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Olafur Eliasson

Your House is a book that I have enjoyed looking at due to the uniqueness, looking at a specific house within a certain way. The book was a commission by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The house is Eliasson’s house in Copenhagen, on an exact scale of 85:1. […]

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Gutenberg

Johann Gutenberg, a German from Mainz in the 1940s, is the one who designed and invented printing, one of the most important technical advances in history. Much earlier books were all printed by hand and first made of wood, and then much later, bronze. However, this was not a quick process and these books could […]

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The Lindisfarne Gospels

Gospels recounts the life of Jesus of Nazareth and his teachings, much like in the Bible. Several gospels have been written by disciples of Jesus during the centuries that followed his death. Only four of these were authorised to be included in the Christian Bible by the Council of Nicaea and these were attributed to […]

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Matthew Collings

Matthew Collings is an art critic and artist. “He has a regular monthly column in the art magazine ArtReview (“Great Critics and Their Ideas”), in which he ‘interviews’ historical figures whose influence on art has been decisive’ […] He began his career working at Artscribe beginning in the production department in 1979 and later took over as editor, […]

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Artist Influences and Research Autumn Assessment 2016 Studio 1

Painting Inspirations

These are the artists that I  used though out the painting project to inform and inspire my decisions on what I should do throughout the painting process. There were several artists that I initially wanted to use. Unfortunately there is not enough literature on them to be able to quote that I used them, especially […]

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Sidsel Meineche Hansen

I’m not sure how to start this one off because this week, well this week it was just weird and slightly uncomfortable. Warning: this post contains descriptions of what I can only call pornography. Sidsel Meineche Hansen is an artist based in London whose research-led practice manifests as exhibitions, interdisciplinary seminars and publications. Her work […]

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Megan Nolan

I am not going to be bias because of the gorgeous Irish accent that Megan has, I promis, because her work is raw and so full of emotion I was very much in shock, awe and almost tears. “I don’t feel entirely at home in the world of pure literature. It has not always felt […]

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Mark Rothko

Ever heard of a soft red? Just look towards the works of Mark Rothko. Within a room at The  Tate, Mark Rothko fills up a room with a soft, ambient glow of red painted canvases. He breaks the rules of the painting by using a colour associated with anger, raw passion and blood, to create […]

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Charline von Heyl

She vigorously resists a signature style, but persists in establishing a distinct and inclusive approach. Art-historical references such as Synthetic Cubism and Abstract Expressionism are present, not as appropriations, but as part of a freewheeling spirit, playing on the effects and characteristics of these canonical references. Like a writer who invents individual characters in order […]

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Bernard Frize

http://www.bernardfrize.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/image.jpeg Source: Barnardfrize.com It was in the mid 1970’s, at a time when painting was regarded by many of his contemporaries as being obsolete that Bernard Frize began to focus his attention exclusively on the act of painting. His abstract compositions derived from elaborately constructed rules, carefully choreographed performances which determined entirely the works’ formal composition. […]