Max Beckmann The Old and the New

Beckmann (1884-1950) is a painter, who was well established in the art world, and who many say is one of the most important to modern German painting(1). He is one of my favourites; however the work I’m interested in is from the earliest times of...

Encounter with an art work - 4

 Funnily enough, I see clarity, when before I was a little doubtful as to the goodness of the drawing. The rain is still the most attractive thing, thought the outline of the eye with the tear rolling down are just as good now. I've just realised her...

Essay Plan FNA 1930

Abstract: “Max Beckmann – The Old and the New.” (Working title) In this essay I wish to consider a certain period of Beckmann’s life (around 1898-1920), and within this period, I wish to consider one of Beckmann’s works (Self – Portrait 1901) which...

Invented Artist (FNA 1930)

Group Name: Finland Group Participants:  Tamsin Spargo Mette Philipsen Melissa Burn Katie Bellinger Katrina Quarton Statement: Through our presentation we aimed to show how the artist had, from a fairly early age,...

Art Writing (FNA1930)

"A Pocket - sized mimicry of my sketchbooks (complete with doodles), brainstorming key points about my method of working and ideas." (Original format was in an A7 book) 1. "What does most of your work entail?" ...

Andre Thomkins @ Hauser and Wirth Gallery London

 ‘Swedish artist André Thomkins’ idea of ‘lackskin painting’ might sound somewhat bizarre, but the results are in a league of their own, Katrina Quarton takes a look into the late artists’ first exhibition in the UK.’ It is not...

Encounter with an art work - 3

I realise now that I put a lot more detail into the gun barrel rather then the face itself, and also a lot of emphasis on the shadows around the eyes, she doesn't seem to be looking directly at you either, whichever way you look at her, and I find...

Encounter with an art work - 2

 Going back to the picture I was talking about the other day.... Looking at it again it doesn't move me as much as I remember, it's still reminding me of a cartoon, and the only thing thats coming out to me is the rain. The girl doesn't actually...

Encounter with an art work - 1

This was an image I drew myself in March 2006, I remember at the time being very much a drawing person, primarily obsessed with creating pictures of people in various situations. The picture is monochrome, which is still one of my...