Friday, June 29, 2012

Picasso and Modern British Art

Girl in a Chemise (c05)
Wonderful austerity

#Duncan Grant

(1907 Les Demoiselles d'Avignon)

#Wydham Lewis

(1914 Vorticism) energising cubism

# Ben Nicholson

Son of William N

BN - 1933 coin and musical instruments (33)

Incised white lines, Pic-like curves, tight brown-grey palette

* BN - 1933 st remy (33)
Interlinked profiles, wide-eyed looks

1901 paintings Impressionist style

Nude Woman in a red armchair (32)
Voluptuous, erotic
Marie-Therese Walter

Seated Woman in a Chemise (23)
Sculptural cf Moore
Cf Girl in a Chemise (c05) Stoney austerity

Nude Green Leaves & Bust (32)
MTW sensuality/eroticism
Bold curves


Moore sketchbooks
"Biomorphic" natural forms

* HM Composition (32) African wonderstone

* HM Reclining Figure (36) elmwood

Cf BN - 1933 st remy (33) eye
Exquisite material
Cf Pic La Source (21) Classical sulptural painting

Multipart figures - Pic in Bataille's Documents mag
Cf Bacon


The two standout artists of C20
Pic (Dinard paintings @ Paul Rosenberg's gallery Paris inspired FB to start)

Bathers at the Beach Hut (29) Dinard
Clear link to FB's triptyches
Also Epstein Rock Drill as prescursor

(1925 3 Dancers)

FB Crucifixion (33) oil
Ribs - Rock Drill

FB Head (47-8) oil
Ape mouth/teeth

*FB 3 Studies for figures at base of Crucifixion (44)
Sculpture stands as in Pic studio pics
Ape mouth

Composition Study 5: sketch for guernica (37)
Fascinating evolution

Study for the horses head 2 (37) pencil
Cone tongue
* Cf Moore 3 points (39/40) bronze
Immense tension
Cf Guernica


Visited Grimaldi in 47

Cf Nash (Gorse on sea wall 39)
Cf Bacon (Green Tree Form 40)

* GS The Deposition (46) Fitzwilliam

Christ's face cf La Source (21) black drawing
Cf Bacon 3 Studies for figures at base of Crucifixion

* GS Crucifixion (46)
Mouth cf Bacons ape mouth

GS Homage to Pic. (47)
Impressed particularly by Joie de Vivre

ICAs 2nd exhib '40,000 yrs of Modern Art'

Women of Algiers (55) After Delacroix - Femmes d'Alger (1834)


DH the student homage to Pic (73) print - Turners'

Polaroid cubism
DH Still life with blue guitar (82)

The 3 Dancers (25)
Chaim Potok Asher Lev
Cf Matisse
Cf Bacon

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