Monday, 25 July 2011

Lucian Freud, 1922 - 2011

Lucian Freud died on 20 July, 2011. Read obituary by Catherine Lampert and appreciation by William Feaver.
Below is a selection of his work:
Lucian Freud, Girl with a White Dog, 1951/52
Lucian Freud, Interior in Paddington, 1951
Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, 1952
Lucian Freud, Wasteground with Houses, Paddington, 1970/72
Lucian Freud, Naked Portrait with Reflection, 1980
Lucian Freud, Two Japanese Wrestlers by a Sink, 1983/87
Lucian Freud, Reflection (Self Portrait), 1985

Friday, 15 July 2011

So, farewell then, Pittville...

Pittville Studios are being dismantled as the Department of Art & Design at the University of Gloucestershire prepares to move into its new accommodation in the Centre for Art and Photography, at Hardwick, in Cheltenham.

Here are some pictures of the site which has been home to art and design in Cheltenham since 1968:

Entrance to Pittville Studios
View across Summerfield Gallery
View across Summerfield Gallery
Detail of Tower Block
Studio roofs, from Tower Block
Roofs of student residences, from Tower Block
Pittville roofscape, from Tower Block
Detail of 'East Wing' studios
Entrance to Library
In the Library; painting by Edward Rennie
Library counter; painting by Edward Rennie
Roof of Media Centre
View of studios and Tower Block, from the Media Centre

Monday, 11 July 2011

Twombly + Poussin

The recently deceased Cy Twombly is reported to have said, "I would’ve liked to have been Poussin, if I’d had a choice, in another time.” His work can now be seen alongside the C17 classical painter in Twombly and Poussin: Arcadian Painters at John Soane's wonderful Dulwich Picture Gallery (29 June - 25 September 2011). Read Julian Bell's article, Cy Twombly and Nicolas Poussin: the odd couple.
Nicolas Poussin, Rinaldo and Armida, c1630
Cy Twombly, Quattro Stagioni: Inverno, 1993-5  
Sir John Soane, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 1817

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Cy Twombly, 1928 - 2011

Cy Twombly, one of my very favourite artists, died on 5th July, 2011. See obituary by Christopher Masters and an appreciation by Jonathan Jones.
A selection of his work:
Cy Twombly, Wilder Shores of Love (Bassano in Teverina), 1985

Cy Twombly, Hero and Leandro, 1985

Cy Twombly, Quattro Stagioni: Autunno, 1993-5

Cy Twombly, Ferragosto V, 1961
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2001