Comparison of ‘Contemporary’ and ‘Traditional’ approaches to Landscape.

I chose four radically different landscape artists from different eras and decided to dissect and cross reference them on how each one managed to draw in the viewer on an emotional level, surprising them, gripping them, and above all involving them. J.M.W Turner Paul Nash Richard Long Tacita Dean Each artist I chose had a radically different way of expressing ‘the landscape’. From Dean’s almost … Continue reading Comparison of ‘Contemporary’ and ‘Traditional’ approaches to Landscape.

Visit to Whitworth – Raqib Shaw, Cozens and Cozens and the blot technique.

Just as I was starting the landscape section of my course I discovered that the Whitworth in Manchester was exhibiting a pair of landscape artists (brothers) called Alexander and John Robert Cozens. I new nothing of the artists and did not for-see the impact that their, (mainly Alexander) revolutionary techniques of dealing with landscape with regards to natural, seemingly random and chaotic formations. Something that … Continue reading Visit to Whitworth – Raqib Shaw, Cozens and Cozens and the blot technique.

Degas at the National Gallery

On a recent visit to London I was lucky enough to stumble on a free exhibition of Edgar Dagas. It was a rare collection of some of his most distinct pastels in one room from collector Sir William Burrell. Of course on hearing this I jumped at the chance. For me Degas has always been an idol from childhood, encapsulated and drawn into his pastels … Continue reading Degas at the National Gallery

Scultpures in the Dales

Recently moving back from a stint in York and never actually managing to make it to York Sculpture Park, on my last days traveling too and from York to Manchester I decided it high time I take a detour and make the most of the beautiful weather. The exhibitions that I was interested in were mainly the temporary Kaws exhibition, Henry Moore’s sculptures and the … Continue reading Scultpures in the Dales

The Artzu Gallery, Manchester

Tucked away to the east of the city center in Spinningfields is a tiny single roomed gallery called the Artzu. It showcases different artists, many of them local to Manchester of the north west and often rotates their collection, and sometimes holding small exhibitions as and when they come. Click here to see the artists profile at the gallery: Melegari at the Artzu Gallery. There was … Continue reading The Artzu Gallery, Manchester

Trip to the HOME gallery

Home. A huge contemporary steel building towering over the fringe of the city center, this colossal building is the fusion of two of Manchester’s most iconic arts organisations. The Corner House and the Library Theater Gallery have got together to form an impressive collection of two theaters, five big screens show casing contemporary and classic film, and a neat gallery space showing some of the … Continue reading Trip to the HOME gallery