Book Review – The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald

This book is a translation from German in the form of a travel journal of a year long walk through the county of Suffolk. It's not clear if the book is autobiographical or it is a piece of fiction. The narrator's journey (we never find out his name) starts in August 1992 but is brought … Continue reading Book Review – The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald

Assignment 5 – Feedback from tutor

This was not my favourite assignment and I struggled at times to engage fully with the subjects. The whole coronavirus thing going on in the background did not help of course and home schooling has meant I have a lot less uninterrupted time to spend on my paintings than previously. Nevertheless, my tutors comments were … Continue reading Assignment 5 – Feedback from tutor

Book Review David Hockney – Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

This book is a description of Hockney's theory about how Western painters as far back as the 15th century are likely to have used what he describes as "optics", meaning lenses and mirrors, as an aid to painting accurately. It is divided into three parts. In the first there is a description of his thesis … Continue reading Book Review David Hockney – Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

Research – Michael Raedecker

Michael Raedecker is a Dutch contemporary artist (b. 1963), nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000, who paints quiet landscapes or interior scenes in subtle colours often incorporating embroidery. His landscapes are very subdued, no strong sunshine, everything seems a bit dim. He often paints only part of a building, allowing the sketch underneath to … Continue reading Research – Michael Raedecker

Part 5 – Essay

Mind map plan of essay Essay: Monotype Printmaking: Comparing Edgar Degas with Marylyn Dintenfass Monotype printing, a hybrid between painting and printing, has been used for centuries as a unique style of printmaking. It involves painting an image onto a non-absorbent plate and then transferring it onto paper. The drawing must be spontaneous and quick … Continue reading Part 5 – Essay