Posts in Painting Of The Week
#PaintingOfTheWeekNo20

“It’s not for me but I’ll be delighted if you disagree with me – that’s what makes art alive: it is not about the ‘knowing’ art elite telling ‘ordinary folk’ what is great and what isn’t. It is about artists since those first staggering cave paintings communicating about their world, their lives, their feelings.”

This week’s #PaintingOfTheWeek is one that Phil Grabsky has a dislike towards… Does his critique echo the same opinion as yours or is this a painting you feel particularly connected to? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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#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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