Auguste Rodin The Three Shadows, before 1886, S.03970 If you were expecting to see Rodin as the maker of finished sculptural objects, a fabricator of masterpieces in bronze or marble, a maker whose works could easily be defined and wholly encompassed by the word MONUMENTALITY, this is the wrong exhibition for you. Auguste Rodin, Hanaka … Continue reading Grasping after Perfection: the making of Rodin
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The Heart is Not a Home Could it be something to do with the fact that the eye is moving through ever finer, and often ever more finely layered, gradations of a single colour? And that the particular colour in question is of course blue, which drags along in its slow wake a long history … Continue reading Deep Down Blueness
Two series of new prints by Georg Baselitz at the Cristea Roberts Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London. explore his recent preoccupation with the fragility of the human hand - until 15 May
Georg Baselitz has been much preoccupied by the subject of hands, old hands, recently. His own hands? The hands of others? The hands drawn and painted by artists of the past? An amalgam of all three perhaps. Hands show off and encapsulate extremities of emotion – think of the reaching index finger of God's hand … Continue reading Georg Baselitz and the Graspability of Hands
A lone meteorite called Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) slammed into Paris with his mother as an impressionable young visitor in the spring of 1899. The surname has such resonance! Shades of the glory of Apollo, Appolinaris, Appolonius of Tyre seem to crowd at its back... The surname itself was a careful contraction, and perhaps even an … Continue reading That Lone Meteorite: the story of Guillaume Apollinaire
Michael Glover questions the New York painter David Hornung about his admiration for the work of Rose Wylie MG: Why is Rose Wylie one of your favourite painters, David? DH: I am impressed by the authority of her belief in her process, her subjects and her very idiosyncratic visual lexicon. She’s always unpredictable and utterly … Continue reading A Rose is a Rose is a Rose…
What is a Gormley and what are Gormleys for? Etymology 1. There are many people who would readily answer to the name of GORMLEY 2. Only one of these is the sculptor ANTONY GORMLEY 3. Superficial Etymological Delvings: The GORM of Gormley is also in GORMless (dull-witted; Sheffieldish and elsewhere) and GORMenghast (Peake). Gormleys 1.Gormleys … Continue reading Gormley Quiz Time!