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Space the final frontier

  In the current retrospective at Tate Modern of the painter-sculptor  Alberto Giacometti it is space that is the overarching  theme that drives and shapes the development of his work. Space is at once his muse and nemesis.(This was from a man who was a known acrophobic.)  We learn from the excellent video that he… Continue reading Space the final frontier

draughtsmanship · Uncategorized · Watteau

Who is the greatest draughts person of them all?

This is what I pondered as I sat sketching a Watteau painting in the Wallace Collection. A Lady at her Toilet (La Toilette) c 1716 Watteau would certainly be in my top ten list of best artists for draughtsmanship. He always attains a lightness of touch, a sensitivity  that renders his figures as light as… Continue reading Who is the greatest draughts person of them all?