many things and now there is the question that the course material asks concerning modern criteria for still life? Initially the course … Continue reading

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Exercise: Watch a contemporary artists video

This was an exercise I had heard about through other students and I was a little nervous in truth about it – I am not known to be a fan of contemporary art although I have come to understand it … Continue reading

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Exercise: Still life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

This is an exercise I admit to having delayed starting due to the simple fact of that Still Life is still is my least favoured of the artistic genres although ¬†with this period in history it concentrates on ordinary objects … Continue reading

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