Art in the time of lockdown #10

Self-portrait: possibilities This image is the first in the series to have been created without a particular ‘inspiration’ in mind. Once again my very patient husband was key – taking photographs of me without knowing exactly what was called for. The problem was that I was unable to explain. It was a case of “I’ll…

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Art in the time of lockdown #9

Picnic on the Grass Performing a ‘one-eighty’ on my inspirational artwork here I am with two male models! Not the usual combination of clothed and unclothed adults we are used to observing. Once again, my fun take on famous artworks brings with it a more serious question about what is acceptable in the artworld.My thanks…

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Art in the time of lockdown #8

“Aweary in Lockdown” One of my favourite paintings is Millais’s ‘Mariana’, based on the Tennyson poem of the same name, which was in turn inspired by William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.Recent news articles have featured the increasing health problems, notably backache, from working at home without benefit of ergonomic seating. I wanted to capture the…

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Art in the time of lockdown #7

“Listless in Lockdown” Process and back story: The sketches I had made quite some time ago: the man at a ‘life class’ that was part of a course for ‘Primary School Art Co-ordinators’ about 25 years ago, and the woman while in hospital a few years after that.The composition was created from six layers in…

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Art in the time of lockdown #6

“All the Flowers are Dying” Inspiration: Sunflowers (Tournesols in French), Vincent van Gogh,two series created late 1880s Van Gogh’s series of ‘Sunflowers’: the first of sunflowers lying on the ground (in Paris), the second of sunflowers in a vase (in Arles).He had lived with his brother Theo while in Paris, then when in Arles and working…

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Art in the time of lockdown #5

“The Queue” Process for both images I used photographs I had taken over the past ten years, then worked on them in Adobe Photoshop Elements the speech bubbles are from the standard Shapes Tools Inspiration: Fountain, Marcel Duchamp,original ‘ready-made’ was dated 1917 This particular artwork proved to have such an intriguing back-story that I’ll be…

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