Posts in Painting Of The Week
#PaintingOfTheWeekNo19

The card players study their cards as ardently as I imagine Cézanne was studying the canvas in front of him. It’s a scene of intense concentration and it’s partly that stillness and quiet that I like about it.  Cézanne was something of a loner but always a keen observer – and that is clearly demonstrated here.”

This week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek focuses on another exquisite painting by one of Phil Grabsky’s favourite artists: Paul Cézanne.

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo18

“Dressed in golden armour richly adorned with jewels, the archangel descends from the heavens like a medieval superman with his voluminous red-lined cape floating down behind him.  Having cast the angel Lucifer out of heaven, he pins him to the earth with his sword raised menacingly overhead.”

This week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek focuses on ‘Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil’ by Bartolome Bermejo.

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo17

“I’ll admit that some paintings are just easier to stare at than others.  You have to be in the right frame of mind to lose yourself in a Rothko or a Mondrian but with Pieter Brueghel the Younger that quite simply is never an issue.”

This week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek focuses on, some would say, the most significant Netherlandish Renaissance artist!

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo16

“I see it stretching away for miles and miles, I feel the heat coming off the burning soil and sand. Notice the rhythm of the trees – the position is no accident.” This week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek focuses on an Australian Impressionist painter; inspired by Phil’s recent trip to the artist in focus’ motherland!

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo13

In anticipation of what is set to be a monumental exhibition of Lucian Freud’s self-portraits at the Royal Academy this autumn we’re focusing this week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek on one of his most famous of works: a 1985 rendering that captures the modernity and complexity of this 20th-century master of portraiture!

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo6

“This is what one sees time and time again with good and great artists – the ability to say so much with so little (…) Rodin, painter as well as sculptor, was a master. ”

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo5

This week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek is one of those paintings that, on its own, is worth the visit to the National Gallery.  Its size, its ambition, its audacity all embrace you. 

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#PaintingOfTheWeekNo4

This week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek certainly depicts isolation, an inability to communicate, even hunger. Look beyond the narrative too: the skill of Degas the painter is wonderful to behold…

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