Under the influence of Fauvism

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Fauvism

In trying to push the language of collage I draw great inspiration and courage from the Fauves (wild beasts).  These ‘wild beasts’ are my heroes: Derain, Matisse, Braque, Vlamink, Manguin amongst others. The Fauvists didn’t have a  formal manifesto but the basic principles of Fauvism were that there be a purity and economy of approach. Despite the […]

In the Papers

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Exhibitions, Influences

It’s been a weekend of paper:  On Friday the Matisse cut outs exhibition ; on Saturday viewing a recording of Amanda Vickery’s The Story of Women and Art  , wherein I was intrigued to hear of the Renaissance papercut artist Joanna Koerten; Sunday a battle of my own on some large, still life compositions which are […]