IN DUBLIN’S FAIR CITY

Margot A. Loudon Non classé

Visit to IMMA The Irish Modern Art Museum is in an old military hospital, repurposed to house a permanent collection of contemporary art and exhibitions. I caught an exhibition Life above Everything bringing together works of Lucian Freud and Jack B. Yeats. The exhibition was highlighting ways in which Freud may have been influenced by Yeats, their shared interest in …

TATE BRITAIN EXHIBITIONS

Margot A. Loudon Non classé

 I managed to catch the Frank Bowling exhibition on its last day. When I see how he uses acrylics, I think perhaps I need to try again with them and not just use them as a first layer to be covered by oils. The painterly surface of Bowling’s work glows, and translucent surface colours allow images to show through. Abstract …

London in July

Margot A. Loudon Non classé

Royal Academy course London was hot but I kept cool in the heart of the Royal Academy of Arts, enjoying a course on The Theory and Practices of the Bauhaus, led by Fritz Horstman from the Albers Foundation in Connecticut USA.  The course exercises were both demanding and fun. It was interesting to learn something of not only the teaching ...

Approach to my painting

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In my blog, I want to share my thinking on art related topics, starting with extracts of a talk I gave in my September 2017 exhibition on my own work. My approach has evolved into a process of construction of images, then deconstructing them, destroying and concealing them in the final composition. Texture and colour are important. Although I take ...