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.

A Brief Look at Landscapes.

My main aim with this topic is to investigate the different styles and techniques artists throughout the ages used to depict the land around them, often giving a great insight into how they felt, and how they expressed their feelings for their surroundings through their art. I decided to look at, and compare styles between: Japanese style landscapes (1400-1600’s) Alexander Corzens (1717-1786) J. M. W … Continue reading A Brief Look at Landscapes.