Artist's description:

The female 'nude' is one of the most common subjects in Art History. For the most part the primary functions of the presence of the 'nude' in paintings, sculpture and decorated objects etc (prior to the invention of photography) might be grouped under a heading: Eroticism / Titillation / Purity / Beauty / Perfection / Poetry.

In my 'The Screen is the Palette' there are references to artists: Richard Hamilton, Ingres and others. The artwork presents a merged image in which what we are looking at is difficult to determine - perhaps a 'life class'... the teacher and pupil in serious discussion about a particular point in space - the nude, separate in focus, absent in presence.


Artists Richard Hamilton and Jean Auguste Ingres are pictured in what might be an elite artists 'life-class' - they are engaged in discussion about:

An apparently brushed on stroke of red paint poses questions about where we should and should't look.... suggested layers of glass pose questions about what and where is the surface of the artwork? Is it wet paint, suggesting the work is still in progress?

In essence the work is about 'making an artwork' - at what point is it appropriate to add the final stroke? What value is given to digitally constructed artworks? What should an artwork of 'now' be concerned with? What should it avoid? What content should be censored or deemed inappropriate?

Materials used:

Giclee Print on Canvas

The Screen is the Palette (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Gordon Coldwell from United Kingdom

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