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Research exercise: Religious paintings

Looking at religious paintings I have decided to do two as my analogies as early on looking through the National Gallery I found two contrasting works by two very different artists. The first by Matteo di Giovanni is a painting … Continue reading

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Research exercise: The female nude

This is a subject that I had realised I had already started to be interested in through due to a chance discovery of a female painter of Aleah Chapin (more about her later) and on looking through the National Gallery … Continue reading

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Research exercise: Self portraits and portraits

A far more interesting subject that I had expected… I looked at the self portraits that were recommended in the classical tradition of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Munch and Durer and without question found the one that for me I personally … Continue reading

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Gallery visit review -The National Gallery

I live in a small industrial city in the Midlands which has not got a culture of arts in the same way as some of the bigger cities in the UK  and so I have decided to use an on-line … Continue reading

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Exercise: Question 6 – Is there a clear distinction between popular culture and fine art today or is it more useful to think in terms of a spectrum of visual culture? Plus Is there still a place for the traditional art gallery?

We see popular culture as the world around us and that is influencing artists of all genres more than ever before – artists are being bombarded by an ever increasing variety of cultures and techniques in part due to globalisation … Continue reading

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Exercise: Question 5 – Can I think up any other non-western influences on western art?

My first answer comes in the form of a type of embroidery that is thought to originate in China, Persia, Turkey or India as early as the 14th Century and is now commonly known as Tambouring – it is a … Continue reading

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Research exercise: Question 4 – The concept of style and the role of the art critic today

‘WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND BY THE TERM ‘STYLE’ AS APPLIED TO ART?’ I spent a little time thinking about this overnight and for me ‘style’ in art is the voice of the artist.  An artist of any realm spends time … Continue reading

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