Category: Research – Part 3

Oct 14

Research point: Van Gogh’s Letters

This was an interesting exercise. I had heard that Van Gogh was a regular correspondent with his brother, but the sheer volume of correspondence took me by surprise, well over 900 so far as I could see. I found the following site the best repository of the letters http://vangoghletters.org/vg/letters.html Reading through the letters gives a …

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Oct 14

Research point: Iconography of still life paintings

These are a few of the symbols that have been included in still life paintings, they have been taken from Hall, J. (2008) Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art (Revised 2nd edition) Colorado: Westview Press Bird – Symbol of the soul in ancient Egypt, features in this sense in still life Hour glass, Clock …

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Oct 14

Research Point: Research an aspect of British art from the past 30 years

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) I have chosen to look in more detail at the SCVA as the art gallery nearest to me but also for the interesting way in which art is displayed there. It is a little over 30 years old now, but more recent extensions to the gallery space bring it …

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Oct 09

Abstract Sculptors

I decided to look in a bit more detail at the work of Henry Moore. There is a wonderful portrait of him by John Hedgecoe at http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/polopoly_fs/d_1_938929!image/1406418278.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/1406418278.jpg From Grove Art Online “Generally acknowledged as the most important British sculptor of the 20th century, he took the human figure as his central subject-matter throughout his career.” …

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